The Jerusalem Hills area is honored to receive this award from Reader Will over in The Netherlands who writes with knowledge and love about her country and lots more.
1) Award and link to 5 blogs that make you think and/or make your day.
2) Acknowledge the post of the award giver: Reader Wil
3) Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news!
Now the part I find hard... I could give this to many. All the blogs I visit make my day or I would not keep going back for more, but I'm told I can only pick 5.
OK. There is a special place in my heart for the bloggers who stuck with me during my first feeble attempts at blogging just last February. They gave me the needed encouragement by reading and commenting, letting me know that someone was really out there when I clicked on "publish post" every night. I thank these new friends and encourage everyone to sample their fine writing and photos.
From Africa/Middle East: Cairo/Giza Daily Photo. Seeing how well Maryanne Stroud Gabbani shared her country with others was what inspired me to try the same with the Jerusalem Hills.
She answered my questions via e-mail and was like a mentor. Shukran!
From the U.S.A. : Musings writes with wisdom, great openness and truth, humor and courage. In a few weeks she will be moving back to Hawaii and we anticipate lovely photos from the islands.
From Tasmania, Australia: This will hurt me. . . Maybe, but the blog often gives me a big smile and laugh. Kris McCracken is a brilliant young man who cares deeply about his family, Oz, the world, and issues in society. Good photographer too.
From Pakistan: Lahore Daily Photo I have learned so much about Pakistan from the perceptive and caring young man called Destitute Rebel.
Of unknown provenance: The History Blog. "Livius Drusus" keeps us up to date on archaeology news (for one thing) with lots of wit. The running comment dialogues are most fun.
Bloggers of the world, unite!