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Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Thank you to A Sheep’s Life for nominating me for this award. Please see her blog by clicking on the link. It is one of the regular blogs that I read and enjoy.

The Rules and Courtesies of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award

1. Thank your nominator by posting a link to their blog on your Award post

2. List 7 to 10 Facts About Yourself

3. Nominate up to 15 other blogs for being inspirational

4. Post the rules so people know them

5. Notify your nominees via their About Page and send them the link to your Award Post with the rules on it

6. Post the award badge on your blog anywhere you like on your pages or posts.

Thank you to A Sheep’s Life for nominating me for this award. Please see her blog by clicking on the link. It is one of the regular blogs that I read and enjoy.

Random facts about myself that I have not posted for other award posts. This is tricky. Here goes..

1. My primary care physician suspects I have bipolar 2 and has given me a number to call to be evaluated. I do not think they will see me because I have no insurance. She says they will see me. I am afraid to call and find out I am right. So I have put it off for 2 weeks.

2, Someone closed their blog down today and I am very worried as to why, due to their recent posts. This is dominating my thoughts at the moment.

3. I think it is interesting that men write about their mental illness a bit differently than women do. They seem to have more trouble reaching out for help that is emotional. The posts can start emotional and then they turn onto analytical and problem solving and then they say something to make it sound like “it is not really that bad” This happens and then the readers really believe them that it is not that bad because they ended the post that way.

This makes it harder for them to get help from readers who are not  reading between the lines. You have to read between the lines with men.We don’t want anything bad to happen to them because we did not hear what they were really saying

4. I worry about people when they shut down I know that when I shut down from communicating it means that I am doing worse. The less I say the worse I am

5. I have been invited to be a writer for the TMU blog and I will be checking out their procedures today. I an very honored about this

6. I was happily surprised to get this award

7.  I am still in bed and it is 330 pm. The last few days were so stressful, I am worn out from anxiety

8. I have considered opening an anonymous blog that does not connect with this. Sometimes I feel like it gets to the point where you cannot say everything you are feeling because people are counting on you to be strong for them. I can open the other one and get some things out there and then I would be stronger for writing this blog. I care about everyone and want to be here for you

9. I wonder about closed blogs. How does that work and who would want to be one with me? It is just a thought in my head. I think there are a few people that would benefit from doing that kind of thing with me

10. This is 10. I wrote a lot in those. I feel like I should apologize but I don’t know why. Women are always apologizing in situations where a man would not. Men do not apologize for just being themselves or for doing what they felt like doing that does not hurt anyone. Why do we apologize in situations where we did not do anything wrong?

Here are the blogs that I am nominating. Please take some t

ime to check them out. I have chosen them carefully and all of them are very inspiring blogs ❤

Please note that I currently follow 270 blogs, I know it sounds crazy but I do read them, just not all the same day LOL. I only mention this because I love all of the blogs I follow but I had to limit my choices to less that 270. ❤

I tried to choose blogs that were newer and in some cases by younger people. I admire and want to support the teenagers and young adults that are struggling with issues and are using their blog to inspire other young people to reach out and to take care of themselves.

If I did not select you , it does not mean that I do not love your blog. I love all the blogs I follow

1.  City Without People

2. Depressionless

3. Dear Darling Sanity

4.   Silver Girl

5.  Living Not Just Existing

6.  Bipolar Barbie Q

7.  Love Changes People

8.  Gales Mind

9. Refractory Ramblings from the Dark Side

10.  Writer’s Dream

11.  Blahpolar Diaries

12. Ramblings of Nekaaar

13. Birth of  New Brain

14. Healing Beyond Survival

15. Kevin at the  The Mental Health Writers Guild

16. Living with Pain but Living

17. no gas light

17 thoughts on “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”

    1. Let me know if you need help with any of it. The longest part for me was choosing who to nominate and then creating that list with the links. I am willing to work with you to help you make the list if you need help with it.
      I put a lot of nominees. You can just do 7 or even 5. It is flexible. I have seen people do these their own way as best as they can. I chose the blogs for reasons. Each one was special. If you take a look at the first few I out and click on the links you will see that I chose some very young bloggers.

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      1. What I did was posted it anyway and added an apology at the end. I know how to make links but for days now wordpress doesn’t highlight those links?! I’m okay with it as I did my best. Thank you very much!


      2. I am sure that whatever you did is good. I will check it out tonight. I have noticed that different bloggers write up their posts differently for the awards. There is also variation in the other requirements. Everyone does what is reasonable for them to do, at the time.
        I had fun choosing the blogs and I hope you had fun (or are having fun) finding the blogs and letting them know you nominated them. It is fun, like delivering someone flowers !
        I always like to deliver the flowers to the room, when the residents get a delivery. It is funny because the other aides don’t want to carry the flower deliveries up. They think it is extra work. The secretary always calls me on the walkie talkie to let me know there are flowers, even if they are for another aide’s room, because she knows I like to bring them and see the look on the old lady’s face when she sees them 🙂
        Talk to you soon

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  1. Congratulations! You deserve it. You are inspiring, and sometimes being honest about not always be super together and strong is what makes you inspiring! Thank you for your nomination. ❤

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    1. You are welcome. I think it is a nice community thing that the awards exist. I wonder who first thought of it. I guess than some blogger just decided to try it one day and see what happened and then other bloggers created their own awards.
      Take care,

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    1. Thank you. It was a crazy day, as you know and I was working on this post in between things and sending the notifications to people. I chose more blogs than you have to. I had reasons close to my heart for every single one that I chose. The first few, if you click on them, you will see are young people.

      They are special because they are young and struggling with mental illness and they are still reaching out to try to help other young people that are struggling.
      I think it is important to support the young ones. I wish someone had been supportive and encouraging of me that understood what was going on with me at that age.

      You have young parts and so I felt like you were also in the category that I was seeking, of young bloggers who were struggling but still wanting to help others.

      The other blogs were all very dear to my heart also. Each one for a different reason. I really enjoyed this award more than some of the others that I got before I knew the bloggers as well.
      Thank you for being there today.

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    1. You are welcome. Let me know if you have any questions about putting the badge on your pages. You don’t have to but it is nice to have it. I have all of mine on my About page and maybe my Journey page. I forget. Some people put them along the sides of the posts.
      It is nice to share these awards with people.

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  2. Thank you so much, Annie, for the honor!

    You really made my day (which I needed, as it has been a loooonnnng day!) and after reading your post, I feel doubly honored! 🙂

    I enjoyed reading your answers. When I first began my blog back in 2008, I had been newly diagnosed with bipolar one and I was very sick with severe depression. During my subsequent 10+ hospitalizations, I wound up taking a long hiatus from blogging. 😦 While I didn’t shut my blog down, it was obvious I had left it. I never thought I’d return, but lo and behold, I sure did,as you know!

    As you mentioned you’re concerned about a blogger who shut down his/her blog today, I thought I’d share a little with you about my own experience. I hope that whoever it is finds help and support, and decides to blog again someday, as I think it’s very healing. You are so kind to care.

    I digress! As I responded to you on my blog, I’m very moved by your nomination, but sadly I must decline only because I’ve become overwhelmed by the process. I’ve received a few of these awards before and it took time to answer questions/create questions/nominate blogs and notify them etc., as you know! I don’t mean to sound ungrateful in any way, and now you can pass along some more blog love to another worthy candidate! 🙂 Thanks again from the bottom of my heart. p.s. Love your new URL! I love how it rhymes! (((hugs))) Dyane


  3. I know this is a bit late but I’ve been absent for a while. I’d just like to say Thank You for nominating my blog – I really appreciate it. 🙂 xx


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