Most of you know how I feel about awards. Not that I hate them, I really don't. It's just the ones that make you jump through hoops...I have explained it before, and I wear my "no awards" policy button on my sidebar. Yes, I'm grumpy like that. And again, I LOVE that you think of me, I just don't like spending precious blogging time at the awards circus...not when I had to give up the farm to negotiate the time away from family in the first place...
But every once in a while, someone approaches me with something unique, and in this case, her name is Janie.
You see, Janie sent me an email letting me know I had won an award, and I should come to her site to see it. And I'm thinking, awwww crap. So off I go to see what I am being asked to do to get a button to put on my blog...grrr...Gonna have to name 400 things about me that other people hate, recommend 60 other blogs to pass the award along to, hire an asian 10 year old with a Mac and a PHD to figure our all the linking code, and finally write a heartfelt post thanking everyone and their dog for this prestigious award before I hand it on to whomever I have been meaning to piss off. I know, it's a fine line between grumpy and asshole.
Instead, I found The Rising Blogger.
Turns out Janie is one of a few contributors to TRB, has been doing this for quite awhile now, and is in the habit of writing really beautiful tributes about blogs, bloggers and posts that she likes. And not just a "hey go check out..." type post, but a soup to nuts recap of the story of the post, blog, and blogger complete with highlight post links, images, and more. And I mean, this lady puts WORK into her work. What's more, she has a form on the site that allows you to nominate bloggers/blogs for review.
So today's tribute is about you, Janie and The Rising Blogger, and the work you do. As one of the creators of Tuesday's Tribute, I really appreciate ideas like yours that shine a light on others. Well done. Take a minute to go explore the work over at The Rising Blogger, (And Leave a Comment!)nominate a post you think is worthy, and follow Janie and the others to see who they pay tribute to next. And to whoever nominated me for the post about my mum...Thanks.
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