Tuesday, 17 July 2012

A very special award...

I'd like to say a huge thank you - and sorry for taking so long to accept it - to Michelle Gregory who has given me this fabulous, lovely and very special award.

Michelle created this award herself about a year and a half ago, and you can read her reasons for it here.

I am honoured to be included in her thoughts.

If you followed the link and read Michelle's original post, you'll know there is no obligation to accepting. But after reading about this award and what it means to Michelle herself, I knew I wanted to share it with some very special bloggers who have been a source of joy, comfort and enthusiasm throughout my blog's life.

Once I started thinking about, however, I realised that I could actually list a lot more people than I have done, and I hope no one feels offended for not being included. 

Here are my choices - ladies, you've been awarded!
Rebecca Bradley - for being one of my earliest blog followers
Teresa Morgan - for loving Footloose :-)
Kyra Lennon - for making me feel like I'm not the only writer in the South West
Elizabeth Seckman - for being such a big advocate for my writing

This is also my 200th post (and I've just gained my 200th follower) so what better way to celebrate.







48 comments:

  1. Well, Footloose is AWESOME! And I'm not talking about the remake!

    Kevin Bacon eat your heart out! Thanks for the award... I might have to do this one on my blog. I think I failed at getting around to the other one.

    (And you're not the only writer in the South West! I'm in the South West... ish... Near Bristol anyway ;-))

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    1. Anything further north than Exeter is a far and distant land to us folks down here!

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  2. Liz Fenwick is Cornwall... but I think she is also in Dubai at times.

    Maybe we need to meet at a service station one day ;-)

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  3. Two hundred followers is something to be proud about! Congrats for that...and your award! :)

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    1. Thank you - it kind of snuck up on me though.

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  4. Two hundred blogs and two hundred followers - congratulations! But I am confused - where are these followers? Your page shows 10 friends and 8 followers. Come to that - where am I?

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    1. I was going by the Google Connect followers - it was playing up recently and not showing on the side-bar. You're on that, Lizy, definitely! (I'd actually forgotten about the Linky and Network Blog followers - although I think most of them are doubled up from GC.)

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  5. This is a very nice award to receive! I've been a bit puzzled by awards, and I currently have a post up on the A-Z blogging challenge website about their value. This one sounds perfect. No obligation to talk about yourself or obligate others to do that. It's just a lovely recognition. Congrats to you!!

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  6. Well, congratulations all the way around then!

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  7. i'll be sure to stop by these blogs soon. always nice to meet new blogging friends.

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  8. so sweet! great award! congrats!

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  9. Congrats on the award and on the 200th follower:)

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  10. Ahhhhh...that is the sweetest!!! And it's easy to advocate for something you admire and respect.

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  11. Woo, congrats on your 200s! :D Thanks for the award - it is so cool knowing there is another writer reasonably close by. I hope we can meet up soon! :D

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  12. Congrats Annalisa on the award, I shall visit all the nominated bloggers hoping to discover new blogging friends :). Kisses and hugs lovely lady.

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  13. Congrats on the award! You definitely deserved it. Also, congratulations on reaching two such big milestones as 200 posts and 200 followers. Here's to the next 200. :-)

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    1. I'm looking forward to the next 200, thanks Misha!

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  14. Annalisa, congratulations on getting the award, on having built relationships with other writers worth passing the award onto, on penning your 200th post and on getting your 200th follower. This is a special post, indeed.

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    1. Thanks Suze, when you put it like that, I think this little blog's doing all right, isn't it? :-)

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  15. What a lovely award title and what an amazing coincidence. 200 posts and 200 followers. It's got to mean something... hasn't it?!

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    1. I think so, Rosalind - the 200th was just last night, as I was writing this post too!

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  16. Congrats on your award and your 200 followers!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  17. A trio of congratulations sent your way.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  18. Congratulations on your award. It seems that 200 is your lucky number.

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  19. you are invited to follow my blog

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    1. Er... thank you for advertising your blog on my blog.

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  20. Congrats! on the milestones! I love hitting those large round numbers. Here's to another 200 posts and new followers!

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  21. Hi Annalisa,

    Congratulations! You've got an awesome blog and deserve the award.

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    1. Thanks Zunnur, and thanks for visiting!

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  22. Hi, Annalisa - congrats on this award! I've been lurking on your blog for a while, now, and wanted to throw another award at you! It's the Booker Award, and you can check it out by clicking here: Some Dark Romantic. :-)

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    1. Hi Mina - lurking is great, I do that on lots of blogs too! Thanks for the award, that's so sweet. I'll pop over and check it out now :-)

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  23. Hi Annalisa - congratulations on your 200th post and 200th follower - that's wonderful news .. then the award - "Friends for the Journey" .. definitely the way blogging is - great group of friends ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary... those 200s crept up on me though.

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