November 7, 2015


Category: Awards

Nothing perks up an otherwise full-on months of navigating the complex, intricate and draining world of people in real life than discovering that my labour of love in the blogging world has been bestowed by an award nomination called “Respect”.  It’s a big word that;  and I am extremely humbled by this recognition, especially for a small-time, bumbling blogger like me. 

Clarion Alley 2012

Created by renowned artist  Rob Goldstein, this was passed on to me by one of my favourite Daddy Blogger, Eric, author of All in A Dad’s Work. He’s got lots of stories, anecdotes and random everyday musing of his life as a Dad, a husband and a teacher. Even my husband reads his stuff, and sometimes updates me on what he wrote!  One of his recent random musing is asking 23 Questions to his kids –  I’d love to try those questions on my own kids one of these days. But only if I could get their attention long enough to answer me! 

This is what Rob says about this award: 

“The “Respect” Award is my personal award for fellow bloggers who consistently reach out to other bloggers, offer support, are kind, struggle to understand differences in people, and who treat themselves and other people with kindness and respect.

You don’t have to do anything for this award.

You can choose to copy the Award Picture and give the award to the people who have earned your respect or you can do nothing.

This is my way of saying thank you. You have earned my respect.”

I am very honoured indeed, and like Eric, I  like this award for its simplicity. With this recognition, I’d also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge other bloggers who are “up-there” in my respect scale for doing what they do and as stated above: 

and last but not least, Dream Big, Dream Often for doing so much for the blogging community. The other few who who have been nominated by others that I’d like to acknowledge because they so deserve to be mentioned also includes Sandra over at Momma’s View and Ritu, But I Smile Anyway.

It goes without saying that , Eric himself are both up on my respect list as well, and along with lots more bloggers out there.  I’m saving some award nominations which have been waaaay overdue for those whom I haven’t mentioned. 

This award has been a real honour and presented a great start to November. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  1. You deserve it! Thanks for your kind words. Fun to know that your hubby reads my stuff, too 🙂 I often wonder who sees what I write. I think I’m a small blogger, but moments like this make me feel big.

    • Thank you, Eric! I think we feel the same about being just a small-time blogger and little recognition like this, sorts of make your head spins for a little bit. At least mine does, complemented by a huge smile that I cannot wipe off! Heee..hehe! Oh yes, my husband reads your blog. In fact, he was the one who told me about the Barnaby story before I got to it! 😀

  2. Thank you for the nomination, Ann! I am humbled and honored! I was just thinking how I need to find more time to not only visit blogs I like, but leave a note and let the bloggers know I was there. I should be even more diligent about sharing their blogs and posts to give them exposure they deserve. But, it easily slips my mind, sometimes because I’m too busy and other times because of my neglect. Thus, I feel I’m not worthy of this award but will take it anyway, LOL. Lots of love! 😀

    • No such thing as not worthy, Jas! Totally deserved it. Running a linky like #thursdaybloghop is some hard work. And you do lots of other stuff on the site, being a celebrity is one of them! 😉 So totally deserving! XXX. 😀

  3. Ritu

    Congratulations Ann! And thank you so much for the mention! You are too sweet! ?

    • Thank you, Ritu! You totally deserve a mention and you definitely are not obliged to respond at all! You’ve been amazing with your blog and I take my hats off to you! 😀

  4. Dear Ann, what a wonderful award and congratulations! It’s a beautiful thing when an admirable trait is recognized and publicly acknowledged so everyone can cheer! So happy to visit your lovely blog today, and learn about other wonderful bloggers as well. Have a beautiful weekend!

    • Thank you for your kinds words and stopping by Allie! Very deeply appreciated. Hope you pop over to the other bloggers as well and spread the love. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead too! 🙂

  5. Wow, an honour! Thank you very much for the nomination xxx

  6. Thanks so much ! I didnt get the ping back so what a sweet surprise to discover it this morning while browsing your awesome blog. Totally honoured 🙂 You made my week, really. XXXXX

    • WP ping back has been quite screwy! I didn’t get that many ping backs either! Glad you discovered it and totally well-deserved. xxx. *muaackks*

  7. Congrats and so well deserved!

  8. And thank you so much for mentioning me 🙂

    • thank you and you are so very welcome, Sandra! For sure, your blog is one I read pretty often too! 😀


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