Recently Julie Stock nominated me for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you Julie, I am totally delighted to accept. Julie blogs at ‘My Writing Life’ Julie writes about her journey towards being a published author and offering help to others who are in the same position.
It is only a short while ago that I posted an acceptance for the same award from Geoff Le Pard. In that post I promised I would do some exploring to seek out other inspiring bloggers to add to our growing community. Since then I have also created a page listing awards for which I have been nominated and those whom I have nominated. I’m sure a quick look at that page will suggest many worthwhile bloggers to follow.
Here are the rules of 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 amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
- Optional: follow the blogger who nominated you, if you don’t already do so.
The seven facts I am sharing with you in this post are seven locations in which I have lived that are named using a word from the languages of Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Although I have lived in more than 20 homes for varying lengths of time, only seven locations have Aboriginal names.
- Yuleba: “the place of water lilies”, about 420km west of Brisbane: birth until about 10 months.
- Kallangur: “a goodly or satisfactory place”, about 20km north of Brisbane: 10 months until 61/2 years. I started school at Kallangur walking the approximately 2 miles (3.3km) to and from school with my older brother and sister.
- Wooloowin: “fish”, a suburb of Brisbane: 1970 – 72 (teacher training).
- Duaringa: “a meeting place on the swamp oaks”, about 116km west of Rockhampton: second year of teaching.
- Koolyanobbing: “large hard rocks”, approximately halfway between Perth and Kalgoorlie (i.e. in ‘the middle of nowhere’): about 18 months during 1977/78.
- Wagga Wagga: “the place of many crows”, approximately 450km south-west of Sydney: 1979 (university).
- Jindalee: “bare hills”, a suburb of Brisbane: 1997-2004 (though have lived in adjoining suburbs since 1981).
In this post I am nominating fifteen blogs that I have not before nominated for an award. If I have nominated you previously, you are still on my list of wonderful blogs to follow (see page).
It is up to each nominee whether they wish to participate by accepting the award and/or paying the compliment forward. The purpose of my nomination is simply to share with others how valuable I consider the blog to be.
Julieanne To Read To Write To Be
Irene Waters Reflections and Nightmares
Linda Petersen Raising 5 Kids with Disabilities and Staying Sane Blog
Geoff Le Pard TanGental
Carrie Gelson There’s a Book for That
Matt Renwick Reading by Example
Michael Michalko Imagineer7’s Weblog
A.J. Juliani Teach Different
Sarah Brentyn Are you kidding me?!
Shelley Wilson Live Every Day with Intention
Ross Morrison McGill @TeacherToolkit
Jean Cogdell jean’s writing
Tara Smith A Teaching Life
I hope you find time to visit some of those blogs. There is much to inspire!
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