Rendered Speechless….

A few days ago when I logged on to WordPress, I found an exciting surprise waiting for me that left me quite speechless.  For anyone who knows me, this is a major feat.

Roly over at Comedy in Crisis awarded me a newly created award called The Blog of the Year Award 2012.  Roly has an amazing spirit.  He shares his life in South Africa with his children and wife with a unique perspective in a Dave Barry-ish sort of story telling manner.  He is very funny, and I love reading his blog for the laughs it gives me, as well as the underlying moral that is sometimes part of his stories.

As you can see there is one gold star with the possibility of six in total.

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

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 –   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…

6 stars image

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blogs to Award:

Holly Micheal’s Writing Straight

Bell Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Cee’s Life Photography Blog

Apple Junkie




Dutch Goes Italian


Donkey Whisperer

Beyond the Brush

Life Revelation

Lilly Sue’s


Let me just add that I appreciate everyone’s blogs.  The more we read and pass these around, the more bloggers get involved.  I had posted recently that I wasn’t going to accept awards anymore, because they really are very time consuming.  But I thought this was a little bit different and worthy, plus, I wanted to pass it on.  Thank you to everyone who has stuck by me in this dry spell I seem to have hit.  I know that eventually the sun will shine brightly again.

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40 Responses to Rendered Speechless….

  1. adinparadise says:

    Here I am. Congratulations to you, and thank you so much for thinking of me. Now I have 7 stars. 🙂

    • Thank you! I knew I missed someone! I’ve got major brain fog, and I kept thinking, there is someone I’m missing! I’m sorry… 😦

      • Oh, please don’t be sorry!! To tell you the honest truth, I’ve kind of passed on a couple of awards lately because I just couldn’t keep up, and I felt really bad about it. It’s nice to know how you feel though. Thank you :).

      • I’m so stressed out lately, I’ve seen my picture a couple of times and thought, eww, I look baaaad. They delivered my dad’s vehicles this evening. Think I was a lot distracted by that.

      • Stress is a horrible thing – it takes a terrible toll on us – and you have had to deal with a great deal lately :(. Just try and make sure that you get lots of rest (stress always seems worse to me when I’m tired) and try and take some “me” time to do something that makes your heart feel good :).

      • Definitely in need of some of that!

  2. Lynne Ayers says:

    So kind, Arnel – I’ll have to give this some thought. Thank you for the recognition 🙂

  3. Lilly Sue says:

    Congrats!! And thank you very much for passing it along to me 😀

  4. Marianne says:

    Congratulation, I am a big fan of your blog! I am speechless, yet very happy for the nomination – thank you so much! Now, I am going to celebrate with a cup of tea and a chocolate biscotto, :).

  5. ferragudofan says:

    congratulations on your award and thank you for sharing it!

  6. Congrats!! And thank you so much for awarding my blog! What a great news on this sunny Sunday! I happily and proudly accept and will post about this, this coming Wednesday!! Thanks again!! 😀

  7. Congratulations!I am honored with your award, and I was proud to point out on your blog thank you so much for true friendship :
    with love maxima
    you also gave me one of the first awards I have received thank you very much for this wonderful moment

  8. Congratulations on the award and thank you for passing it on to me..although I fail to comprehend how I am Blog of the year 2012!
    I shall get onto it this week 🙂
    Thank you’s good to have you back and blogging =)

  9. Congrats, Arnel! Very well deserved!

  10. Cee Neuner says:

    First of all, congrats on getting this award. It is very well deserved!!! Thanks so much for passing it on to me. I’m touched.

  11. robincoyle says:

    Whoo hoo to you! Well deserved. As Blurt suggested to me, you should wear a sash that says, “2012 Blog of the Year.” I want a tiara too.

  12. likeitiz says:

    Congratulations. This is my first time reading your blog. Keep it going!

  13. fgassette says:



  14. Jude says:

    Congratulations and many thanks for dropping by my blog with a ‘Like’. 🙂

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