"We wanted to create an award for you to enjoy.
There are so many brilliant blogs out there, written by dedicated and talented people, and we wanted to celebrate that. There are also a lot of ‘blog of the year’ awards out there that require a lot of effort – voting and promoting – and we wanted this to be simple!
So – it is simple! Choose the blog(s) that you have enjoyed reading this year – and present them with the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award"
"Share a passion for what we call the displaced life."
It is always better to give than to recieve right?! So, I am giving awards to the following blogs that I follow and enjoy. No doubt there will be many more to add to this list as time goes on.
The Displaced Nation - Because they were my "first" and because I am completely hooked on Libby's Life!
The Thought Palette - Originators of the Blog of The Year Award but also a blog and site full of inspiration and ideas.
Legal Nomads - Jodi is such a fantastic travel and food blogger and her blog layout is awesome!
Tail of A Trailing Spouse - Diana is also a "trailing" spouse in Singapore and I love her writing and perspective. We have never met, but I hope maybe one day in the future we will.
In Search Of A Life Less Ordinairy - I came upon Russell's blog via The Displaced Nation and just love it.
Singa-Bound - I love reading other peoples Singapore blogs, and Naomi's is interesting, and funny.
Knackered Mother's Wine Club - Who could not be drawn to a blog with a title like that lol!
Maps and Mojitos - Great travel blog with awesome photos and layout.
Expat Alien - An interesting blog and take on what it is like to be a Third Culture Kid/Global Nomad.
Mummigrants - Where Mum migrants of the World unite. Great blog.
Crazy Train to Tinky Town - Hilarious!!
World Whisperer - Wow, what an interesting life. Travel Agent, Fitness Instructor, Photographer and now Sled Dog Guide!! Love reading your blog and the photos are fantastic.
The Palladian Traveller - Tom is funny and also very talented, his writing style is fantastic and he talks about food and wine quite a bit - my favorite things!
The award is for any blog that you think deserves it! If you have enjoyed reading a blog, gained great information from it, bookmarked it, shared it with friends, commented regularly or added them as a favourite – then why not give them the award?
You don’t have to wait to be nominated either – you can grab the banner and the guidelines and bestow the award on your favourite blogs – who knows, maybe they’ll nominate you in return! ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!