A Team of Inspiring Bloggers – Claim this Very Inspiring Blog Award

I was pleasantly surprised to see a comment in my About page

from Nicole Davis from http://triumphantwings.wordpress.com

nominating me for the

Very Inspiring Blog Award.

What can I say but

Thank you’.

Image

 

Here are the guidelines:

  1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Share seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Nicole Summer 2013

The amazing blogger who nominated me is Nicole Davis of Triumphant Wings and you can read all about her by clicking on her lovely photo on the left.  Her blog name suits her perfectly, she is one sweet courageous lady.

Next I have to share seven facts about myself.

I am still the same Little Borneo Girl so the seven facts about myself are still the same as what I earlier shared when I received the Shine On Award (please click here to check it out).

Now my nominations to 15 other inspiring bloggers are (in no particular order)

1.   Jhanis, the Vanilla Housewife who shares stories from her third world kitchen

2.   Jill from Ripples of Truth, small moments make sweet ripples

3.    Linda G Hill, a writer clawing her way out

4.    Otrazhenie sharing a collection on poems, prose and images

5.    Archita from A Journey called Life

6.    Jo Bryant from Chronicles of Illusions

7.    Konni Kim, a young talented designer from Konni Kim Designs

8.    Sofia of Papaya Pieces

9.    The Mouse & The Cat from Live2EatEat2Live Blog

10.   The Amazing Wife from Unleashing Me who’s been featured on Freshly Pressed

11.    A wildflower named Dandelion from Dandelion’s Den

12.   Kosher Adobo, A Filipino from Saudi Arabia meets a Mensch from Boston

13.   The ever so creative and talented MichelleMarie from Tell Me About It

14.   Mabel Kwong, a writer and multicultural blogger

15.   Vera, a Christian woman sharing her observations, insights and experiences of life

Wow, tough work but well worth it.

Congratulations to all nominees and I hope you will accept the award.  I was going to bend the rules a bit on my part and still participate in the award but I got there and followed the rules accordingly.  No bending needed.

Whether you bend the rules or not, I will leave it to you.  Take this as a bloggers community project and happy blogging !

 

Confusing Stats

Can someone please tell me what you make out from this stat?

1 single visitor with 64 views and coming from all those countries.

I don’t understand one bit of this !

And it’s not the first time it happens.

Have I missed out something or has WordPress gone haywire?

  • Sunday, August 25, 2013

    Views: 64?
    Visitors: 1

    Views per Visitor: 64.00

     

Country Views
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 17
United States FlagUnited States 16
Canada FlagCanada 8
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 6
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 4
Poland FlagPoland 2
India FlagIndia 2
Australia FlagAustralia 2
Germany FlagGermany 1
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 1
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 1
Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 1
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 1

postaday

Blogger Awards – Are they a pleasure or a pressure ?

This post came about after reading Oliana, Whispering Insights, Traces of the Soul’s post on “This Blog no longer accepts AWARDS”.

I started to comment on her spot on and honest opinion on accepting Blog Awards and my two pennies worth of comments went longer than two sentences hence I better ‘shut up’ and return to my own blog rather than fill up a whole page on Traces of the Soul.

I received my first blog award from Scottishmomus and I was absolutely thrilled.  I was on holiday in Sunshine Coast and the first thing I did when I returned home was to claim that One Lovely Blog Award and passed it on.  Phew !

one-lovely-blog-scroll_award

My second award notification actually went into my spam folder for some reason.  It was not till I checked my spam folder that I found it and accepted it and passed it on with a big WOW.  That was the Shine On Award kindly nominated by Lorraine Reguly.

shineon1

And guess who nominated me for my third award?  None other dear Oliana of Whispering Insights, Traces of the Soul.  I was thrilled and got on to it diligently.  That was the WordPress Family Award.  Indeed I felt good and a sense of belonging to the WordPress Family.

wordpress-family-award

Then while visiting a new blogger Bloggerita7 Heart to Web, I found out she had so kindly nominated me for Liebster Award.  By then my blog was in its second month and I was challenging myself to Post A Week.  I was writing and reading other blogs so this kind of chain effect in accepting awards was a little beyond me then.  However, being ‘greedy’, I accepted the award very gratefully but bent the rules a little (confession).

liebster-award

Personally, I value these awards too much to refuse any nomination but whether or not I can live up to accepting any future awards and passing them on is another matter.  I see these awards as connection to fellow bloggers and building a community and more importantly we are sharing the good blogs we follow with other bloggers.

