A final acceptance speech made to share 33 blog sites

Thank you to everyone who has ever nominated me for anything. I appreciate it but this is going to be my last acceptance since it takes a LOT of time to make these posts. In case anyone ever feels like giving me another award please don't desist and I will accept it on an honorary basis. Although if you feel you need to see a post then sorry, that won't be happening again. I hope you understand.

I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge the bloggers who keep me motivated but this list of 33 sites is by no means meant to be comprehensive. To the nominees - please don't feel obligated to do anything about these awards. I am just sending out some of the love I have received here at WordPress. I've heard that it only grows when shared. What a curious thing!

Adored, admired
Liked, loved
Shared, showered
Accolades, awards
Acknowledged, accepted
Bloglove, blogshare
Aiming, ageing
Gracefully, giving
Back, but
Final, formal
Thanking, thinking
Happy, humble
Feeling fortunate.

1. Sisterhood of the world blogger award

Nominated by Saya at Saya..D..Poet. Thank you so much!

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Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  2. Put the award logo on your blog
  3. Answer the ten questions they’ve set you
  4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Nominate ten people

Saya asked me just 5 questions, rather intense ones. You have been warned.

  1. Name a moment till now which has brought on tears of sadness or gratitude or happiness etc.

The most recent moment was tears of gratitude that I shed just past night because of my husband’s unconditional love and support. *Ick! That was tough to type.* I don’t do ‘corny’ well but the truth had to be told. He deserves more than just a page on this blog.

  1. Have you felt an incomplete feeling as to what you are doing is not enough? If yes, what did you do?

Oh yes! I feel that constantly and it adds to my anxiety tremendously. I am trying everyday to not to feel inadequate but it bothers me that I am not doing enough to mitigate this feeling. Irony: You make my life interesting.

  1. Have you ever had a chance to rectify a wrong decision on your part? If yes, what?

Interesting. I don’t know how to define ‘wrong decision’. I don’t regret my past choices since I am happy where I am in my life right now, generally speaking at least. If you want to know if I have wronged someone and tried to rectify it then yes and it didn’t go too well. People unfortunately hold on to grudges longer than what I would consider healthy.

  1. Have you ever done a crazy thing while in public? If yes, what and what was other people’s reaction?

I am very easily embarrassed so I try to be proper in public. *key word: try* I would like to think that I flirt with the line of what is appropriate but I am still on the un-crazy side of things I suppose.

Here’s something that I don’t consider crazy (and haven’t done so for a long time) but at the time that I did it I wished I had turned into water and just disappeared into the pavement: Kissing my husband (then boyfriend) in public. *Ha ha! Laugh away you.* For an Indian girl raised in a traditional Indian home it was a massive act of defiance. Something crazy. People’s reaction: The Europeans/Britons couldn’t have cared less. For all they knew I was water on the pavement. The South Asians gaped and still do.

  1. Have you ever been at cross roads in life where choosing any option over other was equally painful? If yes, what did you do?    

Saya, are you reading my mind? I am at the crossroads of my life right now. I am battling my many pro-con lists everyday and things are getting clearer but too slowly for my liking. *Ahem, answer to question 2 needs to be read again.* I don’t know what I will do but this blog will be updated with any (and all) revelations and epi-funnies (yes, that’s a Mr. Pink word. Do you like it? I love it!)

My nominees are some wonderful ladies I have met recently,

(Fearless) Natalie at Science, Books and Silly Things

(Factual) Science-y sisters (not their official name; just made it up now) at Faraday’s Candle

(Fotogorgeous) Desley at Musings of a frequently flying scientist

(Free-writer) Ameena at Randoms by a random

(Friendly) Nimmi at Soul mate’s – so near, yet so far

(Fantastic) Jini at La Belle Seychelloise

(Fervent) Betty at Pocketful of Joy

(Fostering) Rosemary at Le Chic en Rose

(Fun) Rekha at Window with a view

PS: Thank you for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Rekha. You can find my acceptance here.

