Sunday, 22 January 2012

Blogging Friends and Awards

One of the most enjoyable aspects of blogging is all the lovely online friends we make in cyber world. Between seeing a photograph of each other and entering into dialogue and discussion on various subjects, it's almost as good as chatting over a cup of coffee sometimes - although I would prefer that if possible!

Another advantage of being part of this online community is the encouragement and support writers share around. And one of the cutest ways to do this is by passing on the various Blog Awards that occasionally do the rounds. I'm delighted to have received two such awards in as many days.

The first is the Liebster Award, German for 'dearest' - and how lovely is that - from charming blogger, Anne.

 

The Liebster Award should go to bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers and I'm delighted to award this to these five friendly bloggers:


The other cute award is the Irresistably Sweet Blog Award from fun and interesting writer, Patsy.

For this other award, I have to tell you 7 things you might not know about me (oer - that's difficult!), then pass the award on.

My Seven:

1. When a child, I sang at the old people's Darby and Joan club with my brother.
2. I loved the Girl from Uncle and wanted to be a secret agent when I grew up.
3. Favourite colour is green.
4. Loved colouring in the loops of letters in school exercise books (when very young!)
5. Played an April Fool trick on an English teacher in high school (at least, I stupidly took the blame)
6. Wanted to be an Air Hostess at one time (long ago).
7. Went midnight swimming in the Isle of Man when sixteen.

And now I'm delighted to pass the Irresistable Blog Award on to:


Rosemary

17 comments:

myra duffy said...

What a good idea- a circle of friends!

Jude Johnson said...

Why thank you, Rosemary! I'm glad you enjoyed my interview with Ray Robinson. Tell me more about how you got into blog awards, please. :-)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Absolutely, Myra!

You're welcome, Jude. The blog awards have been awarded to me by other bloggers - I never knew about them until they started coming! They're really fun ways of encouraging people to read other blogs.

Joanna said...

Congratulations on these lovely awards, Rosemary.

I coloured in the loops of letters too!

Paula Martin said...

Thanks so much for the award, Rosemary. I'll list my seven and pass on the award tomorrow. :-)

Patsy said...

Blogging is very much like popping in for a chat with a friend - hadn't thought of it like that before.

The Pen and Ink Blog said...

Congratulations to all the winners

Diane Fordham said...

Congrats on the awards Rosemary. I agree, making friends via blogging has been priceless. It was interesting to learn more about you too.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Joanna - I tried to choose different people this time to pass it on to, but I always value your support!

You're welcome, Paula!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I know it's not quite the same, Patsy - but it will have to do!

Thanks Pen and Ink!

Thank you, Diane!

Carolb said...

Congratulations Rosemary. And thank you for awarding me the Irresistably Sweet Blog Award.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Carol - and you're welcome!

Joan Fleming said...

Meeting friends through blogs is a lovely way to extend your circle - and it's so encouraging to receive an award!

Elizabeth McKay said...

Rosemary, I loved The Man From Uncle and wanted to marry a secret agent (David McCallum - can't spell his character's name!) when I grew up!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for your comment, Joan!

I loved that too, Betty, and yes, I adored Ilya Kuryakin!

Ute Carbone said...

Thanks Rosemary! I'm honored.

Anne Gallagher said...

I know I'm totally late in getting over here to thank you Rosemary. Forgive my manners.

Thank you so much for thinking of me with this award. It means a lot.