Taking Care of Business… Some Thank You Notes

I am a little overwhelmed and very appreciative – I’ve been nominated for a number of great blogging awards over the past months. I wanted to do the acceptance posts properly, so I’ve been pitifully slow about it. I apologize. It took me a little time to select appropriate nominees – but now I’m ready!

My sincere thanks to the the following kind souls for their nominations:              Pat Bailey at I Miss Me, Too (One Lovely Blog Award), both CanadianTravelBugs and Cyberbonnn at Just Cats (Beautiful Blogger Award), LubbyGirl at REmissionary (Very Inspiring Blogger Award), and FirstandFabulous (Gemma) at Dear Bliary (No Strings Attached/Gratitude Award).  I appreciate the thoughtfulness of each of these interesting bloggers – Please visit them at the links provided above to see why they also received these awards!

I accept awards because it makes me happy, but also because the acceptance process does something that’s important, especially for newer bloggers: It shares information about interesting blogs, and helps us get to know one another.

Here are the requirements for accepting each of these awards (except for the No Strings Attached/Gratitude Award):

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and share a link to that blog – Done! 
  2. Attach the award icon  to your site – Done!
  3. Share seven random things about yourself:  I’m getting braver about writing; I love being on the water; I’m a terrible procrastinator; I want a new digital SLR camera; I’m a real klutz; I like loading the dishwasher but hate unloading it; I’m married to a twin. 
  4. And finally, offer the specified number of “pay it forward” nominations, advising those bloggers that they’ve been nominated and how to accept the award. (I’ve listed the mandated number of nominees for each award below, and to maximize the number of blogs you can visit, haven’t duplicated them.)

One Lovely Blog Award Nominees (7):

  1. http://pigletinportugal.com/about/ All things Portugal
  2. http://warmhotchocolate.com/about/ Travel, Creative ideas for kids
  3. http://playamart.wordpress.com/about/ Artist with a wonderful outlook
  4. http://thekovies.wordpress.com/ Sweet and family centered posts
  5. http://sharkyovengloves.wordpress.com/about/ recipes and travel
  6. http://shaanthz.wordpress.com/about/ recipes, health, and photos
  7. http://janetsnotebook.com/about/ creative craft ideas and more

Very Inspiring Blogger Award Nominees (15):

  1. http://untitledadventure.wordpress.com/about/ Varied posts with an interesting outlook
  2. http://joyfulwise.com/about/ Lovely creative posts
  3. http://eof737.wordpress.com/about/ Lovely, varied posts with a family centered theme
  4. http://thismansjourney.net/about/ Simple, lovely family centered blog
  5. http://mostlybrightideas.wordpress.com/about-2/ great writing and cute cartoons
  6. http://melodylowes.com/about/ poetry, photos, encouragement
  7. http://katherinesdaughter.com/about-2/ inspiration and encouragement
  8. http://spiritualworldtraveler.wordpress.com/about/ travel, photos
  9. http://joycannis.wordpress.com/whats-this-all-about/ poems, photos, spirituality
  10. http://fathersightings.wordpress.com/about-fathersightings/ reflections, photos
  11. http://sharechair.wordpress.com/awards// inspiring us to learn new technology and more!
  12. http://retireediary.wordpress.com/about/ musings of a fellow retiree, great photos
  13. http://godslover.wordpress.com/about/ lovely photos, simple musings
  14. http://coastalcrone.com/about-the-crone/ poetry, travel, photos and more
  15. http://livingtheseasons.com/about-me/ writings, photography, memories

Beautiful Blogger Award Nominees (15):

  1. http://travellersoul76.com/about-me/ World travel
  2. http://yichinglin.com/about/ Fabulous photos
  3. http://rutheh.com/about/ Wonderful photography
  4. http://dauwgalerij.blogspot.be/ Photography, music selections and more
  5. http://davidrwetzelphotography.wordpress.com/about/ great photography
  6. http://globetrottersara.wordpress.com/about/ travel/photography
  7. http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/about/ poetry, photography
  8. http://travelswithtoby.wordpress.com/about/ travel, photography
  9. http://www.challenge-activ.com/Wordpress/ travel, photography
  10. http://soundslikewish.wordpress.com/about/ WWII photos, travel, photos
  11. http://cjvl.wordpress.com/about/ a medley of musing and photos
  12. https://campanulladellaanna.wordpress.com/ wonderful Photos
  13. https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/ travel, lovely photos, and more
  14. http://smallhousebiggarden.wordpress.com/about/ plants, photos, musings
  15. http://marigoldsmind.wordpress.com/about/ nice mixed bag of musings and photos

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(No Strings Attached) Gratitude Award Nominees (0 required – but I chose 10):

This one I’m sending out to some bloggers who maintain great sites of their own, but always take time to visit and comment on other bloggers’ posts. They (among others) have supported and encouraged me regularly.  No strings on accepting this one, folks!

