The best part is that he didn't even know I was suicidal when he gave me this award, so it cheered me up all the more. If he'd have known I was having a bad day, I would have thought he was blowing sunshine up my ass just to make me feel better.
For a while now, I've wanted to say, "Thank You," to a few bloggers who found their way over to Menopausal Stoners one way or another when I first started blogging. They were particularly instrumental to my process there in the beginning giving me respect, encouragement, affection and support. To me, they are Trailblazers because I was following them on the path they had cleared in Blogtopia.*
Dusty, Hell's Most Vocal Bitch
and, last but not least,
They each have their own stories to tell. They tell them strong and they tell them well - and because of them, I've found the courage to tell mine.
Photo swiped from here
*Note* Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, Blue Gal and Jon Swift (May he Rest in Peace) who established Blogroll Amnesty Day, coined the term "Blogtopia" years ago. BAD has passed for 2011, and since these bloggers came before me, I'm not sure that sharing these links meets BAD criteria. And besides, I'm thinking of Trailblazers because I consider these folks to be role models not only in blogging but also in Life in General.