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Last week I got nominated for two awards. I hope I’d be forgiven for acknowledging both rewards in the same post. I just wanted to make sure I responded and expressed my gratitude for both nominations in a timely manner.

Tell Me About Yourself Award

I thank with all my heart http://thehyperteller.com/ for nominating me for Tell Me About Yourself Award. It makes me feel really special to know that someone cared about my blog enough to want to learn a bid more about a person behind the writings. I also am happy to use this opportunity to complement Thehyperteller on his insightful blog, which spoils its readers with clever and thought provoking posts. On the top of it, Thehyperteller possesses absolutely super fantastical sense of humor, which makes his blog especially fun to read.

Inspiring Blog Award

Thanks a million to http://tchistorygal.wordpress.com/ for nominating me to Inspiring Blog Award. I feel blessed. It is my hope that my blog will contribute to the Universal Inspiration that is so generously shared among the fellow bloggers. It’s also a great moment to let anybody interested in sharing their original photographs, original art, original articles and poems know that Tchistorygal is on the lookout for regular contributors in the above mentioned categories. She is accepting submissions through her direct email: Tchistorygal@gmail.com

I also want to give credit for all my talents and accomplishments where it belongs – I want to thank the Universe for always being there for me, and for showering me with many gifts and inspirations throughout my life.  There is no need to place link here as we are all connected to and through the Universe at all times.

The rules for receiving Awards are as follows: 1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you - (see above) 2. Share 7 things about yourself. 3. Nominate 15 other bloggers that you admire or inspire you. 4.Go leave a comment and let the people know you have nominated them.

Now I am about to share with you seven things you don’t yet know about me.

  1. I’ve been leading a double life: I am selling Real Estate by day, and writing songs by night. Some of my fellow musicians have no idea about my real estate endeavors, and most of my real estate colleagues know nothing about my lifelong love and commitment to music. Here, I’ve just outed myself.
  1. I write both music and lyrics. You may listen to the songs I’ve written at www.MySpace.com/Glasha1
  1. I once worked as a video editor.
  1. I can draw pretty distantly, though I don’t have any formal education in painting. Maybe I’ll share some of my immature works in the future posts… maybe…
  1. I like eating salty and sweet food at the same time… like chocolate cake and tomato juice.
  1. I am clumsy. I manage to bump into, trip on and get scratched by things excessively.
  1. I am more creative at night, so I often stay up till three or four in the morning. Waking up in the actual morning after only a few hours of sleep is an ongoing struggle.

Now, it is my pleasure to present My Nominees for Inspiring Blog Award:

http://jilannehoffmann.com/ This blog is led by a freelance writer and editor Jilanne Hoffmann, who is working with socially responsible organizations, and sharing their success stories. Jilanne is also writing short stories, and, I think, has a novel in the making.

http://andnowthatithinkaboutit.wordpress.com/This blog will make it impossible for you not to get involved in a in a conversation, cause your mind will literally be thinking ‘Well, now that I am thinking about it…’ The author is examining some of the common things, events, and social behaviors from different angles, which will definitely trigger your own train of thought.

http://titillatingthoughts.wordpress.com/ Prepare your brain to get tickled with humorous and thought provoking posts. Like life in general, this blog is all about having fun and looking at serious things with a courageous smile and respectful irony.

http://nprimopiano.wordpress.com/ You know how some people just have an eye for a story? The author of this blog captures and shares stories through beautiful photographs and paintings. Every image is a celebration of life!

http://augustmclaughlin.wordpress.com/ Here you will find some cool and inspiring stories from a published novelist and author of articles featured regularly by LIVESTRONG.com, EHow Foods, ULMagazine, Healthy Aging Magazine, IAmThatGirl and more. She also generously shares tips on how to nurture your writing aspirations.

http://pccadvantage.wordpress.com/ This blogger is choosing not take herself too seriously. And what an attractive quality it is to discover – both in a person, and in a blog! She is a master of making lists of humorous advices on different topics, and inspires readers to have fun.

http://food4thoughtfood4life.wordpress.com/ This blogger shares some personal stories and thoughts on interconnectedness of everything in life, and the effects that our decisions and words have on other people’s lives and their ever-changing perceptions.

http://carrierubin.com       The author of this blog is such a conceptual thinker! Her every post is filled with humorous takes on all kinds of topics and issues.

