Blogger Appreciation Award!

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I am at times truly humbled by the amount of appreciation and kind words that I have recieved over the past months, ever since I started blogging. I have always said that the best thing about blogging is being a part of an amazing community where I have met all kinds of wonderful people, and some that have really become very good friends. Take Didi Oviatt for instance. I discovered her blog last year and I am very glad that I did. Not only is she is a truly sweet and very kind person who writes wonderful reviews about books, but she also publishes great and often very inspirational posts. It doesn’t stop there though. She is also an author of some very succesful novels. Even though I have yet to read a full novel by her (I know Didi, I’m ashamed I haven’t yet, but I promise to do that this year), I did read a few excerpts from her novels. And suffice it to say, what I read there has left me thirsting for more. Two weeks ago I got nominated by her for an award that I had never heard of before: The Blogger Appreciation Award. Thank you so much for this great honor Didi, and please all of you who haven’t done so already, go and follow her blog. You won’t regret that.

The Rules of the Award:

The rules are simple.

(1) Thank the blogger who nominated you, link back to their site.

(2) Write a paragraph of something positive about yourself.

(3) Nominate and notify as many bloggers as you wish.

(4) Use the award image.

Something Positive About Myself

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Now…this is really the hardest part of this award, writing something positive about myself. I always dish out a lot of compliments to other people, but when it comes to receiving compliments or being positive about me, I really become very shy or don’t really know what to say. But I guess I don’t really have a choice here for this award, as it’s part of the rules! So erm…here goes. I think that I always try to be helpful and supportive to other people as much as I can. Even at the cost of myself at times. But that’s pretty much a part of me that I really never want to lose. I just really become happy when I can offer my help to people, and in turn manage to put a smile on their faces when that support really helps them out. So I guess that is the most positive thing I can think about right now. Phew! That was really hard. Now onwards to a more fun part: my nominations!

My Nominees:

Well as unique as this award is, it is also unique in the fact that there is no limit on the number of people that I can nominate apparently. But that said, I think I will stick to 25 people that I have come to appreciate a lot over the past few months and that I have interacted with the most since I started blogging. Some are veterans, some have just started out with blogging. But all of them deserve it for being incredibly amazing, each and every one in their own ways. So without further ado the nominees are in no particular order (drumroll please:)

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Touchmyspinebookreviews

By Hook Or By Book

Vinnieh

Theorangutanlibrarian

Theotakujudge

MangatoritsukareruKoto

Blameitonchocolate

Thethingsiveseen

Jonspencerreviews

Idrinkandwatchanime

100wordanime

Kdramakisses

Tinyuglyanimal

TheLilyGarden

Indiescifi451

WeekendOtaku

Soneawrites

Confessionsofamoderndracula

Bookidote

CainSLatrani

Talesofbelle

Brendarochelle’sNeverland

Matt-in-the-Hatt

Wildfiremovies

Mattdoylemedia

As always, there is absolutely no obligation to write a post for this. I know how precious your time is, and lord knows I am running behind on these awards and tags  a lot myself (I promise to catch up this year though). But it really is my way of showing appreciation to you. As always thanks for reading, and see you on the next post!

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111 thoughts on “Blogger Appreciation Award!”

  1. Well this is the sweetest thing ever. First you ARE helpful and positive to others. Whenever I happen to mention your name to any other blogger the unanimous response is always a variation of Raistlin is the best. So positive and and supportive (something original Raistlin probably didn’t hear a lot…). If you somehow failed to notice how much good you bring to this community let me reiterate it yet again. You’re awesome. Thank you so very much for the tag. Unlike you I find it difficult to *stop* talking about how wonderful I am so this is going to be a delight!

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    1. Haha 😂😂 Oh man, that last sentence just cracked me up here lol 😂😂
      And of course you do realise that comments like these just make me incredibly shy 🙈🙈🙈 And true: I think the original Raistlin did not hear that very much, unless it was by that fully dwarf Bupu 😂😂 But thanks so much, these very kind words really mean a lot: just remember that you are every bit as awesome (but I guess after reading that last sentence, you already know that lol😂😂).

