February 21, 2008

You Make My Day or Unnu Mek Mi Day

Sistren Pearl writes a blog from Canada, Beading Gem's Journal, that showcases jewelry designers from around the world, links to beading and jewelry-making tutorials and has nuff-nuff (a lot of) beading eye candy.

She makes my day every time I reflect on the fact that she has invested so much time and effort in helping to increase my blog readership. She has featured several of my jewelry pieces in her posts. Now, she has given a greatly appreciated, “You Make My Day” blog award to Lady Roots here at Voice From Jamaica.

This is my first blogging brag badge! Try saying that three times fast!

Mi know seh pride goeth before di fall, and mi haffi humble miself but mi mus admit mi head an mi heart jus swell up wid one piece of sweetness from mi get di link an know di Ras-pect Sistren Pearl did show by telling her world-wide readership about Lady Roots here inna Jamaica. (I know that when you get full of yourself, you end up with egg on your face, but I have to admit that I felt really, really good when I found out I received this award from someone whom I have come to admire as much as I admire Sistren Pearl. I was so humbled that she used her widely-read blog to let her readers around the world know about Lady Roots.)

The guidelines for the award say that each recipient should:

1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make your day.
2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3. Display the You Make My Day Award logo.
4. Tell the award winners by commenting on their blogs with the news.

Here is my list of awardees. I took the liberty of adding a Jamaican flavour to the award for blogs of Jamaican origin or content.

Sistren Irie Diva on Irie Diva Rambles
I have enjoyed her posts on both Irie Diva Rambles and Fashion Over Style. Her insight into life, for one so young, gives me hope for the future of Jamaica and the world. I am selecting her to receive the “Unnu Mek Mi Day” blog award.

Sistren Ann on Mo Bay Day by Day
Her pictures of Jamaican life delight me. For the joy she brings to me and her many readers, I have selected her to receive the “Unnu Mek Mi Day” blog award.

Idren Francis Wade on Moving to Jamaica
His blog was the first one I ever read. I continue reading it to this day. Even though we moved to Jamaica many years before he and his wife did, I have enjoyed reading about his adjustment. Keep the SKIN BAG safe! For the enlightenment he gives to so many via his various blogs, I have selected him to receive the “Unnu Mek Mi Day” blog award.

Sistren Diane on Diane Fitzgerald Presents Beautiful Beads
Her generosity has allowed me to learn the Zulu Flowerette stitch and to enjoy a beautiful free downloadable beading calendar. In a world where many artisans only want to sell, Sistren Diane gives, as well as sells. For her unselfishness in a selfish world I select Sistren Diane to receive the "You Make My Day" blog award.

Many thanks to Sistrens Pearl, Irie Diva, Ann, Diane and Idren Francis for making my day again and again.

11 Shared Thoughts:

longbench said...

Reading your blog and seeing that calendar inspired me to go pick up my beads again. I just haven't been able to get into that meditative mode for a while. I'll try again.

The Beading Gem said...

Great to see all the link love!

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren LongBench,

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Is there a way for us to see your beadwork?

I was delighted to see both Nalo Hopkinson and Francis Wade on your blogroll. They are on mine as well.

Sistren Pearl,
You got the ball rolling and have done so much to increase my blog's readership. Thank you so much,

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

fwade said...

Thanks for the sweet words!

WALLACE said...

congratulations for your award.
go ahead !

Regards from Spain. Here you have one friend and one family.

Irie Diva said...

aaaaaw shux! thanks lady roots...you are too kind

i'm gonna have to pay it forward now

LADY ROOTS said...

Idren FWade,
Your are very welcome. Thank you for the effort you put into writing your enjoyable blog about moving home.

Idren Wallace,
Thanks for the blog love you send from Spain. RAS-pect to your wife and daughters.

Sistren Irie Diva,
You are so welcome. Please do pay it forward. Feel free to use either the You Make My Day logo or the Unnu Mek Mi Day logo as appropriate.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

Stunner said...

That's an interesting award, maybe I try it. You do make some nice accessories btw!

LADY ROOTS said...

Idren Stunner,
Who would you give the award to? Thanks for the compliment on my beadwork. Stop back by soon.
Bless Up,
Lady Roots

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Thanks for the award ladyroots! :-D

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Ann,

You are so welcome!

Bless Up,
Lady Roots