http://cocomino.wordpress.com/ At this bog you can learn some crafts, meet exotic animals, read interesting travel stories, and enjoy various photos and videos from around the world.

http://healthdemystified.wordpress.com/ I encourage you to follow this blog, because it’s dedicated to inspiring people to take responsibility for their own health. Here you will find support from like-minded folks, who not only exchange health tips and ideas in writing, but also meet each other in person through the webinars.

http://bamskitchen.com/ Get ready to be inspired to travel the world and try some new Cuisines.

http://thehealthywarrior.wordpress.com/ What makes this blog inspirational is that the author went through personal transformation herself, and now is passionately working on helping others to motivate themselves to improve their health and quality of their life.

http://russtowne.com/   This blog is filled with love and tenderness towards the author’s own family – his wife and kids. Reading it is a pure joy as it inspires love, commitment and happiness.

http://talktodiana.wordpress.com This blog is so relatable! Reading it feels like speaking with a friend. It encourages and inspires you to do your best and just enjoy the journey  to whatever destination you aiming for.

http://kimberlycsmith.wordpress.com/  Reading this blog will inspire you to enjoy simple pleasures  and wonderfully magical moments in life, such as just being able to walk, or maybe even dance in the rain, see a smile on your child’s face, share your thoughts and experiences with the world through your creativity, and just be yourself.

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Comments on: "You Think You Know Me, But You Don’t. Writing a Blog is Rewarding!" (194)

  1. Thank you for bestowing this award on my blog and for the very kind way you described it. I’m humbled and honored.

    Russ

  2. I am honoured and humbled by your award and your words might be the kindest I’ve heard in a long time! Thank you so much!

  3. I really can’t thank you enough for this, not just for your nomination – a huge honor in itself – but also for the links to these great blogs by other people! I hope blogging is as much of a rewarding experience for you as it is becoming for me, and such a compliment makes it really great. I am very new in this so I didn’t even know such mechanisms existed, so I’ll explore further. All my best wishes to you!

  4. Thanks so much for the award nod. What a pleasant surprise! And thank you for those nice words you said about my blog. It’s much appreciated. I’ll tuck this award nom away to get to at a later date.

    And for the record, I agree, sweet and salty together is a taste bud delight. :)

    • You are welcome, you so deserve this! Enjoy, and I’m glad that you and I not only share our love for chocolate, but we both have a quirk for mixing salty treats and sweets.:)

  5. Okay, so I trotted over to your myspace site to listen to your songs. Whoa. I’ll admit – I kind of expected something hokey and unprofessional. Wrong! Why am I not hearing these on the radio? Especially “Bye”?

    Your recognition is well-deserved, by the way.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Sid. I am definitely hopeful to one day hear my songs on the radio.:) Meanwhile, I enjoy writing them.

  6. Thanks for thinking of me and your kind words. Take Care, BAM

  7. I’m so honored to be included in this fabulous bunch of recipients. Thank you!

    I love that you write and record your own tunes. That’s something I’ve been working on off and on… Can’t wait to check out your music and the other links. :)

  8. Wow,,, I guess it is a good thing I am a writer because you left me speechless! :-) I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and the nomination, although I will admit I hadn’t thought of my blog as inspiring :D. Going through some things at the moment and I will respond in kind a bit later. Thank you once again for the nomination… it inspires me!

    • I am surprised you surprised you radiate inspiration when you pour your heart out in your thoughtful posts:-). It just shows you write selflessly and unconditionally. But as one of your many readers, I am here to attest to the impact your writings have on us. Enjoy the Award – you so deserve it!

  9. It is very surprising to me to learn that you are very much into music and real estate. I think it’s awesome that you can benefit from those two great careers. Wishing you much success with your work in the future.
    I also want to thank you for nominating me for the Inspiring blog award. I am humbled that you think so much of my blog.

  10. Congratulations on your awards – you obviously touch many people with your blog. Sincere thanks for your visits and Follow at art rat cafe, I am honoured and look forward to getting to know your site better…

  11. Congrats of the awards! Consider them a stepping stone towards the Grammy’s. I love the fact that your creative passions do not go to waste. The world could always use some more music as far as I’m concerned.

