Ah. Blog Awards. Not sure what they really mean, exactly, but you gotta love 'em anyway. Especially when they're from someone who you really like. And I really, really like this blogger. One of my absolute favorite 'blogger friends,' Trish from Twinchatter, has awarded me a Blogging with a Purpose award! Sorta like Trish, I'm not sure what my actual purpose in blogging ever was or is. But I like it that some people out there might think I have a purpose?!!! If truth be told, I feel like this blog of ours serves mainly me: it has become such a therapeutic thing for me to be able to write here everyday. And I feel like I'm at least doing something in terms of preserving some snapshots of memories for my boys (and now future girl too). And the fringe benefit of it has turned out to be that I've made some actual real friends out there via the blogosphere. Friends who I seriously count as real friends (as hard as that may be for you non-bloggers to believe). So, it feels like the 'purpose' is all about me, me, me. But if our blog seems to serve other purposes as well (for folks who read it), then that is just the icing on the cake! :)
The guidelines for this award are:
1. Award 5 others who have not received the award
2. The awarded blogs must serve some purpose
3. Link back to original entry
4. Must post award banner on site and link it to Novak's site.
O.k., so in the spirit of 'purposes' that are all about me, me, me... ;) I'm going to give this award to five blogs/bloggers who have specifically and personally served to help/inspire/uplift/motivate/educate/invigorate me, me, me. Each of these bloggers has done something specific and personal (most often 'off-blog') to help move me along forward in this crazy world we're living in. They, like Trish, are some of my 'blogger friends' -- people who I've never actually 'met' (in person), but who have been real friends to me nonetheless. I'm pretty sure that if I were to meet them in real life that they, like Trish, would be friends I could sit with for hours chatting and laughing and crying. I read each of their blogs. And I learn from them. I hereby give the Blogging with a Purpose award to the following blogs (in nothing but alphabetical order):