Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Three Blog Awards, Kindly Given

Within the last few days, my blog has been nominated for three different blog awards!  What a fun and humbling surprise!  I am quite honored to receive these awards from my fellow bloggers.

The initial happiness at receiving these awards soon evolved into a bit of anguish about who I would subsequently nominate or "pay the honor forward."

I really don't want to hurt anyone else's feelings by not nominating their blog.  There are so many deserving bloggers out there and I hate leaving anyone out.

With this in mind, I hope my fellow bloggers who have not been nominated by me at this time will accept a well-deserved honorary award nomination.

Yvonne at Yvonne's Genealogy Blog has given me the great honor of nominating my blog for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.  Thank you Yvonne!

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The creator of this award said, “As bloggers, we are also readers. That is a part of blogging as listening is a part of speaking."

RULES:


(i) Don’t forget to thank the nominator and link back to their site as well;
(ii) Display the award logo on your blog;
(iii) Nominate no more than fourteen readers of your blog you appreciate and leave a comment on their blogs to let them know about the award;
(iv) Finish this sentence: “A great reader is…”

"A great reader is one who takes the time to read the words of others, and then replies with words of kindness and encouragement."

The following award nominees have consistently left kind and encouraging comments on my blog. 

  1. Celia at Twigs and Trees
  2. Mariann at Into the Briar Patch
  3. Debi at Who Knew?
  4. Laura at Branch and Leaf...a family history blog
There are so many other bloggers who have also done the same. And for that I thank them too.



My blog was also nominated to receive the Liebster Blog Award.  Liebster in German means "dearest."  How sweet is that?  Thank you Laura at Branch and Leaf...a family history blog for this honor.


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I had never heard of this blog award.  After doing a little research, I found that there are differing rules accompanying this award.  Some require that the nominee answer a set of questions.  But I found another that doesn't mention any questions.  I think I'll go with the no-questions set of rules.

Liebster rules:

1. Thank the one who nominated you by linking back.
2. Nominate five blogs with less than 200 followers.
3. Let the nominees know by leaving a comment at their sites.
4. Add the award image to your site.

So, here are my nominees for the Liebster, or "Dearest" Blog Award (in no particular order):
  1. Shelley Bishop at http://www.asenseoffamily.com/
  2. Kathy at http://www.abbieandeveline.com/
  3. Michelle at A Southern Sleuth
  4. Cindy at http://rosehavencottage.blogspot.com/
  5. Nancy at http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/


The third award my blog was nominated for is the Blog of The Year 2012 Award.  Thank you Sue at Family History Fun for this great honor!

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The ‘rules’ for this award are simple: 1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.

5. If you choose, you can now join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars for every time you are nominated. For further information on collecting stars, just click on the link provided in Rule 3.

So, without further ado, here are my nominees for this award (in no particular order).
  1. Jen at http://ancestralbreezes.blogspot.com/
  2. Gini at http://www.ginisology.com/
  3. Jacqi at A Family Tapestry

Please take a moment to visit the blogs I've nominated for these three awards.  They are very well written and enjoyable to read.

Thanks for reading!


Copyright © Jana Last 2013

22 comments:

  1. Well done on that I think I'd be happy with a few more followers on my Blogs

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Thank you. I just checked out your "My Grave Place" blog. You have one more follower...me! And I'd be happy to add it to my New Blog Discoveries list in this week's Fab Finds list.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh, my, Jana, thank you. I'm overwhelmed, truly. I don't know what else to say! ~Jen

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    1. Hi Jen,

      You are so very welcome! Display the award proudly on your blog because it is very well deserved!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Thank you, Jana. You are so kind!

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    1. Hi Nancy,

      You are quite welcome! Your blog is wonderful and the award is very well deserved.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Thank you, Jana. You are such a sweetheart! <3

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    1. Hi Cindy,

      You're very welcome! You are so very talented. It's fun to read your blog and see your latest artistic creations.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Jana - How dear of you to think of me for this dearest of awards!

    Seriously - Thank you! I'll try to live/blog up to it.

    You have become a great resource in a short time and we all enjoy your blog!

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    1. Hi Kathy,

      How sweet you are! You've already lived up to the award. Your blog is great!

      Thanks for the kind comments and for stopping by!

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  6. Thanks for nominating me, Jana! I'm honored!

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    1. Hi Shelley,

      You are quite welcome! You have a fabulous blog!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  7. I recognize many of the blogs you nominated, and I agree that they are deserving of our praise and a visit.

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    1. Hi Wendy,

      Thanks! I'm glad you agree with my nominations. Your blog is no less deserving, by the way. But I know your blog is an "Award Free Blog." If it wasn't, I would have nominated your blog as well.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. This is very humbling and a lovely surprise ... thank you! You are a dear, Jana, and your blog is easy and interesting to read and worthy of comment...

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    1. Hi Laura,

      You're so sweet! This award was just a small way to thank you for the many times you've read and left comments on my blog.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. A hearty congrats to you Jana. Awards richly deserved.

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    1. Hi Rorey,

      How sweet of you. Thank you so very much. And thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Congratulations, Jana - very well deserved. I look forward to reading more in 2013.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      You are so very kind. Thank you for nominating my blog! It is such an honor.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  11. Jana, thank you so much for thinking of me...and my apologies for my long-overdue reply. I did post my response on my blog today here, if you are interested in who I passed the award along to.

    Thank you so much for all your encouragement!

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    1. Hi Jacqi,

      There's absolutely no need for apologies.

      Your blog is amazing! Congratulations on the other two blog awards you've received as well. They are very much deserved.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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