  12. Many thanks! I’m really happy to read that. Of course, congrats to the awards. :)

  13. I follow Carrie too. She is a delight. Congrats to you and all your nominees.

  14. Well, you’re so passionate and enthusiastic; how could I not give you an award?! Also, you’re very kind about my blog – I might even put ‘super fantastical sense of humor’ on my CV/resume or something :D

    But chocolate cake and tomato juice? How did you even discover that combination?! (I have several slapstick style scenarios in mind, but somehow I doubt any of them are realistic…)

    • Thank you again for giving me the Award, and congrats on yours! And yes, the truth should be told in your CV/Resume. About tomato juice and cake – that is not the only combination – I find it heavenly to combine ice cream and tomato juice, or have a caviar sandwich with a sweet tea… How I discovered theses products complement each other taste-wise?… I just new it would taste great:-). And I could definitely become a consultant on slapstick style stories…lol… I am looking forward to reading your comedy scripts for sitcom.

  15. Congratulations on your awards!!

    I like sweet and salty too but chocolate cake and tomato juice… interesting!

    • Try it, try it, you’ll enjoy it!! Hot browny with a scoop of ice cream on the top… Take a bite, then take a sip of cold salty tomato juice… Let me know…:)

  16. Oh wow two awards! Awesome. Congrats to you! Glad to have met another great blogger here. :-) AJ’s Mom

  17. Congratulations.

  18. #6 is so me. And you should definitely “out” yourself, but I tend to compartmentalize, too! Congrats!

  19. I can associate with number 6 so much, I’m Miss Clumsy! Congratulations on your awards! :-)

  20. Congratulations – awards are fun! Also; love that picture!!

  21. Congratulations! Thank-you for stopping by and following my site! You wrote some interesting reviews here for some sites I’ve never seen. I’m looking forward to reading their works. I’m also looking forward to reading more from you. Pleased to meet you!

  22. Congratulations and thank you for choosing to follow my blog. I enjoyed reading your awards acceptance and will investigate more of your posting soon!

  23. Thank you for visiting my site and congratulations to you on your award. I look forward to returning to see what you have going on here.

  24. Thanks for following my blog and getting me to read up a little about you. You definitely sound interesting from my short foray into your site. I welcome the opportunity to delve deeper at a later time.

    Congrats on your awards and thanks for the insightful list of friends you have picked for continuing the awards forward. :)

  25. I was with you right up to the chocolate cake and tomato juice. (Yikes) I do my creative work at night too, and hold down a full-time career. It’s actually funny watching people’s reactions when I tell them I’ve written 4 books. They have no idea what to do or say. Having flexible hours helps, because I can go to bed at 1:30 and still be at work at 9:30.

    • Are you a musician as well?

      • No, I wish I were. I wanted to be a musician as a kid, but I was very shy, and never told anyone. :) I experimented with African drums in college, but that was a long time ago. Now, the closest I come is occasionally writing lyrics. Too bad I don’t write music. :)

  26. Congratulations on BOTH awards!! How wonderful!! Loved the 7 things about yourself. I too love the sweet and salty but chocolate and tomato juice – hmm. I was thinking ice cream and french fries (LOVE IT!!), Club crackers and icing, chocolate cake and cashews (poke ‘em in the icing!!). I completely understand the creativity in the wee hours of the night/morning! I totally get that!! I wish you the best in both your R/E and music. Write from the heart and you can’t go wrong!! Thank you so much for stopping by AND following. I really appreciate it and it’s so nice to “get out” and meet “the neighbors”!! I look forward to reading more posts!!! And hearing you on the radio one day soon!!

    • Hello there. Thanks so much for your kind words, and for sharing with me your favorite salty-sweet combinations. Ice cream and french fries always work for me at McDonald’s. And would not it be cool if we discovered that we were actually neighbors?! We could meet and go for some salt and sugar treats.:-)

  27. Thank you for visiting me. Congratulations on your awards – they are both awards to be proud of – and you’ve written a beautiful acceptance post.
    I look forward to discovering these new blogs.

