Beautiful Blogger Award

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I have been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by Dutifully Broken… his words are beautiful and inspiring.  He is honest and raw in his prose.  To be nominated by him is an honor.

http://dutifullybroken.wordpress.com/

Here are the “rules” of the Beautiful Blogger Award…

1. Copy and place the Beautiful Blogger Award in your post. (You can find different versions of the icon by performing a Google search)

2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

3. Tell 7 things about yourself.

4. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers for the Beautiful Blogger Award, tell them by posting a comment on their blogs.

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Oh… 7 things about me that I have not already shared… such a challenge as I already overshare…

1 – My favorite color is purple; hence the color of the award I chose.

2 – My favorite number is 8; so when I am feeling incredibly OCD, I obsess over words with 8 letters, spelling them forwards and backwards, specifically words ending in “ing”.

3 – I hate waffles, but I like pancakes… I think the batter is the same, but I don’t like the way there are little squares in the waffles.

4- I am super high maintenance but like to look like I am low maintenance.  It is what it is.

5- I am suspicious of things that are too cheap or too expensive.  I like to buy things that are middle of the road.

6- I have a favorite bottled water – Dasani.  I think it tastes the best; some, like Arrowhead, taste dirty to me.  Dasani tastes silky and smooth.  I consider myself a water connoisseur.

7 – I can usually find the good in anybody… but am challenged when looking for it in myself.

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I am pained to have to limit my choices to only 7 awards.  Seriously.  I love all of the blogs I visit and believe them all to be worthy of the Beautiful Blogger Award; every one of them deserves an award and to be visited daily.  It takes so much to expose yourself and to write about your life… regardless of typos, rambling, ranting, or anything else somebody may not want to read… somebody else wants to.

If anybody cared about an award by me, I would create one – the Three Dimensional Award, and I would give it out to all of the bloggers I have virtually met… but, alas, I cannot.  Before I break out into a resounding rendition of “I’d like to buy the world a Coke” here are my nominations (in no particular order):

Nikunj http://voicedeepinside.wordpress.com/

Lola http://lolasrecoverysite.wordpress.com/

Jim http://nostolencatpictures.wordpress.com

Night Owl http://submissivenightowl.wordpress.com

Prego and the Loon http://pregoandtheloon.wordpress.com

Dean J Baker http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com/

Author 4 U http://author4u.wordpress.com/

I sincerely appreciate being nominated, and I hope everyone will visit my nominations (and all the other blogs on WordPress) as well.

Always,

The Flat Girl

7 thoughts on “Beautiful Blogger Award

  1. This whole award thing really got me thinking. The first impact was being recognized by anyone, secondly by someone whose writing I so admire, and thirdly I became acutely aware that I am not following seven blogs (meaning less). I’m new, will correct that.

    With you I have learned something of great power and confirmed it as I am now plowing through someone else’s blog and commenting on most of their entries. I know, I’m being unfaithful 😉 but now that I see you as family I must take you for granted sometimes. That’s what family does from time to time and it is sad. Going through someone’s entire blog and communicating every step of the way that I understand and also sharing similar things from my own life makes them someone significant to you and tends to endear you to them as well.

    The most awful thing is that people are doing these blogs, pouring their hearts and souls into what they present, and their family and friends can’t be bothered to so much as give it a chance. TRAGIC! How narcissistic is everyone? Life should be a piano recital where someone performs, we give them our undivided attention, we applaud, and then take our turn performing. Don’t we all grow from that?

    The meaning of this award is mutual and well-deserved recognition. We create a stage just to make sure it is impossible to ignore how much we all mean to each other here. It is an exercise in showing how to care and I thank you for it.

    Lesson learned.

    • Sir,
      I am honored when you are in my audience. Truly. Every time somebody “likes” something I write, or they comment on one of our exchanges, they have been part of our community… they have been a part of our lives where, perhaps, loved ones have missed out.

      Life is a journey meant to be shared. When I read other blogs, sometimes I comment, often times I am just a voyeur peeking into the windows shamelessly peering into the souls of happiness or despair… depending …

      Family is… challenging. They do not always want to listen or be there for every little one of the ups and down we face and they certainly do not want to hear about how difficult they made it for us. So, we take to our keyboards and make peace with ourselves, hopefully. Finding solace with our new found family and our Internet friends.

      So it is in this new life.

      Always,
      Me

      • I promise to never miss a performance though I will not always respond. As you have so often been my muse sometimes my response will simply be encapsulated in my own blog. You are perceptive enough to know.

        A mutual blogger friend shared with me that her husband would not look at her blog, that it was not “a manly thing to do.” I intentionally wrote an article just a couple days ago entitled, “Time and Focus”. She showed it to her husband and now he has subscribed to her blog. I did not tell her that I did that on purpose, to cause her to show that article to her husband and have the desired effect, but I most certainly did.

        There is profound power here. I cannot often practice my art in such a way as to intentionally and directly affect the life of another, but I recently did just that. What we don’t know, perhaps what is most exciting, is that we sometimes have an impact on someone we will never be aware of.

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