Clanmother has been nominated for the celebrated The Addictive Blog Award by Maarit-Johanna and her addictive blog, History of the Ancient World. I am honoured to accept the nomination because, in my view, our blogging community is about being “addicted” to bringing our world together. We may be separated by oceans, continents and mountains, but in “blogging” miles, the distance is small, even irrelevant. Conversely, our world of thought and connection is ever-increasing. Henry David Thoreau understood this concept years before the advent of our amazing technology:
“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”
On July 26, 2012, Clanmother received a nomination for One Lovely Blog Award by Maarit-Johanna and her fascinating blog, History of the Ancient World. I am honoured to accept the nomination, but I’m even more excited to connect with a fellow blogger who shares my interest in historical events. If you ever want to discover the excitement of the ancient world, you will want to read Maarit-Johanna’s blog.
After a bit of research on the forums, I understand are three rules to accepting a One Lovely Blog Award:
1) Give credit to the awesome person who nominated you.
2) Describe 7 things about you.
3) Nominate 15 bloggers.
My friend, Elena, knows that I have a relentless addiction to books, which I attribute (notice I did not write blame) mostly on my father who is an avid book collector. Books have always been in my life; even though my bookshelves are working overtime, there is always space for one more addition. Well, sometimes I end up with 4 or 5 additions. OK, sometimes it’s 10 or more. But then who really needs to count when everyone can see that each volume is priceless.
Back to Elena! Elena is one of those caring, knowledgeable and efficient associates at Indigos, who seems to know exactly what I require. In fact, Elena was the one who actually suggested that I start a blog. What a novel idea, I reflected as I sipped an extra hot cup of Chai latte at the Starbucks adjacent to Indigos. Then the “teach yourself” books started to migrate over to my table, thanks to Elena’s persistent approach. I am now the proud owner of “Teach Yourself Visually WordPress” by Janet Majure. I am promised that I will “Read Less – Learn More.” I have reached page 22 and have come to the conclusion the world is better when it is visual. So thank you, Janet, and thank you Elena.