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Candle Lighter Award

I am relatively new to the blogging scene with this site having been born in early April.  What I am even newer to is the WordPress community.  It has only been the past couple of months that I have started clicking on the avatars of some interesting comments on one blog, bounce to another blog, and another and another, all continuing to find more wonderful posts, photography, humor, news, etc.  A virtual cornucopia of a cyber-world of information.  I have subbed so many sites now that my inbox is never empty, and I check out each and every post notification.  So when I received a Candle Lighter award from The Ranting Liberal, I was tickled pink!

Now, being new to the WP blogging community, this also means I am new to these awards.  I am not positive, but I believe that I am to continue on with the award by choosing five sites and listing them here.  One thing is for sure… every time I have seen another blogger post their award recipients after having been nominated, there is always a struggle on choosing which ones.  I agree with this dilemma one-thousand percent.  So many incredible blogs… and I can only choose five?  Ahhhh… hell!  Now where I am definitely confused is how do I let these bloggers know that I have chosen them for the Candle Lighter Award???  Or do I?  Seems kind of silly if I don’t… So, please comment below and let me know.

What is the Candle Lighter Award?  According to Dave, the Ranting Liberal, it is to recognize “anyone who lights the world with their work”.  I must admit, though, that this truthfully baffles me since I tend to post a lot of the stinky stuff going on in the world… and I definitely have become more vocal by including my opinions more and more frequently.  When I first started blogging, I was a bit reserved, which I’m sure comes from being raised by “old-school” parents whose philosophy was much the same as Thumpers….

If you can’t say somethin’ nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.

Well, my Thumper-osophy has definitely worn off.  😀

Without further ado (drum-roll, please), here are the five sites in alphabetical order that I have chosen for the Candle Lighter Award – and I’m under the assumption that I am not to award to the person who just awarded me, otherwise he would be in this list:

Barking In The Dark
Four Blue Hills (A repository, of sorts)
Pied Type
Word Play
You’ve Been Hooked!

For all the other sites I subscribe to…. each and every one of you deserve to be included in this list as well.


  1. Michelle, wow. i’m so moved that you think this much of my stuff…(i’m trying to be serious here for a second) i really appreciate this recognition from a raging progressive like yourself, and i thank you most sincerely…i will also check out the ranting liberal and the other blogs you cited. again, thank you, and please…continue…

  2. And now….

    You have been awarded the Reader Appreciation Award!

    Here are the rules for this award:

    Award your top 6 bloggers who have commented the most.
    Be thankful.
    You cannot award someone who has already been awarded. And you cannot give the award back to me.
    Don’t forget to tell the bloggers you’ve awarded.
    If you don’t want to pass on this award, that’s okay to. Just admire it.

  3. FYI–I created the award and began passing it around. If you click on the link here,
    you can read about it. That is a link for the creation of the award. Also here is the link for the award page itself
    You are not required to pass it to anyone. You are not required to give a list of info about yourself.
    The badge for the award can be obtained as follows: go to the award link. right click on the candle image and then click on copy image url. pull up your dashboard. right click on widgets. Pull an image widget over to your sidebar. right click on image url. click on paste. That should get the badge on to your page.
    Sorry that the info that should accompany the award didn’t make it to you.

  4. I just saw this, Michelle. Thank you very much! It means a lot to me, and especially since it’s coming from you. I also think that your blog is great, because there’s so much variety in what you do, and you do it so well. So congratulations on your “Candle Lighter Award” nomination, because you most definitely deserve it!

    • You are welcome! I enjoy following you and reading your posts. Congrat’s on the puppy! And no apologies… I still need to do the Reader Appreciation (most comments), too.

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