(Forensic: because she dissects my poems artfully) Robin at Robin’s real life

My questions to you ladies,

  1. Do you like soap operas; which one and why? If not, then imagine a soap opera you’d like to see televised.

  2. What is the one language you wish you knew and why?

  3. What is(are) your favourite word(s)?

  4. Has your blog affected the people in your life? How?

  5. Do you think desserts should be eaten first?

  6. Do you believe the world can be divided into cat-people and dog-people?

  7. What/who makes you laugh the hardest?

  8. What’s the one song that can make you smile and why?

  9. Have you cuddled (or sent your cuddles to) your loved one today? *You know what to do if your answer is in the negative.*

  10. My favourite: Why did the chicken cross the road?

 

2. Premio Dardos

Nominated by Nimmi, Ruth and Faraday’s Candle. Thank you so much!

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Rules:

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This is not a rule but since I have listed only sites run by women above I wanted to pass on this award to some excellent blogs run by MEN. Equal opportunity for ALL!

Some strong and lovely male voices I have come to admire,

(wRiting) Jamarow at Behind the Eyes

(Rambling) Derrick at derrickjknight

(Read-worthy) Dhruv at dhruvpartha

(Rocking) Akhiz at Akhiz Munawar

(Roaming) Jithin at PhoTrablogger

(Recklessly: too easy?) disconcerted72 at Recklessly Discreet

(Rhyming) Upen at VoiceURmind

(Reaching out) Suyash at Suyash Chopra

(Romantic) Chester at chester maynes

(Requisite) Geo Sans at Geo Sans

(Risk taking) Bryan at A Speculative Poetry Blog

(Reasoning) Nihar at Makeup & Breakup

(Riding) Dookes at Hogrider Dookes

(Realistic) TJ Paris at A ma vie de coer entier

(Researching) Prakash at Its PH

It’s been an absolute pleasure gentlemen. Thank you and good day sirs.

 

3. The Versatile Blogger

Nominated by PhoebePrakash and Saadia

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Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  2.  List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
  3. State 7 things about yourself
  4. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers for the award.
  5. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them.
  6. Display the award logo on your blog.

Seven things about myself. (I have already listed them here in my first award – Very Inspiring Blogger – acceptance but I’ve decided to end this final acceptance with another 7 things for you to know about me)

a. My favourite cocktail is The Long Island Iced Tea.
b. I am a dog person but I will pet a cat very happily.
c. I still love it when my mother feeds me.
d. I cannot go an entire day without hugging someone or something tightly.
e. I think Biology is super duper cool.
f. I like collecting bookmarks and poster prints of paintings.
g. I recently shovelled snow for the first time and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

My nominees whom I admire because they don’t belong to a niche and make it look brilliant:

(Artful and heartful) Paula at freshpaula

(Gaining perspective) Nelkumi at What does nelkumi think?

(Simple living) Livingonchi at All About Being Human

(Multi-talented) Iva (or Ivy) at Ivy Mosquito – Liberating My Creative Soul

(Dreaming big) la chica de la barbuja at La Chica de la Barbuja

(Unsurpassable) Judy at lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

(Revolutionary) Hardi at Fifty shades of reality

(Reminiscing) Teresa at River of Life Flows

Adored, admired
Liked, loved
Shared, showered
Accolades, awards
Acknowledged, accepted
Bloglove, blogshare
Aiming, ageing
Gracefully, giving
Back, but
Final, formal
Thanking, thinking
Happy, humble
Feeling fortunate.

