Friday, July 31, 2009

Wow! Check out my new award

I received the "You are a Great Read" Award from one of my favorite bloggers-- themom over at Attentive Aphorist. Thank you themom for the recognition! I really appreciate it. And the feeling is mutual, of course--you are truly a great read! Attentive Aphorist IS a great read and always so timely and updated frequently--sometimes several times a day. Be fore warned; she WILL speak her mind! I think that's why I like her blog so much!

This award is especially nice, because it has no mandated instructions to follow. It's just a nice gesture! I'm not formally awarding any particular blogs for this award, but I do want to give recognition to a few of my favorites that are written by women, since it is a woman in the award picture. And I have a disclaimer: the woman in the award icon is in no way intended to represent how the bloggers that I mention look, dress, act, what she reads, or any kind of likeness of the image whatsoever!

The award sure would look 'purdy' on Blonde Goddess' blog--"Huh? The Blonde Godess is Confused...", whether in a post or on her sidebar. Her blog is such a good read. It's possible that the award picture has already appeared on her creative blog (minus the caption). Let me explain--she has this unique ability to tell a true story and make it hilarious by using some of the funniest pictures and captions on the Internet! You should check it out sometime!

Another one of my favorite blogs that is a "good read" is Pwn Star. Pictures are rare on her blog, so I don't expect to see this one there. But you never know with her! She is very unpredictable. I love that about her blog. You never know what to expect, but you can always expect a good read. It's a personal blog in every sense of the word! Be sure and read her profile!

One blog that really stands out is True Crime Book Reviews, which is definitely a good read! The blog is just what the title says and is your one stop for reviews on true crime books. For readers of true crime stories, you have the option to search by true crime writer, by title, or by true crime genre. The blog also has many links for readers to buy books online and to access other reader reviews. And who wouldn't want a free book? True Crime Book Reviews is known for its ongoing book giveaways too! If you love true crime books, then you will want to follow this blog.

And I can't resist telling you about a blog called Six Pence and a Blue Moon. It too is a good read. I only recently discovered it, but it has quickly became one of my daily must read favorites blogs. At first glance you night think it is a photo blog, but there is some good writing in the archives too. If you like personal blogs, this will probably become one of your favorites.

And last but not least, I want to give praise to a blogger that has taught me so much and has a very interesting blog! Elizabeth's Hot Topics will update frequently day and night with the latest events happening and what's hot at the moment, and anything that has proved to be interesting. Her blog is very popular and if you notice my 'Widgetbox Network' widget about half way down on my sidebar, you will see that her blog is usually in the number one spot of "Musings, Etc." The last time I checked, there were over 126 blogs in that category, so you do the math! She also authors a couple of other interesting blogs that can be found on her blog in the upper right corner under "My Other Blogs." Beth, your blog is a great read! Thank you for taking the time to publish such a great blog.

As I said in the beginning, this award has no mandated instructions, and as themom put it, IT JUST IS! So, I am offering it out to ALL of you that read this. Feel free to help yourself to it! If you do accept it, a link back to this blog would be nice! Thanks!

Again, a big thanks to themom at Attentive Aphorist.

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Yvette Kelly said...

Hey hey hey
Thank you so much and you know me and awards.Of course my "I received an award" post will be up pretty soon.I love it!!!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

John, thank you!!! Wow! I am at a loss for words, that you would even think to mention me is an honor. Gosh, you just made my day!

I have a lot going on today, but I will check out your other mentions when I have a little more time.

My blog is 'bits and pieces', like everything else about me - but I wouldn't have it any other way.:)

Well, I am off for awhile. I hope you have a wonderful day.

And again, thank you for adding me to a witty and talented group of women.


P.S. I'll snatch this and post it when I get back on here later today.

Howard said...


Maria said...

John, Congratulations on your award.You certainly deserve it.

Allen said...

Gratz John!

Anonymous said...

Lol! John! You deserve this award. I love your blog.

Jim said...

Congratulations John on the Award... it's nice to get some recognition from fellow bloggers and share that with others as well.

kenju said...


John said...

@Yvette_Kelly, You're welcome. Such a perfect title for an anward for your blog!

@Sixpence_and_a_Blue_Moon, You're so welcome, it is my pleasure. We may have something in common with our both our blogs being 'bits and pieces.' I read your blog today, and I'm sorry it's not exactly the best timing. Just remember, there's no rules.

@Howard, thanks! I appreciate your many comments lately! Hopefully I leave a good quantity of comment at your great blog "Soundtrack of My Day."

@Maria, thank you! I appreciate that!

@Allen, thanks, Allen--one of my oldest blogger buddies from my early days!

@Pwn_Star, thank you! I'm so glad you like my blog. Sometimes I doubt my self and just put stuff out there, share news, pics etc. It works for me, I guess. I try not to over do any one topic! I just love your blog--it is so focused...all about your fabulous life! LOL! I love it!

@Jim, thanks, and what you said is so true! Don't forget to check out the blogs I mentioned...somehow I think you will! It was only a few of my favorites. I couldn't possibly list all my favorite blogs. One thing is for sure, if it's on my Blogroll, its definitely a favorite blog.

@kenju, thank you! I appreciate the congrats. I think I am overwhelmed with thanking people LOL.

Remember everyone, I am sharing this with all of you, so if you needed a blog post topic (blogger's block) here you go...if you like to display awards on your you go. You don't have to pass the award along and mention other blogs (I just like to ramble on at times LOL)...No rules! Gotta love that for an award!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Hey, John! You're a sweetheart! I am going to do it, but am going to do it when I am feeling a little more alive than I do at the moment. It's going to be a long weekend! The funeral is on Monday, a little later than I thought it would be. I have company coming in to stay, so going to go get a room spruced up.

I will definitely be posting this on my blog with a link back to you.


Another Blogger said...

Long time not seeing you brother. This award goes to right man :)
Keep blogging brother!

Blonde Goddess said...

As always John ,you are very flattering to me and I'm honored by your compliments.
I'll be posting this on my blog, along with the other award you gave me. When I messed up my template and lost everything, I just haven't taken the time to fix it.
I need to get back on track with completing that and this is a good motivator!

John said...

@Blonde Goddess, No problem! I just loved this award, since it was not a meme disguised as an award! Your blog has a new fresh look and I love the layout. I hope you don't feel like you must put everything back in place. I love your blog and I also know you're a busy Mom & wife, so I'd rather see you add new content and not worry so much about restoring what once was...when you did the new layout the timing and everything worked out perfectly. I think you know what I mean, if not send me a D tweet.

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