19 November 2008


{to its dedicated followers}

I cannot believe that I am on my way 17,000 hits and that Doing Life's dedicated followers are taking the trouble to leave such inspiring comments. Thank you to each and every one of you, you know who you are. Without you, blog land would have been dull and boring, so Doing Life thought it fit to create an award which its dedicated followers could get their hands on. And of course you all knew that there is going to be a 'BUT'.
This is not a difficult BUT though. Here are the RULES for presenting this, hopefully soon sought after award:
    • Pick 5 bloggers that you consider as your best blogging buddies and deserves this award for their contribution towards the blogging community, no matter what language.
    • State the name of the author of each blog as well as a link to each one's blogs.
    • Each blogger (upon acceptance) of this award should do a post and show the award on their blog and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award.
    • Link to DOING LIFE's blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
    • Show these rules.

Seeing that this is the first time ever this award is being awarded, Doing Life is taking the liberty of awarding it to more than five deserving bloggers out there ... and they are:

Michelle Ramsay from Life Experiences. Michelle has been nominated the very first recipient of this award, as she has never ever omitted leaving a comment on each and every post that has appeared on DOING LIFE since its inception during January 2006. Thank you Michelle.

Sophia Allison from Sophia's World. Sophia was the reason why Doing Life started out and has on many occassions lend a helping hand with the setup of Doing Life.

Sandra Holloway van Uit en Tuis. Sandra se fotostories werp vir menige besoekers aan haar blog nuwe lig op die alledaagse lewe in 'n UAE land.

Lynette Jacobs of a Work in Progress. Thank you Lynette for your dedicated following of Doing Life. Its great to have someone from my home town Port Elizabeth as a blogging buddy.

Bev from All the Things I Love. Bev's magnificent card creations never cease to amaze and inspire me. Thank you Bev for sharing your creations with your blogging buddies.

Tracy Gardiner from I am Here to Live Out Loud. Thank you Tracy for keeping us BOM-ers on track with the challenges.

Libby from Inspired Life. Libby I am so glad that you joined the blogging community and are sharing your gorgeous quilt creations with us.

Jacqui Bourne from My Life as it Happens. Thanks Jacqui for keeping us up to speed what's happening out there in the scrapping world.

Jose from Jose's Jottings. Thank you Jose for your frequent visits to Doing Life.
Cathy Sanders from What's Up With Me. Thank you for keeping us posted on a daily basis.

Jacki Janse van Rensburg from Scraps of Jacki's Life. Thank you Jacki for all the handy blogging tips and tutorials. You are a precious butterfly in cyber space.

Kazan Clark from Nunu Toolies. Kazan is an ex-South African who does the most exquisite card and other creations. The photographs itself of her creations are just stunning.

If your name is not on the above list, please don't feel neglected as I am sure this award will come your way sooner or later.

For those dedicated followers who don't have a blog, a BIG THANK YOU to you all as well and I hope our blogging friendship will continue.

- Giving recognition signing off


  1. Thank you so much Desire. I have come to cherish your blog friendship. Now I am off to check out all the cool ladies you have been mentioning.

  2. Seriously this is so sweet. I want you to know that when I visit SA I am looking you up for sure. I want to craft with you and hang out - I think it would be so much fun. Oh and by the way I think your blog is pretty awesome too!

  3. Baie dankie vir dit Desire! Ons leer so baie van jou blog en selfs Nelmari vra gereeld het mamma dit of dat op tannie Desire se blog gesien.

  4. Thanks so much you precious blog-friend... I'm off to spread the word some more.

  5. Anonymous1:31 PM

    thanks desire!

    i'm a little behind due to too much work and connectivity problems, but as soon as i get a little caught up, i will respond.

    thanks for such a great e-friend.

  6. Thank you so much Desire. Your blog to me is inspiration and I eagerly await updates!!

    I feel quite honoured getting the first award - thanks again.

  7. Thanks Desire, I accept with pleasure...

  8. Congrats to all the winners!

    Dis 'n oulike idee Desire en jy verdien definitief ook hierdie award. Ek lees en leer altyd hier, daar is soveel inspirasie!!

    x x

  9. So nice cards and LOs you are making! Its so fun to write to another Desire :) We are not so many.

    Have a nice weekend!

    From Desiree in Norway

  10. Hi Desire

    I have not been blogging as frenetically lately - busy busy busy ...

    Thank you so very much for your lovely "gift" - I am not going to pass it along right away but will certainly get to it in the next week or so ...

    Love, Tracy

  11. Wow, I'm thrilled to bits - thanks so much for including me in your awesome line-up Desire, I'm honoured!

    hugs Bev x

  12. You have been given an award. Please check out my blog - scrappywalker.blogspot.com

  13. Hi darling teacha, thank you so much for this award :)

    I really appreciate all the help you give me with my blog!

    You are an amazingly talented person and I feel very blesses to know you x x x

  14. Anonymous10:51 PM

    Thanks for the initiative. Caroline passed this award to me, so I've collected it on my Awards Page.


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