The Stars Align
BLOG OF THE YEAR FOR 2012
By – Sheri de Grom
I couldn’t believe my good fortune when Kitt Crescendo surprised me with the Blog of the Year Award for 2012. You’ll find my friend Kitt at: http://theinnerwildkat.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/the-greatest-gift-blog-of-the-year. Many thanks, Kitt. You’ve enriched my life with your writing and music day after day.
Three days later, my good friend Patty awarded me my second Blog of the Year Award for 2012. Patty’s known for spreading blessings and good cheer. You’ll find my friend Patty at: http://thoughtsfromanamericanwoman.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/18/blog-of-the-year-2012. Thank you, Patty. I always look forward to our open and honest exchanges. Your Christ centered blogs help me stay focused on my daily walk. I love the idea that I can give both Patty and Kitt a star to add to the 2012 Blog of the Year Award they have each already received. It’s special having the privilege of passing this award on to each of my special friends.
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once—this award is different. When you begin, you will receive the ‘1’ star award—and every time you are given this award by another blog—you can add another star!
There are a total of ‘6’ stars to collect. Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs—and even if they have already been given the award by someone else—you can still make your opinion count and pass it on to them again and help them reach the maximum of ‘6’ stars.
The rules of this award are simple.
- Select the blogs you think deserve the 2012 Blog of the Year Award.
- 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 this award.
- Please include a link back to this page, Blog of the Year 2012 Award. http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post. (Please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
- Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.
- You can now also join our Facebook page – click the link here Blog of the Year 2012 Award http://Blog of the Year Award 2012′ Facebook groups/Blog of the year and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.
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My first nominations for Blog of the Year 2012 Award are a result of my award from Kitt Cresendo. Please refer to Kitt’s link at the top of the page.
Patty – http://thoughtsfromanamericanwomanwordpress.com. Patty is so much more than just a blogging friend. Patty and I share common interest but most important is our belief in walking daily with Christ. We also believe our active duty military and veterans deserve respect and assistance and recognize that often families don’t know where to go for help. We attempt to make their lives a little bit easier. We’ve both been active duty military wives and once you’ve had the privilege, it never goes away.
Mae Clair – http://maeclair.net. I’m positive it’s my early association with Mae that led me to Kitt. Mae was one of my earliest blogging friends. I’d rather tell you about her magnificent debut novel, Weathering Rock. The genre is romantic suspense with elements of time travel and the paranormal. I’ve learned recently Mae is writing a sequel and I’m thrilled.
Marcia has another blog titled ‘Who’s Your Granny’ but on this blog, Marcia discusses authors, cover art, release dates, and more. Her reviews are spot on and she covers a wide range of genres. I’ve been tempted by Erin Morgenstern’s Night Circus at least once a month since its release. Marcia’s review convinced me I must have it. I love descriptive writing and unusual time line treatments. Marcia promises me I’ll find both in Night Circus.
Robyn’s exquisite words are accompanied by gallery quality photographs. One visit to her blog and I was hooked. The link above walked me through footprints in sand and I remembered a time long ago. I went to that time free of chronic nerve pain. Robyn’s presentations provide a time of relief and reflection occupies my mind. It was okay with me that daydreaming took over and I was unaware of shooting needles of the pain that haunt me.
Patricia – www.patrciayagerdelagrange.com
Patti is a champion of every writer’s dream and an advocate of animals everywhere. Her debut woman’s fiction novel, Moon Over Alcatraz, is a must read.
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My second list of nominations for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award is a result of my award from Patty. Please note Patty’s link at the beginning of this blog. My nominees are:
Kitt Crescendo – http://theinnerwildkat.wordpress.com
I’m thrilled to have the honor to add a star to Kitt’s already existing Blog of the Year 2012 Award. Kitt’s everything an individual could want in a blogging friend.
FLORENCE FOIS – http://FOISinTheCityramblingsfromtheleft.wordpress.com
Florence is a true blogging friend. She picks me up when I’m down and has just the right words to cheer me on when I’m celebrating. She’s been with me from the start and stayed the course. Thanks, Florence. She also has spectacular plans in place for 2013, so don’t miss out. Follow her blog.
NIC H. VIDOCQ –
Nic H. Vidocq is the penname and author of http://defrostingcoldcases.com. Nic’s work is tireless and almost always goes on behind the scenes and without thanks. I hope the victims of unsolved crimes know that Nic and others like him are working on their behalf. Unfortunately, our world has far too few Nics’. We’d have far less justice without the work of cold case squads and individuals such as Nic. Thank you, my friend.
I discovered the magnificent words of CJ as a result of following another post. CJ’s words equate to tranquility. Other times the prose is powerful and thought provoking. I found CJ’s blog when exploring a blogging friend’s list of awards she had passed on.
Vincent Desrus – http://allfallback.wordpress.com
Vincent presents information simply but in the most eloquent way. His words have the ability to make our national debt sound like a good thing. His is a blog without limitations.
Scott has posted a warning on his blog. It reads: This site contains emotionally charged and graphic accounts of a soldier’s experiences concerning combat PTSD. You may suffer if you are suffering from a psychological injury and others may equally be affected. Nevertheless, IMO – the blog contains more valuable resources than any other PTSD site I’ve explored – to include hundreds of professional sites.
I’ve been following Prego and the loon for a few months. It’s one of the best advocacy groups I’ve seen in many years for any subject matter. This one happens to be for victims of spousal abuse. The writing is a joy to read. The author, by way of telling her own story, has made it possible for others to step forward and speak out. I never miss reading this blog. It doesn’t matter what issue you may wrestle with in your daily life, there’s something on this site for everyone.
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This is my first year of blogging. I started December 2011. Thanks to everyone for supporting me. I cherish all of my blogging friends and would name each of you for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award if I could.
Thank you, Kitt and Patty, for nominating me for Blog of the Year for 2012.