Badge

While feeling a bit pressured by blogger awards and feeling sort of being driven to that kind of ‘chain’ pass on effect, I wanted to recognize and share other bloggers’ posts without having to pressure anyone into anything.  Hence, recently I created a Little Girl Story MUST READ post.  This is a badge to recognize good blogs (more specifically the particular posts) that I had read and liked.  It is my way of saying ‘thank you’ to bloggers that I follow for sharing and award them with my badge and share their posts with other bloggers.  Littlegirlstory badge is just a recognition, nothing more and the nominated bloggers do not need to do anything except if they wish, they can add Littlegirlstory badge to their nominated post, as easy as it.  It is not a chain kind of reward.

Now, I have finally wrote my two pennies worth of thoughts on a topic initiated by Oliana, Whispering Insights, Traces of the Soul.  I thought it would be a PLEASURE just to write a simple post on this topic but it ended up quite a PRESSURE with all the links I have to embed to recognize all the bloggers who had so kindly nominated me for those awards I had so far received.

Once again, THANK YOU Scottishmomus, Lorraine Reguly, Bloggerita7 and especially Oliana of Wispering Insights, Traces of the Soul for being part and parcel of this topic.

It is now my PLEASURE TO press ‘Publish’ on this post.



Related articles

This Blog no longer accepts AWARDS by Traces of the Soul

Littlegirlstory’s Blog Awards – Thank you, Thank you, Thank you !

Littlegirlstory recommended MUST READ posts

postaday

I am part of the WordPress Family Award

Aside

A BIG THANK YOU to Whispering Insights

for nominating me for the “WorldPress Family Award”.

I am thrilled for your very kind nomination,

my WordPress friend.

wordpress-family-award

When I started blogging, I had no idea what I was in for.  All I wanted was a platform to write my autobiography, my true life story.  Choosing WordPress had connected me with fellow like minded bloggers and even earned Awards.  This is probably one of my most fulfilling new hobby that I am at the moment pretty intensely involved with.

The creator of this award has the following to say:

” This is an award for everyone who is part of the “WordPress Family” I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can.  The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here.  I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents ‘Family’ we never meet, but are there for us as family.  It is my honour to start this award. Thank you Shaun @ http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/ ”

Here are the rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog (see above).
2. Link back to the person who nominated you (also see above).
3. Nominate 10 others who have positively impacted your WordPress experience (see below).
4. Don’t forget to let your WordPress family members know of your nomination.
5. That’s it! Just pick 10 people that have accepted you as a friend, and spread the love!

🙂

Most if not all of my nominees had visited my blog, posted comments and build the connection with me in my short time of less than two months with WordPress.

Rule 5 of this award criteria said “Just pick 10 people that have accepted you as a friend, and spread the love!”

I had previously nominated most of you for “One Lovely Blog Award” and/or “Shine On Award” and I still believe you deserve this “WordPress Family Award” too.

Without further adieu my nomination goes to the following 10 bloggers.

1.   http://scottishmomus.wordpress.com/about/

2.   http://mabelkwong.com/about-2/

3.   http://verawrites.com/about/

4.   http://thepolarzone.wordpress.com/

5.  http://eatingmilkandhoney.wordpress.com/about/

6.   http://katkinnie.wordpress.com/about/

7.   http://thegreenpensieve.wordpress.com/about/

8.   http://verajackson.wordpress.com/

9.  http://thevillagegranny.com/

10.  http://zenscribbles.wordpress.com/about/

I considered all of you as my WordPress friend and I hope you have accepted me as a friend too and let’s spread our love to the WordPress Community.

paw2013

WOW another Award !

Image

WOW another Award !

Thank you Lorraine Reguly (http://poetryperfected.blogspot.ca/) for nominating me for the “Shine On” Award.

Yesterday I claimed my first “One Lovely Blog Award” kindly nominated by Scottishmomus (http://scottishmomus.wordpress.com) and honestly I was a bit hesitant to claim another but have reflected and now gracefully accept your very kind nomination.

This new award will definitely “Shine On” what I had already posted yesterday in claiming “One Lovely Blog Award” and hopefully will be gracefully accepted by my 7 (same) nominees of the first award who well and truly deserve this award too.

