Wednesday, February 8, 2012


So, this thing is going around to award and highlight some good blogs.  I received a few points of recognition from That Guy at Rock in a Sea of Chaos, Keads at Another Day....Another....., and Stephen at Standing Outside Looking In.  Here's the thing about that.  These are ALL great blogs and great people.  Therefore, I'm truly humbled that they would pick me out of all of the blogs out there.  These are three blogs that I do my best to follow on every single post.  They would also have been some of my first choices to pass on the blog award.  I think instead of passing awards back and forth, I should try to pay forward in the spirit of the meme and recognize some other blogs.  Again, these three are in my top reads and if I had been in on this early, they would be on my list, so please if you haven't checked them out, do so.  It's well worth your time and there is no question you will learn something.                                                    


So, I guess I should get on with it.  So, I'm not much of a rules guy (besides the big 4), but here are the rules for the deal.

1.  Copy and paste award on your blog
2.  Link back to the blogger who gave you the award
3.  Pick your five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received an award
4.  Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.

This was so hard for me.  If I follow a blog, it's because I like it or it provides me great information.  To narrow down this list to five is like picking your favorite child.  I will say that the three listed above would be in my list, except they awarded me, so I guess I can't pass back.  I will just go with some of the blogs that recognized me when I was just starting and made me feel like it was worth it.  FYI, Brigid would be in this list, but then I'd be "breaking the rules".

In no particular order:

North - Guns and general stuff about life.  Everything from food to self defense options to life's philosophies.  North was one of my first followers and gave me some strange feeling of accomplishment for that.  :)  Maybe I'm needy.

Old NFO - Wanderings, guns and keeping people grounded.  He has offered good advice and I've tried to take it.

kymber - Sweetness, caring and prepping. Oh, and some food at her other blog. She's just too sweet and genuine and always has input even when I think I'm posting rambling nonsense.

These next two may break the rules, but I can't really tell so I'm going to act like I don't know.

Jennifer - Guns, life and self esteem.  I know, that sounds weird, but I've seen Jennifer give emotional support to many people in her comments.  She's strong and was also one of the first places I found.

Weer'd Beard - Guns, snark and goofiness.  Another one of the first places I found and from what I've seen a great person that supports new bloggers, including A girl and her gun who I really really wanted to add as well.  And so I just did.

Also, just for the heck of it, Duke.  I need to stop.  I'll just end up listing everyone.

I know, look at me the rule-breaker.  Such a bad boy.  :)

Now, most of you have already received awards and I think your existing response should already count, otherwise we'll be in a self-perpetuating cycle forever in blogdom.  Everyone, know I love your stuff and I just didn't know what else to do besides copy my blogroll into the post.  I really considered it, trust me.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks very much and they are all great people behind those blogs. Thanks for swinging by. I appreciate it.

  2. Picking was to tough and plus I am crazy rule follower, so I didn't list Brigid, Weer'd or Jennifer, but they are some of favorites too! So glad you broke all the rules and listed them...really good stuff.

    Thanks for including me. It actual means a lot to me that you like my blog( I kind of suspect, though:)

    1. You're welcome, Agirl. I'm glad you like that I like you :) You're right, I do spend a lot of time there.

  3. thank you for the award, my friend! i really appreciate the nomination and the sweet things you said. i had such a hard time picking blogs for my other award - i wanted to do exactly the same as you - just copy my blogroll. i think we all feel the same way about that!

    your friend,

    1. You're so welcome, kymber. You're like a cinnammon roll, just too sweet to pass up.

  4. Thanks, 45er! I'll link back here. And I agree with what you've said all the way from Brigid to Duke.

    1. Welcome, North. Thanks for being there.

  5. Thank you for the nice recommendation and comments. Maybe you haven't noticed but you too have a fine blog.