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My year has started on a high note!

Thanks to Francina at Seasons Poetry for nominating my site for the Kreativ Blogger Award!

Last summer when I changed the format of this blog, I didn’t think I would have many readers let alone receive awards – because who reads poetry? Well, it turns out that there are a lot of poetry readers and lovers out there and some of them enjoy my work.

Rules of the Award:

This award comes with responsibility. I like to think of it as paying it forward. I see a lot creativity across WordPress daily so it’s going to be hard to choose just six other bloggers to nominate. However before I make the nominations, I have to reveal ten things no one knows about me so here goes

Ten Things

1. The African violet I received for my birthday a few years ago is still alive – just barely.
2. I sometimes read the dictionary because the etymology of words fascinates me.
3. I went for a walk in the park one night while it was snowing and it was one of the most magical experiences of my life.
4. I wish I had taken ballet classes when I was a child.
5. I might have undiagnosed OCD.
6. I consider my friends members of my family.
7. I’ve kept just about every piece of poetry I’ve written since I was 15.
8. I love playing Scrabble – it might actually be an addiction.
9. The only constellation I can identify is the Big Dipper.
10. I am a romantic, although not always hopeless.

Nominations

1. Typewriter Poetry /Billimarie @ http://typewriterpoetry.wordpress.com/
2. V. S. Bjorge @ http://vsbjorge.wordpress.com/
3. The Bunny Adventures @ http://thebunnyadventures.wordpress.com/
4. I wish I was a little bit taller… @ http://gwhang.wordpress.com/
5. Eden’s Captures @ http://adventuresinpointingandshooting.wordpress.com/
6. What. No Mints? @ http://whatnomints.wordpress.com/

Thanks again to Francina.

I wish the best for everyone in the year ahead.

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Updated April 12, 2012

My blog has been nominated for two awards!

I am occupying a very humble space now that the surprise has started to wear off.

Thanks to my fellow bloggers who nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award and the Liebster Blog Award:

Seasons Poetry/Francina @ http://seasonspoetry.com/
Crypt Art Photo/DAlmeida @ http://divalmeida.wordpress.com/
Typewriter Poetry /Billimarie @ http://typewriterpoetry.wordpress.com/
Letters to Alfie/Mark Sugden @ http://letterstoalfie.wordpress.com
Seasons and Impressions @ http://songsofseasons.wordpress.com/


Like everywhere else in life, there are rules for each of these awards.

The Versatile Blogger Award Rules:

1.  Nominate 15 fellow bloggers
2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination
3. Share 7 random things about yourself
4. Thank the blogger who nominated you
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture on your blog post

My 15 Picks:

It was tough to narrow it down to just 15 because there are so many bloggers that I find interesting and very creative, but here is my list from the many blogs I follow.

1. Typewriter Poetry /Billimarie @ http://typewriterpoetry.wordpress.com/
2. Michael Banak @ http://michaelbanak.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/big-nickers/
3. Rudolf Vlček Photography @ http://rudolfvlcek.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/still-life/
4. A Lego a Day @ http://legomyphoto.wordpress.com/
5. Mufidah Kassalias @ http://mufidahkassalias.wordpress.com/
6. I wish I was a little bit taller… @ http://gwhang.wordpress.com/
7. Crypt Art Photo/DAlmeida @ http://divalmeida.wordpress.com/
8. V. S. Bjorge @ http://vsbjorge.wordpress.com/
9. The Bunny Adventures @ http://thebunnyadventures.wordpress.com/
10. Butterfly of the Moment @ http://butterflymoment.wordpress.com/
11. The Plaid Ant @ http://tbthedelineator.wordpress.com/
12. Present Me @ http://atbestanenigma.wordpress.com/
13. Muzzleflashings @ http://muzzleflashing.com/
14. Ken Bennison’s Photography @ http://kenben.wordpress.com/
15. My Photo Journal @ http://michellealzola.wordpress.com/

7 Random Things About Me: This was a tough list to write

1. Writing poetry keeps me sane
2. I’m a chocoholic
3. I only like to swim in saltwater – preferably the ocean or sea
4. I do not have a green thumb
5. I need sunny days
6. I’m allergic to cats, but Jupiter and Luna may be exceptions
7. I’m an insomniac

The Liebster Blog Award Rules:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4. Reveal your 5 blog picks
5. Let them know you choose them by leaving a comment on their blog

My 5 Picks:

Choosing an additional 5 blogs to nominate was not easy.

1. Seasons Poetry/Francina @ http://seasonspoetry.com/
2. Brain Caviar/Claudia W Johnson @ http://braincaviar.wordpress.com/
3. Andi Bob @ http://andibob.wordpress.com/
4. Flight Attendant with a Camera @ http://flightattendantwithcamera.wordpress.com/
5. Leaf and Twig @ http://leafandtwig.wordpress.com/

Thanks again to those who nominated me and I hope I have added some happiness to the lives of those I have nominated.

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