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Friday, May 28, 2010
Ok, call me FICKLE.........
You know how, a long time ago....
I made a point
say how grateful I was to be getting a ton of awards...
I just couldn't accept
any more of them
because it was getting difficult to pass them on, etc. etc..??
Well, sometimes exceptions
have to be made...
I follow a lot of photography blogs
because it is my passion.
Some of the photography blogs, like my own, also have some writing
thrown in (as writing is another passion of mine, which I really don't do much of these days).
Anyway, one of the photography blogs that is on my favorite list is authored
"I received several awards lately. I greatly appreciate them, but I'm going to break the rules, by handing out some "new" original awards.
I only ask that folks who receive these things, display them with my link attached. No questions to answer, no five of this, or 10 of that. Pass them on if you like, keep them to yourself if you like, or shit can them. My own link isn't even printed on them. No strings...
The "Shutter Bug" Award is for photography or combo blogs. I've noticed that almost all the blog bling goes to "text" dominated sites. I follow some excellent photo blogs and would like some of them to get in on the action. A couple of them even manage to combine excellent photos with great writing. Not an easy task..."
1. Each and every ONE of you that have entered my FREE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTESTs with a photo---please take this award...just post Patrick's award widget above (the one with his face on it) on your blog to indicate you deserve this award from him and me.
2. The photographers that I read and leave comments on your blog (you know who you are!): consider this award yours too...especially the professional photographers too (Ashely and Susanne, you know I mean you two also!) And Squirrel Queen, and Betsy and Shelley and Cathy, DVM's wife, and Jientje, and Meirsi and L.D. and Ginny, and Catherine, and Far Side.... Eva and Ratty, this means you along with so many others..(I know I am overlapping with those that enter my photo contests here too)...but I especially want to mention those that are professional photographers that normally can't enter my amateur photo contests...please accept this award for providing me with constant wonderful images.
By the way, if you go to Patrick's blog today, he lists some new photography blogs as receiving this same award....I know I will be checking them all out!
I retired in June 2008 and started my blog in November 2008. I worked at several jobs as a Registered Nurse prior to retirement. I LOVE being retired! Blogging has offered me a whole new venue to start writing again and to share new hobbies such as gardening, birdwatching and sharing my nature photography. If you like my blog, PLEASE click on "follow this blog". Having a lot of followers reading my blog gives me incentive to continue to do photography and to continue to write. I also LOVE comments, so I encourage you to leave me a comment after you read my posts. Thanks everyone, for taking the time to read me!!