I tend to be a play-by-the-rules kind of gal. Yes, I’ve lived in off-the-beaten-path, God-forsaken locations, but generally I’m not much of a risk-taker. I play by the book for most of the year.
However, during this holiday season, even this semi-straight-laced, borderline-buttoned-up blogger knows when a bit of recreational rule breaking and bloggerly gift-giving are in order.
Plus, in the past week, I’ve been the reluctant proud recipient of not one, not two, but three of those blogging awards we all despise adore—each of which come with their own onerous perfectly reasonable set of rules for acceptance and passage to other suckers worthy recipients.
We all know no writing Santa worth her Christmas cookies could possibly follow three separate sets of guidelines and still manage to pass along these lovely gifts in time for a fast-approaching holiday—
—So, I’m throwing caution to the whirlwind that is Christmas, thanking my fellow elves for their gifts, and using this opportunity to, instead, update my blogroll, restock my sleigh, and mention some brilliant blogs you simply must explore.
It’s in this spirit of blogger lawlessness and Christmas cheer, that I thank Debra of “Bagni di Lucca and Beyond,” Miranda of “Scatteringmoments,” and Laurel of “Rockin’ the Purple” for the following fine prizes: the “Reader Appreciation Award,” the “Liebster Blog Award,” and the “Kreative Blogger Award” (respectively).
And it’s in that same spirit of holiday giving that I highlight some blogs I’ve come to love—blogs that just might belong in your Christmas stocking, as well.
(If your site is listed below, would you mind describing your blog in the comments, and if you were not already on my blogroll or don’t find yourself highlighted here, please let me know, so I can add you. I worried I’m going to inadvertently omit somebody.)
Let me take this opportunity to thank each of you for your friendship, for so faithfully reading what I write, and for maintaining blogs that make my desk a more festive place this holiday season—blogs I’m honored to enjoy and want to share.
I hope you will give the blogs above the gift of your subscription this Christmas. They’re free. They’re fun. And they are truly gifts that keep on giving.
God bless your blogging, everyone!