I am gladly accepting the honor of being selected  as one of the honored blogs listed as 2013's blogs of the year star goals. I received my 1st star today by one of my readers and fellow blogger.  It's something special passed on by peers and awarded to blogs that you thinks have something worth reading and sharing with the world. Yes, I know… it's not the an Emmy or Grammy, but it's still pretty darn cool.

I want to thank Adrian B for his nomination to this special group of elite bloggers for his help in making this day rock. Sometimes you really need someone to say in ways like this that there are people who actually like what you are doing and glad that you keep doing it. Most of us do not get paid for blogging.  We sit day after day writing content for other people to read for the pure joy of writing and sharing it with others.  The little things like this make us do happy dances in our worn out chairs.

What does it mean to get a star?

There aren't any shiny trophies for the mantle but there is something to be said about showing off a widget to say that someone thought you were pretty cool. And it's cool to collect stars!

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!


What's next?

Well one can not simply just accept this honor, you need to share the love of blogging! Now there is a special selection of blogs that I feel are worth reading and sharing.  This is similar to my blog of the week, only there is a Facebook group gathered for all of you special winners of this award created to share the limelight of your award.

The instructions for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5 You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link here https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear/ and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6 And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…  The blog that awarded my first star is one of my favorite blogs – Adrian B and I really hope you will check it out!

My list of honorees:












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