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Speechless: In which I am showered with awards

I’ve been nominated for the WordPress 5 in 1 Award and the WordPress Family Award by the dynamic Marie Bailey of 1WriteWay. I’m delighted to accept the 5 in 1, because, let’s face it, five at once is better than doing this five different times, assuming someone might nominate me for all of them. I’m not sure what some of the awards mean, but I’ll take ‘em anyway! Thank you, Marie.

I think I’ll take a pass on the Family Award. Its logo gives me a creepy feeling (you can see it at 1WriteWay). “Go to the light…” I don’t know. My nominees below will thank me, I bet, for letting them off the hook too. Like I said earlier, groups make the hair on the back of my neck stand up, so to be part of some nebulous “family” isn’t a goal for me. Is there an Old Curmudgeon Award?

The rules for the 5 in 1 are, according to Marie (who cheats):

1) Display the award logos on your blog.
2) Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
3) Nominate as many bloggers as you wish.
4) Let your nominees know via a comment on their blog.

There are no questions to be answered, or asked. Celebrate!

Here are the lovely logos:






And my nominees are:

Francis Guenette of Disappearing in Plain Sight http://disappearinginplainsight.com/

“Max” of A Pen Full of Vinegar http://apenfullofvinegar.wordpress.com/

Margaret Langstaff http://margaretjeanlangstaff.com/

Phillip McCollum http://phillipmccollum.com/

Kristy Gillespie of Keep Calm & Write On http://kristyfgillespie.com/

Michael D. Kelleher of Crows Dream http://mdkelleher.wordpress.com/

I’m also going to take this opportunity to nominate myself (and accept on behalf of myself) Mr. Kelleher’s coveted Eye of Yak Award, and you can too: http://mdkelleher.wordpress.com/eye-of-yak-award/  It has simple rules (none) and a very appealing logo:


I’ll be happy to display it in the sidebar, along with my fiver.

Thanks again, Marie!


6 comments on “Speechless: In which I am showered with awards

  1. John W. Howell
    August 20, 2013

    Kind of funny. I also nominated you for the Family award which will post tomorrow. I got a kick out of your declination. I will let mine roll anyway just to torture you a bit.

  2. John W. Howell
    August 21, 2013

    s I said above I have nominated you for the WordPress Family Award. Go here for details; http://wp.me/p2Qoij-CJ. You still deserve it

  3. Cynthia Polutanovich
    August 22, 2013

    Congratulations on both your real and fake awards!! 🙂 I do especially like the Eye of Yak Award. I, myself, am aspiring to the Macbeth Eye of Newt Award, so keep your fingers crossed. 🙂 Fun blog. I’m going to follow!
    I’m including the link to my blog, if you ever have an idle moment.http://corpsewander.blogspot.com/

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 22, 2013

      Thanks, Cynthia! I am proud of my Eye of Yak. I might have to have a T-shirt made of it.

      And thanks for following too. I’d follow your if it were on WordPress, but I’ll definitely keep an eye on it. Meanwhile the least I can do is like your FB page!

      By the way, I’ll be interested to follow your experience with the book, since I’m preparing to publish one soon myself. Good luck!

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