My Best Christmas Gifts: The Inventive Blogger Award and The Blog Of The year 2013 Award…

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There are all sorts of Christmas gifts. Getting awards as a blogger is indeed a special one because it gives me the opportunity to share it with all the wonderful people from 100 countries (as at the time of doing this post) across the world who have taken out time and resources to visit, read, comment, follow, reblog and make useful criticisms of my blog/posts. I really appreciate you all 🙂 Thus, I am dedicating my gifts/awards, The Inventive Blogger Award and The Blog Of The year 2013 Award to you all. Thanks a lot for the inspiration and encouragement 🙂

Thus, my friend DON CHARISMA, has, indeed, given me my most appreciated Christmas gifts. Thanks a lot Don. I really appreciate the gifts and wonderful/thoughtful gesture 🙂

As part of the instructions for accepting The Inventive Blogger Award, I am supposed to state 5 things I enjoy about blogging. Here I go….

1. It has provided me a platform to do what I have wanted to do for long, and that is to write for a large audience, in this case, using an e-magazine

2. My blog/posts have been a source of blessing (in countless ways) to its visitors.

3. People now know me in 100 countries (as at the time of doing this post) 🙂 This is quite interesting to 🙂 It further portrays the power of the internet.

4. I have made a lot of friends and come across a lot of people from diverse background, one of which is a gentleman, DON CHARISMA, who have deemed me fit to be awarded this Christmas gifts of THE INVENTIVE BLOGGER AWARD and THE BLOG OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARD 🙂

5. For me, writing over 150 posts (so far) has been a very good mental exercise. You can only understand by joining us in blogging 🙂

MY AWARDEES

As required I am also expected to name my own awardees for these awards. In no particular order, my awardees for The Inventive Blogger Award and THE BLOG OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARD are as follows:-

http://doncharisma.org/about/

http://touchtheworldtoday.wordpress.com/about/

http://spiritbath.com/about/

http://alanamunroauthor.com/contact-alana/

http://opinionateher.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/still-alive/

http://womenmakingstrides.com/about-women-making-strides/

http://kirstenstok.wordpress.com/about-me/

http://throughthecrackedwindow.wordpress.com/about/

http://jslettodesigns.wordpress.com/contactme/

http://hodgepodge4thesoul.wordpress.com/me/

http://myprose.wordpress.com/about/

http://nancyloderick.com/about/

http://allaboutmanners.wordpress.com/about/

http://dcardiff.wordpress.com/about/

http://uchmorg.wordpress.com/about/

http://projectlighttolife.wordpress.com/about/

http://untanglingthetangles.wordpress.com/about/

http://www.ulawyss.com/about-me/

http://karenswritingblog.wordpress.com/about/

http://keyquotess.wordpress.com/about-me/

http://mittsandmeasures.com/about/

http://jimmy2hats.com/2013/07/03/this-weeks-blogging-advice/

http://jadereyner.com/about-2/

http://www.kristinschronicles.com/about-me/

http://karinasussanto.wordpress.com/about/

http://josephrathjen.wordpress.com/about/

http://workwithtanner.com/about-tanner/

http://kathunsworth.com/about/

http://inspiringevolution.wordpress.com/about/

http://letsreachsuccess.com/1022-2/

http://chrismartinwrites.com/contact/

http://ericalagan.net/ericalagan/

http://johnwhowell.com/about/

http://faith1stministries.com/about/

http://scottsholar.com/about/

http://poeticparfait.com/about/

http://becomingthebestme.com/my-goals/

http://carolynhughesthehurthealer.com/about/

http://retireediary.wordpress.com/about/

http://rispainstyle.wordpress.com/about/

http://lisaelskerarvid.wordpress.com/om/

http://lessonsbyheart.wordpress.com/about/

http://tiarisingoutoftheashes.wordpress.com/aboutm/

http://thenomadicsoliloquist.wordpress.com/about/

http://audrina1759.wordpress.com/about/

http://testimonyandprayer.wordpress.com/blog-posts/

http://kerrichronicles.com/about/

http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/about/

http://barbarastanley.net/about/

http://spiritministries.wordpress.com/about/

http://walterbright.org/contact-me/

http://highheelgourmet.com/about/

http://businessplaze.wordpress.com/about-me-and-my-blog/

http://wanderlustryramblings.wordpress.com/about/

http://patinspire.org/patinspire/

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/about-2/

CONGRATULATIONS and season’s greetings to you all. Thanks a lot for appreciating my over 140 posts of 2013.