  1. http://firstandfabulous.wordpress.com/about/  – Right back atcha, Gemma!
  2. http://jeffsinonphotography.wordpress.com/about/
  3. http://imissmetoo.me/about-me/
  4. http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/about/
  5. http://remissionary.wordpress.com/about-3/
  6. http://windagainstcurrent.com/about/
  7. http://theurgetowander.com/about-me/
  8. http://wheresmybackpack.com/about/
  9. http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/
  10. http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/about/

I hope, whether or not these bloggers opt to accept their nominations, that you will choose to visit some or all of them, and perhaps connect with a new kindred spirit or two along the way!

I am somewhat embarrassed to say that while I dithered over these, I have received a couple of new nominations. To those kind folks: I haven’t forgotten you; I am working on my acceptance post now. In the meantime, thanks so much for putting up with me and reading all the way to the bottom – Like most acceptance “speeches,” this ran too long!  Maybe I should create a Patient Reader Award!!

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94 Responses to Taking Care of Business… Some Thank You Notes

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  2. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the award. Truly inspiring in everyday. Wishing you an amazing 2013!

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  3. Whew! I admire the work that went into your post! here’s half of mine, with the other half coming tomorrow!
    http://playamart.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/my-cup-runneth-over-again/
    thanks again!
    Z

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  7. Thank you for your award. I’ve finally made a modest speech. Let’s keep up blogging! Thank you again for your great company.

    http://janetsnotebook.com/gongs/

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  8. trishworth says:

    I was just looking in my spam folder (don’t really know why) and found your nomination of my blog for an award. Thanks heaps! I’ve retrieved the message and will think about my answers to your questions. Perhaps I shouldn’t ignore the spam folder, though I thought I was supposed to.

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  9. Fergiemoto says:

    Congratulations on your well deserved awards!!
    Thank you so much for including my blog. I really appreciate it!

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  10. juleed says:

    Thank you so much for the nomination and congrats on yours! I know it takes time to accept nominations and choose blogs to reciprocate, and you’ve set a wonderful example. Hopefully I will follow your lead!

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  11. eof737 says:

    Congratulations and thank you for including my blog on your list… I also have to respond to the awards received to date… and will probably have to write one post for them. :-)

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  12. Fantastic Award, really! Is an honor for me to accept this nomination as a Beautiful Blogger Award Nominees. I appreciated it . Congrats for your nominees too. Have a nice day😛

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  13. Honor to whom honor is due! Congratulations on all your awards.

    Thank you so much for nominating me. I bow in gratitude.

    All the best,

    Karla😉

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  14. Thank you for the kind thoughts and nomination, aw shucks, it’s very kind of you. Congratulations on all your awards!

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  15. Congratulations. You have a very inspiring blog with so much to offer. Thanks for sharing the award. It’s a joy and an honor my friend.

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  16. bronxboy55 says:

    Congratulations, TRS, and thank you for the award. I’m honored.

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  17. I just now saw the nomination! It’s my first, so I’m very excited!:) What a lovely compliment from someone who has received so much recognition herself. Thank you so much!

    I haven’t had a lot of time to post or read lately, but I promise to set aside some time to check out the other bloggers you recommended and find more people to nominate myself. I’m looking forward to some good reading and photo browsing!

    Thanks again and congratulations to you!

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  19. Mel says:

    Thank you for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award! There are a couple of other awards that I’ve been nominated for that I haven’t quite got around to writing up yet (and feel guilty about!), so I think I’ll be doing the same as you and doing them all in one go at some point soon.

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  20. Heather says:

    thank you for nominating me!:)

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  21. dogear6 says:

    Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog.

    Nancy

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  22. Thanks for the mention and for the “back atcha”!
    CONGRATS:-).

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  23. Inge says:

    Thank you very much for the nomination, TRS. It’s an honour to me. Really appreciated!:)

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  24. mariadesuede says:

    Congratulations,

    You have a really nice blog!

    Well… I’ve got some Awards too, but I can’t just choose the others… I follow mostly photo blogs… But even philosophy…

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  25. Congratulations, TRS, and thank you so much for nominating us! We are honored, and we’ll accept and pass on the award as soon as we can…:-)

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  26. I’m extremely honored that you’ve nominated my blog! I appreciate it greatly!

