Līgo Circle of Appreciation

Many of you know that I am not one to accept awards comfortably, other than a most humble thank you to the sender.  I have often asked myself why this is and perhaps it stems from way back in my childhood and that little voice that at times still tries to break through and say “not good enough”.  Whatever the case, I do appreciate the positive comments from so many of you and find this blogging community to be one that has inspired me more than words can say.

The Līgo Circle of Appreciation is not an award per se, but a symbol of appreciation, and one that I will graciously accept, thanks to Rommel of The Sophomore Slump, who included me in a list of  some very impressive blog sites.  He has a ton of followers, but if you are one of the few who have not made it over to his site yet, I insist you do.  You will find stunning photography and some amazing posts, covering a variety of subjects.

Here is how the  Līgo Circle of Appreciation works:

For a duration of 22 days, beginning October 1, 2012, 2 bloggers per day will be invited to join the circle.  Again a reminder that this is an appreciation, not an award.  Leave it to me to come in just under the wire (last day), but hey, I’ve been wandering around out in the boonies lately and internet connectivity has not been very friendly.

To participate in the Līgo Circle of Appreciation, you must:

  •  Complete this sentence about blogging: ”A great blog is…
  •  Refer back to the blogger who invited you.
  •  Invite 2 bloggers to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation on a post.

So, here goes:

A great blog is something that reaches out and touches my soul.  It can be heartbreaking, breathtakingly beautiful, thought-provoking, put a smile on my face, make me belly laugh, teach me something, get my creative juices flowing, just plain tug at my heartstrings.

So many bloggers do this and Rommel of The Sophomore Slump, mentioned above, has done all this and more for me on countless occasions.  Unlike Rommel, I do know how to count (hehe) and, although it will be quite difficult to include just two, I am planning to do just that.  Whether they decide to acknowledge or accept this appreciation, I want them to know how much their blogs have inspired me, moved me, and pushed me to be better.  Here are my two:

  1. Nina of Wheeling It and her wonderful husband Paul, their near-perfect doggie Polly, and two cats Rand and Taggart have completely won us over and I am honored to say they are now our friends.  Full-time RVers for the past few years, Nina is an amazing writer and photographer, and has taught my husband and I so much about this RV way of life.  Nina, we appreciate you and Paul both more than you could know.
  2. Penny Howe of the why about this blog has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and play with my creative side, which I didn’t think I had!  I am finding this to be great fun and her posts have touched me to the core.  I appreciate you so Penny, as I know so many others do as well.

This blogging community is so totally amazing and I must say has changed my life, reading the perspective of writers from all around the globe and being mesmerized by their photography.  What a beautiful way to reach out and unify the world.  Thank you all for your inspiration! 🙂

32 thoughts on “Līgo Circle of Appreciation

    • You might not appreciate Wheeling It as much for some of the content as we do, being full-timers as well, but her photography and her writing style are pretty special.

  • Wonderful blog, acknowledging how your fellow bloggers feel about you and your blog. If they ever get to meet you in person, like Nina and Paul, they will think even more of you. They will find that you are a beautiful soul, inside and out. Congrats!

  • You have an absolutely wonderful talent of expressing yourself and allowing your readers to live through your adventures in word and photographs. You deserve this honor…and many more. We look forward to your every post!

  • Welcome to the circle where we appreciate you…
    I’m late for a haircut, but I wanted to add that many people seem to think that today was the deadline for accepting, while I understood Esenga (the originator of the Circle) to mean that SHE was going to invite two people through today, but the circle could continue to spread on beyond that….
    Anyhow, glad you have joined and you are certainly much appreciated!! 😉

  • Your testimonial brightens my day, LuAnn. I was smiling til the end…. except for the counting part where I started laughing. Bwahahaha. I do know you don’t do tag awards. Glad you made an exceptions, indeed a great tagging gizmo to say thank you to your readership.
    Well deserved to you and your choices.

  • Congratulations LuAnn on the Award, it is much deserved. I am so late in thanking you for this and I do apologize. My life has gotten busier and I do try to keep the blog and all it’s responsibilities going (those followers seem to be multiplying out there lol) I do have some goals with that and a few other things in the works, but I really must visit more. I so enjoy your travels and most especially your written words but best of all our friendship, so special to me. Once again my apologies on the lateness of this thank you my friend, Penny xx

    • I myself do not do well with receiving awards but this one felt different to me and I thought of you immediately when I received it. It was just another way for me to say how much I appreciate you. 🙂

      • And I you. The true pleasure I have with the blogging experience is the ones I have meeting people and become friends, very special friends with a few (I know you feel that way too) My blog is getting more followers and I try to follow up but it is getting to be well interesting, so have to figure this out. And golly I’m starting to get all these twitter followers also, honest LuAnn somedays it feels like work again (scawy)! Thanks my friend, I still am planning on our meeting, that is fixed in my agenda! 🙂

      • I would love that. I have resisted adding a Twitter account as I feel I will get too entrenched. It’s a double-edged sword I think. We want the followers as it encourages us but I don’t think I want to get to a point where I cannot respond due to the volume. I tend to obsess about these things (I know this about me) and some days I start to feel stressed because I feel it is taking me too long to read others’ posts or respond to commenters. I’m a little OCD I think! 🙂

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