The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

My friend, former Build a Blog You Truly Love classmate, and fellow blogger Jess Morrow just awarded me the Very Inspiring Blogger award.  How wonderful and surprising!!! Jess’ blog, Invincible Summer, is about writing your story truthfully and authentically.  She offers e-courses as well a coaching and editing business.  Thank you, Jess!

One of the main reasons I love blogging is to inspire… myself as well as all of my readers.  This award means a great deal to me.  Thank you all for continuing to follow along!

Coincidentally, I got this Note from the Universe right before I got Jess’ note about this award:

“Have you ever considered, Naomi, that having aced time and space again and again and again, with more “gold medals” than you know who, you’re here this time simply for the love of the game? Just to smell the dirt? To lend a hand? Give comfort? And maybe for old times’ sake, to manifest a fabulous, inspiring blog like it was a morning cup of coffee, even though you’re way past having to prove anything?”

One of my recent creations

The rules: 

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

About me:
1. I am an avid reader.  (The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week is GROWTH.  I wasn’t sure I would be able to participate this week due to time constraints, but why not include my picture here? I went to the library on Friday afternoon, came home and added those seven books to my growing tower of library books I have checked out (no, there is no way I can read all these before they are due), stacked them on a mirror, and there’s my growth picture!
2. My favorite ice cream flavor is Peanut Butter and Chocolate.
3. I don’t like sitting with my back to a crowd.  In a restaurant, I like to be against a wall.
4. I rode a tandem bike in a century (100 mile race).  That feels like a former life.
5. I worked in a stationary store for a few months.  Other past jobs are helping in an eye doctor’s office, camp counselor, and bed and breakfast do-it-all assistant.
6. I used to be really good at math but recently it’s been eluding me.  My brain hurts when I try calculating anything more than simple addition.  You should have seen how mad I was at myself when I was trying to reverse calculate the cost of a kilowatt hour of electricity based on our latest bill.  I took calculus for goodness sake!
7. My favorite class in college was Intro to Neuropsychology.  I got an A.
Inspirational bloggers getting this award:
3. Stacie Jewelry – Stacie Spencer
4. Paisley Rain Boots – Sarah Huizenga
5. NancyJean’s Creative Thoughts – Nancy Thompson
6. Desktop Dreams – Viv Halliwell
7. Figuring Out 40 – Katrina Simeck
8. Nordljus – Katja
9. Art is my Sanity – Belen Kundt
10. A Thousand Shades of Grey – Jill Salahub
11. Dandelion Seeds and Dreams – Lis Offman
12. The Painted Flower – Jennifer Bomgardner
Whew… I think I can, I think I can…
13. Softly Piqued Lens – Sherri Brannon
14. Shimmering Grains – Marie Westerbom
15. Ooh La La Living the Arty Life – Susan Lobb Porter
I hope you’ll enjoy each of these lovely blogs.
Congratulations, friends
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19 Responses to The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. Viv says:

    Wow Naomi I’m honoured thanks so much for nominating me …. speechless….x

  2. Naomi says:

    Soooo well-deserved, Viv. Your artistic talents amaze me.

  3. Anne Camille says:

    I was very disappointed in A Pound of Paper, but I’ve been eanting to read Lorrie Moore A Gate at the Stair for a long time. The photo Op book looks interesting too!

    Your blog is wonderful, very inspiring, indeed.

  4. stacie says:

    Thanks so much Naomi for nominating me! I’m very honored. Love your book stack, looks like my nightstand.

  5. Sarah Huizenga says:

    Thank you Naomi. I feel very honored. I have always sucked at math 🙂 I would be shocked if you could read all those books. I am struggling to get two done a month lately. So many exciting things going on in the blogging world.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Thank you so much Naomi for nominating me! I love your stack of books, I’m also trying to do a lot of reading this summer. I’m taking part in my library’s summer reading program.
    Thanks again,

  7. Arindam says:

    Great work Naomi. You really have a great blog. Congrats on getting the award. You and your blog deserve it for sure. 🙂

  8. Sherri B. says:

    Naomi, I am touched you included me – thank you very much! It’s so greatly appreciated. 🙂

    I am also a bookworm, although I must confess that I read much less ever since I started photography and my blog. And I would love to work in a stationery store! Math? Not my strong point…lol. Thanks again!

  9. Thank you very much Naomi, I feel very honored!
    Have a great day!

  10. Jess Morrow says:

    Yay! I’m so glad the award made you feel happy & all good inside. What fun!! I can’t wait to explore some of the blogs you listed here … keeping this page open in my browser for after a bit of “work” is done. xo

  11. jillsalahub says:

    What?! I was so touched by this, I had to sit with it for a bit before I could even come over and choke out a thank you. I do what I do no matter what, am compelled, but to be heard, to be appreciated, to have inspired someone is a wonderful thing when it happens. So much gratitude and love to you, Naomi.

  12. Naomi says:

    You are most welcome, Jill. I admire all your images and words and feel as you do about creating art to add beauty to the world. I found your blog recently after a friend mentioned it to me… We were talking about you as if you were famous! You must not feel you are since you were humbled by this award, but we both draw inspiration from your posts all the time. 🙂

  13. Naomi says:

    Oh yes… Me too about photography, blogging, and reading much less. I think it’s such a shame we can’t do all these fun things all the time!

  14. Naomi says:

    How kind of you to say! Thank you, Arindam.

  15. Cheryl says:

    OMG Naomi I almost fell off my chair…so funny..I thought someone else had a similar blog name to me and then I realized it was ME…thank you so much…I am deeply touched by this.

    Like you, I love reading and I try to do better but the building of the blog, then the blogging and I taking two classes really gets in my way…I do manage a few pages every day though.
    You inspire me to keep going….xoxo

  16. nancyjean says:

    Hi Naomi…omg, thank you so much for nominating me… you are a sweetheart!

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  18. Naomi says:

    Nancy, it’s so well-deserved! You truly are an inspiration, especially in how well you reach out to others and form community.

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