Award free

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You know, there can be few nicer feelings than being given a seal of approval by someone who understands what you are doing or trying to do. When the first came in I had no idea what to do with blogger awards… or even if it was ‘worthwhile’… but the more I thought about it, the more I realised how nice it was to be appreciated and noticed by others who understood the amount of effort and heart that goes in to making and maintaining a blog.

This page is for the blogger awards…. those little bits of understanding and approval from peers that have landed on my page and made me smile, giving me encouragement and keeping me going. They come from others who are writing and posting,. There are many who post every day and have my admiration as they still manage to keep the content interesting. Some light and fun, some informative, some deeply moving, some simply beautiful.

To those who nominated this blog, Thank you. To those in the incredible 167 countries where this blog has been read, Thank you. To those lovely folk who follow the blog, who stop by and leave a comment, share a story, make friends and put the human face on this blog… Thank you especially.

I am humbled.

However, I no longer have time to do full justice to this lovely facet of the blogging community… so thank you, but please understand when time dictates that I can no longer take part.

With thanks to Jordis at Jordy’s Streamings:

With thanks to Leena at Soul Connection and Tonya at Cheynoa’s Thoughts:


With thanks to manumausam:

With thanks to S.C. Richmond:


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one-lovely-blog-awardWith thanks to Toni Pike for including me in her nominations. Please visit her blog to see the list of nominees and visit their blogs to see why she chose them!


The Respect award comes from Robert Goldstein and I am honoured to be included amongst the  bloggers, artists and writers listed on this page.









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91 Responses to Award free

  1. Congratulations everyone! I wish the best of luck in all your endeavors of 2013!

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  2. Congratulations on your awards! It was fun learning more about you as I read this post. My little dog stole a piece of pizza from my son who briefly left it on his bedside table… he’s too small to raid our fridge – our teens do that! 😉 Thank you for nominating my blog!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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    • Echo says:

      Hi Wendy, my dog not only had most of the turkey, but the smoked salmon and anything else she can get her hands on.. unless you actually offer her a biscuit, then she refuses it… until you have had a bite.It’s all about the sharing 😉


  3. alesiablogs says:

    As my sweet dog sleeps by my side, I see your post pop up on my screen reminding me why I love blogging. Thank you for reading my story and humbling me with this gesture of gratitude of this blog award nomination! You will see a post soon with my unknown 7 facts About ME! It may not prove to be as comical as yours! : )

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  4. Echo says:

    That’s probably one of the nicest compliments I’ve ever had 🙂

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    • You are so right! Especially if laughter is the best medicine, as they say!
      The Heart sings and the Soul laughs and you know you have touched another as surely as when you see tears of joy or sadness!

      It seems that perhaps, your words have a spell on me! In writing a comment here to your response to a viewer I found myself inspired and alas! You have again been a spark of inspiration for “YOU MADE ME LAUGH” and “A PRICELESS GIFT”!! Can I order that “SPARK” in the 365 Daily Dose, please? Ha!

      See and now You have made my day! Thank you, Dear Sue!!!

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      • Sue Vincent says:

        Thanks, Chuck, I never really thought of myself as amusing. One of the real gifts of writing has been that others are sometimes amused. Sometimes they are touched, sometimes there is simply recognition…and that emotional connection really is priceless 🙂


  5. Thank you so much for nominating me!

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  6. noir33 says:

    thanks for the nod.

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  7. Congratulations! And thank you 😀
    What Dreams May Come is my favorite movie of all times – and I love the idea of a barrel instead of just a bucket, it makes so much sense!
    Barrels of happiness ~Charlotte

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  8. Ganesh says:

    Congrats! Thank you very much for the nominating “Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean”. Appreciate your love and kindness. All the very best!! 🙂

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  9. rohan7things says:

    Thanks so much for the nomination and congrats on all the awards! Well deserved 🙂

    Thanks for all the shout outs and kind words, you rock!


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  10. Congratulations and would like to thank you for nominating me…. for special thanks plz check the link….

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  11. You wrote a beautiful post thanking everyone – it’s truly lovely! And thanks for stopping by my blog and following – I greatly appreciate it.

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  12. Thank you for your nomination.

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  13. Hi, I love your blog. I have nominated you for the Liebster award if you’re interested. Kind Regards, Rebecca.

    Oh dear, how most awfully formal, you know what I mean 😉

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  14. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, Echo!

    I have nominated your blog for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.

    The rules of this award are at


  15. Hello Sue! I see you are no novice to blog awards, and you felt like I do now when you got your first. 🙂 I’ve nominated you for the MomentMattersAward. Here is the link for the rules etc.

    best wishes and thanks for being among the top most frequent visitors the the RunningFather blog!, Sincerely, Jim, the RFB

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      Hell, Jim!

      Thank you so much. That is very kind of you. I still find it odd that anyone reads me, let alone enough to nominate me for anything.. odd and ..I would say humbling, because it is as near as i can get, but that isn’t quite right. I admit to pride too. 🙂
      Thank you.


  16. prayingforoneday says:

    A week ago today I created the “Word Press Family Award” and have monitored it from time to time..Amazing how it has spread. And good acceptance blog 🙂


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  17. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations with your award, Sue! Thanks for nominating me!


  18. Val Mills says:

    Thank you for your nomination Sue. How do I go about accepting your award and what happens next? I’m very new at all this. Do I have to choose 11 people immediately or can I have time to do so? I need your guidance here please 🙂

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  19. prayingforoneday says:

    The Versatile Blogger Award
    Please accept this award
    And be sure to pass it to 15 people
    Thanks, Shaun

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  20. Adrian Lupsa says:

    Hi Sue! I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You don’t need to do anything about it, it’s just a way to show I appreciate your blogging efforts. But if you want to participate you can see the simple rules on the following link:

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  21. Heru's Light says:

    Hello dear one, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award, because your blog consistently helps turn me around to face the Sun of my own making.

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  22. Heru's Light says:

    Thank you for my beautiful award Sue, the Inner Peace award. It was so lovely to receive. Please view what I had to say here and know that I will pass the award on when I am moved towards particular writers. x

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  23. sorry1516 says:

    Thank you for nomination. I’m sorry I haven’t seen it sooner, but I was away from blogging for quite some time now. Somehow I decided to come back and I really appreciate this. Thank you!

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  24. Hello Sue- Thanks for nominating me. I now have time to follow up on my part and nominate 5 more bloggers- Could you send me the info on how I do that? Thanks -Craig

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  25. alienorajt says:

    Many congratulations, Sue. xxxx


  26. words4jp says:

    Hi there – I have a thank you gift –

    If awards are not your thing, I understand – just know that I truly respect your work and i greatly appreciate it. Kimberly xx

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  27. velcherup says:

    Hello , I have just nominated you for the “The Sisterhood of the World” award! You can find info in my blog and do likewise, if you want to accept it. I enjoy browsing your blog!!!

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  28. Thank you Sue, for this great post!!! I read it for how to handle awards as I want to be an award free site but you went and gave me the best gift of all – “the inspiration for more writing” are you available for appointments as a Muse??? LOL! Or perhaps you can just let me know the works that you have spread an extra allotment of “seeds of inspiration” on your words for “Old Gleaners” like me???
    Thanks so much!! I have been blessed!

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