Thursday, March 17, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award

Imagine my surprise when I checked my comments this week and found a note from Lisa Wallen Logsdon of the blog informing me that she had chosen A Grave Interest to receive the “One Lovely Blog” award.  Lisa, thank you for thinking of my blog! (And congrats on being one of Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs for 2011!)

But there are some rules that go with this award –  They are:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted the award and their blog link.

2. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered.

3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

It appears the ‘One Lovely Blog’ award started sometime in 2007 or early 2008, (details are sketchy, I still haven’t found out who originated it.)  But as someone who has spent years in the marketing and public relations area, it’s brilliant!   What a wonderful way to let fellow bloggers know that they’re being noticed in the industry and considered to be doing a good job.  And what a great way to promote not only 15 blogs, but also your own blog!  And this award goes across the blogosphere.  It’s been awarded in all types of categories, wine, food, shopping, genealogy, the list goes on and on.  So, without further ado, here are my 14 newly discovered genealogy, and 1 wine ; ) blogs – and I’m going to take it one step further by posting a link to each site as well.

1) British & Irish Genealogy
2) Cemetery Divas
3) Cemetery Explorers
4) Family History Research
5) Gravestoned
6) Identifinders’ Blog
7) In the Dark of the Moon
8) Journeys Past Blog
9) Southern Graves
10) Stonegardens Explorer
11) The Graveyard Detective
12) The Graveyard Rabbit 
13) The Scottish Emigration Blog
14) Tombstone Territory
15) Wine Tripping

Congratulations to all of the award-winning bloggers!  And please award this to fifteen other bloggers not on this list.
Now let’s get out there and BLOG!! : )