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  27. yi-ching lin says:

    thank you so much for your nomination!! hope all’s well, y

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  28. LubbyGirl says:

    You just made.my.DAY!!! I get to have my Saturday morning coffee and meet some new bloggers – and take my good sweet time doing it! Thank you so much for the nomination – I so much appreciate it.

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  29. DagEnDauw says:

    I couldn’t believe my eyes today when I read your comment on my blog.
    Can you imagine… because of some technical problems I’d just stopped publishing on that account and started this new one (► http://dauws.blogspot.be/ ) the evening before…
    I really experienced it as the most beautiful “farewell”-present I could wish for =)

    So thanks to nominate me for this ‘Beautiful Blogger’ award I ‘m honored to be among the chosen blogs. My congratulations on the awards to you as well. You really did a tremendous job on this one.

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  30. deepa says:

    Congratulations! seems like you’ve put in a lot of thought and effort in to this post! Impressive!

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  31. adinparadise says:

    Lovely acceptance speech, and congratulations. Now you’ve made me feel terribly guilty. I’m much more “pitifully slow” than you, I’m sure.:)

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    • Thanks! And don’t feel guilty for having a real life! As we know, a blog can burn as much of your time as you let it! I need to spend more time on my retirement posts – that’s something I’ve been neglecting! 😉

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  32. tobyo says:

    thanks so much for the nomination! They make me happy too😉 I too have some that I need to reply to, hoping to find time soon. It’s nice to be recognized!!

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  33. Shaanthz says:

    Thank you for nominating me….I am honored and overwhelmed! I must begin posting recipes again – this is the second award I get for recipes! I will pick the 7 nominees in a few days – takes some effort on who to pick because some of the bloggers around here have already won loads of awards. I wish I had more time to leave comments on other blogs but that might have to wait until I retire (hopefully I’ll have a job until then!).

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  34. Amy says:

    That is so awesome, TRS! Congratulations! It’s flattering to be on you nomination list. I’ll work on it. Happy weekend!

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  35. jguider says:

    Congratulations to you for recognition well-deserved. Additional thanks and gratitude for going the extra mile for others. I really appreciate it and will attempt to share your generosity in the future.

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  36. sharechair says:

    Congratulations!! I am so very honored to be nominated by you. Thank you … muchly! You have done an awesome job accepting these awards and listing your nominees. Clearly you put a lot of work into this. So well done!! Again, MUCH appreciated, and Congratulations to you!:)

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  37. Joy says:

    Girlfriend! You put so much work into this post. I am quite honored to be among the blogs chosen for an award. Thank you so very much! And what a wonderful resource of recommendations for visiting new blogs. Thank you!

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  38. Lisaman says:

    Wow…Thank YOU for nominating me…Loads of hard work gone into your many selections…Have already started reading some of the blogs!!! Is 15 the norm to hand the award to…

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    • You’re welcome. I did this a very little bit at a time, adding new blogs to the post each week. I hope you find some of them interesting!
      Each award comes with a suggested number of nominees. The idea is to introduce bloggers to one another, although 15 does seem onerous sometimes.
      Some people have trouble coming up with the full number. That’s even why a lot of people don’t accept awards, or take so long to do it. I sometimes go to the WordPress Reader and surf topics when I’m doing research for posts, and challenges are a great way to meet other bloggers. It takes time, so I do this gradually, but I love to do it! 😉

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  40. Hi,
    Thank you for the One Lovely Blog Award I will honour the award by visiting the other blogs you have suggested. May take a few days as have only just retruned from the UK and lots to catch up on!

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  41. Sara says:

    Thank you for the nomination and congratulations to you as well!😀

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  42. melouisef says:

    This must have been such a lot of work good for you

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  43. Jo Bryant says:

    Awwww…you are so nice. How could anyone not pop in and visit. I will admit at times it gets hard when you actually want to have a life as well. But you must know that by now…hehehehe. I am thrilled you included me…especially in the ‘Here’s looking at you kid’ one. I am a crazy Bogie fan. Watched him last night while having dinner at a friends house – Casablanca – drooled ALL the way through. Both at Bogie and Ingrid’s clothing.

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  44. bigsmileu1 says:

    Congratulations on your well-deserved awards. Enjoy!:)

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  45. Wow; this post represents a lot of organization and work! Congratulations, and great job!
    Thank you, amiga!
    Z

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  46. rutheh says:

    Wow, like the Oscars! Congratulations to you.
    Thanks for the generous nomination and good words about my photography.
    Best,
    Ruth in Pittsburgh

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  47. Kavi says:

    Congratulations on the awards:-)

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