2014-03 – Award Shower


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Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Patty over at http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/ has awarded my blog with the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! Thank you so much, Patty! I am very honoured to receive this from you!

Patty has an awesome blog and I just love her poetry! Check it out!

Rules:

1. Display the Award on your Blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.
3. Write seven interesting things about you
4. Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award
5. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their being awarded.

7 Things about me

I never stir my drinks (e.g. latte macchiato, Tequila Sunrise, etc.)

I like sparkling water – actually as much sparkling as a water can have.

Reading marathon? I’d be there!

Show me a boat at the riverside  and I want to be on it for a ride.

Do not let me loose in a bookshop.

I never tire of watching meerkats.

My current favourite song:  Happy by Pharrell Williams

My awardees are my loyal readers who take the time to read and comment regularly. There are more than only 15 of you, I know. What I also know is that not all of you take part in the award scene. Of course you do not have to accept this award, please take it as a token of my heart-felt appreciation!  🙂

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Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Sage Doyle over at http://wallgrimm.wordpress.com/ awarded my blog with the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Thank you so much!  🙂

UPDATE:  On 2014-04-03, Fozzy over at http://fozzyfitness.wordpress.com/ also nominated me for this wonderful award. Thank you, indeed.  🙂

The rules of this award are as follows:

The recipients of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award should display the logo on his/her blog.

The recipient then nominates 14 of their own blog’s readers who they appreciate. They can post their nominations all at once or little by little over a period of 7 days. They need to links to their awardees’ blogs and notify them that they are WTMRA recipients on their blogs.

Very simple rules.

My awardees are

Topaz Winters

Jess West

Carol Balawyder

Amanda Staley

Cleo

Erin Waldie

Thomas Ford

Luanne

Patty

Sandra Danby

Roxy & Tigerlino

D.G. Kaye

JF

Maxima

I know that probably not all of you take part in the award scene. Of course you do not have to accept this award, please take it as a token of my heart-felt appreciation!  🙂

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I’m NOT Featured on Freshly Pressed Award

I received the “I’m NOT Featured on Freshly Pressed Award” by Sage Doyle over at http://wallgrimm.wordpress.com/ and by Rachel Carrera over at http://rachelcarrera.wordpress.com/  Thank you both very much!

Directions for you to accept the “I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”

  1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”.
  2. Write a blog post and tell us the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.
  3. Include in your blog post a paragraph about why you’d like to be on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed OR a paragraph on why you couldn’t care less about Freshly Pressed. Up to you …
  4. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badge!)
  5. Come over and say hello to the originator of the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award” via this link: http://DonCharisma.org/2014/01/01/the-im-not-featured-on-freshly-pressed-award.
  6. And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award, and then PROUDLY display the award on your blog.
  7. If you ever do get officially “Freshly Pressed” then take down this award badge and display the official “Freshly Pressed” badge instead.

In keeping with the rules of the award, I have to admit that I would consider it an honour to be “Freshly Pressed”. My blogging about ’10 Statements’, book reviews, interviews, and miscellaneous other topics on a regular basis offers an interesting variety. My other blog, http://inasmallcompass.wordpress.com/ also offers a variety of short stories. Which blogger would not be grateful for more readers interested in her work? It would be a great achievement for a writer on her way to be published.
A note to my awardees, if you go over to http://DonCharisma.org/2014/01/01/the-im-not-featured-on-freshly-pressed-award you will find a variety of these badges that he created and you can choose the one you like.

My awardees are

Topaz Winters

Jess West

Carol Balawyder

Amanda Staley

Cleo

Erin Waldie

Thomas Ford

Luanne

Patty

Sandra Danby

Roxy & Tigerlino

http://fozzyfitness.wordpress.com/

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Liebster_Award

The Liebster Award

Only several days apart my blog was awarded with The Liebster Award twice! Thank you, Fozzy over at http://fozzyfitness.wordpress.com/ and Jess over at http://jessicapwest.wordpress.com/ – you are great friends!

To receive this recommendation from bloggers and/or writers I respect and admire is a great honour.

To accept the award, I must answer the questions asked by Jess (if this is all right with you, Fozzy), then recommend a few awardees of my own and list a few questions for them, should they choose to take part.

