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The Addictive Blog Award

Dear readers,

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.”

The term, Addictive, speaks to the likelihood of causing someone to become addicted to it.  History of the Ancient World has caused me to become addicted to this blog.  Every post is carefully researched, beautifully written and carefully designed to encourage dialogue and spark curiosity.  I am delighted to be recognized by Maarit-Johanna as having those same attributes. I look forward to our continued journey – there is much to explore: from the past, present and even the unknown future.

The best part about receiving a nomination is that I am able to recognize amazing people who create amazing blogs.   Over the past months since taking those first steps into the blogging world, I have been inspired and challenged by the wealth of knowledge and wisdom created within the blogger community.  I echo Maarit-Johanna’s words – I am addicted to blogging.  And here are 10 bloggers that continue to feed my addition.

Doli Siregar This is a photography blog created by Doli Siregar from Indonesia, He started blogging to add to his network of friends.  He achieved his goal!!

Project Inspired Life Jason Frost is a Reiki Master and Founder of Project Inspired Life. His passion is to serve.

Janelistyle Janelistyle brings out the inner beauty and enhances the outward appearance.  I find it simply a joy to visit this blog.

Attila Ovari    The life adventures of Attila Ovari will inspire you to look at life differently. Attila has a passion for what he does and how he does it.

Helloboy2503’s Foto-Blog  Jorg says that he is an amateur photographer.  I think that he is being modest.  Every photo on his blog is remarkable.  Jorg – you are a professional and your blog is additive.

My Far Away Places Silvia explores the world – in 5 years she has covered 32 countries.  She is a masterful storyteller who keeps you coming back for more.  Last post – the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul!

Recreating My World Karen shares how she is recreating her world – one moment at a time, one story at a time.  And she comes from my part of the world – Canada.

Dave Wakefield Dave brings together “random pieces of paper” to create an extraordinary blog that reminds us that every moment is exciting – that we should never lose our sense of wonder.

Andy: Photographer, Traveler & Chef  Andy brings together the dynamic combination of photos, travel and food.  Trust me – you’ll visit Andy’s blog often!

iGameMom Busy parents – this blog is for you!!  Keep up with the latest on games for learning.  But beware – this blog is additive!

By Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

37 replies on “The Addictive Blog Award”

Thank you for your kind words and your friendship Rebecca 🙂 Congratulations, the award is well deserved. Your blog is wonderful and inspiring.


There is plenty of time!! Welcome back from vacation!!! What I especially like about the awards – you meet a lot of bloggers. My world expands exponentially. So glad that we connected!!!!


My decision to start blogging was a slow process that began about 4 years ago. What I’ve learned in the last few months: blogging is more about listening to others. There are so many stories out there that can augment our personal experience. We are participating in a global conversation. Now, that IS addictive!!!


Hello, my dear,
Congratulations on another wonderful and well-deserved award. I am here to find the award you so generously gave me recently and cannot locate which one it is! [red-faced to admit!!] I wanted to thank you in a post, could you help me out by leaving me a comment on which one it is? Many many thank you’s. xx


Thank you so much for this post.
I am new to blogging and it is bringing so much more than I expected into my life, not least belonging to this wonderful community of kindred souls.
I could be said to have an addictive personality, not good, but in this case when I read the title of this post, “Addictive Blogging” you had me hooked!

Thanks, not least, for the lovely list of inspirational blogs which I shall now check out. Finding your way around this blogosphere is very daunting to begin with, but I am beginning to discover the lovely pathways that bring us to each other.

May we all be peaceful and at ease.
Corinne at soulsnet


Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on blogging. I am fairly new to the blogosphere but I had been thinking about it for a couple of years before I took a deep breath and pressed my first “publish” button. I agree – we are in an amazing global conversation made possible by technology. We are writing our stories and adding to the history of generation in ways never before conceived….it is good to find kindred spirits along the way….


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