Did you see the column two days ago where I promised I would be right back? Well, that didn’t happen as planned. Nothing interesting happened in the interval, but life has a way of making petty demands just when you get on a productive roll, doesn’t it?
So two days later, I am even farther from “…Far From Normal”, the post prompted by the WordPress Challenge. That seems to be the running motif here, so everything is working just fine.
To pick up the thread of the dropped post, here are my nominations for the Beautiful Blog Award. ( I would love to nominate Terry1954, but since she nominated me, that might smack of corruption. And we are very sensitive to that here near the nation’s Capital). What I looked for in the nominees was an overall theme of finding the beautiful moments that are so easy to miss during the overall mundane rhythm of the day’s requirements. Just like the Challenge prompted, these bloggers may have “ordinary lives”, but they consistently find ways of writing about them that makes them interesting.
- Transplanted Tater :I love the delight you described in touring a library.
- Kami’s Beautiful Morning: I feel the whoosh of the air as you ride your beloved bicycle.
- High, High, Higher :I laugh out loud at your description of trying to celebrate Chinese New Year.
- A Side of Writing: I catch your giddy excitement at having the day off.
- Simple Cherishes: I share your enthusiasm for discovering a new artist.
- Trash Backwards: I am inspired by your devotion to re-purposing, and your ‘name your trash’ app.
I’m not sure if all these wonderful writers accept popular choice awards. There is some debate that awards promote favoritism, are tools for increasing readership, and are not serious critiques. To those charges, I agree. Personally, I don’t think any of those things are bad, and I truly get excited when I get approval from other bloggers. But I know that different blogs are set up with different purposes, and an award logo may not be in keeping with the message. To all current and future nominees, please feel free to acknowledge, display, or ignore the awards as you see fit. But please accept the spirit in which the nomination is given.
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