One lovely blog award

one loively blog awardI was pleased and surprised to find that Christine at So That’s Where I Get It From had nominated me for this award.

So, someone does read my blog!  Considering that I have only made a few intermittent posts, I did not expect much of an audience.  The rules for the award are as follows:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted the award and their blog link.

2. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

The second rule got me wondering when the award originated by whom, and if it was any different from a traditional chain letter.  So I Googled “One lovely blog award” and yes, there were millions of hits.  I tried restricting the dates, but discovered that some bloggers permanently display all awards .  I suppose they are proud of the recognition, but it does make it difficult to pin down when this one started.  After a while Google got too clever for its own good and started taking account of my previous searches, so I gave up that line of investigation.

It was interesting to see other blogs nominated that I might not have found otherwise, which makes the award is more useful than a traditional chain letter.  I noticed that the number of people you are supposed to nominate has grown, as it was 7 or more on a blog nominated back in 2008.  I thought I would give the reason for my nominations.  The nominees below can choose to interpret the rules as they see fit:

For putting pictures in context:

Rebecca at a sense of face

For his comments of survivability, relevant to genealogy as well as photography:

Mike at The Online Photographer

For sharing a postcard collection:
Lorlee at Dear Annie…

For the colour that detailed local history research can provide:
Elizabeth at Your Local History

Anyone brave enough to tackle Smith or Jones deserves a mention:

The Jones Genealogist

And to say Hi to a couple of fellow Strathclyde genealogy students who might agree that as we are not debating the estate of the deceased we aren’t obliged to pass on the award to “15 men on a dead man’s chest”:

Kirsty at The Professional Descendant

Rosemary at London Roots Research


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