Once more, thanks a lot to all non-bloggers who supported this  blog and the sister-blog, http://businessplaze.wordpress.com . Thanks a lot 🙂 Please be rest assured of more inspiring, educating, informative and valuable posts in the days and years ahead.

Wishing you a blissful 2014 in advance 🙂

Thank you 🙂

 

NOTE TO AWARDEES: Please follow the following instructions to accept the awards –

A. THE INVENTIVE BLOGGER AWARD

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve The Inventive Blogger Award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3. Include in your blog post *FIVE* things that you enjoy about blogging.

4. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badge!)

5. Come over and say hello to the originator of the “The Inventive Blogger Award” via this link: http://DonCharisma.org/2013/12/24/christmas-awards-the-inventive-blogger-award

6. And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award, and then proudly display the award on your blog.

 B. THE BLOG OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARD

1-Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.

2-Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3-Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4-Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award via this link: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5-You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page. Click the link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear

Share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6-And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award-and then proudly display the award on your blog- and start collecting stars!

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Yet Another Bouquet Of Awards…SEVEN Awards !!!

As soon as I click “publish” using my laptop or phone, I always wish my posts well 🙂 I do so because all my posts are “posts with a mission” – a mission to achieve something in the life of my blog visitors who end up reading them. It usually gladdens my heart when my posts are appreciated with kind words or words which clearly show that the mission of my posts were actually accomplished.

No doubt, these wonderful visitors are the reason behind a post such as this accepting SEVEN awards, all seem to be saying : “Michael, welldone.”  I really humbled by this recognition. I am really encouraged and  inspired to freely give more of what I have freely received from God. And I promise to share more posts that will add value to the life of my posts readers.

TANUMOY, my good friend gave me a “small gift” of FIVE AWARDS nominations 🙂 ; SHAUN, another good friend of mine added one more. My pretty friend, LIDIYA added one more to make the number of awards a perfect number – incidentally my favourite number.

Sincerely, this is probably the first time I am slow in typing because of my being short of words. I am really humbled my the number of awards. Thanks a lot TANUMOY, SHAUN and LIDIYA. God bless you all real good for these beautiful gifts…..

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The ABC Award requires me to write a word or a phrase about myself for each of the English alphabets…..

A – Addicted to God forever

B – Blessed with the grace of God

C – Care for my family with a passion

D – Daniel and Daniella are names of my amazing gifts from God

E – Eggs happens to be one of my best foods

F – First thing I recommend to everyone in the morning is to pray

G – God is good…all the time

H – Have a splendid day. That’s my wish to you

I – ICT is one of passions

J – Jesus is Lord !!!

K – “Knowledge is power” is one of my guiding principles

L – London is one of my best cities

M – Michael is my first name

N – Nigeria is my country

O – Orange is my best colour

P – Peace of my mind means a lot to me

Q – Questioning is a part of me. It takes care of my inquisitive nature

R – R.Kelly’s song “the storm is over” is one of my best songs

S – Still schooling.

T – Today has been filled with God’s mercies for me and my family

U – “Unbreak my heart,” a song by Toni Braxton, is one of my favourite songs

V – Victor is my brother’s name

W – Williams sisters are certainly one of my best pairs in sports

X – Xerox is certainly  my best copier

Y – Yellow used to be my best colour before i changed to orange.

Z – Zebras are certainly not one of my favourite animals

MY NOMINATIONS

1. http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

2.  http://karinasussanto.wordpress.com/

3. http://letsreachsuccess.com/

4. http://kerrichronicles.com/

5. http://spiritministries.wordpress.com/

6. http://bukville.com/

7. http://karenswritingblog.wordpress.com/

8. http://honeydidyouseethat.wordpress.com/

9. http://patinspire.org/

10. http://carolynhughesthehurthealer.com/

11. http://faith1stministries.com/

12. http://themotherofnine9.wordpress.com/

13. http://tiarisingoutoftheashes.wordpress.com/

14. http://johnwhowell.com/

15. http://barbarastanley.net/

CONGRATULATIONS dear friends 🙂

Three-Time Best Moment Award !!!…….Glory to God !!!

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It really feels good to be nominated for the same award three times !!! It really feels good to be appreciated. Thanks to God almighty and a very creative blogger like Shelia for this inspiring award. Thanks a lot for this gesture. Your blog is a source of inspiration to me and to all those who  visit your blog. Keep up the good work. May the Lord continue to strengthen us all in Jesus name, amen.Congrats everyone and God bless you all.

