Inspiring friends plus a tip on how to delegate. #blog #award

When Mark Bialczak included my name in a list of very inspiring bloggers, I about keeled over.

very inspiring blogger award

First, Mark inspires me across the board as a blogger. As a seasoned journalist, his writing skills are extraordinary. As a family and community man, his topics are personal and real. As a friend, there is none finer at staying in touch, overlooking grammatical errors, and cheering all onto victory. That’s a lot of awesomeness to measure up to.

Second, I knew I would need to write seven facts about myself. So (wait until you hear this rationalizing) because my daughter is a journalist like Mark, I took it as a sign from God that she should write seven things about me! This is not to be misconstrued as me being unable to write interestingly about myself in a grammatically correct fashion or that I fear boring you. Not at all. My daughter writes:

My mom (1) thinks deeply about most everything – (2) education, (3) relationships, (4) the DBacks’ coaching decisions. Movies she can quote line for line include (5) Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Napoleon Dynamite. Speaking of line for line, (6) when out grocery shopping with her she will most definitely sing along to whatever is playing on the speakers with gusto. Her humor is strongly in the (7) Irish funeral humor category, with a favorite line being “Well, all that’s left is death and disintegration” said with a big grin.

So there you have it; the Angie Mc is out of the bag.

But I didn’t keel over at the thought of sharing the names of fifteen, make that sixteen bloggers (four for each word of my blog’s name), who inspire me, make me think, laugh, and in a variety of ways fuel my blogging and life fire. Please visit Mark and the following with a ~~~~wave from me:

Vanessence is crafted by Ness, who shines with humor, wit, and compassion. My favorite part is her comments, especially those connected to her husband Dane. See next.
En*Dane*gered writes relatable job posts and is an unabashed family man. Again, check out his endearing comments to his love.
LindaGHill is a writer, community builder, and mother extraordinaire. Posts that showcase her relationship with her sweet son are among my favorite.
Sheri de Grom writes tirelessly for those in need, especially for those with mental health concerns, veterans and their families. Posts that include her husband, Tom, are worth a search there.

Syl65’s Blog is full of poetic words, beautiful images, and hopeful tenacity. Can you dig it? Sylvester can.
Jubilee Journey shares Ana’s faith, family, and photographs with transparency and joy.
La Audacia de Aquiles showers love so abundantly that I visit Aquileana’s blog to absorb it, along with greek mythology. Check out her community and bask.
The Invictus Soul has a youthful zeal for life. Khushboo Arora’s sharings are uplifting and positively contagious.

InTheLifeWithAyo is action packed fitness, photos, and fun. Ayo is always on the move.
Maggie May’s DIY ideas for everyday make a home charming, family life loving, and a craft-impaired gal like me, hopeful.
nebusresearch may be my most far-flung favorite blog. Joseph manages to interest me in my nemesis, math. He does this through a science of relations in which he relates his passion for math and comics and other interesting details.
Paul Militaru shares more beautiful photos than anyone I know. I sometimes drop by his place just to fill my heart with flowers.

writerinsoul is thought-provoking and flat-out enjoyable. Colette grasps human nature with great wit and writing.
Behind the White Coat shows just how much more one can do. Victo Dolore’s experiences as a doctor, mother, etc. add up to insights so well-written and humane, I can’t help but engage.
Morpethroad is a still water that runs deep. Michael writes with a well-earned ease and he is generous with his experienced insight.
vanbytheriver has lived life well and has made fascinating connections. Van’s stories take me back and keep me present all at the same time.

Here are the rules for the award:

• Thank and link to the person who nominated you.

• List the rules and display the award.

• Share seven facts about yourself.

• Nominate 15 other blogs you enjoy, then comment on their posts to let them know that you have nominated them.

And here are my rules which can be summarized, “When I nominate a blogger for an award, please know that it is given freely as a gift and as a gesture of gratitude.” I have had fun with this one and hope you will, too.

Mark Bialczak, congratulations on your well-earned award. If I were to place you in one of the above groups, it would be More. Your work ethic and sheer power inspire me to place myself in the blogging arena and battle well. To the victors, go the Irish soda bread, golumpki, and a nice cold beer.

Thanks always,
Angie McFly

37 thoughts on “Inspiring friends plus a tip on how to delegate. #blog #award

    • Michael, you’re a gem! I do enjoy your posts and am so happy that you can see me as humble, or at least having humble moments 😀 Oh my, yes, this life brings me to my knees…in a good way.

      Hope your week gets off to a great start and you are most welcome.


  1. I would hope your being nominated wouldn’t surprise you. You definitely deserve it! Congratulations. As a blogger, you have such a genuine way about you that can make total strangers feel connected to you. Thank you for mentioning me in your list! That means so much to me. And what a creative way to break them into groups, Family, Love, Does, More….genius 🙂

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  2. Congrats, Angie! Your daughter’s summary is wonderful. I am honored to be included in your list and grateful to have met you. My favorite part of awards is the referral to other bloggers to be discovered. Some favorites were introduced this way. Thanks so much. xoxo Van

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    • Thank you and you’re very welcome! I, too, appreciate the referrals and am going to hop over to Mark’s blog to check his out just as soon as I get caught up here. Hope your week gets off to a great start, Van 😀

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  3. What a charming post, thanks for sharing all your favorites…nice to ‘meet your friends’…your darling daughter is right on with the 7. ;)…((hugs))

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    • Diane, each and every one of these bloggers is a dear, so life-affirming! Next time I need to write about myself, I will delegate it to you. Consider yourself forewarned 😀


  4. Dear Angie~ Thank you very much for this nomination and above all for your beautiful words with regard to my blog!… I am honored my friend. ❤ Much love and big virtual hugs to you! Aquileana 😀

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  5. Angi – You are indeed a stellar blogger and I enjoy visiting your ‘house’ as often as possible. I’ve been [away] so much the past 3 weeks dealing with Tom’s medical problems and helping a couple friends with VA Claims Processing – it seems my brain cells are used up by the end of very long days and there’s minimal left over for blogging.
    You always deserve your awards and go above and beyond. You can count on me to search your list for fellow bloggers to connect with. Thank you so much for thinking of me.

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    • I’ll echo here what I shared at your blog, while blog awards are sweet, you are the one who deserves the awards for how you serve others so well, so selflessly. I’m just a comment or an email away so do stay in touch if it will be a blessing to you ❤ Give Tom a big hi from me 😀

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  6. Wow, Angie, what a great presentation! I love how you put this together! And I adore your daughter’s description. That. Was. Epic. 😀

    I confess you bowled me over with this nomination and I thank you with all my heart. 🙂 You are kind to me, and I’m so undeserving. Thank you. *hugs*

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  7. Hey Angie! I was going through some of my husband’s old posts – as I am wont to do since he passed – and came across this comment you left on one of his posts, about how you enjoyed our exchanges in our blog comments. That made me smile. 🙂 Thank you for that!

    I hope you have been well! I think of you often. *hugs* xoxox


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