Saturday, January 23, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Awards!!

ZOMG, y'all. Granted, I have taken this way too seriously but I have been wanting to investigate my blog list further and really take stock of who y'all are. But whoa, I have now taken all day to give a unique look to all 70-some of ya. Over the past week I have occasionally tried to look at each one individually, but by the time I got through 10 of you, I couldn't remember who I'd looked at.

Eventually I decided to create a formula and give everyone a numerical grade! This would not be binding, but it would be something I could look at! I took into consideration how many awards had already been won, how much I looked forward to reading that particular blog, how much weight the blogger was actually losing, how useful and inspiring the blog was, and how regularly the blogger posted.

Basically I figured we all want to read inspirational, regular bloggers, and we want to be introduced to new bloggers while also giving credit to favorite bloggers.

I'm actually pretty pleased with the results of the formula, even though many of them surprised me! Some of my "favorites" didn't make the cut, some made the cut that I had not noticed before. I'm giving out more than 7 of these, because I'm just not one to follow the rules if I don't have to.

But first, I'd like to draw everyone's attention to The Blog that inspired me to start blogging here at blogger. She was the first one I found, and I gobbled up her entire blog after her inspirational weight loss was complete. Her progress pictures are inspiring. She doesn't really blog anymore now that she's reached her goal weight, but she seems to be keeping it off. I present to you, Gettin' Shrunk. Go read it.

I'd also like to draw attention to A Healthy Mind and a Healthy Body. She doesn't have many readers, and I like her approach. I'm not usually one to care much about food journals and recipes, but her journal does emit a strong sense of wellness toward life and the enjoyment of it!!

And now, the presentation of the Beautiful Blogger Awards. The top scorer is #1 - the rest of you are in random order:

Operation 365
Amazon Runner
Who Ate My Blog?
A New Start: Losing Weight
Fat [Free] Me
A Thinner Katie
Losing Weight: Gaining Tons
A Healthy Mind and a Healthy Body
Fun Fit n Fabulicious
Lifestyle Part Cinq
A Journey to Thin
A Deliberate Life

If I ever get a chance, there's some other blogs that I also think deserve a nod and a link. Thanks for checking these out.

Oh yes and thanks for reminding me to pass on the rules - you're supposed to list 7 things about yourself that your readers might not know, and pass it on to 7 other bloggers. Unless you've already just freakin' won the award already.


Christine said...

well thank you didn't know I read daily. Love the new's beautiful.
I just wrote ten things. I appreciate the shout out though.

WWSuzi said...

Thank you :) I also received the award before, but thank you for mentioning me!!

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Hallie said...

Yeah, supposedly you're supposed to share 7 things that we may not know about you. I'm not too keen to do that myself, and those of you who have already won one probably don't want to either, but if you guys want to do the *thing* for the award, you're supposed to write 7 things about yourself and then pass the award on to 7 other bloggers.

Bowmanh23 said...

Thanks for the award! It is my very first. I am going to list the seven things about me in just a bit.

PS. I LOVE your blog!

BEE said...

congrats on the award i agree
you are a beautiful blogger

Sarah said...

Awwww... thanks! I don't think I've ever won an award before! I'm honored! And I love your layout! I will definitely start thinking about passing this award on... great idea!

Joanne said...

Thanks Hallie - this is very sweet of you and I must actually do what you have done. I love that you have given us a great list and I will be checking out all the other Beautiful Bloggers