Daily Archives: December 13, 2015



I have not created a new award for award-free blogs, because award free bloggers don’t accept awards. I know many good people whose blogs are award free, and these are the people who I will not be nominating for my prestigious award free blog non-award.

All non-nominees are invited not to accept the non-nomination, and not to pass on their own non-nominations. You can choose how many blogs to not nominate. However, should you choose not to not accept my non-nomination, feel free not to not  pass on the non-nomination to other award-free bloggers – I will not be offended.

These are my non-nominations:

Impromptu Promptlings: The lovely truth-seeker Calen, who has been such an inspiration to me, with her mixture of wisdom and vulnerability. With compassion and good sense she supports me each time my confidence sinks, every time I feel myself falling into depression. For all of these reasons and more, I am honoured to have found the opportunity not to nominate her for this prestigious non-award.

Plato’s Groove:The wise man with a voice of melting gravel, Plato. Visiting his site always leaves me more positive than I was before; more able to see the beautiful world through his eyes. I spend far too little time in the warmth of his company.

I would also like to not nominate the following bloggers whose blogs may or may not be award-free. (If they are not award free I apologise for the misunderstanding and suggest that you not not accept the not-nomination and I will not be offended if you simply ignore it.):

Word Shamble: My witty, intelligent friend Lynn, who positively encourages my silly sense of humour, responding to the insanity of my comments with hilarious aplomb. She has a quirky talent for connecting all sorts of disparate subjects and objects, and an impressive collection of general knowledge.

Whatthehellisreal: The calming Michelle with her friendly Gravitas image and casually spoken messages that never fail to relax me. Her posts are interesting and informative, reminding me that the same battles are fought all over the world, but we can rise above them. Her poetry is divine and earthy at the same time.

Anton’s Ideas: There is so much I could say about Anton. This kind, gentle man has helped me to embrace concepts that before I only nodded to, before quickly turning to matters which seemed easier to deal with. I am humbled by his achievements and by his massively generous spirit.

Lifelessons: Any blogger who is searching for something new to read would be glad to find Judy’s blog. She writes. She writes well. Everything she writes is worth reading, whether fact or fiction, prose or poetry. Her life has been so interesting that it is hard to separate reality from invention. Oh, and by the way, she has a good, noble heart and is great to talk to.

Weird Awesome: who is awesome indeed. She’s done it all and learned to fight her demons against all odds. My heart goes out to her as she conquers them, occasionaly slipping back, but always valiantly grasping her sword and shield again. She says her story is not interesting, but it is, and I wish I could lead anyone who has similar troubles to this shining star.

Sirena Ross: Sirena’s poems are mind-blowing, reflecting the many coloured  thoughts of an amazing woman. I love her turn of phrase and her talent for metaphor; she isn’t a prolific blogger, but when she writes it pours out of her in the most unexpected and illuminating way.

I’d like to give credit to another wonderful blogger, who I am unfortunately not able to not nominate, because her blog is not award-free:

Soul Gifts: This is the gracious Raili, who combines the earthly and the spiritual to offer holistic well-being to all who are lucky enough to find her. She is always ready with compassion and good advice when she sees me in difficulties, and I bow to her wisdom.

©Jane Paterson Basil