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36 thoughts on “A final acceptance speech made to share 33 blog sites”

  1. Thanks again Sam for my nomination! “Fostering” that’s a lovely word to choose! Congratulations on your awards too you really deserve them! I’m very appreciative of the support you’ve given to me and Le Chic En Rose and at the moment I’ll “accept” the award in a ” honorary sense” and the spirit that lies behind it 🙂 I’m not going to do award posts at present though, as to do them properly (which is how I would do it) it’s a lot of work and research which I can’t commit to at the moment. I will keep it on hold though in case I ever change my mind! It is a wonderful way to find out about new blogs though and as you say, it does spread the WordPress love around! Am very happy to have connected via WordPress and thanks again for your “likes” and “comments” on my posts which I very much appreciate. Look forward to reading more of your lovely posts too have a great week 🙂

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    1. 🙂 You have always been so encouraging. “Fostering” was a natural choice. It means a lot to new-bloggers like me to have support and you’ve always been more than generous with your time and efforts. Thank you so much!

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  2. A poem for every occasion! Love alliteration and a few of the lines are also slant rhymes, which is something I recently learned about. Your poem perfectly and beautifully relates what you said about awards. Thank you for nominating me. I have received this award. My way of accepting awards is to answer the questions with a link to the blog that nominated me. I do not pass them on, but offer an open invitation to anyone who wants to participate. Awards can be time consuming, especially if you include so many nominations. You really are super sweet to have invested so much time in this post, plus write a poem!

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    1. 😀 Thank you Robin. I have been writing poetry all these years without really knowing what I am doing or what I should do to make it better. I am now in a course where I am learning how to be more deliberate in my poems without being heavy-handed – tough line to walk! I appreciate all of our conversations and I am learning so much from you. I look forward to your post! (I really like your policy towards awards)

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      1. Thanks, Sam. I will check it out. University of Pennsylvania also offers some courses online, that are free. No credits, but unless it’s a degree program; that doesn’t matter. I’ll have to look for the link when I’m on my laptop. I haven’t taken any of the classes yet. I just completed my BLA in English Literature and Legal Studies at University of Massachusetts. It is nice to be tuition free right now 🙂

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      2. Thanks. And congrats to you. I like that you want to write to make science accessible to those of us who are not scientists. Rachel Carson might have been one of the first to do so that. I recently read a biography about her, although I’ve yet to read her books. My husband just got his Master’s in Jazz Studies. I married a musician. He is also a software developer. I considered getting an MFA or an MA in English Literature, but I have decided to stick to classes and workshops. In a couple of years, I will be old enough to attend the state University for free. I’ll be able to audit any class that interests me. One benefit to aging 🙂

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  3. Congratulations dearest Sam, you are an inspiring young lady, with a remarkable way with words. I’m looking forward to hearing how you deal with your crossroads, and you know what? I think biology is super duper cool too 😊
    Thank you for my nomination, I am humbled and excited!
    X

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  5. A Big congratulation coming your way, my dear, for all these awards ❤ You truly deserve it 🙂 And, sad to know that, this was your final acceptance. However, some way or the other you will be admired and acknowledged.
    Thank you so much for nominating me 🙂 I’m flattered!! ( Must say, you have created this post so beautifully that it shows your love)
    Keep Smiling, my Lovely friend 🙂

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      1. Aw!! Speechless… Thank you, Sweet Sam :-*. It’s a pleasure to meet you too… Thank full for that day when I met you <3. Just be around 🙂

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  6. I must say that you do deserve these awards. I admire and become inspired reading your words viewing your photos. I am honored that you recognize my writing as something that is worthy of an award and I am excited first and foremost because as a writer you just want to be heard, read, and enjoyed. Thanks and congratulations!

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  7. ❤ Congratulations x 3 and loads of bouquets and chocolates. Hey, Sam thank you for the nomination, but I am in no awards mode and recently decline two awards. So please pass on the award. As usual, you done this post in style. I liked it and I know the pain behind this effort. Thank you once again, I want you to pass on my award to other fellow blogger. btw, when is the treat? 🙂

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    1. Ah it’s ok… the post is made so I won’t change it now. But you don’t have to do anything about it. Just sharing sites on my blog – that’s was my aim. As for the treat – well… you have 32 blogs to check out 😛

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