most-influential-bloggerThis weekend I was honored to be nominated for the “Most Influential Blogger” award by Bradley Clark of Open Eyes Media.  I encourage you to take a look at his work.  I promise you will not be disappointed.

When I started my blog in June of this year, I found the world of blogging very welcoming. It has been a delight to read a variety stories and many of them outside the genre I would have normally chosen.

As part of accepting the award, I now nominate ten bloggers who provide great stories and photography to their readers (In no particular order).  I follow these bloggers because their posts are interesting and add value to my day.  I know many of them due to the nature of their blog won’t be able to accept.  That is OK.  Just know that I have high regard for what you say in your writings.  This was the first blog that I followed when I began this summer and I’ve been a fan ever since.  The writer of this blog also encouraged me to write my father’s WWII story and I am grateful for that encouragement.  You can read that story through a link on my sidebar.  Everyone needs a little humor in their day and this blog is it for me.  It never fails to make me laugh.  A few months ago I had the opportunity to submit a guest blog for the site and to date it was my post with the most “likes” and views.  If you want to see that post, just click on the little girl eating a turkey leg in my sidebar.  In this blog the reader is transported back to the time of our parents and grandparents.  My parents are of the greatest generation so I enjoy reading about life in the 1930’s and 1940’s.  I found this blog through participating in a weekly prompt Super Quote Sunday and this lead to reading her other posts include the story of her mother living in Germany during WWII.  I enjoy the history posts of this site.  I often learn something I hadn’t already known.  I generally read this blog for humor but he also participates in many of the same challenges that I do and I enjoy what it writes.  If you have never heard of the weekly writing challenge, Friday Fictioneers, I encourage you to visit Rochelle’s site.  It is a fun challenge based on a photo prompt.  Formerly known as Alastair’s Photo Fiction, this weekly writing  prompt based on a photograph taken by Alastair is always fun.  In this blog, the writer is sharing her grandma’s diary of life 100 years ago.  Even when her grandma didn’t have much to say on a particular day, the writer brings us something from life in the second decade of the 20th century.  I too have an interest in family history, so I enjoy reading the posts on this site.

4 responses

  1. Janine says:

    Thank you Maryann for nominating my blog Soul Additions. I’m honored to be included in that group. I recognize a few of them that I follow too – the A Hundred Years Ago. It’s so fun to read about history from the diary of a person who was there first hand. And the Friday Fictioneers is a fun challenge that I’ve participated in. I’ll have to check out the other ones you have listed here.


  2. Thank you so, so much for nominating me for this award and for all the comments and help you have offered me in the past, most people dismiss them as nothing but not me, I really appreciate them and understand that anyone can say your blog is cool, but when someone who already has a cool blog says it, that makes it extra special. So thanks and I will follow the rules and add it to my site as soon as I can.


  3. Al says:

    Well done, and thank you for mentioning the Sunday Photo Fiction blog, I appreciate it 🙂


  4. Sheryl says:

    Thank you for nominating A Hundred Years Ago, I’m honored that you think it is worthy of this award.