Saturday, March 7, 2009


I have been given a blogging award. The reason for the award is stated below as given by the original sender;

"This award acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values with each message they write. Awards like this have been created with the intention of promoting community among Bloggers. It’s a way to show appreciation and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.”

I was given the award by Sparky. Her blog is entitled "My Thoughts Exactly", and she and her husband "Wiregrass Steve" live in southern Georgia. My thanks go out to them for not only reading my balderdash, but for thinking it is worthy of an award. Blog awards are good for business. People who read the giver's blog will most times come by the blog of the person who receives the award just to see what all the commotion is about. I've had several new readers come by this week. It is also a good vehicle to promote blogs you read on a regular basis and feel worthy of other's attention.

I have a complete list of the blogs I follow on my sidebar. Blogs are really a matter of personal preference. I like to read certain books, but not everyone would enjoy my choices. The same is true of blogs. I could pass the award along to many I've met in bloggyland, but I'm going to give you a few proven winners.

These are not in any particular order.

If you like things about country living and enjoy the music of the mountains, you'll love a visit with Tipper. She writes under the title, "The Blind Pig and the Acorn" . She is a very consistent poster and her entries engage the reader to comment. I think you'll really like this one if you are not already a current visitor.< /p>

If you like a little Irish twist and some very fine story telling, you will enjoy a visit to "The Elementary." She blogs under the title of "Crumbs from the Corner: Adventures in Woolgathering" . Daily posts of ordinary life occurrences told with skillful humor and viewpoint are the order of the day. "The" is a consistent poster and the trip is always worth the keystrokes to get there.

My cousin Beth, who got me into this crazy world called the blogosphere, is the unofficial ambassador for the state of Maine. She and I are polar opposites politically and we have agreed to disagree. You won't find political rants on her blog. She consistently posts things about the adventures she has (and they are varied) occurring mostly in the cold reaches of the far north. She is a talented writer who can hold your attention as she educates, entertains, and informs. Beth's blog is entitled, "Beth's Stories", and I highly recommend a visit.

If you have any trouble with the hot keys in the body of the post you can access these blogs from my sidebar. Congratulations to all my nominees and thank you for all your hard work. Pappy