Award Winning Blog, findingourwaynow.comI am way overdue thanking some generous bloggers for awards that they have been thoughtful enough to give me. Even thou I’ve received some of these awards before I still feel it’s important that I recognize these bloggers and pay it forward.

I’ve been very lucky to come across some amazing bloggers, all of which have award winning blogs in their own right.  These and many others have given me such generous support and help over time; words can’t express my gratitude.

So without further a due, let me introduce you to these award winning bloggers and the awards they have given me.

Award Winning Blog Awards

To make this as easy as possible, I’ll post each blogger’s link; tell you a little about each blogger and the award I was given. At the very bottom of the lineup, I’ll showcase the award winning blog images.

I would like to start with Patricia Weber. Patricia gave me the Beautiful Blogger Award.  I find this very ironic because I consider her a Beautiful blogger.  She writes about all introverts and their many challenges, qualities and what being an introvert means.  She is currently involved in an amazing book-writing project that you must check out.

The next awesome blogger is Pat Rupple/Plain Talk & Ordinary Wisdom.  Pat gave me the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. She has such a generous heart that we become almost instant friends. She lives in the mountains where she writes about al life’s conundrums.  Pat truly believes that if we could find common ground and talk, anything is possible and, if there are problems with one another or life issues, most of them could be resolved. I’m with you Pat.

Then there is Raani York. Raani gave me Hope Unites Globally Hug Award. Raani is an amazing talent and prolific writer, She some a really awesome cats that will sometimes still the show and writes a blog post for her form time to time.

Aw, now there’s Wendy McCance/Searching For The Happiness. Wendy gave me the Very Inspiring Blog Award. Wendy is a very good friend. We have known each other for a very long time or at least as long as we both have been blogging.  She loves to share her knowledge about blogging and freelance writing. She offers some great tips for anyone aspiring to go that route.

Now let me introduce you to a new blogger on the scene, Lorraine Reguly/Wording Well.  Lorraine gave me the Liebster Award.  She is spitfire and is relentless in searching for and gaining knowledge she can glean from the blogosphere. I thank her for her generosity and wish her all the best in her search.

I did tell you there were a lot of awards, didn’t I?

Now I’ll move on the Diana Marinova.  Diana also gave me the Liebster Award. She is a rocking writer with a passion for helping other freelance writers and small business owners make the most of their time. She offers great insight and tips for anyone that is pursuing freelance writing opportunities.

This one is very special to me.  Let me introduce you to Elizabeth Scott.  She also gave me the Liebster Award.  She in my closest friend and she is my VA.  Elizabeth is always there when I need a shoulder. She has started her new business, and she is doing stunningly well. I am so proud of her. She rocks.

I’m almost done I promise.  I want to thank Meredith/Southern Northerner.  She have given me the Liebster Award as well. She has since changed her theme and her blog, and I love it.  She is a lover of Sci-Fi, horror movies, and many of these type of conventions that come around.  Most of all she really enjoys this crazy world of blogging we all reside.

Finally, here is the last one, the Shine On Award. It’s a bit of a mystery as to who had given it to me because I had forgotten to make note of the giver.  I feel terrible about it. So here is my question.  If you, one of my readers is the giver of this award send a note and I will make sure to include you in the lineup.

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Have I lost you yet?  If not, lets move on to the other stuff.

All of these award winning bloggers are unique and have been on a journey of their own to reach their desired goal.  All have had their share of ups and downs.  All have been stalwart in their support of others. So, this is my applause to them for hanging in there and being such an inspiration to all of us who are working hard to create an award winning blog.

Now here is my Award to you for all that you have done and continue to do in this blogosphere.  I call it the ‘The Best Blog Supporter Award’.  It kind-of says it all.

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So, what’s next?  Most of the award winning rules require pretty much the same thing. I’m to tell you something about myself, things you may not know about me.  Then there’s the hard part, nominating other bloggers who are deserving of each of these awards.  To cut to the chase about all this award winning, here are some things you may not know about me.

  1. I have moved 10 times in my married life. It hasn’t been easy but oh what an adventure it has been.
  2. My second favorite flower is the Daisy.
  3. I just created my own art studio. Now I need to use it… LOL
  4. I collect wooden carved Santas – Refer to #6.
  5. I love to create recipes and bake new things.
  6. I am a bit obsessive when it comes to decorating for Christmas… LOL.
  7. We hosted 9 foreign exchange students over the years.
  8. One of the places on my Bucket list is to visit China.
  9. I have a few of my very favorite bloggers visiting in the next week or so; I am so excited.
  10. I am just about to publish my new book called “Lesson From An Ordinary Life”, so keep an eye out for the announcement.