THE RULES FOR ACCEPTING THE “SHINE ON” AWARD ARE:

1. Display the award logo on your blog. (Right click and copy the logo and post on your own blog).

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. State 7 things about yourself

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.

Here are the 7 Things about this little Borneo girl.

1. I am a foodie, love food, fine dining and very creative in my cooking. After sampling a dish from most restaurant, I can improvise the recipe and create a replica at home.

2. I believe in ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ and live my life to the fullest.

3. I have a tattoo on my left arm just slightly above my wrist. My tattoo is a picture of a bee, making me behave like a busy bee, always on the go.

4. I have a pet dog, Toby whom I love to bits and who shares my bed at night.

5. I have turned grey and I dyed my hair to hide my shades of grey (confession).

6. I only have a few true friends but I do have many acquaintances whom I hang out with. I treasure friendship and would rather have four true friends than four dozen acquaintances.

7. I have grown three dress sizes bigger over a decade and it will probably take another decade for me to go back to my original size and weight if I pull my brake now. However, I am still the merry old me, ‘Don’t worry, be happy.’

Here are the 15 nominees (in no particular order).

I tend to only follow bloggers whom I can sense humanity and honesty in their writing, like my simple and down to earth blog. Their blogs will certainly “Shine On” any reader.

1. http://eatingmilkandhoney.wordpress.com/

2. http://verawrites.com/

3. http://mabelkwong.com/about-2/

4. http://prettyeasylife.com/about/

5. http://thevillagegranny.com/

6. http://katkinnie.wordpress.com/

7. http://zenscribbles.wordpress.com/

8. http://scottishmomus.wordpress.com/

9. http://thepolarzone.wordpress.com/

10. http://thegreenpensieve.wordpress.com/

11. http://caitsfoodtherapy.com/

12. http://sandstoneandamber.com/

13. http://leadingpersonality.wordpress.com/

14. http://whereisamber.com/

15. http://offthebeatenhealth.com/

CONGRATULATIONS to all nominees and hopefully you will claim your award and pass it on to other deserving bloggers.

paw2013

This is my 2nd post for Week 1 of my personal challenge towards a “Post A Week”.

One Lovely Blog Award for me !

Image

One Lovely Blog Award for me !

I had a great seven days break in the Sunshine Coast and the first post I did when I came home was to claim my ‘One Lovely Blog Award.  Wow, am I excited !

A BIG Thank You to Scottishmomus (http://scottishmomus.wordpress.com) for nominating me for this award !

I started my blog because I wanted a place to record my autobiography for my children, future grandchildren and great (great great) grandchildren. Other than just recording memoirs of my past and present life stories, my posts eventually branched out to other topics as it became an open book diary where I pen my thoughts of the past and the present. All posts are raw records and you are reading the true life story of this little Borneo girl. (unedited)

Rules for accepting this award are :

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post. (Right click and copy the logo and post on your own blog).

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Nominate 7 or so bloggers you admire or have admired.

4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know.

Here are the 7 Things about this little Borneo girl.

1. I am a foodie, love food, fine dining and very creative in my cooking. After sampling a dish from most restaurant, I can improvise the recipe and create a replica at home.

2. I believe in ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ and live my life to the fullest.

3. I have a tattoo on my left arm just slightly above my wrist. My tattoo is a picture of a bee, making me behave like a busy bee, always on the go.

4. I have a pet dog, Toby whom I love to bits and who shares my bed at night.

5. I have turned grey and I dyed my hair to hide my shades of grey (confession).

6. I only have a few true friends but I do have many acquaintances whom I hang out with. I treasure friendship and would rather have four true friends than four dozen acquaintances.

7. I have grown three dress sizes bigger over a decade and it will probably take another decade for me to go back to my original size and weight if I pull my brake now. However, I am still the merry old me, ‘Don’t worry, be happy.’

Here are the 7 nominees (in no particular order).

I tend to only follow bloggers whom I can sense humanity and honesty in their writing, like my simple and down to earth blog.

1. http://eatingmilkandhoney.wordpress.com/

2. http://verawrites.com/

3. http://mabelkwong.com/about-2/

4. http://prettyeasylife.com/about/

5. http://thevillagegranny.com/

6. http://katkinnie.wordpress.com/

7. http://zenscribbles.wordpress.com/

Congratulations to all nominees so please claim your ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ and pass it on.