A little while back I surreptitiously inquired about how 'awards' are handed out....where they come from and how does one go about giving one away.....I wasn't fishing for an award, I was trying to find out if there was an award "closet" that one requisitioned an award from, or perhaps a big blogger kahouna who decided if an award was warranted....since I'm relatively new to the blogging community, I did not want to go against any community or etiquette rules, etc. The answer to my question was that a person can give one away to anyone, anytime they see fit.....so......I'm going to give some away!
I recently purchased a new publishing program, you know, used for designing greeting cards, business cards and cd labels, and such - nothing fancy, but, fun....so, for practice and as a way to become familiar with the program, I designed a couple of awards, well, three, actually and so, without further ado, let the ceremony begin: (cue large symphony of music with a drum roll in the background):
The "Laughing My Ass Off" award goes to:
Kristin at Going Country because she is hysterical and because I wish I was a city girl livng in the country managing the sheep, the garden and the dogs......go visit her and check out Alcohol Friday!
Otin at Wizard of Otin because he always nails it with humor....no matter what the subject, he brings it. And, he's an amazing writer, totally worth a visit to his blog.
AND, Extranjera at What will I ever do with my Life? She has a ton of fans and that's because she is funny....really, really funny....if I don't snort some sort of beverage out my nose when I'm reading her blog, it's because I spewed it out my lips laughing, check her out if you don't already visit her place.
Okay, and another new award:
The "Horizon Award" welcoming a new blogger to the blogoshere! There are soooo many deserving, young, entertaining blogs out there....and I hope to stumble across all of them, but, this week I found MW at My WordSplurge and thought she had some very cool thoughts.....read her blog about turning her 'special' workplace into a sitcom.
And, last by not least:
An award very near and dear to my HEART, (no pun intended, well, maybe some.....) The "Open Heart" award for people who've consistently opened up there hearts to the world, universe and most importantly, their bloggy bleeps, US:
If you don't already, check out Christina from Soul Aperture, she is one sweet, sweet lady and she's the BBQ Queen of her town and her Soul is a beacon of light in the darkness that can sometimes be this life we are all working our way through. Thank you Christina for your light!
Another open heart is Brian at WaystationOne, this guy openly tells us that he is married to "The Most Amazing Woman" and he consistently brings the heart and soul to every single post he puts out. He is modest about it, but, this guy can write, write and write and he deserves a book deal, straight up, go check him out if he isn't already on your blog roll.
And, one of my very favorites, Marinik at Marinik's Blog. A brave and courageous lady who recently lost her Beloved Gag and showed us all how to give in the face of a very powerful life experience, to her, I bestow this award of an "Open Heart".
Well, ladies and gentelmen, this concludes tonight's broadcast of the 'new' blogoshpere awards, please, please stop by and congratulate each of the award recipients and let them know what you think.......
Each of these bloggers is an inspiration to me in some special way.....and everyday I find news ways to be inspired by them and by the many other blogs out there.....
There are no rules on how to hand out these awards, so, please, feel free to share them, go out and give them away, over and over and over again, share the love!
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