I know they call these things awards – and yes, I do get it, they aren’t “REAL” awards – but – nevertheless, it’s pretty cool to get these things. I received this latest one from Nelson of Liberal Journal. You may remember, he was one of my guest bloggers way back when. (as an aside, I do plan on starting that up again – ever since this move, I’m still getting used to the details that is WordPress). So, this latest award is called The Sharing The Love Award
This award was created by Memoirs of a Mommy in honor of the organ donor who saved her son’s life. The idea behind this award is to pass it on to other bloggers and to help raise awareness of the importance of Organ Donation. As an organ donor myself (well – once The BoBo passes on – I’m not crazy enough to donate any organs while I’m still around to perform!) I am very pleased to receive this award and am more than welcome to be able to pass this on to other bloggers. Here are the “official” rules:
The rules of this award are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog. **All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipient to do the same**
This also is very timely since it gives me the opportunity to show those other bloggers that would have been named as an Honorable Mention for the other Arte y Pico award that I received. Funny, I was going to name Nelson as one of them. So, without further adieu – here are the bloggers (there’s no limits) that I have selected to receive this (in no particular order).
Holly Ord from Menstrual Poetry – She was a guest blogger here once as well. She is the feminist who came here to set us all straight! In addition, she’s also the one responsible for this cool upgraded design.
Bradley Hankins from Kayloo.com - He’s still a yung’n but he posts up some really good stuff on his blog – and he likes to come over here and comment as well. It’s a good thing I moved my blog to WordPress – I think the limitations for comments on haloscan was driving him nuts! While he’s supporting Bob Barr now, I won’t hold it against him – like I said – he’s still young! But – I do have a question for him – what the heck is Kayloo and Kakura?
Wil Cruz from Vulcan’s Hammer – This guy always has some really good stuff posted up over at his site. He also just suffered through those out of control forest fires in Northern California because of the eco-terrorists obstructionist views about underbrush clearing.
Will Conway from Regarding Liberty – He’s the first blogger to introduce me to community blogging. We post together over at Big Boom Bloggers. I haven’t really posted up there in a while because things have gotten so busy over here lately. But – I will make it over there again soon. He’s another yung’n with his head on straight – considering he’s up in Connecticut. He must be the only other Conservative up there other than Glenn Beck.
Couchmouse’s Corner – He say’s he’s a Republican just fed up with the Bush administration and posts about it – but I sense some liberal undertones in many of his posts. In any case, he always has great stuff on his blog and is always willing to engage in discussions without stooping low.
DD2 from Our World as We See It – What more can I say about this guy’s blog? It started off as a blog to stop Hillary – well, since Hillary is no longer a contender – he has moved on to Obama. He’s a conservative blogger and will be voting for McCain come November – and he lets us conservatives who despise McCain for the way he kicks us around know his point of view on that one! Always good discussions over there as well.
Angel from Woman Honor Thyself – Another conservative blog. She has some excellent discussions and will drop by here every once in a while and leave a few tidbits. She recently went through a difficult time – and I just wanted to Share the Love with her to let her know we’re thinking of her.
Stay at Home Mom & Military Wife – This is a SAHM Mommy blog. I frequent her blog. She always has great and creative ideas for marketing blogs. She started the EntreCard surfring and the new Drop on Top club. Since I grew up as an Army brat and then served in the Air Force myself – I always try to support our troops and their dependents as much as possible. This is my way to show her some support. Oh – and if you’ve never been there before – you have to go there just to see her header. It’s really cool!
Crista from The Domestic Goddess – Another SAHM Mommy blog who is also the wife of a soldier. She posts up stuff about her husband frequently as well as a day in the life of a soldier’s wife. Again – just another way for me to show support!
The Historian from The Real World – Another Independent Conservative blogger. This guy really makes sense at all levels. He considers himself a moderate – but – whether or not he realizes it, most of what he posts up leans more to conservative values versus middle of the road stuff.
Greg from 454monte.com – This is actually a blog about cars – but – he posts up political discussions every once in a while. I met him over at another blog that he and I both frequent. He’s been a loyal follower of this blog since I started it – even when he’s overseas in Q8. This is my way of saying thanks to him.
Blake from Law of Politics – Another conservative leaning blog. I just recently discovered this guy – but – he made quite an impression on this old clown.
Len from First Door on The Left – A very liberal leaning blog. I rarely find anything to agree with him on when he posts up – but – I have developed a cordial relationship with him. I realize that he’s just supporting his liberal causes (as misguided as he is) – but, we can always have decent conversations on his blog. I invited him to be a guest blogger at one point. He wanted to do it but had to decline because he is on a deadline with his publisher – I guess he has two books coming out soon.
SoapBoxGod from The SoapBox Blog – I have to give it to this guy. He’s stuck up in the heartland of Liberaltopia in Minnesota. He’s surrounded by them! I don’t know how he can continue living in the middle of all the political correctness and appeasement without wanting to put a gun to his head and end the misery. But – he keeps plugging away up there and furthering the conservative cause! Just for putting up with those people up that way – I have to pass this on to him.
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Hans Gruen from WesternFront America and USA Partisan. He has two excellent conservative blogs out there. The former is a collection of posts from regular contributors and the latter is a compilation of posts from conservative blogs from around the sphere. There are always great posts on both blogs.
So – that is my list. The good part about this award is that I get to keep giving it out. So, if I find more worthy bloggers out there – or – if I’ve forgotten someone here – I can redeem myself later! Again, this is for a worthy cause – Organ Donation awareness. I hope these folks will pick this up and pass it on (NO PRESSURE!)
UPDATE! 7/1/08 – Adding two more to the mix here!
Mark from Tampa Pirate – being a hometown blogger, I gotta share the love with him. You need to check his blog out. Not everything he posts about has to do with the Tampa Bay area. His current project is on awareness of pedophiles and protecting the children. He also puts up some pretty good political stuff every once in a while.
Jason Buckley from Washington Interns Gone Bad - you may remember Jason – he was a guest blogger over here and is an admitted Progressive Leftist. He posted up a great discussion about bipartisanship and trying to get everyone from both sides to work together – which got quite a lot of comments! While the spirit was there and there were some great intentions – I think he proved a point that we have become so divided – it is hard to meet in the middle these days. We all seem to want the same things – but have different ideas about how to get there. His blog is named after a short video he created that is posted up on his blog. When you get an opportunity – you need to watch it – it’s pretty good.