Just a quick update: I’ve now been nominated for this award twice! So thank you Russell,  and Anni for reading my blog. And for liking it. Since this second nomination comes on the heels of my first one, I’m not going to bore you all blogging about it all over again.



Well wow.

I’ve been nominated for a Beautiful Blogger award(twice!).  I don’t really know what that means, but I’m gonna roll with it.

My first blog nomination ever! Thank you to GlobalAnni for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award.

I started this blog last year as a way to share my life with my family and friends and to create a personal account of my life abroad.

As it turned out many of the people I expected to read it, don’t, yet I am continually amazed by how much (some) of my family enjoys it, and I am humbled by how many complete strangers stop by and check out my stuff.  I didn’t expect that, but much to my surprise, in the past eight months my readership has been slowly but steadily growing.  I appreciate everyone who takes the time to swing by my blog and even more so, I appreciate those that leave a comment or two.

Living in Taiwan has opened my life to many challenges and new opportunities, including taking my first steps into the wild and woolly world of blogging.  I don’t think I would have ever started a blog if I hadn’t moved here.  Taking that first step has encouraged me to re-open the doors I closed a long time ago on childhood dreams of writing.

This award comes with some rules…

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to that person.

2. Post the award on your blog.

3. Nominate 7 (or less) blogs and link to them.

I’m relatively new to the blogging world, but these next blogs deserve an honorable mention.  I enjoy them and I think they are worth checking out.

My nominations are:

 http://kennethauthor.com/  For keeping me up to date on OKC dating exploits and one bachelor’s life in the US.

http://ivanterzic.wordpress.com/ Pretty sweet photography blog.

http://bananascoop.com/  Banana Scoop for keeping me up to date about pop culture and TV.

http://seeingredinchina.com/  Seeing Red in China, for writing thoughtful and intriguing commentary about life in China.

http://storiesbywilliams.com/ Stories by William for interesting commentary on science fiction.

http://loveaddictnyc.com/ Confessions of a Love Addict for truly talented writing.

http://gsprom.wordpress.com/ Scuba Tips for continuing my education on scuba diving.

There are about twenty or thirty other blogs out there that I follow that deserve to be mentioned too, but, hey, I can’t nominate everybody.