My Q&A

  1. What motivates you?
    Every comment and like motivates and inspires me.
  2. What holds you back?
    Remarks like “She’s at her computer – again! What did you expect!”  😉
  3. Name one goal you’d like to achieve in the next five years.
    Publish two novels.
  4. Using love as a metaphor, describe writing/art.
    To write is to love. To love is writing.
  5. Some say anger is the strongest emotion. Others swear it is sorrow. Still others insist joy outweighs the rest. Which emotion do you feel is the strongest, and how does that emotion play into your writing/art?
    Anger used to be my strongest emotion. This has changed. Therefore, my blogs’ subtitle is part of a James Thurber quote “Let us not look back in anger…”/”Don’t look back in anger.” My strongest emotion now is joy. Joy triggers my inspiration, lets me write stories I like. I realised somewhere along the way that if I like a story, there are always others who like it as well.  🙂
  6. When you’re a famous and fabulously wealthy author/artist, how will you spend your days? (Dream big, folks.)
    Besides writing, I will travel to heal the world and make it a better place. (This is dreaming big, Jess! A more realistic goal is to write, travel, get to know the locals, and learn, and write.)

My awardees are

Topaz Winters

Carol Balawyder

Amanda Staley

Cleo

Erin Waldie

Luanne

My questions for you are the ones I answered above. Thank you. I am looking forward to reading your blog posts!  🙂

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The Parliament Award

I would like to thank Fozzy over at http://fozzyfitness.wordpress.com/ for The Parliament Award, I gladly accept the honour.

The Rules for this award are as follows:

  1. First, display the Award on your site (see Award page or sidebar!) You earned it and you deserve it!
  2. List a few things that make you a loyal member.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  4. Nominate at least five (5) well deserving bloggers whose loyalty and love you value and consider part of your Parliament and Pack; for the Award and let them know the wonderful news by sending them a message on their site.

My loyalities

  1. Loyalty
  2. Compassion
  3. Respect
  4. Gratitude
  5. Soft skills

My awardees

Topaz Winters

Jess West

Carol Balawyder

Amanda Staley

Cleo

Erin Waldie

Thomas Ford

Luanne

Patty

Sandra Danby

Roxy & Tigerlino

Congratulations to you all!  🙂

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The Versatile Blogger Award
The Most Creative Blogger Award
Reader Appreciation Award
Most Influential Blogger Award

And just yesterday http://dreamzandclouds.wordpress.com/ I was awarded with a string of 4 awards Versatile Blogger, Most Creative Blogger Award, Most Influential Blogger & Reader Appreciation Award! Thank you so much!  🙂

Check out her entertaining blog and enjoy!

There are no rules attached, therefore, I just share some facts about myself and nominate my loyal readers who take the time to read and comment regularly. I know is that not all of you take part in the award scene. Of course you do not have to accept this award, please take it as a token of my heart-felt appreciation!  🙂

A bit about me:

  1. My favourite book of 2013 was – The Diamond Seekers by David Coles & Jack Everett
  2. My weirdest day in 2013: March 8 – Triton hit Boston, and snow falling from a roof hit me.
  3. I would like to have a Massachusetts license plate (The Spirit of America) to show off in my living room.
  4. Wolves are fascinating!
  5. The first biography I read (Marie Curie) impressed me the most.
  6. I hate shopping (unless there is a book store or an electronics shop).
  7. I would love to see Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s books filmed.
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Thank you all for the awards! Thank you dear awardees!  🙂

 

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33 thoughts on “2014-03 – Award Shower

  1. Karen, thank you so very much for all these wonderful nominations. I was very much touched. Unfortunately, right now I must decline as I am over-swamped with work. You more than deserve all of these awards. 🙂

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  6. Wow Karen, thanks for the nominations. I’m bowled over… definitely as good as a piece of chocolate cake. Seriously, thx for the recognition and for making me smile today! And congratulations too to you on receiving so many awards… perhaps they are like buses and only come along in groups. 🙂 SD

    • You are very welcome, Sandra. The awards are well deserved. Your blogs are awesome and deserve the attention.
      Thank you, Sandra. This is a collection of three weeks. They do seem to come in waves. 🙂

  7. WOW, soooo many awards! That’s so cool! Congrats! We’re so happy for you! You deserve every award there is to be had, dear Karen! 🙂 Oh, and thank you so much for nominating us! We feel so honored! You’re our star! ⭐ Have a PURRFECT week! xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino

  8. Drowning in awards now, are we? 😉 Congratulations, Karen – you most certainly deserve all of these and more! Thank you so much for the lovely nominations; it was so kind of you to think of me. Will be posting on my blog this week! xx

    • Thank you, Topaz. Others have their rain showers, I was blessed with a heap of awards – nice. 🙂
      You definitely deserve these awards. It is incredible what you can pack in a day. You are living creativity. 🙂

  9. Wow Karen, look at you girl! That is so lovely that so many value what you have to say. Thank you so much for the lovely nomination as well. That was very kind. xo 🙂

    • Believe me, I feel pretty honoured. This was a true shower – these awards came in within three weeks.
      Some of the nominations are for all of my dear readers, i.e. even if you are not explicitly named – they apply as well. 🙂

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