Well, that title’s a little misleading. It should be “award” (singular), not “awards” (plural). But why quibble over terms? Point is, I’ve been given an award!
Adrianna F., whose blog I follow and enjoy (In Search of the Silver Lining…), kindly passed an “ABC Award”, for awesome blog content, over to me yesterday. I appreciate that very much, and I humbly accept it even though it doesn’t come with a cash prize, or a trophy, or even a year’s supply of Rice-A-Roni. I do try to be awesome, and I’m glad someone noticed.
But seriously folks, this award has a little tradition attached to it. As we all know, with great power comes great responsibility. I don’t actually know what great power I now have as an ABC Award recipient, but still, there is some responsibility involved. I am now responsible for carrying on 2 traditions that go along with this award - I must make a list of things about myself, using the 26 letters of the alphabet, and I must choose 10 other bloggers who are deserving of the award, and then bestow it on them.
First thing’s first – my alphabetical list of things that describe me:
Fired up for November
Got a great family
I can speak fluent French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Klingon
Not a morning person
Trying to do my best
Very proud of my daughter
Women’s rights advocate
Xenodochial (look it up, like I did)
Young at heart
Zero tolerance for idiots
So there ya go. Now, as for the second part of this tradition, I am running a little bit afoul of the guidelines, which brings us to the “excuses” portion of this post. I have selected 7 bloggers to send the award to. I definitely know more than 10 bloggers who, in my opinion, have awesome, award-worthy content. However, based on the fact that this award is semi-social in nature (what with the alphabet thingy and all), I kinda figured that many of the blogs I follow (mainly the politically-focused blogs) might find the concept a little too light-weight for them. I also realized that several of the blogs I follow already have a lot of other followers, and some have already been given awards by fellow bloggers, including this award. So, I have decided to limit my choices to bloggers who have a mix of stuff on their blogs. They may address politics or other serious subjects, but they also have some personal posts mixed in as well. And, I tried to pick folks who may be newer, or might not have a pile of followers and/or awards just yet, so I can give them a shout-out and maybe get a few people to check out what they do. Hope that seems fair to y’all! I will also leave the three remaining spots open, and if anyone would actually enjoy carrying this tradition on, I will be happy to name them as an award winner. Just drop me a line and let me know, and I will be setting up a PayPal account later for any bribes you may want to send my way.
And now, in alphabetical order (of course!), my ABC Award winners:
Let’s hear it for our winners! *applause*
Again, there are many other award-worthy blogs I follow – basically, if you’re on my Blogroll, then I enjoy what you do and appreciate your perspectives and your posts, so I hope nobody’s offended if I didn’t name them on my award list. Now, I will notify these 7 folks, and I hope everyone who stops by my page will stop by theirs sometime too.
Last but not least, I may or may not have time to put up a proper post later on, but if I don’t, I hope y’all enjoy your weekend, and any holiday-related celebration you may be having with family and friends (Passover/Easter/Yay For Cadbury Creme Eggs Day, or what have you).