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      1. Thank you Michel for including my small blog on the list… I am sorry I was away so often recently, but there were just too many things at my new job to do so I physically had too little time left. It is a very sweet post, in fact I’ve always wondered how you find time for everything. Every time I find out a new WordPress blog, there will always be some comment you’re written… 😂😂😂

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      2. Really no worries my friend. I know how busy a job can get at times, and as much fun as blogging can be: the real world is always much more important for sure.
        Of course I included your blog: not only is it awesome, but I have really been enjoying talking to you and sharing comments. So this is a small gesture from me to show my appreciation 😀
        Haha: yeah I often wonder myself where I can find the time. I still wish there would be more hours in a day though 😊😊

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      1. Well, you deserve this award just as much Auri! You are an incredibly kind and supportive person all over this community, and everyone that knows you, seriously appreciates every comment you make 😊😊
        Thank you very much for your kindness 😊😊

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  2. Thank you so much for the nomination! I’m going to do this post this weekend! 😊
    You are very helpful! Like when you had the flu, you still helped me with my Christmas gift guide post & you made it 100xs better with all your suggestions! So thank you for being so helpful! 😄

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    1. No rush, I know how busy you are, so take your time 😊😊
      Thanks so much for these very kind words, I don’t know what to say except thank you! I really appreciate it, and it’s my pleasure to have been able to help out 😊

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  3. Congratulations! You definitely deserve this award. 🙂

    I wonder why it’s easier to compliment others and support them, but when it comes to yourself we freeze up or feel uncomfortable. I bet if we do a study on blogging awards the majority of us would say the same thing that you did.

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    1. Thank you so much 😀
      True enough, I always have a tough time saying good things about myself, even when for example I need to do that at work. It’s probably one of the toughest things to do. Giving compliments to others: easy. But the other way around? Ugh….way too tough 😅😅

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  4. Aww. Michel. Although we haven’t met in “the real world”, it’s perfectly obvious that you, my friend, are a wonderful person. You have a thoroughly entertaining blog that always makes me want to try new things and your comments are unfailingly kind and supportive. I think I just started following you this past year or so, but you and your blog are already on my top five list. Congratulations my friend. You are totally deserving of this award!🍾🎊🎉🥂

    And thank you for including me.😙🤗

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    1. Wow…. I am a bit at a loss for words here. What a beautiful comment, this really makes me very, very shy 😊😊 Thank you so much for these kind words.
      And of course I am including you😀 You and your blog are both incredible: the posts you write and the constant support you give to others, is something truly amazing and you should be very proud of.
      In other words: I’m very glad to have met you as well😉😀 Thanks again for your kindness 😊😊

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    1. Ugh….almost missed this one Vinnieh, sorry about that 😊😊
      Well, I have always said so: your knowledge of movies is astounding and your writing skills are examplary. And let’s not forget how awesome a person you are. You really are a great friend! Thank so much for your kind words. You are amazing! 😀

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  5. Thank you for nominating me! You are a really great guy who loves to say hi and leave nice comments. This is going to be a challenge for me for this award but once I get the time, I will do it! You are an awesome guy and I wish I was like you. 🙂

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much for these seriously kind words: you are making me blush 😊😊
      There really is no rush for the post: just as I said wanted to appreciate the people who admire, and you are certainly one of them.
      Thank you so much 😊😊

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      1. That’s good. I got some posts I need to work 😅. Still, it’s an honor and I’m really happy to get nominated. I hope you continue to write more and share your support. 😀

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    1. All this attention and all these absolutely wonderful comments are seriously making me very, very shy 😊😊
      Thanks so much for these awesome words, but don’t forget you are an incredible blogger yourself. Your knowledge of the world of Korean dramas never seizes to amaze me 😊😊
      So: I hope yiur blog will continue for many more years to come 😊😊

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  6. Congratulations! *airhorns a fanfare* You are so worth it. I mean, just the fact that you have ten in this post is a clear sign of just how awesome you are. And thank you for the nomination. :blushing: It came on the right day. It’s snowing (not that beautiful, airy kind but that wet, heavy, slushy kind no one likes) and over all my day has been shitty. So, my heart got warm when I opened wp and saw this. ❤ Thank you again!

