One Lovely Blog Award #2

I got the “One Lovely Blog” award once before, soon after I started blogging, which was a very nice thing to have happen at the beginning of this blogging journey.

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Since then I’ve taken a Word Press blogging class, participated in a blogfest, and discovered “award-free” blogs.  I understand the appeal of having an award-free blog, especially the comment that accompanies the announcement: “your comments are enough.” I feel that way too: comments are more than enough. It still boggles my mind (in a good way) that people I’ve never met before are reading this.

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And yet. I’m still not ready to go award-free. (I’m also not ready to go gluten-free, or sugar-free, or fat-free 😉 I’m long past the school age when people do most of their award winning, yet I haven’t won very many awards in my life, and that’s been a little disappointing. Why turn one down?

So, without further ado, I would like to thank Kally at Middle Me for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog award. Kally writes a business advice blog from Kuala Lumpur. She has also worked in Singapore and Shanghai. I’ve never visited any of these places in real life, and I’m fascinated by advice columns. I used to read Ann Landers and Dear Abby religiously when I was growing up. I still read Miss Manners and Dear Whoever-happens-to-be-on-staff-at-your-publication when I run across them. It is interesting how the same issues come up over and over again in business, no matter where you are.

One Lovely Blog Award

Rules of the award are as follows:
1. You must thank the person who nominated you and includes a link to their blog. (check)
2. You must list the rules and display the award (check)
3. You must add 7 facts about yourself (see below)
4. You must nominate 15 other bloggers and leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated. (see below)

#3: Seven facts about myself:

  1. I am now up to 1446 geocaching finds.
  2. Schedules are good for me, but I dislike daily commitments.
  3. I play the violin and the viola, and a little bit of piano, ukulele, and digeridoo.
  4. I always leave my Christmas decorations up until January 6, because that is Epiphany and the official end to the 12 days of Christmas.
  5. I don’t love the Beatles (don’t dislike them either, just don’t have a strong opinion about them one way or the other). My first exposure to the music of Paul McCartney was through “Silly Love Songs,” by Paul McCartney and Wings.
  6. I like walking better than running.
  7. I taught myself how to read before entering school and don’t remember not knowing how.

#4 My Nominees Are:

  1. Elisabet Regina – Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds
  2. The Protagonist Speaks – Interviews with the Protagonists of Your Favourite Books
  3. Melting Pot Dharma – Many paths to spiritual wholeness
  4. Two are Better than One – Musings of a middle school assistant principal
  5. Memfis Mafia – A family in search of adventure
  6. Sharukh Bamboat – India destinations
  7. Sushi and Stuff – a new blogger just starting out
  8. What SUP? – SUP days are better than others (did you know that SUP stood for “Stand up paddleboarding”? I didn’t!)
  9. Life Lessons Biology – Fun, Informative Content for Biology Nerds
  10. LarnerHolt – Humorous reviews of pop culture
  11. TJ Deep Thinker – I know I can handle this moment simply because I am handling this moment
  12. Angelart Star – Beautiful Angel Art
  13. Cafe Book Bean – Coffee and Books
  14. One Bike, One Year – A bicycle trip about water and climate change
  15. Wild Currants – Because life is a journey

(I apologize if your blog is award free and I overlooked the icon, or if you just don’t do awards. Please take it as it was intended–as a compliment! And no pressure, only participate if you think it could be fun!)


20 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award #2”

  1. Congrats on the nomination, very much deserved in my opinion.

    Thank you also for mentioning my little blog. I really appreciate the support you have given since I have started and always enjoy our conversations in the comments section.

    Personally, I’m worried I’m a little too new to do this properly myself, as I haven’t yet been able to fully comprehend the sheer number of blogs here. However, I definitely intend to mention you on my blog, along with a couple other of my favourites, and have lined up the ones you have suggested here.

    Congrats again!

    Sorry to hear your McCartney listening started with Silly Love Songs. No way back from that I fear…

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  2. Good facts. I love that you can play the digeridoo! I failed each time I tried. Like you, I can’t remember not being able to read. My sisters helped me learn before I started school – mainly because they were tired of having to read to me all the time!

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    1. Dee, I actually nominated you last time, but I thought the pingback was enough of a comment and didn’t leave a separate one. But that means I don’t even know if you saw it. If you click through to the old post you can. Anyway, please consider yourself nominated if you would like (or if awards aren’t your thing, carry on! ;-))


      1. But you have one! I couldn’t afford to get one during any of my visits to Australia. And I have enough durable medical equipment to lug home – forget about an instrument!

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  3. I’m flattered that you thought of me and there ISN’t a blog free icon my site; but I’m on the fence about participating. I’ll take a few days to think about it.
    I loved getting to know you a little better through your facts. Especially about the Beatles. You see I lived beatlemania and remember getting quite a laugh in the late seventies when I heard some young whippersnapper say, “Did you know Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?”

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    1. I totally understand. You can also wait until the spirit moves you, whenever that is. Kally, who nominated me, was nominated back in October and nominated me a few weeks ago. I needed a blog topic for today, and I’ve been following some new blogs that I think are lovely, so I thought, why not give it a go?

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      1. To that a lovely thought!! Thanks for doing this and I can see that you’re enjoying your award! Lol!! Great answers especially on the Beatles part. I’m going to check out the new blogs you have recommended!

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