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2012: Blogging in review

I certainly found this really interesting! I had no idea what kind of posts people actually prefer to see. Strangely, people seem to actually like my rambling…

Thank you to everyone who has visited in 2012. I hope you all have a fab New Year, with more fun things to talk about come 2013! All the best. xx

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.



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One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you so much to Suzanne for the unexpected nomination (I’m glad I make you feel guilty – we should all read more)! Suzanne’s blog is mostly centred around writerly stuffs, such as her projects, progress, work she’s willing to share, and NaNoWriMo! Go check it out – she’ll make you feel guilty for not writing and editing more.

As with many of these awards, you need to copy the picture and post it somewhere in your post. Write seven facts/fun things to know about you, and link to five other bloggers you’d recommend (don’t forget the “why”).

You need to know:

  1. I am having a threesome this November with two smexy fellas – we’re co-MLing (Municipal Liason) for our region during NaNaWriMo.
  2. I hate being too warm, to the point where I even avoid putting the heating on in winter despite the house being the kind that gets cold really easily.
  3. I often look like I dressed in the dark. For example, today I’m wearing black and brown horizontal stripped dress, black formal trouser, scruffy hoody, and multi-coloured, spotty wellies over my trousers.
  4. My backyard looks like a jungle with the crazy weeds, and various plants making their homes amongst the paving slabs (darn forest behind the house getting the better of me!).
  5. I hate marmite, and once tried to feed a marmite sandwich to the family dog (who only ever disliked lettuce) so my dad wouldn’t make me eat it. She refused to eat it – clear proof that it’s worse than dog shit.

The nominations:

* From Bogans to Mormons – A blog I find incredibly inspiring, creative (food and crafts!), as well as thought provoking… from a strong, brave woman!

* The Color of Lila – she’s not afraid to speak out (for or against certain ‘issues’), she’s honest, blunt, and stuffed full of information.

* One Thousand Single Days – a woman choosing to remain free of attachments for 1000 days to deal with her issues, to pursue her own dreams, and to explore life on her own (whilst reporting on it in her blog).

* Nymphdupave – a passionate, creative, vivacious, and thoroughly awesome friend. She writes too.

* Keeping this real – a brutally honest account of dealing with a life affected by alcohol abuse, as well as full of resources for those wanting more information.

Welcome to the award! In order to accept the award, you must follow these four steps:

  1. Copy and paste the award logo onto a post.
  2. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. List seven things about yourself.
  4. Nominate five other blogs.

Now go forth and spread the blogging love!


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Liebster Blog Award – accepting & spreading the karma

Oh my! I’ve been on WordPress since just after new year 2012 (when I joined ROW80) and, when I joined, had only an inkling of what a wonderful community existed here. It was the snippets of warmth, companionship, comraderie and support that lured me here to begin with and it certainly feels like the best move I made!

One of my lovely blog friends left me a comment on one of my blogs (A-Muse-ing Adventures) to inform me that she’d nominated me for a blog award on hers (Liebster Blog Award – accepting & spreading the karma) – I couldn’t believe it! In all honesty, I had no idea what one was but an ‘award’ is rarely a bad thing, I’m sure.

For those of you that don’t know:

Leibster is German & means ‘Dearest’ or ‘Beloved’ but it can also mean ‘Favourite’ & the idea of the Leibster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers all in the spirit of gathering more connections

  1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  2. Reveal your top picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  3. Post the award on your blog.
  4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.
  5. And, best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

It really is a wonderful feeling to have someone say that your words, whatever they may be, help to inspire or give them the desire to create something new (these thoughts have been explored within A-Muse-ing Adventures), and I am truly touched that abumptothehead believes my words to have that effect at times. I am so thrilled that I even came to mind when she was to think of people to pick for this ‘beloved blog’ award. Thank you!

In the interests of sharing this feeling, and offering recognition where recognition is due, here is a list of the blogs I wish to show my support of (they must have less than 200 followers – I’ve had to remove some people that I could see had lots from this list because of it):

1. http://abumptothehead.wordpress.com/ – I am aware that this is the lovely lady that nominated me but I can not fail to draw attention to the fact that it is her blog that often inspires me!

2. http://shaggygirl.wordpress.com/ – full of useful advice, points for discussion and lovely images.

3. http://roboticrhetoric.wordpress.com/ – a lyrical blog that never fails to make me laugh, whatever the subject.

4. http://rantravewrite.com/ – an incredibly diverse blog that again, manages to make me laugh (I’m sensing a pattern here…)

5. http://moving-foreword.com/ – thought provoking and inspiring musings.

6. http://photobotos.com/ – such stunning pictures!

7. http://vikramroyblog.wordpress.com/ – discussions and reblogs re: art, literature, humanitarianism and society.

8. http://depressioncookies.blogspot.com/ – informative, inspirational, supportive… what more could a woman ask for?

Well, I am sure I have taken up quite enough of your time already. I hope that I can continue to provide pieces that others enjoy reading.

Happy blogging!


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