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    1. I am so sorry to hear you did not have a good day. I’m glad that this at least helped in cheering you up a bit.
      And trust me on this: you deserve this post. You have written some incredible posts, and you have a great and kind personality which I can tell from the comments you leave on your posts😊
      Thanks so much for your kindness and these wonderful words. Truly appreciate it!
      Hopefully you will feel better soon: take care 😉

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      1. Tomorrow is another day. A good nights sleep usually makes things a little bit easier. If I can get to bed that is. 🙄🙈 Nah, I have shitty days now and then for no reason at all but today I got some bad or maybe rather annoying news and that made it worse. So yes, perfect timing. 😊 You have a way of making me smile with your comments. It’s very nice indeed. 🤗

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      2. Hmm….I really truly am sorry to hear that. I hope things will resolve itself soon. If there is anything I can do or you want to talk about it, feel free to contact me through my contact page (it’s on the about space on my blog. Yup it took me ages to find out how to make something like that as I have no technical skills whatsoever lol, but I succeeded in the end 😂😂). Seriously though: never a problem else I would not offer to do so.
        And I’m glad the comments make you smile. I hope you will get a good night’s sleep, and you will feel better today. Please take care 😊

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  7. I also have to echo the comments above. You are fantastic and amazing supportive and helpful to so many bloggers. Your blog is always great to read and I love that you cover movies and korean drama and anime and lots of other things. Of course, I also love that you appreciate cheesy horror, good science fiction and 80’s action movies.
    In seriousness though, I really do think you deserve this award. I appreciate that since I have started my blog you’ve encouraged me every step of the way. Thanks for everything.

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    1. Okay, I know that yesterday I made you blush: now it’s my turn 😊😊😊 Really blushing here, thanks so much for these amazing words. This really means a lot to me, so thank you so much.
      Well..I have always said it: I really admire you. The blogging skills you have, together with your amazing knowledge of anime, is truly astounding. And it also helps a lot that you are also a very kind person that I am always happy to talk to. So in short: I should be thanking you 😉

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    1. Really not a problem at all! As I said there is absolutely no obligation to write a post for this, but it did want to let you know that I have appreciated your support the past few months, and the fact that I think your blog is simply amazing 😊😊 Thanks for these kind words!

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  8. Congratulations! And what a long list of bloggers LOL You know being supportive and helping other is a great quality so you could shout it (without blushing ;-))

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words😀Haha, yeah it is a long list that’s for sure 😊😊 (And when I was compiling it I had this nagging feeling that I forgot people 😅😅)
      Well: I always have trouble with that: I really am a very shy guy (no joke), so I always am blushing when I receive compliments or when I have to talk about positive things about myself 😊😊
      But thank you again 😊

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    1. Didi is definitely one of the sweetest persons that I have met in the blogosphere. She really is an amazing person.
      Thank you for being just as supportive! Abd of course you are welcome, you really deserve this! 😀

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  9. Congratulations, amigo! This Award is well-deserved
    Looking forward to delving in to see more of your stuff.
    In my experience, very few bloggers are as sociable and talented as u 🙂 – u r a credit to th blogosphere! 🙂
    Keep up th good work!

