Sunday, January 25, 2009

Butterfly Award

I am honored to report that I have received a Butterfly Award from Alix, of Casa Hice. Alix is a fun lady, one that is a joy to talk with, a supportive friend, and one that definitely writes an entertaining blog! You might not want to take a sip of coffee or pop before you sit down to Ms. Alix's blog!

Blogging is a great way to make new friends, connections across the globe. I feel blessed that we have the means to network with so many people. Being able to write is something that I treasure, and being able to read other's blogs is something I look forward to each day!

All blogs take time and effort. Blogs that are simple are just as valuable as those that are elegant and fancy. Spilling your heart, knowledge, and passions out in print, for the world to see, deserves acknowledgement. But choosing one single blog to give an award to, or ten blogs to give an award to, is very difficult (for me). The reason is, they all deserve an award because they were put together by someone with thought behind them.

So, here is what I am going to do. I am going to post the rules for the butterfly award, but the rules I am going to follow will be bent slightly. My goal is to choose at least a recipient per month for a Butterfly Award. This means that my award giving might stretch over a 10 month span.

When I give an award, it will be given for whatever reason I see fit at that time. It might be awarded to someone having winter doldrums that needs brightening up, it could be given to someone that has a great blog, it might be given for one particular interesting blog post, and it might just be awarded randomly.

That is my plan...and here are the blog rules that have been handed down to all recipients of the Butterfly Award:

1. Put the logo on your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3. Award up to ten other blogs.

4. Add links to those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message for your awardees on their blogs.

6. Is my own rule, HAVE FUN!!!

Today I have decided to award one blog. This is being given to a lady that has been a good friend, Amy, of I (love) Nubians, make mine Mini!, Pine Pod farm.

I met Amy going on 4 years ago through a goat forum. She is a positive young woman, one that lovingly tends to her goats and farm critters, and is very dedicated to her family and friends.

Amy helps me in many situations. Just the other day, for example, a blogger reported that they were not seeing photos correctly on one of my blog posts. I knew I could email Amy and that she would be Johnny-on-the-spot, reporting what she saw. She did it, and I know I can trust every word she says. That is friendship. A good genuine friend! Thank you, Amy!!!!

I will have my eyes and ears open to more award just never know. I could award the remaining 9 tomorrow, but I'll take my time more than likely! :)


Alix said...

Congratulations Mary and Amy! Enjoy the honor!

Mary, I agree with your philosophy on blogs and issuing awards. WHO SAYS we must give out ten? Why not a hundred and ten - or just one. And why not whenever we choose. Who made these stupid rules up anyway. If I ever get another award I'm going to take the goat by the horns and change up the rules to suit myself. And when the blog police come get me Imma point at Annie's Goat Hill and say "Mary started it." LOL!

Just kiddin. I love you Mary. Let's go change the world. Shall we?

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

so well said Mary thanks.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and Congratulations! I think this makes us new "sistas!" And I saw those oatmeal cookies and I'm DYING here for some!

And I only gave out 3 so send the Blog Police!!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Alix, I can handle it, use my name if you wanna'! LOL!

Thank you, Joanna.

Candace, always good to have a new sista'. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mary and that is very sweet what you said about me :-D

KathyB. said...

Congratulations on your award, and hip hip hooray for Amy! From what I have read, Miss Amy is more than deserving of awards!Maybe even some specially baked oatmeal cookies.

And speaking of oatmeal cookies, you have made me hungry for them and today I will be baking a batch of them for myself and my Hubby.

Thank-you so much for such an encouraging blog Mary!

Gioia Made Soap said...

congratulations with your award!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Thank you!

The oatmeal cookies are gone. Perhaps in my running around today, picking up supplies before the storm hits, I need to get some more oatmeal. :)

Anonymous said...

Awww, thank you for the nice compliment Kathy:-D