Friday, September 3, 2010
The Frisky Virgin: Blog Of Substance Award Winner!!!!!
I'm truly overwhelmed. The wonderfully kind Queen Of The Rant has honored me with the Blog Of Substance Award. I cannot possibly express to you how grateful I am. It took every bit of internal strength I had to start this blog, to put my heart and soul out there. To be a virgin in this day and time, and at my age, is difficult, but to actually stand up and TELL people is markedly more difficult. Never in a million years did I think I would meet so many wonderful people on here--people who encourage this choice of mine, as well as my wish to show people that it's okay to wait for love...that it's okay to be different...that virgins are normal people who have simply chosen a different path. I thank you so very much, Queen.
Now, in order to accept this award I must do the following:
1. Thank the blogger who gave me the award: Again, I must thank you so very, very much, Queen. I can't even begin to tell you how much it means to me.
2. Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five (5) words: To enlighten people about virginity.
3. Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance.
This is one of the toughest decisions I've had to make, for there are countless blogs I'd love to name. You know I'd name you all if I could. In random order:
1. Dusting Myself Off
As one of the first people I met, Rebekah instantly made me feel welcome in this world of blogging. Her blog is more than a blog about marriage, love, and life; it is a blog that gives you hope, and it's one of my absolute favorites: funny, heartwarming, honest, and an absolute joy to read.
2. Only If Your're Listening...
This blog is one you will love to read. From her "letters to her future husband" to the "much needed comic relief," it's a fun, uplifting blog about finding our way through this life.
3. Little Match Girl
Follow the adventures of online dating in the Big Apple with Little Match Girl. Reading her adventures makes online dating a lot less scary. One of my favorite reads!!
4. It's An Average Life
The name of this blog just jumps off the page, as does her blog when you start reading it: it's filled with honesty and humor about life, love, and everything in between.
5. Turning 30: A Journey of Self Exploration
Truly one of my favorites! This blog is without a doubt one that opens my eyes and makes me think. She is raw, real, and true--three characteristics that seem vastly undervalued today.
6. Stephen On Stuff
As one of my only guy followers, I love to hear his perspective on things as much as I love reading his blog. You will find an array of interesting, funny posts that always entertain.
7. Cup-Tin Creations
Read all about good eats, fun stories, and maybe even cook up a recipe or two.
8. Renewed Day By Day
Uplifting, inspiring, faith. Those are the words that instantly come to mind when I visit this blog.
9. The Adventures Of Cinderita
Recently, this wonderful blogger stopped my my blog, and I'm so glad she did. Her blog is uplifting, fun, and inspiring. Truly a wonderful blog.
10. The Anonymous Perils Of A Single Southern Woman (WARNING: At Times, Adult Content)
The name alone instantly grabbed my attention...and then I began reading her blog. She warns you up front that there may be X-rated material at times, and that should tell you just how honest and open this blogger is about life, love, and everything in between.
Although I have only just started reading this blog, I can already see it is going to be a favorite.
12. Surviving Boys
Rent-A-Hubby. That's all it took to get me completely and totally hooked on her blog! Although, he's not a Rent-A-Hubby any longer!! Now we can all look forward to engagement stories, wedding prep...oh, the possibilities are endless! You are a wonderful person, and I'm so very happy for you!!!!
I know, I added a couple extra, but it's always been tradition in my family to do just that with birthday candles for good luck. Why not apply that here?
To anyone I might have missed or forgotten--I'm so sorry...you know I value each and every single one of you so much.
Queen--thank you again. *hugs to you*