Blog of the Year…

Blog of the Year Award 6 star jpeg

Thank you to my friends for nominating me for this award: Carolyn @ abcofspiritalk, Sandy @ Another Lovely Day, Cristi @ Simple.InterestingDogdaz, Ivon @ Teacher is Transformer, Joyat60Kalabalu, Kim @ Tranquil Dreams, Melody @ Donkey Whisperer Farm BlogMisifusa, Renee @ Rendezvous With Renee, SarahPotterWrites, Tarasai @ Writerfield and Iamforchange.  I’ve been procrastinating in “paying it forward”…for fear of leaving out and disappointing so many exceptional bloggers that I follow.  (Anxiety remains.)  Yet, Renee’s words (subtle that they are…sarcasm dripping) have been ringing in my head: “Just pay it forward, Dave.” So here we go…

My selections for 2012 Blog of The Year Awards are:

Thank you all for your inspiration. And thank you to all the bloggers and their blogs that I frequent daily that I have failed to mention.   The rules for “paying it forward” and nominating other blogs for 2012 Blog of the Year Award can be found at The Thought Palette.

cincinatti, ohio, weeds, autumn, color, pink


  1. Thanks, David. You’re always an inspiration.

  2. Congratulations David! You really are an inspiration. Thank you so much for the nomination.

  3. Great job!

  4. Congratulations :)

  5. Congrats David…so well deserved!! :)

  6. Congratulations!

  7. Woohoo!! Congratulations! I guess this means you will have to be reiterative, for I am nominating you as well. You’re a rock star (perhaps an aging one, but a rock star nonetheless). Thank you for including me as one who you consider when ‘paying it forward’. I appreciate it and kind of like the idea that for karmic and cosmic connections you thought of me. My post will come tomorrow.

  8. Very deserving you are, indeed! Thanks for ALL that you do for all of us, David. :-)

  9. CONGRATS David! A more deserving candidate I cannot fathom. :-). And as for my nomination and status as an honorary sister, there are no words…. I am humbled to be nominated and honored to be in the august company of so many folks whose work and words I admire. Thank you….

  10. Thank you David! very much. You’re definitely the best person I ‘ve met in this blog world…you’ve made my blogging much more fun! -if the sentence I wrote is understandable in English O.O- Happy holidays to you too, wish you all the best! x
    ps. You’re a great source of inspiration too!

  11. I have two brothers – really wishing I had three. Thank you. I’m honoured and humbled. Love ya, Dave!

  12. Congratulations…and thanks for the nomination. For whatever reason, I have a difficult time getting my arms around all the awards that are passing around these days. I vote by reading and get my vote every day!…RJV

    • Ray, my sentiments are squarely aligned with you. And then guilt washes over me – that I haven’t passed it along. I totally get where you are. I appreciate you followership and friendship.

  13. I humbly present to you, Blog of the Year 2012 Award.

  14. Martin Robertson says:

    Pay it forward, and backward, and left, and right, and right side up, and upside down, and close in, and way away over the grown, lest we forget play it most happily all around!

    Congratulations! May connected life continue to abound!

  15. Congratulations and thank you, Dave! Your blog is an inspiration to me and I am honored that you would recognize my words. Looking forward to being inspired again tomorrow …

  16. Congrats! :)

  17. Congratulations Dave! What a special way of sharing your nominations. I’m honoured to be included. Thank you :)

  18. How thoughtful are the ‘groups’ of blogs you’ve created and nominated – I’m intrigued; gotta check them all out.
    And to be nominated yourself by so many – congratulations Dave, and thank you! :)

  19. congratulations on this award Dave, and thanks so much for ‘paying it forward’ my way. not only are you constantly inspiring me through your own posts, you are also very generous. i am honoured to be in such company. thanks again, and lead on …

  20. congratulations on your award and six shiny stars! – and thank you for sharing the award with other great blogs

  21. Congratulations on receiving this award, which is so much deserved–you know how much I love your blog. And, wow, thank you for honouring me with this award, too, and saying something so sweet. I now have an adopted bro, yay :-) xox
    Of course, I accept the award and will post about it soon.

  22. Peggy Schroeder says:

    Congratulations, Dave! I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award.

  23. Way to go, David, congratulations – enjoy the day!!!

  24. Me, sarcastic? Never! Congratulations Dave. Thank you for inspiring me and so many others. Thank you.

  25. Congrats, Dave!!!! So well deserved my friend and thank you so much for your lovely words and nomination! :-)

  26. Michael Zahaby says:

    well deserved. Class act

  27. Congratulations dear David, you deserve this. I love your blog. Thanks and Love, nia

  28. Congrats to you David…..well deserved. Keep on going.

  29. CONGRATS, and thanks so very much for including me in such a listing and among such talent… Quite an honor. Yours continues to be one of my favorite to look forward to, each morning. :)

  30. Thanks, Dave, once again for nominating me for this award, for which I’ve nominated you in return :-)

  31. David,

    Much thanks for the kindness.

    You’ve identified a remarkable community of writers. I’m already connected with many of them and look forward to reading the work of the new folks.

    Isn’t this a glorious thing? These connections, a web of caring and support.

    Thank you.


  32. CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for nominating me for this award. I have accepted it here:


  33. Congratulations on your nomination.


  1. [...] A Simple, Village Undertaker Blog was nominated by David Kanigan as one of his “Best Blogs of 2012″ [...]

  2. [...] you David (Lead.Learn.Live) and Mimi (Waiting for the Karma Truck) for including me in your list for Blog of the Year Award [...]

  3. [...] heartfelt thanks to David Kanigan at  for honouring me with the ‘Blog of the Year Award 2012′. David has already earned for [...]

  4. [...] Lead.Learn.Live, hosted by David Kanigan has also honored me with a nomination.  Here also is a little about him.  Under firm parental guidance, he learned the “life trades” of discipline, work ethic and execution.  Fast forward more than 20 years of working and leading in large U.S. corporations, here he is.  A husband.  A father.  A leader.  A manager.  A grinder.  A reader.  A learner.  He believes that being a life long learner is core to an inspired life.  Life is about growth and realizing our own unique potential.  Inch by Inch.  Day by Day.  He is trying to live a  life where he has laughed heartily and cried freely. His desire is to  share some of these “ah-ha” moments or inspirations that make him wonder, make him laugh or bring tears to his eyes.  When you visit his blog you will experience all of the above. [...]

  5. [...] and oawritingspoemspaintings for nominating me for the Family of Bloggers award. Thank you to David, Ivon and Laura for the nominations for the 2012 Blog of the Year award. I am touched, honoured, [...]

  6. [...] you to Dave Kanigan @ Lead.Learn.Live and John Childress for including me among your nominees for the Blog of the Year Award. I’m [...]

  7. [...] 2012 Award –  Thank you for the wonderful stars this year from Misaki, The Daily Golden, Lead.Learn.Live, Worldly Winds, and Living and [...]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: