Photography Award

Although Christian Grandfather is an award free blog, I am pleased to announce that I have been ranked in the top 50 of most popular photographers in 2016 among my “View Bug” (photography site) peers. I feel honored in every way. When I tried to copy the award it was so small on this blog you couldn’t read it so I posted on top of one of my floral photos. the original is posted at the bottom of this post.

award_3967_edited-3If you would like to see more of my photos you can find them at andyoldhamphotography.wordpress.com

Here is the little bugger that won me this honor.

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This is the copy of the original award that could not be read here on WP.

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View Bug is a wonderful place to post your photos. You will receive instruction, encouragement, information on contests, and awards for your photography. Please visit at viewbug.com

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WordPress Family Blogging Award

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I have turned down several awards by such beautiful people like you in the past year. I appreciate those who have nominated me and I hope you know that I was thrilled by your nomination but had already decided that I would keep an Award Free Blog this first full year of blogging. I love you my friends and I appreciate all who nominated me this past year.

When John at http://theartisticchristian.wordpress.com sent me this nomination for the WordPress Family Award this morning I was thrilled and disappointed at the same time. Thrilled at the nomination and disappointed that I would, again, not accept this honor. However, after much thought, I have decided that I would accept this award because it is about you, my family here on WordPress. All of you have been so good to me. I do not post often but when I do I am overwhelmed with blessings from each of you.

It is so hard to choose 15 blogs out of so many wonderful blogs on WordPress. Regardless of whether you are listed below I want you to know that I am blessed beyond measure that you are a part of my family here on Word Press. You have been a joy and a pleasure to follow you, and to receive your comments this year. I pray that you will continue to inspire all of us with the words, and talent, God gives you in 2015.

 

Award Description

As for the award itself, this was designed as a way to express your gratitude to those who not only follow your blog, but have become like family.   Here is the description given by Shaun, the creator of the award:

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the ‘Word Press Family.’ I start this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave own my legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents ‘Family’ we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honor to start this award.”

 

Rules for the Award

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 10-15 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience.
  4. Let your 10-15 family members know you have awarded them.
  5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

 

 Nominated Blogs

The following blogs have not only clicked the “Follow” button, but have supported me by taking time to leave thoughtful comments. If you’re looking for readers who will really engage with your blog, then you may want to give these a glance! Note: there are many blogs that are not listed who have been given this award before. I want to give this blessing to those who have not received it. I so wish I could pass it on to all of you!

http://thesanctuaryofmyheart.com/

http://beautifullifewithcancer.com

http://writingwingsforyou.com/

http://welldressedbranch.com/

http://lorriebowden.com/

http://plaintalkandordinarywisdom.com/

http://mamasemptynest.wordpress.com/

http://theiamblog.wordpress.com/

http://jillweatherholt.wordpress.com/

http://jisbell22.wordpress.com/

http://sherrimatthewsblog.com

 

Photography & Graphic Blogs I love:

https://avian101.wordpress.com/

https://dapontephotography.wordpress.com

http://visitstothepark.wordpress.com

http://natuurfreak.wordpress.com

https://herladypinkrose.wordpress.com/

http://gillmcgrath.com

 

And to soooo many others………… thank-you