Entering the world of WordPress 7 months ago was exciting, a bit overwhelming, and ultimately a blast! Writing this blog has been a way to share the story behind the photographs that I take and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. Even more, I have loved reading and viewing so many of your blogs and have learned much from you – about photography, food, books, travel and life in general.
I am still very new to this process though. I just learned how to use my Reader a month ago, for goodness sake! So of course, I’ve read blogs that have been nominated for awards, but an award seemed incomprehensible to me. After all, I’ve just been happy to have people “like” a post that I write. To receive a comment? Even better!
When one of my favorite bloggers nominated me for the Blog of the Year Award 2012, I was thrilled. I mean there I was, avidly reading JG’s latest post in Map of Time / A Trip Into The Past and saw that my very own blog had been mentioned.
WOW! Someone likes what I am doing! How very, very cool!
Thank you, JG! You made my day! I have loved reading your blog and learning more about history and the individuals who make it. I look forward to each and every post. http://jgburdette.wordpress.com/
FIRST! The Rules
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 You can now also 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…
SECOND! The Nominations (so many wonderful blogs to choose from!)
I follow several photography blogs but I am gradually expanding my list of blogs about travel, food, and life.
Photographers whose work I love to view:
1. http://hikingphoto.com/ – Canadian Hiking Photography
2. http://giddysap.wordpress.com/– Quirk’n It
3. http://smithiesshutter.wordpress.com/ – Life, Photography & Other Mistakes
4. http://thehourofsoftlight.wordpress.com/ – the hour of soft light …
Writers whose posts I love to read:
1. http://jgburdette.wordpress.com/ – JG Burdette, a great teller of the stories in history
2. http://maesday.wordpress.com/– a story of family and friendship