  28. Thank you for your recent visit to my site.I am new to the world of blogging and it has been a wonderful experience.I am always amazed by the immense amount of talent such as yourself that is evident by the various blog sites.Congratulations on your awards and I look forward to visiting your site again. Sincerely Yours

  29. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It’s great to learn about you. I, too, am a night owl who struggles on little sleep. I try to conform, but it’s so hard for me because I feel more creative at night. I find it interesting how you live in the two different worlds of music and real estate. Almost like you’re kind of split in two! And, how either world is unaware of the real you. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Congrats! I enjoyed reading about you while I had my favorite snack: tomato cake and chocolate milk. : )

  31. Thanks so much for the nomination nod, NY…so very appreciated! :)

  32. Yeah! Yahoo! & Congratulations! Now I’m off to click on your nominee links.

  33. Hey thanks for visiting my blog, I like yours as well. I’ll be back to read more of your posts.

    I agree! Salty and sweet foods are yummy! Ice-cream with some kind of salty topping such as peanut butter the salty kind with banana. Right after having hummus for lunch (hummus can be very salty)

  34. Congrats on your rewards! What a very cool thing :)

  35. Congratulations on your award, and thank you for following my blog. How did you find me? I don’t have many followers, but it means a lot to know you find my little corner of the web interesting. THanks and I’ll see you around the web!

  36. It’s nice to meet you! I could never stay up til 3 or 4… my best time is early in the morning. I’m going to check out your songs… that’s amazing!!

    Thanks for following my blog!

  37. congrats!!! so happy for you!

  38. I love to buy almonds and raisins separately only so I can combine them for a great snack.
    You are most deserving of these awards!…Congrats! :-)

  39. Thanks for the visit and follow over at CTB :D
    I enjoy writing about my adventures in China and try and laugh about the things that go wrong. I am living the expat life… which is a world I never knew existed. Hope you enjoy.
    Thanks again :) Looking forward to reading more of yours too.

  40. Since I was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, I was happy to see a fellow/gal New Yorker following me on my WordPress blog site. Of course after forty plus years of living in Texas, I guess I am an official Texan now. Enjoyed your blog. Blessings in your individual journey.
    John

  41. Congratulations!! Thank you for your appreciation in my blog,
    Artphalt (http://artphalt.wordpress.com)

  42. Hi nyparrot,

    Loved reading about you here..you are multi talented ! All the best in your endeavours :)

  43. Congratulations on your awards, and thank you for the follow!

  44. Great reading you, thanks for sharing. My favorite salty/sweet combination is chocolate covered pretzels :)

  45. Congratulations! How nice to be rewarded with two at once. Thank you for reading my post and following. It gives me the chance to get to know you and return the favor

  46. Very nice blog lay-out, I must say – simple, yet cozy…I like that ;)
    Oh yeah! Almost forgot…thank you for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!

    • Thank you for taking a look at our fun community.:-) We are always happy to see new people joining. Have a beautiful weekend!

  47. Congratulations! :)
    Celeste

  48. Your passion and enthusiasm surely deserved such a recognition, congrats!

  49. I always like reading the seven things people tell about themselves. I did laugh at the double life and you’re able to keep them largely separate. (Some of the best superheroes did this, you know :))

    • That is the very first time in my life that I’ve been compared to Superheroes… Hmmmmm… I like that! LOL Thank you!!

  50. Congrats on TWO!!! awards! That is awesome. I have to say that I have never tried chocolate cake and tomato juice together, but I have a blog post about a Japanese tomato-chocolate bar (might be right up your alley). And I do have a cousin that eats tomato & PB sandwiches.

  51. Or just candy covered pretzels! Congratulations on your awards and thank you for checking out my blog.

  52. Thanks for stopping by at Colltales, NYParrot, and congrats on your awards. Well deserved. All the best.

  53. Great suggestions for blog reading …a Canadian night owl…..thanks for checking in on my puppy updates…..

  54. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Stopped over to see yours and will poke around a bit. Love this post, well written. I am always amazed when someone new finds me. DAF

  55. Congratulations NP on your most deserving awards… and I just love the fact of how you thanked the Universe… :-) … We all should at least thank the Universe at least once a day for our blessings and gifts..
    Now I am off to click your musical talent link! :-)
    ~Sue

  56. Your generous Spirit shines through your blog. Blessings…

    • Awww… Thank you SO much – it’s so very kind to say that:-). And thank you for coming here and reading. God Bless!

  57. Sidebar: Great place name road sign!

  58. Salty and sweet food at the same time? ME TOO! Like chocolate with something salty like pizza :P People think I’m weird, they are right of course lol!

  59. Thanks for the nice comments!!! Cute acceptance article. It is nice to learn about other bloggers. Thanks for continuing to come back to my site!!!