Now we move on to the nominees for all of these awards.  Drum roll, please.  Hum… Sigh… BIGGER SIGH!… LONG PAUSE!…  I CAN’T DO THIS!…  It seems so unfair to nominate only a few when there are so many deserving bloggers out there.   OK… So here is how it’s going to go.  These awards will go to all my loyal commenters; you know who you are.  If you choose to accept them (and I hope you do), you know what to do. :-)

The award winning blog rules are very simple.  To claim any or all of these awards you must:

  1. Post a link to my blog and the award/awards image or images you accept on your website.
  2. Say a few nice things about the one (me) who gave you the award/awards.
  3. Tell us fun stuff about yourself.
  4. Share the wealth with others as you see fit. How you choose to do that, is entirely up to you.

Happy blogging everyone and THANK YOU for all you do and support you have offered others and myself.  You are all an Award Winning Blog in my mind.

Happy Blogging as life’s journey continues…

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  • Jacqueline Gum

    Congratulations! Well deserved:)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thank you Jacqueline. :-)

  • doreenpendgracs

    Susan, you are SO deserving of ALL these awards. You are supportive and a true friend to so many of us. I can’t wait to meet you. in just one week!!!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thanks for your kind words my friend. I can wait either. We are going to have a blast. :-)

  • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

    Wow, congratulations on your awards. I might even grab another for myself; I’ve been compiling another list of new bloggers who are deserving of a few!

    Thanks!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Go for it Lorraine. New bloggers are always so appreciative of the recognition. Heck I sill get a kick of them myself. :-)

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Congrats to you my friend! You deserve every award you get. I truly mean that. I can’t wait to meet you in person. Counting the days now… :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thank you Cheryl, You’re the best. I am very excited about your visit. :-)

  • Jason Butler

    Congrats.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thanks Jason. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    Do all of em at one time does make it a bit easier. Congrats.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Jon, Indeed it does and I will do my best… LOL. :-)

  • http://casuallycassi.blogspot.com/ Cassandra Schmigotzki

    Congrats on your awards!
    I think we’re the only ones that still give Grandma a Santa figurine every Christmas.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Cassi, Thank you. That is too funny. I don’t receive them as gifts because they’re hand carved and hard to find. I usually find them when I’m out and about in unexpected places. :-)

      • http://casuallycassi.blogspot.com/ Cassandra Schmigotzki

        Most of ours are found at thrift shops that way it’s cheap enough my son can buy it. We aren’t supposed to buy for the grandparents anymore since we do the white elephant exchange for the adults. We get away with it since it comes from him LOL

        • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

          I can see that Cassi… LOL. I had’t thought about that as a place to look. I’ll need to got a take a gander at a few thrift stores in my area. I might get lucky. :-)

  • http://about.me/jeevanjacobjohn Jeevan Jacob John

    Congrats, Susan :D Each award is a lesson, an experience to learn from and cherish.

    Moving 10 times? Well, I can sort of relate. We used to move around a lot (I was like moving schools every 2-3 years :D), primarily because of my Dad’s job as a pastor.

    Visiting China? I should definitely add that to my bucket list :)

    Anyways, good luck with the future :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Well said Jeevan, I can see that, My husband was a parks and recreation guy so we moved to where the parks jobs were. My neighbor has been to Chia twice so I have a real desire to see what she’s seen. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    That’s quite the impressive list because you are quite the impressive blogger :) I can’t imagine moving 10 times. I hope my next move will be my last!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      You are too kind Jeri. I could say the same about you.

      Moving that many times can be interesting. I have a love hate relationship with each move. I love the adventure of a new place. I hate the packing, unpacking and finding the goods and service places I need. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    A long and well deserved list of awards. You inspire us all. Congratulations Susan.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thanks so much Debra, I would say that you inspire me… truly. :-)

  • http://www.thelittledesignlab.co.nz/ Heather Lee

    Congrats Susan! It’s great to see all your efforts recognised.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thanks heather, I am blessed with some great online friends and supporters. you among them. :-)

  • http://searchingforthehappiness.com/ Wendy McCance

    Congrats Susan, you have a terrific blog. Thanks so much for the mention. Your words truly touched me. It is amazing how we started blogging right at the same time. It has been a thrill to see all of the amazing things you have accomplished. I am so excited to hear more about this book!! I consider you to be one of my very closest blogger friends. It has been a true pleasure getting to know you.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Wendy, It has been quite a journey for you and I. Many have fallen by the way side but we are still standing, stronger then ever. I am excited about the book but I still need to get a few things done before It can be released. I’ll keep you posted. I would love to hear your thoughts. :-)

      • http://searchingforthehappiness.com/ Wendy McCance

        Well, I am just thrilled for you. You have my email. Contact me anytime with any questions you might have. Can’t wait to hear about a release date!!

        • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

          Thanks Wendy, You can count on it. :-)))

  • Pamela Heady

    Congrats! As a fairly new blogger, it’s inspiring to see the support and recognition you’ve acquired! I hope to be there some day!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Pamela, Thanks so much. I have little doubt that you will be in the same place in short order. :-)

  • http://www.dianamarinova.com/ Diana

    WOW, this i call a blog awards list ;-) and you sure deserve them all (and more ;-) Congratulations!

