It’s only appropriate that I celebrate today’s 500th post on Hoofbeats & Footprints. With blogging, I have met some incredible people all across the world, and the blogsphere has allowed us to share our thoughts, sights and local scenes to those who are willing to look. A year and half has passed since starting this blog, and I love the feedback that I get from you as a reader. Because of the likes, and comments I’ve watched my blog transform into appreciating the natural beauty around me.
Of course, not having an exotic trip planned on horseback may have a part in that as well. To help celebrate my great success, and only because of each and every one of you very dear readers, it is time to catch up on some beautiful awards bestowed upon me.
This is better than Christmas in July. There are some fantastic bloggers out there that not only share wonderful stories and photos of the world around them. They also share the love as a fellow blogger.
I must admit, I’ve been a bit slack in publicly acknowledging these awards, and for that I must hang my head in shame. For it is indeed a true honor when someone bestows recognition upon you for the work that you’ve done. So I must thank each of the bloggers that thought Hoofbeats & Footprints worthy enough for an award nomination.
The most generous of these is Tom of The Palladin Traveler. A truly eloquent international blogger. Based in a beautiful city in Italy, truly a dream come true. Not only has he been overly kind to me, he also has his own award, Hats Off to a Beautiful Friendship
The awards he’s bestowed upon me are:
The Hope Unites Globally “Hug” Award; the Beautiful Blogger Award; the Super Sweet Blogging Award; the Versatile Award; and the One Lovely Blog Award, and even today – the Best Moment Award.
But there are other fantastic bloggers that were kind and generous to me. In no particular order, here are the awards, and the bloggers who shared them with me.
Very Inspiring Award from Evis Lens. A lovely young lady based in Vienna that shares her beautiful city. Her beautiful photos make place me in Vienna like no other.
Reality Award from TK Morin. A new Canadian friend that shares my love of history. Her in depth posts presented in short ‘bites’ bring Canada’s history to life.
Super Sweet Blogger Award from Dear Kitty. A true Renaissance woman who shares the love of life and all it has to offer. Sharing the good and bad she is a true citizen of the world.
Liebster Award from Oil Pastels by Mary. If there ever was a glorious painter that I wished I could be, Mary is certainly her. Her landscape artwork is simply stunning.
Addictive Blog Award from Get Set and Go. Snigda of Mumbai, India shares a part of the world that I’ll probably never have the privilege of visiting. Her unique perspective brings a local eye to exotic places.
Dragon Loyalty Award; The Versatile Blogger Award; and the Best Moments Award from Perpetua of Seeker. Last, but certainly not least, Seeker of Vancouver, Canada. A kindred spirit that has the opportunity to travel on spiritual journeys, and this summer will be walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail in Spain.
Wonderful Team Member Readership Award from Renee at Craves Adventure, she continual inspires us to become a better person.
A Beautiful Bouquet of Awards that include: the Sunshine Blog Award, the Versatile Blogger Award, and the Best Moment Award from the over generous TK Morin who shares the history and beauty of her Canada at Bite Size Canada
So now I have a wealth of awards to share. A large bounty filled with admiration and support. A bounty that is belongs not only to myself, nor the bloggers who share them with me, but also to those bloggers out there that share their heart and soul on the blogsphere.
Without any further ado, here is the sprinkle of stars:
In the spirit of Tom of Palladian Traveller, I bestow upon you a Hat for “Hats Off to a Beautiful Friendship.” So click here and get your hat now ! It’s all the fashion rage:
And the remaining awards go to:
Versatile Blogger Award
Super Sweet Blogger Award
Addictive Blog Award
- Very Inspiring Award
Beautiful Blogger Award
One Lovely Blog Award
- Reality Blogger Award
Dragons Loyalty Award
- The Hope Unites Globally “Hug” Award
Wonderful Team Member Readership Award
Best Moment Award
Sunshine Blog Award