Recently, I participated in the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 minutes for mom. I have come across so many awesome blogs and lots of talented people. There were nearly 2,000 blogs that participated in this blog party, so going to all of them is a daunting task that will take me the entire year (until the next scheduled one!). But while the party is still fresh on everyone’s mind, I thought I’d start this award cycle in order to honor some of the blogs I found especially noteworthy.
Last week, I wrote a post about what blog awards mean to me. The gist of what I said is that while we may simply affix the word “award” to a 250 pixel x 250 pixel digital square that really isn’t an award, per se, calling it an “Award” makes the expressed sentiment seem more official. What the blog award is really saying is, “I really enjoy reading your blog. I recognize the time and effort you put into your blog. I find the content of your blog highly inspirational. Your blog stands out among other blogs I read. I am grateful for the things you share on your blog. I appreciate and value your uniqueness and your spark as seen through the medium of the internet.”
So, this week I’m “awarding” some bloggy awards to some new blogs I discovered. I have a lot of blogging friends who participated in the Blog Party, but they weren’t contenders this time. This was my way of meeting new people, making new friends.
While you’re here reading this, go to my What I Think of Blog Awards and read through, then nominate your favorite blogs for the new blog award we’ll be giving out next week. We won’t limit the number of people who get it at all!
These blogs inspire, amuse, fascinate, or challenge. These blogs are as real as their keepers. A few are eclectic and a few are very specific about their mission.
Whatever the case, these are Blogs I (Heart).
Here are the suggestions for the Award:
- Add the I (Heart) Your Blog Award Logo to your blog.
- Link to the person from whom you received this award.
- Pass it on! Award the I (Heart) Your Blog Award to 7 (or more) Blogs You (Heart).
- Leave a message on their Blogs You (Heart) letting the winner know they touched your heart!
With that being said, here are my nominees:
Do you feel that any of these blogs should be nominated for an all-new, never before seen blog award? Do you have a blog on your list that you simply HEART? Give some blog love and nominate your favorite blog in a comment here.
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