    Thanks for the mention, Susan! I feel lucky that i have met you…

    It’s funny how everyone perceives me as a freelance writer… i am not a freelance writer, i am a marketing consultant and i write only for my blogs (or for marketing purposes :-P) – ok, ok, clients occasionally hire me to write for their marketing blogs, too. but i really don;t think about myself as a writer lol.

    enough about me – this is about YOU and your stunning list of blogger awards :D I am not a regular commenter (you know why), bu i do have a pin board just for your recipes :D New book, huh? Is there some kind of a spoiler alert i can get my hands on? Curious now – want to know more! When is the expected release date?

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Diana, I did know that about your but you sill a great writer. it take talent to do what you do as a marketing consultant and part of that is convey a message affectively.

      Any way you choose, I appreciate your support.

      My new book is in process. Once I have it ready to pub, I will be giving everyone a heads up on the blog, etc. I would be very curious about what you think. :-)

  • Pat Ruppel

    Congratulations, Susan, on your awards and so deserving. You’re always putting a wealth of information out there from a dream book, wine and recipes to your little iPod stories equipped with your talented art.

    I value our friendship and how we’ve gotten to know each other in just a little over a year and thank you for the shout out, your warm thoughts, reads and support.

    You’re the best! :-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thanks Pat, You are such a awesome supporter. I too feel the same about our friendship and look forward to meeting up in person someday. :-).

      • Pat Ruppel

        That would be nice, Susan, meeting up in person someday. I appreciate you and your friendship and support mean a lot.

        • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

          That goes both ways. :-)

          • Pat Ruppel

            Yes, so true. Thank you Susan. You’re the best!

  • http://www.garrettspecialties.com/ Arleen Harry

    I think it is great receiving all those awards. I give you credit because it does take time to answer the questions. I have one for you. You said My second favorite flower is the Daisy. That is also mine also. What is your favorite flower? Where were the 10 places you lived. You see you opened up a can of worms. Just an interested friend blogger.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi arleen, LOL, I favorite flower is the Chrysanthemum, the really big white ones. I love your questions. We’ve lived in four states, MD, W.VA., Ohio and CA. while in each state we move to different cities each state. The last move form Southern California to Northern California we hope will be our last, but you never know. :-)

      • http://www.garrettspecialties.com/ Arleen Harry

        Susan- If you keep moving west you will end in Hawaii. Although you can’t beat California.

  • http://www.patricia-weber.com Patricia Weber

    Susan there is no one I can think of more deserving of all the awards you have been recognized with. Your posts both provide value and add value. And to know you more personally, as I have been able to connect with you so often on Google, is the real value.

    Thanks so much for your mention.

    For me, as it sounds like for you, meeting in person with people who I have met in person is one of the greatest rewards of being online.

    I’ll re-read any requirements I may have to fulfill, and do just that.

    You are the best Susan.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Aw Pat so are you. It has been such a pleasure getting the know you too. I love it when through our blogs we meet, not only online, but in person. When that happens it’s like we have been best friends for ever. I just love that. :-)

  • Niekka McDonald

    This is awesome! Congrats Susan you deserve it!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thanks so much Niekka, All the best. :-)

  • Dan Meyers

    Wow, I’ve learned even more about you! Can’t wait to see pictures of your new art studio – and more importantly, can’t wait to see what is produced in it :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi dan, I think that would be great post, don’t you? I will make sure to show you what comes of that new studio. :-)

  • Adrienne

    Wow Susan, that’s a heck of a lot of awards. Even all the ones I’ve been given over the years don’t add up to that many. I know why they all love you though and were eager to add you to their list.

    Thank you for not only sharing with us who gave you this fabulous award but sharing more with us about you. Now I had figured out that you love to try new recipes just from what you share with us here.

    You are very deserving of them all Susan. Congratulations.

    ~Adrienne

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Adrienne, Thank you and it was indeed. I have some great friends in the blogosphere, you included. I have some much I want to accomplish in this very short life and I work at doing that everyday. One of those things is making someone else’s life just a little bit better in some small way. :-)

  • Pat Ruppel

    Susan – I thanked you for this award on my new post and gave you one too. Here’s the link: http://plaintalkandordinarywisdom.com/awards-thank-you-thank-you-thank-you/

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      You are so welcome Pat. Thank you and you rock my friend. :-)

      • Pat Ruppel

        :-) Always

  • Emma Lewis

    I’m sure you people haven’t read this one yet, bit.ly/beyonces

    • Anne Peter

      Ketty Perry’s comment is hilarious

  • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

    Hi! I am leaving this comment because I would like for you
    to update your post with the correct link (and anchor text) to my blog. I am going to be deleting
    my old site (Lorraine Reguly’s Life) and so would really appreciate it if you
    could update your post with a link to Wording Well. This is my new site and you
    will be left with a broken link if you don’t change it. I don’t want this to
    happen! Besides, http://wordingwell.com/ is still mine, and contains all of my
    posts, as I moved them with me when I got my own domain name. This may not seem
    like a big deal to you, but it is to me. The internet is forever – or at least
    until we change things, so, please, can you change this for me? (Thanks!)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Done

      • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

        Thanks, Susan!