Meredith, I would like to thank you for nominating us for the award of Most Influential Blogger. It really encourages me and gives me happiness.
The award goes also to my fellow artists Cathy van Eck, David Stalling and Anthony Kelly, who keep my spirits up and support me in every way. In the course of the summer I plan to introduce you to them and their work. Please, stay with me for that.
This is my “thank you” song for you all:
Everybody, you might want to visit Meredith’ blog. She shares her thoughts on various topics, such as her writing journeys, her family, dogs, spiritual script and even mouthwatering recipes. “Writings from her heart”, as she says herself.
It is now my honour to recommend fellow bloggers for the Most Influential Blogger Award. I would like to appoint people who have already inspired me in the course of this project. Some of them are very experienced bloggers, some are still quite at the beginning. Like we are. Some of them have visited our blog, others have probably never heard of us. I will start with two bloggers, whose blogs I both really like, although they couldn’t be more different in their way of writing.
1. Anthony Wilson:
This is the beginning of a post I loved. In very few words it gives us the impression of a man who deeply cares:
Jörn Cann wasn’t my friend. He was my doctor.
He was famous before we even met him as the doctor who had had what we’d had. ‘He knows what you’ll be going through,’ whispered my consultant.
Moments later he put his arm around me and told me we were not going to get on, on account of me being a Chelsea fan. If it is possible to fall in love when you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, that is what happened to me.
He was the least PC person I have known. He swore, beautifully and extravagantly, at everything. He admonished me for being ‘male’ about my treatment, only to display great tenderness mere seconds later as he reassured me I was in fact ‘sailing through’ it. …. [Anthony Wilson]
For someone who loves math, I don’t add up.
I’m a cool nerd. A feminine tomboy.
Tough but fragile. Wild and domestic.
Good mother but bad girl.
Educated but still a project girl.
An urbanite stuck in the suburbs.
I am the sum of everything that’s happened to me,
and the evolution past ALL of it. [Samara]
Soon, in posts to come, I will introduce you to eight more bloggers who I think have earned the “Most Influential Blogger”-award.
Here are the guidelines for acceptance – very straightforward.
To accept this award, the awardees must do the following:
1. Display the Award on your Blog.
2. Announce your win with a blog post and thank the Blogger who awarded you. Do not lump this award with any other award in a “basket”, “bouquet” or “collection” etc., I would rather you didn’t accept the award.
3. Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment (or a pingback).
5. Include an embedded video of your current favorite song (YouTube has almost everything, just copy and paste the link into your WordPress editor). If a video is not possible you can embed a SoundCloud track.