Recognition and blog-love is now coming in from all angles, and I feel very blessed and honored, not just for having readers, but to also get special mentions and awards. I have felt very insecure about the whole blogging-thing, and the feeling of just not being good enough has become a familiar one.
Joining the class of blogging101 on WordPress has changed all that. I had to jump in with both feet and start blogging in a foreign language, English, and that is quite a daunting task – even when your English is fairly good. You see, there are a couple things that really bother me with my English. First of all is that I know I lack the “finesse” of the language, the play-on-words that I love in my native tongue – well I just can’t make that work in English. I’m afraid of losing my stingers, the clever little wordings, or – if you will – the “umf”
Also proving to be a problem for me is the fact that I was taught the Queens English is school, but I speak with an American accent. Seriously, I do sound like a Valley girl. This has two reasons, firstly my tongue just won’t twist the right way to pull off Oxford English, and secondly I did my senior year in High School in the booming metropolis of Sparks, Nevada. This resulting in me not knowing how to spell colo(u)r. Or neighbo(u)r. These are things that really freak Old Mamasan out.
Another thing that is doing my head in, is that I must spend a whole lot of time proofreading my texts, and I still have to go back days, weeks, later and correct spelling and grammar-mistakes. That bugs me to no end! I want my text to be perfect, dang nabbitt!
Receiving awards and positive feedback from the blogging community, helps. Oh man! You guys have no idea how much it helps! My blogosteem (self-esteem when it comes to blogging specifically) is getting such a boost! Seriously, I’m floating on air here! I hope I can help raise the blogosteem in some of my fellow bloggers, like they have helped me, and this brings us to today’s business:
The Premio Dardos Award
First off I would like to express my humble gratitude towards the two bloggers that nominated me for this award:
Kathy Mays – (An old dog learning to blog) a warm and wonderful new blogger who has set out to see if blogging can be her creative outlet. I’d say she’s really onto something here!
Vibrant – (blabberwockying) a lovely, young man who really lives up to his online name, Vibrant!
Thank you so much, the both of you! I urge everyone to check out their wonderful blogs by clicking on their names above.
Premio Dardos means “prize darts” in Spanish and is given “in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.”
This award comes with the following rules:
1) Include the Premio Dardos Award Picture and the name of the person that nominated you (Include a link to their blog)
2) Nominate 15 other blogs and notify them!
3) Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog and link back.
I would like to nominate the following blogs to the Premio Dardis Award:
- Sometimes Stellar Storyteller
- Heather Notes
- For His Glory
- Camellia Sentry
- Continuing with ME
- A Backpacker’s Diary
- Vantage Point
- Crazy Me
- Memoirs And Articles
- Bedsheets and Canyons
- Looking Forward
- My Life In Travel