I found out yesterday that Joni over at My Piece of Heaven has closed her blog. She runs a farm with her husband and also works as a medical transcriber. Apparently Joni is increasing her hours at work and she has decided that with the extra work and the farm to run she won't be able to fit blogging in, at least not to the standard that she wishes to. I completely understand but I am sad that I won't be able to visit her blog anymore.
Joni posted everyday and displayed amazing photos of the beautiful and varied wildlife in her part of the world, including her new puppy Cooper!
I am really happy that things are going well for Joni but I am sorry that I did not get a chance to tell her how much I valued her and her blog before she went.
It's a funny thing this virtual socialising, connections are made between people. There are a few blogs that I visit that really mean a lot to me, I get a great deal of joy out of visiting them and corresponding with the author. They may not know that their blog is so valued, or that a comment they make sometime can mean so much but it really does.
In light of this, and inspired by Joni and her blog, I have decided to create my own award called 'Treasured Bloggers'. It's my chance to let a few bloggers know that I really treasure them and their blogs.
Below is the badge and a list of the bloggers that I would like to give it to. They may choose to post the badge or not, and similarly pass it on or not.
My Treasured Bloggers are:
Macs Niece at Caged Minutes
Coversgirl at Between the Covers
L^2 at Dogs Eye View
Literary Feline at Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Wolf at My Spot
...and one final award to Tom at Wiggers World. Tom is a relatively new acquaintance for me however Tom and his wife Jane, and I share many of the same interests and have quickly become regular visitors at each others blogs.
My thanks to you all and Joni, if you are reading this, please stop by every once in a while and let me know how you are doing, you are missed!