I am a million miles behind on acknowledging awards,
and I am beginning to feel stressed about it.
Great bloggers were good enough to nominate me,
and what do they get back?
I have been trawling through comments,
trying to remember who gave me awards and when.
As I do I hear a voice in my head.
It is my mum saying,
“Why did you leave it to the last minute?”.
Well in this case I hear her saying,
“Why did you not do the Thank You post immediately?”.
I am still saying I will try to do that post someday,
but in the meantime I would like to do a different post.
Four bloggers I follow regularly are doing something similar,
and I think it is a wonderful idea.
Firstly I will tell you what they are doing,
and then I will tell you what I will do.
My first inspiring blogger is Mocha.
This is a blogger I will never meet,
but would love to.
There is something in his writing,
that is fascinating and unique.
His is often a post that arrives into my reader,
and I wait so I have time to appreciate it.
After I read it,
I often say “Wow, that was good”,
and then I say,
“Feck him, my post is a bit rubbish next to that”.
Anyway Mocha does a post on a Friday called “Reblog Fridays”.
This is where he mentions posts in the past week he enjoyed,
and also reblogs one of them.
I think it is a lovely idea,
and I have found some beauties.
He is some one I have given my blogging heart to,
and not many have received that honor.
The next interesting idea along this line is from Wonder Woman.
Well to be honest that is my name for her!
She began blogging at the same time as me,
her name then was Cranky.
She is a firm favourite of mine.
In the six months since then,
she has written a novel,
and has had stories and articles published.
She has recently set up a new blog,
called “A Dream Come True”,
in order to share her writing experiences,
and help with links and advice,
for anyone who would like to submit stories,
or look to be published.
Her idea is called “Paying it Forward”.
On a Wednesday she picks a blogger she likes,
and speaks about her relationship with them,
and their blog.
Lastly is the idea of Kelly over at freelittlewords.
She has a great blog,
which has evolved over time.
It is based on love and those three little words
everyone likes to hear.
She is also a very busy lady,
and has written a childrens book,
as well as being a teacher,
and a mum to two boys.
Every post is different.
She is one blogger I have so enjoyed getting to know.
Her idea is Blogtrotting July.
This is where she writes a post,
and within the post links to blogs she enjoys,
and writes about the blogger and their blogs.
Again it is a lovely idea.
Last but not least is Duncan over at Mad Hatters.
His is a shared blog,
with lots of visual humor,
and loads of irreverence and fun.
He was one of my first blogging friends,
and has continued to be a great source of support to me.
His comments could often be posts in themselves.
Anyway Duncan does a post where he recommends blogs he likes.
He writes about the blogger and links to a post,
that usually sums that blog up to a tee.
Now for my own idea,
I think what I would like to do,
is “Posts I have read”,
or my preferred name “Freshly Impressed”.
Those posts will be ones I will have read,
recently or ages ago,
which made me laugh,cry,shout or wonder.
The ones that sometimes live on after you read them,
or force you to go back for another look.
Not necessarily always from my favourites,
as I am usually bias about them.
So some day this week,
I will gather together those I just can’t get out of my head
and share with you my reading on wordpress.
Until then if you have time check out my buddies.
You will not be sorry.
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