YAY! I got an award and now I get to give one.

dancing-flapperIf you close your eyes you can picture a slightly mad woman doing her happy dance while a Siamese cat looks on in despair at this spectacle of insanity.

There is something I find terribly humbling each time someone leaves me a comment, replies to one of mine or clicks LIKE at the bottom of a page. It makes me feel honoured that someone else took the time to read the words I wrote and that it made them laugh, smile, shed a tear or just sparked a thought.

wonderful-readership-award2It is a very powerful thing to be recognised by a blogger I find not only incredibly inspirational, but funny and thought-provoking too.

Shaun from Praying for One Day offered me the Wonderful Team Membership Readership Award, which of course I graciously accepted.

So here are the rules:

1. Display the logo on your page. (Will do as I soon as I figure it out.)

2. Finish the sentence: A great reader is… (Will do)

3. Nominate 14 readers I appreciate. (Only 14?)

4. Inform the readers with either comments or pingbacks. (Brace yourselves)

Here I go…

A great reader is… someone who takes the time out of their busy life to catch a glimpse into someone elses, it is the person on the other side of the world, who leaves me a like or a comment that starts a conversation, makes a link and reaches out.

My 14 nominations are…

I wanted to nominate back the blogger who nominated me, but I thought that might defeat the object.

1. Le Clown. Sheer blogging brilliance from a crazy Canadian clown. http://clownonfire.wordpress.com/

2. The Ironic Mom. A mother after my own heart. http://ironicmom.com/

3. The Opinionated Man. A man who makes me laugh out loud (and sometime scream quietly) http://aopinionatedman.com/

4. 2Summers. An American in South Africa who has made me see my country with new eyes. http://2summers.net/

5. Jenn. Who never fails to leave a comment or to reply to whatever inanity I leave with her. Also we share a sense of humor. http://thatsajennstory.wordpress.com/

6. Gareeth. Who has inspired and taught me about his world. http://gareeth.wordpress.com/

7. Transman. Who approaches every challenge in life with humor and irreverant wisdom. http://theadventuresoftransman.com/

8. Tersia. Who has shared her daughter’s story and her personal journey from this life to the next one, and the middle of her grief found the time to leave me a message. http://tersiaburger.com/

9. Craves Adventure. Who keeps coming back. http://cravesadventure.wordpress.com/

10. Library Mom. Who finds magic in between the pages. http://librarymom12.wordpress.com/

11. Quite Contrary. Whose comments made my day. http://elegsabiff.wordpress.com/

12. Sopphey Says. Who reminded me to run up the down escalator whenever the mood strikes. http://sopphey.onimpression.com/

13. Blowing off Steam. Who reminds me that parents don’t have to be perfect all the time. http://blowingoffsteamandmore.wordpress.com/

14. The Daily Echo. Who shared her son’s incredible strength and courage with the world and made time to visit my blog. http://scvincent.com/

Now, I have to message all these people and let them know.

So much for getting that work done, this is way more fun.

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I write because I have to. It is a compulsion. I do it to vent, to laugh and to remember. I blog because it has been so long since I had to write with a pen that my hand would go into cramp if I tried to write a journal.

27 thoughts on “YAY! I got an award and now I get to give one.”

  1. I’m a little slow and I STILL haven’t officially accepted this yet (nor have you sent me your address so I can mail you your book, silly), but I was so chuffed to be nominated! Thanks, Victoria!

    1. My mother did the same! I know when I’m in trouble when I hear my full name. A few years ago I started work in a company where there was already a Vicky, so I became a Victoria.

    1. Thanks Laura. I would keep dancing, except that I managed to dislocate my toe doing the happy dance. Now I sit with one foot elevated while my toe is frozen into submission.

  2. I’m so inspired and amazed by this blog award. Thank you so much for it, Victoria. I’m glad to have seen your blog through the A to Z challenge and look forward to more of your posts.

  3. Aw, what are you like? I am blushing like a klein meisie here and not only because I don’t HAVE 14 people to nominate (big day for me when I get 3 comments) but I shall pass on to those who take the trouble to read and comment because yes, we DO value them! Thank you, skattie! .

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