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    1. Thanks so much for these very kind words. I look forward to seeing (and reading lol😂😂), more of your posts as well. So far I have really enjoyed reading your blog, and I know that I am only going to enjoy it even more😀
      So, really thank you : appreciate it 😀😀

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  10. Hehe Raistlin-先輩, for every compliment you give out you can be sure to deserve at least 10 in return ^^. I’m so happy that you got the award, Congratulations!! 😀
    Being an awesome altruistic support for others, just know that it is a priceless positivity about yourself! Keep being you (and its not a fault that you have) and believe in it! (We believe in you too :)))

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    1. Seriously, everyone just seems determined to make me blush here 😊😊🙈🙈 These words are really incredible. Thanks so much it really means a lot. I will do my best to remain who I am (which quite honestly will I think not be much of a problem 😂😂). But seriously, really thankful for these amazing words! 😊😊

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  11. Awww thanks so much sweetheart for nominating me!!! I am truly blessed to have met you and I could name so many good things about you!😍 You have become a big and important part of my life. I’m sorry life has been so chaotic recently so we could chat more but please know how missed you are!😍 You are one of the most amazing people that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! Great list and an amazing person that nominated you. This is well deserved because you are incredible!🙌🙌🙌 Happy dancing! 💃👯

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    1. I’m so happy to hear from you again. I thought I might have said or done something wrong 😢 It was my insecurity that was really acting up again, but I already wrote you about that in my e-mails 🙈😊
      And of course I am nominating you! Seriously, you are such an incredibly amazing woman, and you have really become a very important part of my life as well. There is no apology necessary. I’m only really sorry that things are so chaotic for you, and I wish I could do something about it in some way or other. But I will keep supporting you as best I can 😘😘❤️❤️
      I really miss you too, please know that 😊😊 And to me you are every bit as amazing. Thanks so much for being such an amazing person, and these wonderful and kind words. They really mean so much to me, you have no idea how much 😘❤️ Please take good care of yourself 😘

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  12. Thanks for the nomination, but like with most awards I’ll pass on this one. I think the only one I have ever answered was the Five Flaming Hotties one. Like you, I find it tough to write about myself. Maybe that explains why I suck at interviews.

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    1. Haha, really not a problem. As I said, there is absolutely no obligation to write a post forbthis. I just wanted to show my appreciation for you, and the support of my blog, and how awesome your own blog is 😊😊

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    1. Thank you so much for this very nice comment and your kindness😀 Really appreciate it a lot.
      I really have enjoyed reading your blog and the exchanging of comments: and I definitely hope we can continue to do so in the future. Thanks again 😀😀

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Remy for the kind words 😊😊 They really mean so much, especially coming from you. I have said it a couple of times already but I just think your writing skills are amazing. That, and you are just a very cool person, so just keep believing in yourself 😊😊

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  13. You’re one of the most supportive and friendly bloggers I’ve ever met! Not to mention that I’ve had some of my most memorable conversations and exchanges with you, even if nobody else commented on a post of mine. I’m always happy and thankful to get a notification saying that you liked a post or had something to say, truly. You are deserving of all our appreciation and our praise—congrats on the award!

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    1. I really mean it: the comments on this post have turned my face almost into a permanent shade of red from all that blushing that I have been doing 😊 This such a touching and kind comment. Thank you so much! These words really mean a lot 😊😊
      And I will definitely keep liking/commenting on your posts, as they are always fun to read! Thank so much again 😀😀

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  14. This is such a lovely post, Michel! First of all, congratulations on the nomination, I really couldn’t think of anyone better fit for it than you 🙂
    The things you’ve said about yourself ring absolutely true. You’ve always done your best to support other bloggers and share their content as much as possible, going so far as to showcase posts dedicated to their projects and blogs, and even highlighting recent newcomers who can be struggling with getting known out there. So you, sir, are amazing and I completely agree about your helpful persona.
    You’ve also always struck me as a very humble, patient, hard-working and caring person, which is not to say that you don’t have other qualities – I simply have little access to them from the other side of the screen 🙂
    With that said, I am honored to be on your list and to have been following your work ever since probably your early beginnings. Your blog has shown such massive progress and it’s always lovely to see another one of your posts fresh out on my feed, ready to be appreciated 😊
    Thank you for this honor, and again, congratulations on basically being an epic guy and people taking notice of it!

