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!