Blog of the Year 2012
I’m returning the favor to AD, of this Grade A blog A Day in Paradise, who is pleasant enough to nominate me for this Blog of the Year thingamajig. I do will love to collect all 6 stars and get entered in. Although, I have some grumble to croak. I just think who ever come up with this gizmo should have broken the awards down to categories. Photography Blog of the Year, Travel, Writing, Journal, Food, Poetry, what-have-you’s. I just think that how it’s supposed to be, thematic passion and strengths of bloggers other than blog as a whole.
The pictures here are from my current county of residency -
I’m hoping I get nominated again so I can list some more. Another thing I hate when I respond to awards is this demanding, forceful instruction of choosing blogs over the others. Anyway, I just want to highlight my Featured Blogs, Bloggers and Posts once again.
My Nominees and my cream of the crops choices from my handpicked Featured Blog recipients …
A Day in Paradise – I’m not just returning the favor. This truly is a Grade A blog. Her entries to Capture the Color and 7 Super Shots, Travel Theme: Bright, Wonderful Machu Picchu for Jake’s Theme, and this grand, larger-than-life … Architecture… Hola Spain!
Madhu of The Urge To Wonder – Topnotch Travel Blog just like Adin. She went for hiatus, and had a great comeback. Love her persistence and dedication. It’s a question why WP took a long time to Freshly Pressed her blog- The Barrio of Kitsch.
LuAnn of Paint Your Landscape – I love RVer bloggers. If there’s an RV Blog of the Year Award. She is my bet for it. Her post about Methuselah (the oldest living organism in the world), Cardiff, Bodie, John Muir Wilderness, Eatern Sierras, her poem “Season of Passion”, Sierra Nevadas, June Lake, and many more…
Gilly of Lucid Gypsy – Penguins for her Wordless Wednesday, Great Tit and Robin, Rosemoor, Fireworks, A Poem Found, Geometry, 100 Words for Grown-Ups Week #66, Delicious, Happy, etc. etc. etc. Need I make a testimonial?
Eliz of Mirth and Motivation – There is just so much to say to this blog. Every post is well-prepared, thought-through, just a swarm of great blog post after another. You get quotes, inspirations. wonderful images and some thought-provoking discussions. I love this blog, certainly one for the gold. WPC: Green, Renewal, Geometry, Haiku: VanArt For You and Musings: On Tykes and Terrible Two’s.
I need a break….
Debra of Bagni Di Lucca and Beyond – Lots of Italy Blogs out there. She will give them a run for the Best Italy Blog and Travel Blog of the Year. She is one of WordPress most recommended blogs for Travel. I can’t possibly list them all up. Here’s her entry for Colour My World.
Amy of The World is a Book – Lovely Amy, her blog is way ready for bigger and brighter things. Sunday Post: Architecture, Trajan’s Column, Bight – Cathedra Petri, Geometry, Powerful, On Display, Big, Nurnberg, Contrasting Colors, I need to break this. Too many to list.
Allan of Modes of Flight – I’m putting my bottom Canadian dollar for Photography Blog of the Year on this one. Check out his gruesome, disturbing, morbid, creepy, spine-tingling, grotesque images. And do continue to follow his photography lesson posts, The Unrepentant Flâneur’s Guide to Street Photography series. As a matter of fact, one of my most favorites is Part 7, which focuses on photographing homeless people.
Marianne of East of Malaga – Best Spain Blog? A great ambassador of Spain for food, cost of living, histories, and travel. All Things Bright and Geometrical, Travel Theme: Texture, Roadside Advertising: not just a load of Bull, Malaga’s Botanical Garden, Goats on the road – I kid you not, Santander…
Rona Black Photography – I follow and witness this blog from the start to its progress and success. One of the best photography blogs out there. Here is Counterpoint.
This is tasking … another break …
The Island Traveler of This Man’s Journey – Heart-felt, inspirational posts to the brim! IT is your blog for life, love, family, soul and spirit. Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal
Silving Bits of Living – This blog needs no translation, her pictures are all well-said. A long-time blogging friend who is specialized in photographing esp. birds and other nature beauties, and making bracelets. Wings, Copenhagen, Sky Bulb, Alpinisme, On My TV – It is Alive!, Time …
Carla’s Blog – My number 1 pick for Art Blog of the Year. The way Carla blog is unconventional. She chronicles her travels, expresses her feelings and shares her thoughts through her artwork. These titles are piquing, …. Drawing Deer With A Stick, We Listen To Jazz While I Sketch, Drawing People Like I Draw Animals, What I Present to the Public versus What’s Going On In My Head, Tight Jeans and An Acoustic Guitar – California Country Music …
Jugorum of Bullfrogs Symposiums – Check out this Instagram heavy blog. Geometry, Silhouette, Big, Just a Snip and There …
Marsha Lee – Jury Duty, Quilting DIY, her post about keeping a journal when traveling and this very interesting post for coffee lovers – Ka’anapali Coffee Farms . Marsha Lee is a relatively new blogger with so much variety, and in turn, with so much to offer.
Sunshine of Simply Charming – A top choice for Best Poetry/Writing Blog. Do check out her submissions for The Weekly Writing Challenge. The Daily Planner-To Do List Improves With The Plow, Green and Relentless Eating Machine, Spooky Celebration … Eat, Drink, and Be Scary and this romantic poem - I wish I were …
Three Well Beings – A fork in the road? Check this post out. What about this one? - Stress Busting at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.
Last, and is the least …
Jo Bryant of Chronicles of Illusions – She is …
Wait! That’s not how it goes. Last, but not the least … The what-now my choice for Novel/Writing Blog of the Year. PLEASE read this highly, highly impressive piece of writing – The short story that morphed into a novel.
Check out my list of Featured Blogs, Bloggers and Posts. Although, I’m complaining here, I’ll do this again and again, and even mention non-featured-blog bloggers. I do wish to receive this award again – what a shameless plug.
Thank You all for the support. Happy Thanksgiving Weekend.
I’m also nominating …
Featured Blogs? I might as well continue along. For the first time, I’m featuring not one, not two, but three Featured Blog, Bloggers and Posts.
A Gracious Life – There are great blogs, and there are great bloggers. You don’t have to read between the lines to know that A Gracious Life is a gracious blog. My Favorite Post is A Good Drive on North Luzon Expressway in the Philippines.
Tom of The Palladian Traveler – This is my newest, most favorite Travel Blog. Fascinating and interesting reads all over the place … Reviewing The Past: The Acropolis, Il Paese Che Muore, Venice Walk: From Fom Madison County, The Blue Grotto of Salento, Infinite Light of Amida Nyorai, La Serinissima and Il Soprannome: The Folksy DNA.
Imelda of My Wall – Last weekend, I was reading her blog and I was astonished, floored and bombarded by the never-ending amazing, impressive post after post after post by this blogger. Sharp, clear images, a nature lover, an impressive, eloquent writer, a great blogger, My Wall truly is A place for photos, poems, stories, life and other stuff. Category Archive: Poems.
So, what is your favorite post of mine?