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STOP PRESS! This blog’s first Award!

October 16, 2012

Thanks to for nominating my blog for this.

It’s wonderful to have one’s work receiving recognition, though following the rules of acceptance means I shall have to post twice in the same week, which rather belies my current slogan. I shall try therefore to be uncharacteristically brief in abiding by the prize rules and “playing it forward”.

Thank the person awarding you: I have not met the person behind The Blazing Trail and am not likely to, but I always enjoy the flamboyant productions on this blog, despite my schoolmasterish tendency to nit pick with occasional comments which must be irksome and annoying to one who writes with such passion, energy and profusion. This honour gives me particular pleasure, then, as it seems to indicate that my input has been taken in the right spirit, and correctly understood as communication from a fellow writer who will not curry favour with shallow flattery, but will pay the compliment of believing that we share the same quest, to produce the finest work we can. Thanks go to The Blazing Trail for that, this award and all the pleasure you give to me and your many other readers.

Share a little about why you blog and how the journey started: Well, if I must…Let’s just say that I’m still seeking to earn a living as a writer and that this, along with the loftier aim of securing the artist’s most meaningful reward – immortality – is the motivation behind this blog. There is great pleasure in being able to produce one’s work and publish it immediately, and I shall continue to try to make it worth the while of readers who are generous enough to pay any attention to it.

Paste the blog award on your page: See above!

Nominate up to 10 other bloggers you feel deserve the award: In blogging, as in all forms of writing, one can feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of excellent material already in existence. I’m quite new to this game, but have already made many discoveries and expect to find many more talents, kindred souls, fellow loons and friends.

With apologies to those I haven’t managed to include, here is my choice of bloggers that deserve this award:

I confess I felt a little nervous about accepting this award, so I turned to my fellow WordPress bloggers for advice using the Forum. The first answer I got a short time later was really helpful, with a link discussing the pros and cons of accepting such things. Here it is:

It’s great to be honoured in this way but, in view of my schedule and the work involved in responding to any such nomination, I probably won’t be accepting any more for quite a while!


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  1. Congratulations and thank you for this – I have just been nominated and found your Forum conversation – such a great help. I shall participate as I am thrilled to be nominated. Love your blog – now to spend some time reading all your posts. Have a lovely day F


    • Thank you Francesca!


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