Very Inspiring Blog Award.


A wonderful person I know only as Ursula nominated my blog for this award – more on her below.

The Rules.

1. Display the logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
5. Notify your nominees.
{I’ll follow these, though the rebel within demands I re-sequence them.}

The Link-Back.

My nominator, is Ursula, from the blog An Upturned Soul.  Why Ursula decided to nominate me, she states upon her blog with her usual eloquence. I’m included in the list of people who inspire her, but I must wonder why… Only two reasons spring to mind. The first, that my tweets might inspire her, as hers inspire me.  The second, that she is reading Malmaxa, and sees reflected within its hidden depths, another world which touches her.

Regardless of Ursula’s reason, her nomination means an enormous amount to me.  Her choice places me deeper in her debt – unlike matters monetary, this is a debt I am pleased to possess, and still more pleased to repay.  Ursula, you’ve granted me yet another memory I shall treasure, quite literally, forever.  Thank you.

The Fifteen Nominees.

Unlike Ursula, I had no difficulty in selecting fifteen bloggers.  Each of the following, in deliberately random order, inspires me in some way. For my reason why, hover your mouse over the link to their blog – it will reveal their twitter handle, and a hint.  I’ll comply with notification rule five, by tweeting each of them through Twitter – a continual stream of inspiration, least for me.

Be warned, a click below will whisk you away, to another blog, at play,

1. S L James Writing
2. A Thought Grows
3. Tuigen’s Wall
4. Damaged & Dangerous
5. faeries faeries faeries faeries
6. Stephie Smith
7. The Grumbling Gargoyle
8. Sandra Gore Nielsen
9. W.M.Morrell’s Musings From Down Under
10. Iambic Utterances and Other Wayward Words
11. Write Like A Wizard
12. Write Now
13. Amused By Books
14. Rhyme Me A Smile
xx. Daytime Insomniac
15. sarah monagle, pondering it all

Seven things, of me.

Very well – each is true, yet cast within words which some might question.

  • I hail, from a land of five names, yet it is only called by one.
  • I am not as tall, as I used to be.
  • Though my brothers number four, there are only two.
  • Both of my twinned sisters bear the name, Elizabeth.
  • My name, is my own, yet borrowed from an honorable man.
  • Though I reside in Dublin, my soul remains bound to Africa.
  • My wisdom must be great, for I shed those teeth four times.


About C.G.Ayling

Musing misuser of words, lover of lyrical literature, author, occasional contrary thoughts. An honorable man’s name, in memoriam.
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6 Responses to Very Inspiring Blog Award.

  1. Thank you so much for nominating me for this award!

    • C.G.Ayling says:

      I’m very glad to do so, and hope it generates traffic for your blog. It is so easy to forget humor in these dark times, and for smaller blogs to be lost amidst the chaff and noise.

  2. Well, thank you very much good sir. Very kind 🙂

    Your cryptic answers leave much to ponder! Most interesting nevertheless.

  3. K.N. Lee says:

    Wow! I am so honored to be nominated by you. It was such fun having you as my first guest and I will always be appreciative of that! Thank you very much!
    K.N. Lee

  4. Jan says:

    I remember the honourable man from whom your name is borrowed.
    He was that, and more. He was a gentleman, he kept the promise he made when he accepted a voluntary responsibility for you; many might not have.
    And I remember, with gratitude, the many things he did for you at difficult times.

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