Monday, May 26, 2008

"Make my day" award

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.
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Award Rules
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.
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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!

12 comments:

Petrea said...

Dina, I'll check out all of these on your recommendation. Congratulations on receiving the award yourself!

I've been a frequent visitor to the wonderful Lahore Daily Photo, and I've seen Kris McCracken's comments on other blogs. Now I'll go find out more. Thanks.

Dina said...

Shalom Petrea,
I love how this community-building works! Glad to be one of the many matchmakers among us bloggers.

reader Wil said...

I will do the same as Petrea and check out all of the people you mentioned! This blogspot is going to be more and more exciting and interesting!

babooshka said...

Congratulations! I agree bloggers of the world unite. Without each others support we would all be talking to ourselves. Perhaps world leaders should take note! You do have a very interesting blog.

Musings said...

Oh no... How can I ever choose? There are so many fabulous blogs and I love them all. Well, my top award has to go back to you, Dina because you were the one who got me started, who instructed me all the way from Jerusalem and who has kept me going. Isn't it amazing that even though you're on the other side of the world, you are still my mentor?

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

how interesting dina, that you mention you can distinguish us from other pilgrims. going to jerusalem is one of those must-dos on a Greek person's list of things to do before they die...

Dina said...

Hi friends--this coming together of bloggers warms the cockles of my heart, yep!
Musings--you took your blog and ran with it. Well, I mean readers ran to you, to drink it in. People know a good thing when they see it.
Kiwi--I am always full of admiration for the older pilgrim women of Greece who fill the Via Dolorosa. You can see how they have saved and sacrificed to go up to Jerusalem and how they are fulfilling a dream.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

having never been to jerusalem, you have touched a raw nerve in me; it is my husband's dream for us to go there one day.

Dina said...

Yalla, come! Ahalan wasahalan, you are welcome. You'll love it.

USelaine said...

I love the writing style on The History Blog, and have now bookmarked it. And I hope Destitute Rebel will start posting again soon. It's been over a week since the last...

Dina said...

hi Elaine, Destitute Rebel is off harvesting wheat on his farm. He should be back in Lahore very soon with new and good photos.

Kris McCracken said...

I am a bit tardy in my thank you Dina, but thanks for the kind words. "Brilliant" eh, I quite like the sound of that. I might even use it in my ongoing negotiation over a pay rise!

I'm terribly flattered though. It's all a good lark, this blogging business...

And remember to watch out for the wasps from here on in.