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Thank you Writers Reviews for the inspirational blogger award! Writers Reviews is home to the Writers Reviews Blogger Awards.
Written by Christy Zutautas, Writers Reviews is a professional writers web site that gives reviews on movies, products, and web sites! Christy gives information on blogging, interviews with other bloggers, advice on ways to make money online, and of course awards! Like this One!
It's easy to see why I'm honored, so much so, I had trouble making up my mind who to nominate! The Writers Reviews award in Christy's words, is "an award series that would give unique, caring, brave, and positive bloggers the recognition they deserve."
Stop by Writers Reviews for more information on the Writers Reviews awards, where you can see each award in the series.
The inspirational blogger award is "For those bloggers who inspire others through their words and actions. With a positive attitude, and an uplifting spirit these bloggers make the blogosphere a better place, and encourage others to do the same. This award is for bloggers who rise up to set an example but continue to reach out and support others
It was hard to narrow my list to only five bloggers to nominate for this award. Especially, since I'm a new blogger who has had support from many different types of bloggers, for example I'm visited by comedy blogs, writers sites, technology sites, woman blogs, momma blogs, daddy blogs, and the list goes on, making it difficult to decide. When I started blogging I was going to post about reading and writing period. Since I'm pacing the publishing house floor most of the time, and enjoy networking with other writers. However, its hard to do when you want to write for parents, since parents aren't interested in reading about writing as much as they are about books and reading. Hence, the creation of a A Nice Place In The Sun, where I spend most of my time confused. If it wasn't for the support of all of my blog friends, encouraging on my posts this boat would not float! I'm spoiled, and look for my blog friends comments after each post. Thanks to all of you A Nice Place In The Sun is a fun place to work! Here are the blogs I nominated with an example of their kind and valued comments on some of my posts!
My First nomination is to Jos from NoDirectOn(not:NoDirection)
Here is his comment:
Hi Ann, this is truly a wonderful piece! I'd wish all teachers, and those who consider becoming one, would read this. There's such a big need for good teachers in today's world, and so many children that are never brought in touch with heir true talent... Good job! Very inspirational!
July 13, 2007 1:33 PM
Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...
Jos, Thank you, so much for leaving a comment! I've hardly had any readers the last few days, and it's scary! I always worry about posts until I receive a comment! I really did need an optimistic tap on the shoulder!
I'm so glad Christy introduced me to your blog! Not only do you write well, you're a great blog buddy! :)
Second Nomination is for Ronni with Designing Fairy,
July 18, 2007 8:30 AM
Ann, great material. :) Simon sounds like quite a character. Love the monster story. I battle our 105 year old beagle most the day. Everyone else can use the pet door, but she can't see it, so you have to open the door for her. But, she sits there. Doesn't move. If you try to move her, she moans and gets pissed off. (she's very independent but can't see or hear, so there's the problem). Our animals rule the roost!
July 18, 2007 9:14 AM
Ronni, Thank you for stopping by! After you left that message on blog catalog, it made me think of Simon. Not that I had much of a chance to forget him, but I thought of writing about him. Especially since he will not let me write! I think he's jealous. Your Beagle sounds hilarious! I guess when we get old we'll have an attitude too! It's so comical when they force their will , isn't it? I'm really a dog lover, and can't wait to get a dog. I'm just not in a position at the moment. I lost my 13 year old retriever last year, and she was fussy too. You're right they rule the roost! Thanks for the comment!
Then Anne from The Tall Poppy
Congratulations on your award! You have a great blog. I hope to hear more about Bizzy soon,too. Thanks for nominating my blog for a Rockin' Girl Blogger award. i am very honoured/
June 23, 2007 2:18 PM
Theresa at Sleeping Kitten Dancing Dog
A lovely story Ann. Well written and painted a great picture.
And last but certainly not least Nick from Anything Goes!
Hey Ann, congrats on the award. Looks like Adrian picked the right recipient and thanx for awarding it to me. Much appreciated!
Nick, Thank you for always leaving the nicest comments, and writing one of favorite blogs!
Enjoy inspirational bloggers and thanks for your friendship!
The Boogeyman Man From Planet-Lackawanna-
Motherhood is an art impossible to explain, one which requires a vast sea of love, devotion, compassion, and understanding, unmatched by any affection we will ever know again.- Ann Clemmons
Words are the core of our souls, without written, vocal or lyrical expression we lose sight of one another or worse, ourselves. Words bring forth the essence of the human spirit; so express yourself without abandon.
Beatrix Potter’s Journal, 17 November 1896, from the National Trust collection.
Alone in her world
of make believe
weaving her stories
of magic and light
She brings joy
to the eyes
of innocent minds
less jaded and free
For only they know
what's in her heart
holding the secrets
she guards so well
Life's hidden mysteries
belong to those
whose wisdom and truth
shine on in imagination
Written for Ann
Of The Horoscope Junkie
Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”'
F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Lines from The Great Gatsby)
"A Southerner Talks Music"
"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea inside us."
An author values a compliment even when it comes from a source of doubtful competency.
- Mark Twain in Eruption
"I like a good story well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself"