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Article #4: Giving and Receiving – Inspiring Blogger Award

award-very-inspiring-blogger-awardI was recently appreciated by Good Woman and nominated for this award.    I am excited because this blog is so young and I’ve worked hard trying to make connections out there even though it can seem like I am a drop of water in the middle of the sea.    People are reading my rambles and liking it!  That is amazing to me.  The Internet is a limitless, but varied place and it is nice to see such diversified interests and ages.    One of the very first people I interacted with when I was in my late teens on the Internet was a much older woman and we were e-pals for many years.  She was a Quantum Leap and Star Trek fan and sent me a Klingon bumper sticker.   Good Woman and I are much closer in age, but her writings remind me of those days when it was just people talking about the things they loved to people they likely would never see.       Be sure to visit Good Woman and tell her I sent you.


The rules:

In the spirit of building the blogging community for myself an others I accept the nomination and follow the established rules:

  1. Display the award on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 bloggers, link to them, and notify them about their nominations.

Seven facts about me:

  1. I was born premature at 3 pounds 14 ounces.   Approximately 7 weeks early by my counting.  My grandmother tells me even though I was half blue and skinny that I was the most active baby in the whole nursery, kicked off my heart monitor, and flipped myself over.
  2.  I have two degrees in biology and I put myself through college.  I worked all through college at crappy jobs, and I paid off my loans when I was 34 years old and it took a lot of part time jobs and penny pinching to do it.
  3. I did not date at all in college.
  4. I did not learn to drive until I was 35.   Because I walked everywhere and carried things home I was in great shape and used all the money I wasn’t spending on a car to pay off my loans!
  5. I hate gangster movies.   For some reason they just bother me even though I watch movies like Aliens just fine.
  6. The first online network I was ever on was Prodigy and my assigned user name was:   gdyr52a
  7. I bought so many books back before I was married that Walden books gave me a free Dictionary (which I still have) and (when it was still wet behind the ears) sent me a free mug that says “A room without books is like a body without a soul).

Next are the fifteen blogs.  Let’s start a Share Train!   Give recognition and get recognitions.

I have categorized mine into five section:     Old Blogs that I’ve followed for years,   New Blogs that I have recently discovered, and Green Blogs which are brand new blogs with users who are still unsure and need some extra thumbs ups.     I hope they will accept the award and pass it on.

And the nominees are:  (in no particular order)

Old Haunts
1.  Kate Surfs — My sister mom from another mother and another country
2.  Mummy In Provence — What is baby care like for expats in other parts of the world
3.  Loving Earth Mama — Gentle parenting and thoughtful discourse.
4.  Lulastic and the Hippy Shake — A mom blogging and doing her thing.
5.  Annaliese Maree — a momblogger with a zine!

New Friends
6.  blueribbonfair — It was the abstract art that drew me in first
7.  Ali Does It Herself — I can’t resist DIY blogs
8.  Ericka Clay — because her poetry makes my blog sweeter
9.  Word Mothers — Celebrate female authors
10. Petals Unfolding — everyone needs photography beauty in their blogfeed

Wet Behind the Ears
11.  Alyssa Luchettet  — Student Journalist and newlywed foodie.  Her posts take me back to those college days.
12.  Klousmart — is just starting out writing about gaming.  We were all new once.
13.  Valerie Cortes — a first blog
14.  Knibblettes — an aspiring journalist
15.  Pixie’s Point — we all have to start somewhere

Nominees:  I followed your blogs for very different reasons.   We may have found each other years ago and shared mutual interests in parenting and children.   Maybe we both love the same video game or laughed over the same video parody.   Your poem or photo may have caught my eye.   Something you said interested me or you stopped by to visit.    I make it a point to follow the brand new bloggers because it’s a big space out there and it’s encouraging to know that what you write isn’t being lost in the void.   Accept the award, but feel no obligation.     I just want you to know that I See You.    At the very least I hope your blog will receive new eyes.

10 comments on “Article #4: Giving and Receiving – Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. LadyPinkRose
    February 24, 2015

    Congratulations on your award!!! I am so honored that you mentioned my blog. Unfortunately, I no longer accept awards, but this I always do. I put a link for this post on my blog on my Awards Page just so that anyone who does visit that page, knows you nominated me. Again, I am deeply grateful to you!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  2. Nimmi
    February 24, 2015

    Congratulations dear 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Good Woman
    February 24, 2015

    Thank you for accepting the nomination and for your nice comments about my blog. I enjoyed your acceptance post. Interesting correlation: my daughter was a premie also born at 28 weeks weighing 2 pounds, 3 ounces. She is happy and healthy today having just turned 26. Now to go check out your nominations. Thanks again.

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    • Laissez Faire
      February 24, 2015

      Really tiny! Makes my kids look like the children of Gigantor and the 50f oot woman.

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      • Good Woman
        February 24, 2015

        She was tiny and we were so worried but so grateful for modern medicine. What I find strange is now when I see a newborn baby they always look so tiny, but none of them were as tiny as my daughter was. I guess it is selective forgetting. I also worked my way through college and paid off those loans, but with the cost of college today, and with the way interest is deferred but still accumulates on loans these days it is a much more daunting task. Glad to have connected with you.

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  4. highmaint3nance
    February 25, 2015

    I wasn’t aware of the rules. How can I 1. Display the award on my blog and 2. Link back to you, person who nominated me? Thanks again! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Laissez Faire
      February 25, 2015

      I always just right-click and copy the award image onto my computer and upload it to my own blog. For the link back I always go to the original blog that nominated me and copy the address and include it in my blog post.


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