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I want to thank Clark Kent  http://clarkkent07.wordpress.com/about/ for nominating me for my first Blog of the Year 2012 Award.  Since my blog is not a writers blog, but rather a collection of photographs and inspirational writings of others, I feel particularly blessed.

My mentors are other photographers who inspire and teach me as I am an amateur photographer with a pretty good eye.

The following is the rules for this nomination!

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

You can now also join the award’s Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience if you choose to

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Here are the nominees  I have chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012:

1.  http://mike585.wordpress.com/ Amazing Nature shots… one of my favorites, inspires me to take better photos and to see what Mike sees in nature.

2. Leanne Cole has been my teacher and mentor since I started on WordPress, she has so much free information that I have used daily as learning tools.

3. jakesprinter « Jakesprinter Sunday Post - Jake inspires me and others to be adventurous and get out and take photos of different topics weekly.

There are several others and I will add them later.