Thank you – everyone – for making me feel special and loved!

From Catnip of Life, November 2013


From Dawn Hosking October 2013

I'm part of Post A Day 2013

October 2012

September 8, 2012

August 2012 & December 2012


September 6, 2012

December 2012 (times 4)

December 2012

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December 2012 from Catnip of Life


 Twice – December 2012, March 2013


January 2013



January 2013 from Sharla at Catnip of Life


Most Influential Blogger 2012 – From CatnipOfLife February 2013

March 9, 2013, April 23, 2013, October 29, 2013, January 2015

Dragon’s Loyalty Award – John W. Howell, March 9, 2013

The Best Moment Award - April 2013 from Mike Smit

The Best Moment Award – April 2013 from Mike Smith


Times two, April 2013, from Natasha Harmer and Mike Smith.

Sunshine AwardNK-1

June 25 2013, October 29, 2013

WordPress Family Award

And from Annmarie October 17, 2013


The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award – Hot Rod Cowgirl July 2013


The Excellence Award – December 8, 2014


Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award – January 2015

22 thoughts on “AWARDS!

    • We’re getting a little inbred here 🙂 I got it and gave to Mike who gave it to you and you’ve given it back. I thank you for the honor and I will add you to the post I wrote yesterday about it since I don’t think I have another 15 nominees ready yet. It’s actually cute how much we like each other’s work. Our mutual admiration is part of what makes us a community and not a bunch of people writing in a void. Thank you again!!! And again!!


      • Haha I had no idea this is where he’d got it from!! lol think I’ve just given it out to a load of people who already have it! Woops! 15 is a lot of blogs, I can’t regularly read much more than that or my brain would explode! It’s difficult coming up with that many! It is like a little community though, it’s quite nice really! And you’re welcome 🙂


        • We all have that problem. It’s just fine. As I said, I will link you into that post as a second bestower of goodies. And yes, 15 is a LOT. I usually cut it down to about 5 or occasionally, even fewer because these things seem to come in waves and none of us can read that many posts and also write any of our own!


  1. I always feel guilty when I decline an award…like I am hurting someone’s feelings. It would be ideal if the mutual-admiration awards could be given without the requirement to find a dozen or so bloggers to reurn the favor. Everyone I know has been nominated numerous times–and I often feel guilty now for nominating others and making them feel guilty. I don’t mean to be a grouch– the awards themselves are lovely.


    • I had to get over it. I really don’t have the time to do them anymore … and most of the bloggers I know don’t want them either. If they were more like a real award and less like a chain letter, maybe I’d feel differently. But right now, they really ARE spam.


      • yes. but some I know are people who I believe to be sincere, and I feel like I am hurting their feelings. It has to be an honor for new bloggers and I hesitate to say that the “awards” are meaningless. you are right, it is indeed spam.


  2. Here’s a suggestion, for what its worth. How about–when our blog is nominated for the first time for a given award–the badge be posted. Then the second and subsequent nominations either can be acknowleged…or it could be suggested that it can only be given once. I love how you have a page devoted to the various awards received—- I would do the same in the spirit of camaraderie, it would be fun to see the … say…: “ABC Blog awards (10.) It would just take a minute to update the count. 🙂


    • I just don’t accept those nominations or awards anymore. When you are a new blogger, it’s nice and fun … but when you’ve been at it for years, it’s just a hassle. New bloggers should get them, not those of us with big followings. They need the boost … we don’t.


  3. Dear Marilyn,

    I’d like to nominate you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I find your blog interesting, and I do hope you will accept the nomination. You can see the rules in my “Sunshine Blogger Award” post. Keep blogging!


  4. I enjoy this blog very much. Is there any explanation as to who the author is (or authors are)? Are there three authors who take turns writing?: Garry, Marilyn, and Rich (since they each have a page)? Thanks for any clarification you can give me.


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