Well I have won the Trifecta!
Here I was just merrily minding my own business [yeah right you say!] when I look up to find, Three Fabulous Awards have been bestowed upon me. I have to admit when I first started blogging I was not sure what my style or subject matter would be, nor what sort of audience I might hope to attract. The reality is I am still not sure of style, nor subject matter, and am delighted to even have an audience.
But an audience I do have. Small and friendly and who could ask for better? What wonderfully kind, funny and diverse friends I have made along the way. And really, I am still just beginning. I haven’t hit 100 posts yet, but scarily I am on my way into my 5th month of blogging. Where did that time go? [I know work might say ‘In the wrong direction missy … focus... focus’ ... but hey ... who needs work?]
So in honour of ‘my honour’ … here is the FIRST of my awards from the special gals who call me their blogging ‘Friend’.
‘Blog C’est Magnifique Award’
Created & bestowed upon me by the
Lovely Deb at ‘Dumbwit Tellher’
What a happy surprise to receive this gorgeous award from Deb. Even more so as Deb created this award to show her BLOGattitude to her blogging friends. How special I feel to have been included in this select group. I was lucky enough to find Deb [or her find me] through another blogger and our mutual love of Le Tour de France! So thanks Le Tour, thanks Jacqueline [from ‘Home’], and most importantly;
Deb’s blog is a wonder and an inspiration. I know we all use the word ‘inspiration’ these days as often as saying ‘pass the vegemite’, but Deb’s blog reminds me of the true meaning[s]. Here are a couple of definitions from Merriam-Webster;
#1 the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions #2 the act of influencing or suggesting opinions #3: the act of drawing in ; specifically : the drawing of air into the lungs
On a number of occasions I have toddled off to Deb’s blog just to be stopped in my tracks by what I have found. I think she has a crystal ball that gazes into my head and says … [cue the voice of James Earl Jones] … ‘Julie has forgotten her love of [insert .. this, that or the other]. We had better prepare a post to remind her!’ And remind me they do!
Her posts are an ‘enjoyable’ education. Deb can take a subject others might dismiss, and present it in such a way, you want to run off and explore, research and devour. Not only does she supply you with the facts, there’s also a few frills to keep you interested, and always a few stunning images to heighten the senses and sweeten the deal. Her posts are full of passion and remind me of some of my passions, long forgotten. [which is exactly why I am blogging].
Deb is also very funny! And who doesn’t need a little humour to pep up their day. So I encourage you to wander over there and enjoy a post or two. You might befriend a long lost interest. Here are a couple of my recommendations;
- The Skilfulness of a Great Man - Julius Shulman
- Oh Jackie Turns 80
- Confessions of a Window-Dresser Wannabe
Now if I seem a little ‘gushy’ that is because I am!
Being new to blogging does that to you. I think it is the ability to step in and out of worlds either long forgotten, or never before encountered, that remind us to have ‘passion’ and well dammit ‘gush a little’. Which is why I included the #3rd definition of ‘Inspiration’.
For me, to have ‘passion’ is as necessary to enjoy life as ‘the drawing of air into the lungs’. Thankfully, blogging is restoring passion to my world.
So to steal a little from Deb’s blog mantra;
‘Go Forth .. And Live Life With Passion’
Now I did say Trifecta. There will be more Awards and disbursements of such in future posts, and a Giveaway also.
But today is to thank DEB
You can find Deb’s Blog on my Blogroll, or here http://dumbwittellher.blogspot.com/