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Blog of the Year – my 2013 Award winners

Blog of The Year 2013 AwardLast year this proved to be such a popular little award – so even though this blog is now primarily here for me to share my creative journey as an artist with you – I just had to bring this little award back to life again this year!

There have been so many blogs that I have enjoyed reading and following this year, so it has been a hard task to narrow the field down – but I have selected a number of blogs that have really stood out for me this year – and I am very happy to present them with their first Blog of the Year Award – complete with one shiny star:

Blog of The Year 2013 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 linkhttp://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…

Blog of The Year 2013 Award

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 favourite 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! You can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

So here are the blogs that I have chosen:

Julie Dawn Fox – inspiration and tips for living in Portugal

Restless Jo –  roaming at home and abroad


East of Malaga

Believe Anyway



My Sardinian Life

The Serenity Space

The Wanderlust Gene

There have also been some amazing blogs that have joined the Blog of the Year Facebook Group – and some of them have posted on there so frequently I have been amazed at how loyal they have been. So here are some extra blogs that I would also like to present the award to:

The Palladian Traveller

Terry Shepherd – Terry 1954

In Love with the Lord

Hope the Happy Hugger

Linda’s Bible Study

The Jenny Mac Book Blog

Prodigal Daughter

The Other Side of Ugly

Blog of The Year 2013 Award

Congratulations to everyone – and I can’t wait to see who you present the award on to!

You can find all the badges and banners & information you need via this link:

‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award Badges