Recently I have received comments with nominations for awards and I have to say I am blown away by the support for our endeavor.
First of all, I must thank you, Bird, Maggie, and Tim, but I thank you on behalf of everyone here at 20 Lines. This blog exists because of all of you, from contributor to reader. I share these awards with each of you.
We have received nomination for three amazing awards, and I have fallen behind in responding to them, so I hope you will not mind, dear reader, that I am going to pull them all together in this singular post.
Thank you, Bird Martin, at http://birdmartin.wordpress.com/
Maggie Mendus, who has several blogs but a really unique perspective and I have learned so much from her at http://maggiemendus.wordpress.com/
And our wonderful Tim from http://www.timzauto.wordpress.com
Thank you, each of you, for both the awards and playing the integral roles you do here on 20 Lines, and in your own spaces.
We are all in this together.
I will offer up some random stuff about me.
I love storms.
I could never choose a single favorite color … I want a big box of crayons (or paint!).
I love to cook.
Five years ago, I lost 85 lbs. and have kept it off since.
My life is at a rather difficult crossroads at the moment (whose isn’t?) but I am also thankful every day for all its rich texture and opportunity.
I love music. I love to be on stage.
I love to encourage writers, artists, children. You could have guessed this one, maybe.
I don’t talk about myself often.
Generally, part of the rules for accepting these awards is that I have to select a palmful of blogs to further the award. I do understand why. I do.
But this is where the task becomes, for me, impossible.
I love so many blogs and bloggers, the personalities behind the blogs themselves, and I would bestow multiple awards on the many, many talented people I have discovered here in WordPress.
There are so many blogs. So many. I’m going to forget to include some of the amazing blogs I’ve found if I try to list them myself, and I would really regret that.
So here is what I propose. Please, in the comments section, post links to your blog or blogs. Let us all find each other here. Make noise. Talk about yourself. Tell us about your writing/photography/vision. What you are looking for or what you want. Share yourself with us so that we can, in turn, find you.
This blog is about community, it is not about Melissa. Speak, and share all of your blogs here, dear readers and contributors. Help us find you in all of your spaces.
I am taking great liberties with these awards, but I do hope you will forgive me enough to post links to your blogs here. We will add you to our blog rolls and maybe you can add each other, too.
To all of the contributors here, and all of our dear readers, a tremendous and sincere
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With warmest regards,