A lovely lady from the UK, Jade Reyner, thought enough of my blog to gift me with the Awesome Blog Content Award. I am honored. If you have not stopped by her blog
to give her a hard time to see her fun and informative posts, you should do so immediately, if not sooner. Be sure to ask her for a cuppa and some clotted cream. Trust me on this.
As for the award, I have received a few awards in the past. But as I think about this one the name of it means a little more to me now than it did over a year ago. Content.
We who blog, should give a great deal of thought to the content of what we post. Whether our blog’s purpose is to entertain, inform, or provoke thoughts, we bloggers need to weigh carefully the content we attach to our names. I’ve been reading Kristen Lamb‘s book, ‘Rise of the Machines’. In it, Kristen talks about authors using social media to build a brand which is , in fact, is our names. Good content is received and remembered by the author’s name. Bad content is also received and remembered by the author’s name. If the blogger’s goal is to build a following, regardless of the purpose of the blog, then the quality of the content is critical.
Therefore, to receive acknowledgement for the content of my blog, is something I truly appreciate. That it comes from someone I respect for their own content makes it doubly so. Thank you, Jade.
For those of you new to blogging, most awards have rules attached to them which usually involves providing information about the nominee to learn a little about the person behind the blog.
So, here are the rules:-
1. Display the Award on your Blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.
3. Present 8 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment.
5. Write a word or phrase about yourself for each letter of the Alphabet.
Numbers 1 – 3 are easy…number 4 takes some thought…and here is the tricky bit, number 5. Here goes!
A- Archer – I shoot a custom longbow for fun and hunting
B- BCP (Business Continuity Professional) – I help my company prepare for and mitigate the effects of a disaster.
C- Complex – My interests and views vary widely.
D- Devoted – 32 years with the same domestic CEO
E- Educated (both academic and street) – Some long stories here.
F- Friendly – Okay it’s my opinion.
H- Husband – See ‘D’ above
I- Inquisitive – The day I no longer want to learn, put me in the ground
J- Jokester – I love to give and receive.
K- Knife maker – One of my many hobbies
L- Loyal –
M- Medic – Eight years as an Emergency Medical Technician on Advanced Life Support ambulances
N- Noble – I like to think so.
O- Open-minded – See “I” above
P- Punctual (Except when posting a blog) If you’re on time, you’re late!
Q- Quaint (Old fashioned) I believe in manners and rustic things
R- Respectful – Something sorely lacking in today’s youth!!!!!
T- Thankful – I have lived a blessed life and I’m not afraid to said it out loud.
U- Upfront – What you see is what you get…for the most part.
V- Verbal – Once I get to know you.
W- Warped – Sense of humor
X- Xenagogue (Yes its a real word and it fits look it up.)
Y- Young-at-heart. I try to laugh every day (**secret** to a long marriage!!!)
Z- Zeebee – (High School Mascot)
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