Sunday, 23 February 2014

My Award acceptance and nomination blog

I`m fairly new to this blogging lark . So I was very pleased and surprised when I saw that Tanya Tonks Mawer had nominated an award to me and my blog. I have recently discovered her excellent blog Crazy Purple Mama.

I started my first blog with the help, encouragement and excellent example from Mama Chill and the help and guidance from The Big Sleep for ME.

The idea of sharing and nominating blogs was started by Sally Burch from her blog Just ME. I think it`s an excellent initiative and so I am trying to support it.

My problem is that the blogs I have read or previously commented on have already been given awards!

So who to nominate? I`m not familiar with many blogs. 

Anyway here are my nominations

M.E. Space
This is part of a very warm, bright and welcoming site for sufferers, their friends, family and carers. There are lots of creative ideas especially for the young.

Crafting with M.E. 
A lot of people with M.E. are very artistic and Jane Shaw`s blog is full of wonderful craft projects and ideas along with glimpses into her family life as she battles against her illness.       

Sally`s ME/CFS Blog
This lady is a new blogger. As I liked her first blog I have decided to include her in my nominations. She says she wanted to start a blog in the hope that it helps other people. This is what I aim to achieve in my blogs. I hope this will encourage her to continue writing.    

Here are the instructions

ME & CFS & FMS BLOGGER AWARDS: Awarded by bloggers, to other bloggers, to acknowledge outstanding endeavour in promoting awareness of Myalgic Enchephalomylitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)  and/or Fibromyalgia (FMS).

The blogs receiving the awards do not need to be dedicated solely to ME, CFS or FMS, but they should contain at least one post that has helped to increase awareness.

It is hoped that these Awards will increase blog readerships and also encourage networking between ME & CFS & FMS bloggers themselves.  No matter the title of our diagnosis, patients of these conditions all suffer from a frustrating state of health that is poorly recognised by most of society.
HOW IT WORKS: 1,   On receiving the ME & CFS & FMS BLOGGER AWARD, you should be directed to a post that describes why you (and others) have been given this award.  The page will also include this set of instructions and the two award images.

2. Please note, you do not need accept the award.  The aim of the awards is about recognition and a bit of fun, NOT extra work! Please do not feel pressured to participate.

3. To claim your award:

a) Create a new post on your blog, in which you thank the individual who gave you the award  (remember to include a link back to their blog).  You can then copy the images to your blog post and/or side bar as you wish.

You may need to click on the image and download it before putting it into your own post.
Below is the code for adding the small image as a link in your blog side bar if you wish to do so:

< a href="
" target="blank">
< img src=""/>
< /a>

b) List three to ten blogs that you would like to recommend, giving a brief description of why you think each one is special.  A couple of lines is fine, but be sure to include a link to each blog you name (or specific page if you prefer) so that others are encouraged to visit.

c) Copy and paste these instructions into your post. Copy from the first *** above, to the last *** below to ensure that every thing is included. (Add the images separately if they don't copy automatically. Control-Shift-V also removes crazy formatting during pasting if that is a problem. ;) )

d) Alert your chosen blog owners to their awards by making a comment on the most recent post of their blogs.  The comment could simply read:
"Congratulations, I have nominated your blog to receive an ME & CFS & FMS BLOGGER AWARD.  Please visit <insert link to the post you have just created> to collect your Award"

3. Hopefully these awards will spread far and wide.  I would love to keep track of where the awards end up, so I would be very grateful if participants would also copy their list of awards into a comment beneath this post:
I hope that collecting all the recommendations in one place will help each of us to find and explore new blogs.



  1. Yaaaaaaay well done Ros, much deservered & a big hug of congratulations :) XXX

    1. It`s thanks to your help and encouragement that I started. I`m still learning but enjoy writing blogs. I see you have one too xxx