I’ve been feeling a need to express my appreciation and gratitude to the many people whose blogs strike me as outstanding. The thought crossed my mind I could do that by lavishing expensive gifts and large sums of money on those dear folks.
Fortunately for my wallet, the thought not only crossed my mind, but quickly left it.
So, then I decided to create an award for outstanding blogging, complete with a spiffy little sidebar button. But what to call it?
Well, about 10 miles (16 Kilometers) from where I live is a mountain the Native Ute People called, Tavakiev, which translates as “Sun Mountain”.
Sun Mountain, which peaks at over 14,000 feet, was so named because it is the first mountain along the Front Range of the Rockies to catch the sun each morning. So, as an outstanding mountain, I decided it fitting to name after it an award for outstanding blogging.
Each award will be numbered in the order it was issued. Moreover, the specific reasons it was issued will be posted in an article on this blog. Recipients are authorized to display the spiffy Sun Mountain Award badge on their blogs — provided they display the one that’s been customized just for them.
Now, here comes the tricky part.
I recently awarded three “E for Excellence Awards”. One each to Nita, Rambodoc and Usha. For the very same reasons I brazenly slapped an “E for Excellence” on their blogs, I would now beg them to be the first three people to receive a Sun Mountain Award. And, of course, I would appreciate it if they would be so kind as to display the customized Sun Mountain Award badge on their blogs, although they don’t have to. So here are the badges for each of them, should they want one:
See this post for the reasons the award is issued to Nita.
See this post for the reasons the award is issued to Rambodoc.
See this post for the reasons the award is issued to Usha.
Yes, I know it’s tacky of me to foist on them a badge instead of large sums of cash. But hey! Who has large sums of cash these days? We’re not Haliburton here.
I intend to issue a number of these awards in the future. I hope by doing so to show my appreciation and gratitude for the great jobs people are doing.