My dog Honey has never given me an award for blogging.
She hasn’t created a nifty badge. She doesn’t ask me quirky questions. And she sure doesn’t tell other bloggers I’m groovy.
She’d much rather reward my tugging, treat-giving, and walking.
Luckily some folks in blogville like me. Or I might be stuck tugging, giving treats, and walking instead of frantically struggling to be clever, funny, and informative day after day.
Her Heart is Bigger Than a Mastiff’s
Jodi Stone of Heart Like a Dog chose Something Wagging This Way Comes as a Blog of the Year (2012). Okay, it’s not 2012 anymore. But it is still January so I’m not going to beat myself up too much.
Thank you Jodi. I’m thrilled to find myself in such good company.
Of course, because bloggers are control freaks, there are rules. Here goes:
1) Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award:
My Blog of the Year selection is Christie Zizo’s Life With Beagle. Christie began her blog in 2012 to chronicle her life with Lulu the rescued beagle.
The reason I chose Life with Beagle out of all the pet blogs that began in 2012 was because of a particularly helpful series she did documenting Lulu’s first experience with a Thundershirt. Some dogs are helped by Thundershirts; others are not.
I found it really useful to read and I’d recommend it to others thinking of using a Thundershirt for their dogs.
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 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 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.
Apparently, if you receive this award more than once, you can return to the award’s page and rack up stars. Sort of like a general.
Three Time’s the Charm
Peace, Love & Whiskers (isn’t that a wonderful name?) passed along three awards to me and twenty other bloggers. Two are awards I’ve received before so I’m only accepting the REALITY Blog Award.
Thank you for thinking I’m worthy of the recognition. You certainly put me in good company.
Once again, we have rules:
- Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back to them.
- Answer the 5 simple questions. (see below)
- Nominate up to 20 blogs for the award and notify each of them. (see below)
- Display the award on your blog somewhere.
I’d learn to be content even if I couldn’t change what I’d like to change.
2) If you could repeat an age, what would it be? any year?
I have no memory of second grade—friends, teachers, activities. I’m really curious about what I missed.
3) What is one thing that really scares you?
4) What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it?
I dream of having a surreal dream. When I remember my dreams, they’re about whatever I was doing or thinking about in my waking life. How dull.
5) If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?
Why Honey, of course.
I nominate 24 Paws of Love to receive this award. Why? Because the terms Real, Energizing, Amazing, Lovely, Inspiring, Touching, and Yippee all apply.
If you don’t already read 24 Paws of Love, you should. The six dogs who inspire the title, stretch the creativity and patience of their people. But they also return lots of laughter and love.
Anarchist Blog Award?
But I always feel a little bossed by the rules and regulations that accompany them.
Does anyone think it’s time for an Anarchist Blog Award?
An award that
- has no rules
- serves as the occasion to do whatever the recipient wants
- write about some crazy subject unrelated to your blog
- take a day off
- write in a new voice
- and doesn’t require passing on, links, or anything else
What do you think? Is it time for a little anarchy in blogville?