I usually try to trace these awards back to their originator as I feel that if someone was nice enough to make an award for others in the Blogosphere that credit should go back to them but I'm afraid that I just don't have the time to hunt down the origins of all these fine awards. If you know who started them, please leave me a comment and I'll edit the award to reflect the creator so that credit can be given where credit is due (another phrase I can't seem to find the origin for!).
An award that I know the origin of for sure is The Winning Attitude Award that was created by Mel over at Monday Morning Power. What Mel says is:
"This award seems like a natural given what my site is all about. This award is based on positive thinking and is meant for those blogs who base their existence, in part or in whole, on Positive Winning Attitudes."I received this award from several bloggers and all I can say is 'wow!' as sometimes I feel like my attitude is less than winning (the whole slap in the face by Google being a prime example of that!). A big thank you to Jean-Luc of Captain Picard's Journal, Dixie from Dixie's Heart & Soul, Misty Dawn of My Dogs Keep Me Sane, and Sandee of Comedy Plus. Thank you
Colin over at Life created a new award called the Best Blogging Buddies award and had this to say about it:
"Having received many awards I have decided that it was time I created one for ALL my Blogging Buddies. You are ALL awesome and contribute to the wonderful global communities that we have all created. Thank you!"I, in turn, received it from Sandee, Misty Dawn, and Lois of Lowdown From Lois. Thank you, ladies! Misty Dawn wrote a fantastic poem to go along with the award and you can read it here at Misty's Words. It's a lovely, lovely poem!
In keeping with the theme of friendship, I also received a Thanksgiving Thank You that was started by Mel over Monday Morning Power who had this to say about this one:
"There is something very special and unique about blogging friendships. In “real” life we all have to first get by the physical and superficial aspects of each other before we can get into who we are, really. In “real” life there is so much bull shit that we have to put up with, that sometimes developing true friends becomes very difficult. I feel that with blogging friendships there are no superficial aspects to it; the barriers do not exist. We open up in our writings as to who we really are. We bare ourselves and say “this is me.” For many of us this is the only way that we can truly express ourselves, our opinions, our strengths and our fears. I have also discovered a level of INTEGRITY amongst bloggers that I have not found in “real” life."Misty Dawn and Sandee were once again kind enough to pass this on to me and for that I say thank you and right back at ya! But Sandee wasn't done there as she has become the Queen of Awards and is very gracious in awarding them on to others and she passed the following on to me.
That Sandee is quite a gal and she also has one fantastic sense of humor so if you haven't been to Comedy Plus what are you waiting for??
Last, but not certainly not least, is the lovely Good Buzz Blog Award that I got from Gale at Gem-osophy where I am a member of the now officially Official -
We were the Unofficial Cheering Squad until Gale wrote 50,000 words towards the novel that she is writing (and that I can't wait to have in my hot little hands) and she reached that milestone on Sunday, November 18th which made us the Official Cheering Squad - WOOHOO!!
I've never been a cheerleader before as I'm allergic to pompoms and perkiness but when there's a cause worth cheering about like Gale's book, I can give a shout-out with the best of 'em! Speaking of the best of 'em, the other members of the Cheering Squad are:
- Frank Sirianni of Foxfyrre's Honk 'n' Holler
- Mimi--Mimi Writes
- Lizza--I Am Woman See Me Blog
- Bud Weiser--WTIT Radio: The Blog
- Barbara--Home in France
- Ian--Edog's Everything Page
- BEadHappy--Life, To make a Long Story Short
- Barb of Trying to Catch Up
- Daisy of Lazy Daisy Log
- Kiyotoe, The Dragon: 050376
- Turnbaby (Liz), And As the World Turns
- Peg of Peggy, As She Is
- Terra Shield of Terra's Secret Backup Blog
- Anonymous friend who is not a blogger
- Polli of Polliwog's Pond
- Sanni of Coffee 2 Go
If I missed thanking anyone for an award, I beg your forgiveness and will try to remember to post 'em as I get 'em from now on (provided anyone wishes to give me anymore because I'm so scatter-brained and can't keep track of things!).