I’ve been very privileged to be nominated twice for the Blog of the Year Award 2012, by Crissouli on The ‘Back Fence’ of Genealogy and Susan on Family History Fun, both blogs which I love to read for every post. (This morning I was delighted to learn that Alona from Lone Tester HQ has also nominated me). The most special aspect of the award is that it’s been given by my peers and it’s the icing on the blogging cake. Just knowing that people make the time to read what I write, and to comment on it, is so fantastic. The interaction and comments back and forward make for a dynamic genealogy community, and friends who quickly cease to seem at all “virtual”.
You may have read my initial post about this award in which I took the plunge and nominated five blogs for the award. Receiving it myself gives me the bonus of adding to the list, and this time I want to recognise those who inspire our genealogy community in different ways.
Michele Goodrum from The Turning of Generations for her 21st Century Organised Family Historian (21COFH). Michele also completed the 365 day photo challenge!
Julie from Anglers Rest for the many challenges and diverse posts and topics she shares with us all.
Lorine from Olive Tree Genealogy for all those wonderful Sharing Memories prompts that help us write our own, or our family’s, stories; and also for the honesty of her own stories.
Arlee from Wrote by Rote for his thoughtful posts on memoir and especially for co-coordinating the huge A to Z challenge in April (are you going to join in this year? If so, a top tip: start writing early).
Alona from Lone Tester HQ for her innovative Family History through the Alphabet challenge which produced such great reads from everyone (who would have thought we could come up with so many options).
Merron from Western Districts Families for her commitment to documenting the pioneers from the western districts of Victoria, Australia, not just her own families.
The narrator for Essex Voices Past for her skilled writing on medieval English history in Essex. If you’ve managed to get your family back this far, or want to learn about the types of medieval records that might be available, you can’t go past this blog.
I could go on and on, but look at my original Blog of the Year post, and the Award to my wonderfully supportive and prolific commenters and readers, and you’ll see just some of the people who I read regularly. Don’t forget to check out the nominees on the other Blog Awards as well.
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…