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Have you seen this badge around?Winner-180x180Probably because there are so many winners around, including me! We did it! November was National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). And today, on December 1st, I, and many other writers, have entered into December having accomplished the 50,000 word goal of writing the first draft of a novel in thirty days! Yahoo! That’s why my blog has been so silent last month. Pretty excited about novel #3.

Also, after returning to my blog, I discovered an exciting surprise waiting for me. Arnel Gonce over at All Things Boys Blog awarded me a newly created award called The Blog of the Year Award 2012. Arnel is mom to three teenage boys. She needs an award just for that! You’ll love her humorous, inspirational blog. Don’t miss “Floral Fridays,” where she displays more of her lovely photography. Here’s the award:

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As you can see there is one gold star with the possibility of six in total.

The ‘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…

Yes — that’s right — there are stars to collect!

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 favorite 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!

Blogs to Award:


















Congratulations bloggers! I love all of these great blogs and I’m sure you will, too. Each one is lovely and unique, and a blogger whom I’ve come to appreciate for their kindness and great blog-ability!