Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Nice Matters Award - Part 2

This is my third attempt to complete this post. There's a bit of a storm blowing in the online genealogy world, so I've been compelled to blog-as-it-happens on my genealogy blog, AnceStories. As I said a couple of days ago, I received the Nice Matters Award, and I'm eager to pass it on! Here are my nominees, and the reasons why I chose them:

  • Mauro C. at 1 Million Love Messages has a great idea: post one million love messages from around the world. Can hear you hear the music? "What the world needs now, is love, sweet love..." Mauro's been doing a great job making sure the love gets passed around and thus making the world a better place. Head over to his site and spend some time reading. Then send him an e-mail with a message for your sweetie, and he'll post it.
  • Dawn Meehan of Because I Said So recently became a Famous Person. As a mom of six kids (yes, they're all hers!), her hilarious description as to why she was selling her son's Pokemon cards on E-bay received thousands upon thousands of views at the auction site. She was instantaneously jet-propelled into national and worldwide attention, receiving 100,000 hits on her blog and 10,000 e-mails IN ONE DAY. I'm awarding her the Nice Matters Award because she is using her fame to help others, by placing ads on her blog so people can donate to breast cancer research and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
  • Vienne, of Eavesdrop Writer, deserves this award for compassionately, yet frankly, writing about the little dramas she daily overhears or views: the proud wife of a blind man, the intolerance of teens toward a homeless woman. Reading her observations makes me stop and think about ways in which, perhaps, I'm not so nice; and determine to do better.


franscud said...

Hi Miriam, Thanks for passing on the award. The blogs you tagged all look really interesting.

Miriam said...

Francis, I'm not sure these awards will travel far because of the nature of the blog authors I've chosen, but that's OK. The award is starting to travel well through the genea-blogging circle (those who blog about genealogy). It's such a great way to acknowledge other people's kindnesses!

Thanks for dropping by!

Mauro C. said...

Hi Miriam :-)
Thanks a lot for your Award :-)

I posted it in 1 Million Love Messages.
Thanks again for all your support my friend.

Best regards from Portugal

Debbie said...

Hi Miriam,

I'm not familiar with the other two blogs you nominated, but I do know Maura deserves the award....what could be nicer than spreading love all over the world? I'm going to his site again right now and will also visit your other two nominees.

Best regards,