Oh, happy days!
I was nominated for the Premio Dardos Award by truejoy1986 on her blog loveatthespeedoflife. I previously was not going to accept any awards and had a page dedicated to telling people not to nominate me but after thinking it over a while, I decided to embrace the gift and spread the love by lifting my restriction. Pressure? No, I just felt like a jerk for not wanting to accept awards and reach out to more bloggers. Which I really need to do.
And that’s not all…
I have officially 300 followers now! Okay, so that may not seem like a lot compared to some of the giants out there but the fact that I had less than 100 at this point last year makes it very significant to me. So in the course of about a year, I have amassed more than 200 followers. Not bad. Obviously, I am doing something right. Now, I have to do it better.
My 300th follower happens to be Creative, Inc. How fitting of a name for my big 300. Creative is a word that describes everything WordPress or even blogging in general is about and it’s also run by a corporation (Automattic, Inc.). My very first follower over two years ago was Aisling, and checking it out led to me to a beautiful photography blog.
So I am here to accept the Premio Dardos Award.
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.
My 15 nominees are:
David Snape & Friends
A Trivial Mind At Work
Flirting With Creativity
Chasing Serenity with a Lens
The Ambitious Drifter
The Gad About Town
Alien Shores Photography
A lot of these blogs I nominated are filled with exceptional work. Some are Freshly Pressed. Some of them I’m following or am familiar with. I based my nominations off my first impressions (overall look of the blog, consistency with post topics, etc.) and the first couple of posts I went through that seemed to fit the Premio Dardos definition.
So here’s to the iconic number of 300 (This Is Sparta!) and moving ahead for even more adventures and triumphs in the wide world of blogging. I’ve learned a lot but I’m definitely not done yet.