The Reality Blog Award…

I’ve often wondered about all the blog awards that are round. I’ve privately thought about my blogging… comparing it to the blogs of others. I have on occasion thought it may be good to receive an award… good to stick something in the side bar… just below the hits counter… something to make OMBH seem a little more important.

I’ve often wondered if all the effort I put in is not simply a waste of time… only done for my personal gratification and the occasional amusement of the odd lad here or the odd lass there. Until yesterday morning. I’m not going to say I was over the moon… well, initially not. Until I went over to Jennifer’s ‘My Sardinian Life’. There was my link… my blog on her list. I can’t repeat her words here… they put me to shame… embarrassed, blushing! Thank you Jennifer… I think you made my week!

OK… the award?

The Reality Blog Award…

Jennifer has nominated OMBH for the award… note, only nominated OMBH. I don’t know if I’ll be a recipient… maybe. Whatever, it is rather gratifying to know there are folk out there who care. I know the regulars care because they always return… they always comment. None-the-less… I don’t recall ever being nominated before.

SO… I’ll continue the process by including all the details below…

Rules for The Reality Blog Award

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
2. Answer the five questions.
3. Nominate 3 deserving blogs.

The Reality Blog Award 5 Questions

1. If you should change one thing, what would it be?
Stop the wanton slaughter in my country of birth… bring peace, please!!! 
2. If you could relive one day, which would it be?
My April wedding day… some day, some party… some life afterward… 
3. What’s one thing that really scares you?
Ill health or suffering of a family member
4. What’s one dream you have not completed yet and do you think you will be able to complete it?
Earn a great income from writing… by great I mean… comfortable, to travel… to continue writing, to  eat, drink wine… travel, enjoy and write. Let’s hope!!
5. If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?
Gary Player on the day he won his first Open! Or, maybe Chris Barnard on the day he did the first heart transplant… or, Nelson Mandela… or, or… or, OK… I’ll stop. (I could think of quite a few others… Leonard Cohen singing in Dublin on the 15th of Sept 2012… )

So… who will the 3 bloggers be that get my nod? Again, there are quite a few… but mostly I’ll go for a few of my old favourites. (I hope they don’t all have to be WP blogs… )

I think though, I have to first exclude a few… Jennifer, the lady who nominated me… I don’t think I can renominate her, can I? Also my good mate Witchy back in SA… if she is still active then it must be in another guise…

So… without a doubt I have to give you FOUR! Why, because they are the most important cyber folk I know. I’ve said on more than one occasion that I want to spend real-time with each and ever one of them some day. I’ll list them, in no particular order…

  1. My friend Firefly back in my hometown… he often brings a smile to my face when I least expect to smile. He often has a word of encouragement or on the odd occasion commiseration… thanks friend!
  2. Sallyann… of course! I cannot think of blogging without giving my near neighbour a shout! At times I feel I can reach out and touch her… so vivid the pictures, both mental and cyber… I hope her wishes all come true! And, the visits to the dentist come to a painless end! Thanks for sharing so much…
  3. Sheila’s stunning images… I can’t get enough of them. They inspire… the bless… they bring smiles on the dullest of days! The lady has a special touch, of that I’m sure! Thanks, you show many the way! 😉
  4. Thank you Geogypsy for all your positive interaction… for showing us the fantastic Grand Canyon… for making us all envious! Thanks for the kind words of support… they are special!

OK… I’ve really said enough… apart from pointing out one small error in Jennifer’s summation of my attributes.  The word author appears. I wish! I thought authors were persons who made a living from published work while writers remained struggling souls… that makes me a writer! 😉

A special Dublin photo… just for Jennifer… it’s the recession hit empty building on the Grand Canal Dock, opposite the Theater.  Only thing… on Friday evening one of the rooms was lit up… and flash photography was happening inside… I wondered what it way be that was going on… scary movie or dirty pics? Who knows?

Last but not least, thanks to JR (No… not the one from Texas) for doctoring the little laptop back to life… long may the thing remain with us yet! Also, the internet finally made it to the new house… finally!! A few other things happened as well but I’ll spare you the gory details.

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17 Responses to The Reality Blog Award…

  1. Pingback: Reality blog award | Photographic Memories

  2. wow – thanks for the honour Vossie and your kind words! sorry I’m so late visiting this week – you know work work work… I’ll do my best to respond!


  3. geogypsy2u says:

    You can choose to call yourself a writer or author because you put the words together in a warm and witty way. Congrats!

    Thank you. I am honored and humbled being chosen as one of the recipients. Now please don’t get me wrong, but I’m so busy right now I am going to decline this award. Hey you were only suppose to pick three anyway. Can’t you count?

    Glad your laptop is back in order.

    Absolutely LOVE this image!


  4. Congratulations! I am a new reader to your blog, but I am really enjoying it! I have to say ‘ditto’ to your comment about Leonard Cohen. My husband and I saw him in Victoria, Canada in 2010. He made me cry when he sang Hallelujah. Anyhow, I hope you win the award! Best of luck.


    • aj vosse says:

      Leonard is the MAN!! I look forward to seeing him again!

      As for the blog… welcome… I hope you keep on enjoying what I offer up… 😉


  5. To blush or not to blush. Thank you very much for the nomination my friend. I whole heartedly have to agree with you. I often wonder if all the effort I put into my blogs is worth the while and then I get an email or comment (on the blog or FB or where ever) and it makes me realise that it does. I don’t get anywhere close to the amount of comments I would like to get, and not even close to the comments our mutual friend the Geogypsy gets. But then I would meet somebody and mention the blog and they would say, “Are you Firefly?” Bang and its worth it again. Anyway, I digress. I need to go and find my thank you list before I start thanking people.


    • aj vosse says:

      Get that list working… I’m looking forward to looking at your post!!

      Have fun, don’t be shy… blush if you have to! Haha… 😉


  6. Sallyann says:

    Why thank you kind sir …
    At first I was delighted to be nominated by you for the award, then as I read on I was horrified !
    Such deep and meaningful questions and answers … I don’t do “life, the universe and everything” I’m more the net curtains and pretty flowers type, but on that note, I will gratefully accept the honour and see what I can come up with. 😀
    Thanks again … I think. 🙂


  7. Congrats! And maybe I should have said budding author …


    • aj vosse says:

      Thank you… I must say, it was a fun post to do!! No… I’ll stick with writer until the multi-million publishing deal comes along! Haha… haha… HA! 😉


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