Note: The linked article below appeared on Mitch Teemely’s blog.  He so graciously nominated my blog for the same prestigious award and I am  very appreciative.

About the award:
Alas, Mitch is the only celebrity who has feted my blog. I was not invited to appear on any
red carpet except the one I’m scrubbing in my hallway (actually it’s a faded burgundy, but
I have been known to stride the length of it in alternating strut of haughty pride and pace of  utter desolation, depending on the circumstances.)

How I got started:

I started blogging because I’m so much happier with a pen in my hand than a scrub brush.

Two pieces of advice:

1- Write from the heart.
2- Enjoy doing it, but also recognize that to be successful it has to be more than a hobby.
The fun is accompanied by a responsibility to your readers and to your craft.

(rules copied from Mitch Teemley’s blog:)

Blogger Recognition Award Rules

  • Thank the blogger/s who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Write a post about it the Blogger Recognition Award
  • Briefly tell how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Select 15 bloggers to give this award to


Here is an excerpt from Mr. Teemley’s wise and witty Blogger Recognition Award post
and a link to it:

A panel made up of Beyonce, Stephen L. Hawking, and Mahatma Gandhi has conferred upon me the coveted Blogger Recognition Award. I will be lavishly fêted at the upcoming Grammy Show and then be vici…

Source:My Blogger Recognition Award

Here are my 15 nominees:

Even though it has already been nominated multiple times,
it goes without saying I put the Mitch Teemley blog
first on my list, because I read there each time
I turn the computer on.
Cracking the Past’s Glass

I have not yet notified all these fine bloggers of their nomination
but will work toward that in the next week or so.  I have a mild
concussion and am supposed to be ‘resting my brain’ meaning
no overuse of eyes, muscles or other tools. My major concern is
that I have left out many who should be read.  That is the beauty of
this award, it highlights blogs that go above and beyond to give
to their readers.  I hope everyone who comes across my list will
visit each blog and let them know they have been nominated. If
each and every reader would do that for each of these blogs, there
would be a massive bloom of good vibes.  My thanks to Mitch Teemely
and to those who nominated him.  I think I will add to this list in the
future, and I just might rely on you, the reader, to let the bloggers
know they are appreciated.