  60. Congratulations on your awards and thank you for following catnipoflife:>) I have joined your group of followers and look forward to future posts. How do you keep up with so-o-o-o many? I hate to be just a name on a list. LOL:>) Have a blessed day!

  61. How wonderful is this. You’ve found an excellent way to promote fellow bloggers while we learn more about you. This is a great post! Two thumbs up! :)

  62. I love how you are showing apprection to your favorite blogs, you’re the first person I have seen do this. It’s awesome you write your own music, where would we be without music? Thanks for stopping by my blog…I also have a music blog http://themusiccave.com/ where all i talk about is music and new good music, I would love for you to check it out and leave me any suggestions on how I could make it better;) Take Care!!!!

    • Very cool music blod! As far as suggestions go, I think there’s no right or wrong – if it comes from your heart – it’s already great! That’s all we can do, really – just share our interests and thoughts.:-)

  63. congratulations and thankyou for visiting :D

  64. YEA you! Nice list of blogs to explore. Thanks

    • Thank you for finding a moment out of your busy day to stop by. I hope you’ll enjoy reading my posts as much I enjoyed reading yours.

  65. Great post! Congrats on your award :)

  66. Hi, I’ve just nominated you for Beautiful Blogger Award. You can check my post on my blog if you want to know what to do, although you sound like you have plenty of experience with this. Good luck!

    • Thank you very, very much for honoring me with yet another Award. I am totally disoriented here as I’ve received a few Awards recently and time just won’t allow me to accept each Award properly. But I am intending to… Please be patient with me. I just want you to know that I am absolutely super thrilled with the nomination and appreciate being mentioned among all the fine bloggers on your least of Nominees. THANK YOU!! You will hear from me. Big Hug!

  67. Tomatoe Juice & Chocolate Cake, mmmmm don’t think that’d catch on.

  68. Hi

    Thanks for following my blog, I have had a viewing of your blog and it looks pretty interesting to read will have to keep going back to find out more.

    • Thank you for taking a look at my blog. I am looking forward to learning more about your studio work. Are you a TV producer?

  69. Your points 6 & 7 about your self are very true of me too! I’m proof of that as I’m sat at home recuperating from a broken wrist and then a broken big toe (2 separate accidents). The wrist is most annoying blog-wise as it stops me typing much :-(
    Carol.

    • I am so sorry to hear you are in pain and out of lots’ of fun activities… I am wishing you the soonest recovery! Thank you for overcoming your pain to drop me a line! Much love!:-)

  70. Thank you for checking out my blog *and* for following–I really appreciate it.

  71. I think your sense of humour is very similar to mine. i enjoy blogging because I do it for myself mostly. It is however very rewarding when someone gives a constructive comment that can help me along the right path.Over the years i have made some very good friends who have supported me through quite a few sites.

    • Hey Promethios, welcome to our fun loving group of bloggers! I am always open to new suggestions and feedback, so please feel free to share whatever is on your mind.:) Thanks. Cheers!

  72. hahahaha niceeeee
    hey check this out, open for comments http://thecitycolumn.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/the-monogamists/

  73. YA! Congrats to you and all your nominees. Thanks for stopping by My Journal of Praise – Much appreciation to you. God Bless.

  74. Congrats on the award and thanks for connecting!

  75. My sincere thanks for a ‘Like’. I too have done the same thing on your blog post. I think of ‘following’ you with immediate effect.

  76. Congrats on the award!! And thanks for a great list of nominees!!! I especially like the descriptions. Thanks for pointing me to some great new blogs!

  77. Interesting writing! thank you for stopping by and following!

  78. [...] Blog Award from nyparrot Wait, didn’t we just cover this one? Oh, I see; it’s from a parrot. That explains the [...]

  79. Haha, awesome! Congrats to you :D

  80. I know it’s some time ago now, but I still want to congratulate you with the two awards. It’s really awesome and it’s very much deserved. You have a great blog.

  81. maybe its synchronicity or something….i buy and sell real estate as well!
    i have offices in the uk and bc, canada, so we have a massive area to cover. i specialise in commercial though…shops, businesses, warehouses, offices etc. but that aside…you have a very good blog here…full of interesting reading..!

  82. What a nice way to accept and award & how deserved it is!

  83. A belated congratulations to you!

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