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    1. Man….I really don’t know what to say here. This is just such an amazing and heartfelt comment, it really puts a smile on my face, and I appreciate it so much.
      I try to do my best, but it really is incredible people such as yourself that make my blog what it currently is. You have always been so incredibly supportive and encouraging right from the start. And your blog is absolutely breathtaking!.
      But not only that: you have such a kind and amazing personality that I have always appreciated ever since I started following you. So no, the thanks and honor are all mine. Truly appreciate all the support you have given me 😊😊
      Thanks for this truly wonderful comment that really had me a bit at a loss for words 😊😊

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  15. Congratulations on the award, you really deserve it! 🙂 I feel the same way when it comes to saying positive stuff about myself, much easier to do so for another person. I really liked what you said, and see your positivity come through in your posts and comments.

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    1. Really, thanks so much for your kindness. This really is very nice of you to say so. It is really hard to say something positive about yourself. Well…at least for me it is😂😂 But I’m glad that I am not the only one that has this problem 😀

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    1. Thank you so much: I really am getting so shy of all the kindness and support I am receiving. I really am very glad to have met you as well and am looking forward to continuing to read your awesome posts and exchanging comments. Thank you so very much for this 😊😊

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  16. Once more, your kindness never ceases to amaze me. I am currently very sick, so to return after a few weeks to such a heart warming post truly made me smile. Even shouting it through the rooftops could not convey the utmost gratitude and heart you solely deserve but here is a part of mine to humbly say that I am truly honoured to be mentioned and to let you know that I too, greatly appreciate your support and sheer kindness you have shown here. You deserve every bit the award as they may come your way because you respect it with the humble heart you dearly posess which everyone here I am sure everyone here can agree upon. Least not to forget how engaging and wonderful your blog equally bares witness to. Long live your blog Michel and thank you very much with my all. It means a lot.

    Sincerely Sonea

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    1. I’m so sorry to read that you are currently very sick again Sonea. It really makes me sad, as I think of you as one of the kindest and most heartwarming persons that I have met through blogging.
      A comment such as this only make that even more clear than it already was. I really am blushing here, as I don’t think I deserve all this praise. But I really appreciate it a lot though 😊
      If there is anyone who truly deserves this award, it is you. To just keep such a high spirit with everything despite all that is going on, is something that I admire so much.
      I truly hope with all my heart that you are going to feel better soon. You are in my thoughts, and I truly thank you for all the amazing kindness and support that you have shown me 😊
      All the best, Michel 😊

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  17. Aww shucks. Thanks for the shout-out buddy. You’ve definitely nailed it when it comes to talking about yourself through a positive lens. You’re definitely a very kind, supportive and positive person that everyone should take example on. Glad to have met you and look forward to an undying friendship, sir.

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    1. Wow….this is one amazing comment, that I am honestly left a bit speechless at. Thanks so much, this really has put a really big smile on my face, while at the same time making me very shy 😊😊
      Thanks so much: I feel exactly the same, and am very glad to have met you as well 😀 Thanks for being such a great and truly supportive friend 😀😀 Here’s to many more years! 🎉🎉🎉

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  18. You deserve this award my friend. Trust me. When I started blogging I was confused and doubtful of how well I could actually carry it out. Bit like you said, the number of bloggers that support me constantly are amazing. And if I ever had to nominate someone for this award you would be the first person that comes to my mind. I am not joking and I am pretty serious. You have rendered so much confidence in the posts on my blog no matter how good or bad I feel I have done it. Therefore my friend, you deserve this and so much more.

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    1. Aww, this is such an incredibly kind comment: thank you so much. The feedback i am getting in the past few weeks is absolutely overwhelming (and I mean that in a positive way).
      Just know this: continue to keep having that confidence in yourself, because your blog is amazing. And keep your eyes open in February….nope not going to say what I mean by this cryptic message 😂
      But really, thank you very much for this kindness. It really is very much appreciated 😊😊

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