My nominees are:

1. http://thenomadicsoliloquist.wordpress.com/ – knowing you is one of the best moments I have had in blogging !!! 🙂

2. http://talkativeangel.wordpress.com/ – You are a source of strength to your blog visitors …. and to me  🙂

3. http://rispainstyle.wordpress.com/ – Your blog is one of the most beautiful to behold on WordPress.

4. http://terkinn.wordpress.com/ – Only God can pay you back for all you have done for man kind. God bless you sir.

5. http://honeydidyouseethat.wordpress.com/ – There is no boring moment every time I stop by your blog 🙂

6. http://audrina1759.wordpress.com/ – …..and your blog too 🙂

7. http://lessonsbyheart.wordpress.com/ – your blog is obviously one of the hand crafts of the angels of God 🙂

8. http://kerrichronicles.com/ – yours is one of the most beautiful and inspirational blogs I have visited 🙂

Congratulations to you my friends 🙂

Please visit http://www.momentmatters.com/awards/ for the details of the award, including the appropriate badge.

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Yet another award….Super Sweet Blogging Award !

super-sweet-blogging-award21w6451Firstly, if not for GOD, I would have been like a beautiful flower in a garden that was never noticed. So, glory to GOD for making my blog a multiple award winner. To my new friend, Audrina, I want to say God bless you real good for this honour. I really appreciate it 🙂

As part of the rules of acceptance, I am expected to answer five questions, thus :

(Please all nominees answer the same questions)

  1. Cookies or Cake? – I prefer cookies
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla? – Vanilla for me please 🙂
  3. Favorite Sweet Treat? – Amstel Malta for me (i know it doesnt count as sweet,but thats what i like)
  4. When do you crave sweet things most? – Appropriate moments.
  5. Sweet Nickname – MM, Amazing Grace (my daughter’s)

My nominations :

1. http://spiritministries.wordpress.com/

2. http://thenomadicsoliloquist.wordpress.com/

3. http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com/

4. http://lessonsbyheart.wordpress.com/

5. http://thesilentfingers.wordpress.com/

6. http://sassyishellonheels.wordpress.com

7. http://thebottomofabottle.wordpress.com/

8. http://barbarastanley.net/

9. http://cruisingthroughmylife.wordpress.com

10. http://realityswipe.wordpress.com/

Congratulations my friends. Looking forward to more sweet posts on your blog.

RULES

Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.

Answer 5 Super Sweet questions.

Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post.

Nominate your nominees on their blog.

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Shine on Michael with the …. Shine on Award

Best  Moment Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

Interesting Blog Award

Best Moment Award !!!

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MY ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

First, it was the Versatile Blogger Award. Then came the Interesting Blog Award.  And now, it’s the Best Moment Award

I want to express my deepest appreciation to my friend, Tazein for nominating me for this award. I must say that this award, and others, are really sources of inspiration to me and a reminder of the fact that blogging should go far beyond money-making to include touching lives positively, mending troubled relationships, creating happiness, creating tears of joy, putting smiles on people’s faces, educating people, giving hope to the hopeless, teaching facts of life, cautioning people, and above all, drawing people closer to God almighty. From feedbacks, it feels really good to know that my blog/posts has done all of these.

To this end, I really want to thank all the friends of my blog for their varied contributions. In the coming days,  I hope to see, hear and read more reactions from my posts/blog, which would bring more happiness to my heart. The greatest appreciation goes to God almighty for the inspiration and direction.

MY NOMINATIONS:

I have a number of bloggers/blogs on my mind, but I just have to mention a few. However, you are all champions. My nominations are :

1.  http://valeriudgbarbu.wordpress.com/

2. http://barbarastanley.net/

3. http://meganhasocd.com/

4. http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/

5. http://spiritministries.wordpress.com/

6. http://laverndewildeblog.wordpress.com/

7. http://wanderlustryramblings.wordpress.com/

8. http://terkinn.wordpress.com/

9. http://hollyherick.com/

10. http://walterbright.org/

11. http://karenswritingblog.wordpress.com/

12. http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

13. http://lisettedefoe.wordpress.com/

14. http://syannecenteno.wordpress.com/

15. http://nightshade130.wordpress.com/

Congratulations to you all.  I look forward to having more rewarding moments from your blogs/posts 🙂

The rules:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech.That could be written down, or video recorded.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re- post should include a NEW list of people, blogs worthy of  the award, and winners notify them the great news.

The source:

What makes a good acceptance speech?

-Gratitude-Thank the people who helped you along the way.

-Humor-Keep us entertained and smiling.ng

Inspiration – Make your story touch our lives.

Get an idea from the great acceptance speech, compiled in MomentMatters.com/speech.

Display the award’s logo on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award.

Thanks for being a part of this moment.

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