For Valentine’s Day – my “Most Inspiring Blog” Awards

BM Blog Awards – Most Inspiring Blog

Most bloggers, at some point, will have heard of a blog award be it from a professional organisation or from one blogger to another.

After reading on the Word Press Community Pool that ‘anyone’ can make up a blog award and nominate another blogger with that award, Barbara McLullich a freelance writer & blogger at Back Pain Blog UK decided that she would create some awards herself.  She writes:

“Receiving any award gives you a bit of a buzz and when I was recently given the “Top Migraine or Chronic Pain Blog Award” I sat and designed my blog widgets and the type of awards I wanted to give out.”  My Pain Pals Blog was fortunate enough to be a recipient of a Most Inspiring Blog Award. inspiring-blog-award

All the awards come with rules which the recipient has to follow and although not always the same they are basically

1. This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers.

2. Thank your blogger who gave you the award and link back to their blog.

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. List 3 things about yourself.

5. Nominate 8 other bloggers for the award and list them.

6. Inform those blogs by leaving a comment on their blog.

So Pain Pals and blogging friends, after several weeks of thought, I have posted some recipients for my “Most Inspiring Blog Award” – check your comments boxes!

My list of award winners – not all chronic illness bloggers -are as follows:

  1. Amy at POTS:Finding Smiles in the Trials – her fun and honesty when learning to live with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome has inspired me on my own POTS journey, and she has been a great support from “across the pond”
  2. Genevieve at Ship with no Sails – this beautiful lady writes with such heart and passion, she has reduced me to tears
  3. Willow at Bend and Snap! Diary of a Bendy Girl – Willow writes about living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (which I also have) and I have the honour of calling her a zebra friend as we met at a support group meeting and live up the road from each other.  She is a lovely young lady who at times is so poorly, yet always smiling.
  4. Anna at Anonymously Autistic – Anna, not her real name, writes candidly about living with autism: how it feels, how it disables her, how she views the world and how she feels the world views her.  Writing is her therapy and she inspires me.
  5. Ness at The Girl with the Five Lads – Ness blogs about life as a mum to 5 boys, living with the daily trials of fibromyalgia.  She was one of the first bloggers to connect with me when I started blogging.
  6. Kristine at A Life Well Red – Kristine started blogging when she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis, and her aim is to bring legitimacy and understanding to invisible conditions.
  7. Sarah at My Stripy Life – Sarah writes about life & her family living with EDS.  She has just written a lovely letter to her Younger Self which is so moving.
  8. Danny at Dream Big, Dream Often anyone can do it – Danny helps and inspires the blogging community to realise their potential and reach goals; he is also an ambassador for Multiple Sclerosis research and awareness, having been diagnosed in 2007.
  9. Stephen Tierney at @LeadingLearner – Stephen is CEO of a Multi Academy Trust in the UK and also chairs several groups that work toward the redesigning of school vision and putting children at the centre of education.  His blog has inspired me as a school governor with honesty, humour and desire to strive for excellence in education.
  10. Finally Drew Murray and Stephen Davies at Team Unlimbited Blog – these remarkable gents are volunteers who work collaboratively to develop new prosthetic 3 D printed assistive devices, researching into materials and functional improvements. All work is shared as open source for the benefit of all, for non-commercial use.  I have to share this heart warming video with you!


6 thoughts on “For Valentine’s Day – my “Most Inspiring Blog” Awards

  1. Thank you for thinking of me when you came up with your list of ‘most inspiring blogs’. I am truly honoured 🙂 In fact it’s just what the doctor ordered. Sarah xxx


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