Last night, waiting for a table for dinner at a crowded new hot spot, I decided to pass the time by checking my mailbox. It’s when I got the message that David Kanigan at Lead, Learn, Live nominated The Development Sherpa for Blog of The Year 2012. My husband, Peter, told me that my face lit up like our two-year old grandson’s when he shouts “Hurray!”
I don’t know that this humble little blog could win blog of the day in a contest, never the less blog of the year. Truth be told, compared to so many other well-developed and popular sites, I have only a small following. If blogging was a contest like Survivor, The Development Sherpa and I would have been voted off the island long ago.
So, I am not only honored by David’s nomination, but also surprised. But here’s my secret. I’ve already won the prize I want. Blogging makes me better, and that’s all it needs to do. It forces me to become a more incisive thinker, a better writer, and brave enough to “go half baked” by putting my thoughts out into the big, bold world instead of the comfort zone in the corner of my mind. It connects me to brilliant, funny, interesting people – several of whom I would probably never have the privilege to know.
My List of Blogs of the Year
A list of just five of those brilliant, funny, interesting people who you might want to get to know follows. I nominate them for 2012 Blog of the Year.
Thinking Is Hard Work http://colleensharen.wordpress.com. Thinking is hard work, but Colleen makes it look easy. I like way she makes research approachable and relevant.
Life Revelation http://liferevelation.wordpress.com. Not everyone can put himself or herself out there the way Stephen Edwards does. But I am better because of it.
Things I Like + Things I Write http://jeannemarieolson.posterous.com. This blog is all Jeanne: Smart, interesting, compelling.
Leadership Freak http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com. Dan Rockwell helps me be a better leader in 300 words or less.
Waiting for the Karma Truck Waiting for the Karma Truck. When the karma truck comes around, see why Mimi’s going to get the good stuff.
The Fine Print
This is the link for the Blog of the Year Rules: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award.
Here are the rules:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 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 sidebar … and start collecting stars…