Monday, 4 May 2009

More Lovely Awards


Many thanks to Linda at When I am Rich for the Noblesse Oblige Award. When I am Rich is a brilliant theme for a blog but Linda is also a fellow Writelinker with many writing successes (see her Writelink blog here) . I am so proud that she also chooses to follow my blog and believes I qualify for this award.

The recipient of this award is recognized for the following:

1) The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervade among different cultures and beliefs.
2) The Blog contents inspire, strive to encourage and offer solutions.
3) There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Culture and Sciences and Beliefs.
4) The Blog is refreshing and creative.
5) The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking.

The Blogger who receives this award will need to perform the following steps:

1) Create a Post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse Oblige Award.
2) The Award Conditions must be displayed at the Post.
3) Write a short article about what the Blog has thus far achieved – preferably citing one or more older posts to support this.
4) The Blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the Award conditions.
5) Blogger must display the Award at any location at the Blog.

What has Jean’s Musings achieved? I like to think that it promotes friendship and positive thinking. It has certainly made many online friends for me, all over the world. It receives comments from people living in different countries and cultures, and with different beliefs. The main purpose of my blog is to recognise the overlap between my personal life and my creative life, and how they influence each other. It would be good to think it could help other writers to find ideas in the same way.

Inevitably though, we are all also influenced by outside events, both those on a grand scale and those smaller happenings that can have an enormous impact on individual people. Although unfortunately I missed the most recent Bloggers Unite day, I do try to contribute to these. See my posts for World Aids Day, Uniting for Refugees and the blog action day on poverty.

Now I know it’s not easy to respond to awards, follow the rules and find bloggers you feel deserve the award, so if you get this from me, please don’t feel under any obligation. For me, it’s an opportunity to let people know how much I appreciate their online efforts with some link love. So I’d like to pass on this award on to:

Jenaisle at Campaign for NON Violence on TV. I know that Jena is reluctant to accept more awards, but I do hope she will at least display its logo. She is the most hard-working and generous person I know online and she really deserves it for any of her many blogs. In the unlikely event that you are not already familiar with Jena, do visit the campaign blog, and then scroll down the right hand column for links to her other blogs.

The Writing Nag - a great source of inspiration and motivation.

Robin at The Way I See It for his no nonsense opinion pieces, which often start inspiring debates.

Jennifer at Writing to Survive for the inspiration of all the courage and determination she displays in her writing.

That then is the first award. I really should now move on to the second, which is The Attitude of Gratitude award passed to me by Lily at Essays & Utter Nonsense. But I’ve run right out of time and I’m sure she’ll forgive me if I elaborate on this in a separate post.

8 comments:

Dori said...

Congratulations on your awards! :)

MzzLily said...

Oh yes, forgiven... Congrats on both awards!

When I am Rich said...

You're very welcome, Jean, and thanks for the links. I'll have a look at your recommended blogs.
(I should be busy writing my own stuff, but writers need to read, too!)

Jennifer said...

First, congratulations! This is a very interesting award, too. I am somewhat nervous about coming up with things that my blog may have achieved.

Thank you very much for including me.

Jena Isle said...

Hi Jean,

Sorry for the late reply. Had been toxic because of an emergency family concern. I'm honored to be one of the awardees, especially that it comes from one of the bloggers I admire so much.

Cheers and happy blog hopping.

Jena Isle said...

And congratulations on both awards, you're truly deserving of it.

All the best.

jakill said...

Thanks Jena. Sorry to hear you've had family problems. Hope all is well now.

jakill said...

Dori - thank you.

MzzLily - thanks. All sorted now.

Linda - yes. Reading is rally important.

Jennifer - I'm sure you'll think of something. Hopefully you feel some personal benefit. And you've certainly had more exposure.Your writing is so brave - I know I'm not the first to have said that.

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