A bit of inspiration

 Benjamin Prewitt

Art by Benjamin Prewitt

No, I know I don’t usually accept blogging awards these days. But it is a holiday… which means it is a time for not doing usual things. It is also the start of a new year, which makes it a perfect time to look at some of the things that have inspired me over the last one… and share the work of just a few of the people who write on WordPress.

And anyway… I couldn’t refuse Seumas and his cheeky Glaswegian twinkle….

If your blog is on the list and you accept awards, the guidelines are below. If you don’t accept awards… and you don’t have to… then take the nomination simply as a token of my appreciation.

Picking just a few is a near impossible task given the sheer scope of those to choose from! Especially as Seumas has already nabbed one or two who sprang to mind.

Some I will nominate are friends of mine away from the computer screen, which may seem a little unfair, but I have my reasons. Amongst those reasons I find more than enough to inspire me in both their lives and their work.

First up is a blog I found thanks to Adrian; its writer is George, a lady I will not get chance to know as well as I would like. She has a wicked sense of humour.

Art by Benjamin Prewitt

Running Elk posts rarely… not nearly enough… but he is always worth reading. And anyway, today is his birthday.

Alienora Taylor writes from the heart, sharing her own emotional journey, the negative and positive, to which many can relate and which I know has helped others to feel less isolated. She has also just published a rather controversial book, for which she has my admiration.

Benjamin Prewitt is an artist of no mean calibre and that would be enough to include him here… He is also outspoken in his quest to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease, having been himself diagnosed with young-onset PD.

Arash is a young man who suffered a spinal cord injury… his blog documents his determination to walk again; an attitude he shares with my son, who is also a continual source of inspiration.

Ali Isaac weaves tales of myth and legend… but explore the tabs on her website and you will find her own story and that of her daughter.

‘Beth’ says of herself that she is “the mother of grown daughters, with grandchildren galore, an enthusiastic dater, a lover of the arts, a teacher, a cupcake maker, a Twister and Trivia champ, and most of all, a keen observer of life.” Enough said!

Ascend, Benjamin Prewitt

Ascend, Benjamin Prewitt

Kevin Morris and his dog Trigger are a special pair… Kevin is a writer, Trigger is his guide dog. He is hoping to create an anthology of work in support of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Marilyn is a well known and tireless blogger, with a pithy turn of phrase and an unstable spine. She has faced her own health problems with her sleeves rolled up.

Fransi brings her own clear vision to life and I have yet to visit her blog and be disappointed.

Jean  named her site well… she has a knack for getting peple talking.

Head on over to Buster‘s page for humour from both canine and human perspective.

Paul gets my vote for poetry, along with Richard. And Mike, though his humour is not always for the fainthearted.

And last but not least, Eilis… a talented young woman who brings poetry and music to her blog.

very inspiring blogger award

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their blog.
2. Display the award logo.
3. Nominate at least 15 other blogs (more or less) and provide a link where they may be found. Then, go to their blog, leave a comment to let them know they have been nominated, and where to find the information they need to accept (rules).
4. Mention three things that inspired you the most during the past few weeks.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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24 Responses to A bit of inspiration

  1. congratulations and thank you for the kind mention, Sue – happy new year to and yours


  2. well done, m’Lady 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mikesteeden says:

    Mr Lenzi is the poet – me? A jack of all trades nothing more yet thank you Sue


    • Sue Vincent says:

      A rather different approach, perhaps 🙂 But come on, you made me cry today and that is no mean feat.

      Liked by 1 person

      • mikesteeden says:

        All I ever do is write the first thing that comes into my head and – not complaining mind – I am not a craftsman of words!


        • Sue Vincent says:

          Is there any other way? I do the same… hell, I wouldn’t have time for anything else with the volume I’m writing these days between the blog and other stuff.


          • mikesteeden says:

            Really! I always thought writers had a jolly good think then put a skeleton together then wrote it up etc. Then again I am bonkers and if the truth be told failed O level English first sitting back in the day – failed most things I must add!


            • Sue Vincent says:

              I know, I get an inferiority complex when other writers talk about writing plans, and stuff like that. I just write.
              The published books get a through edit, of course…in fact, several… but mainly for typos and layout. \

              I imagine there will be reviews that say ‘could do better’… 🙂


  4. ksbeth says:

    congratulations, sue, seumas is charmer and hard to resist, isn’t he? i feel humbled to be a part of this wonderful and eclectic list. best, beth


  5. alienorajt says:

    Congratulations, Sue – and quite right too: You ARE a very inspiring blogger! Thanks so much for nominating me. I accept with pleasure and will create a post soonest. Hugs, Ali xxx


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Thank you, Ali. … and you bring your own inspiration along to the party… along with the bawdy wit and the vocabulary to make the writers of the Oxford English think twice about whether they got it all.. 😉 xxx


  6. Mazel Tov for joining this illustrious and growing group! I like how you annotated your nominations. I will check them out if I’m not already FF them.

    Happy New Year, Sue!



  7. socialbridge says:

    Oh Sue, thanks very much. I’m not much of an award person but it is the season of goodwill. Delighted to be introduced to new blogs and bloggers. Love Benjamin’s work and approach.
    Best wishes and thanks again.


  8. Ali Isaac says:

    I’m still catching up with all the blog posts I missed over the festive period, and so I come to this… and my name is on it! Thank you Sue, I am honoured to be included! And see a fair few new blogs of interest to explore…


  9. Reblogged this on SERENDIPITY and commented:
    This has been a big week for awards. Maybe it’s something in the air, or maybe it’s just the flipping of the calendar. This one, from Sue Vincent — who, like me, doesn’t accept awards. So from one award non-accepter to another, thanks Sue. I’m honored and I’m touched.


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