THE CANADIAN WEBLOG
I am extremely honored, and VERY excited to announce that Graceful Agony has been nominated in THREE categories of The Canadian Weblog Awards for 2010!! HOORAY!!!
The Canadian Weblog Awards is a juried competition that showcases and recognizes excellence in Canadian Blogs, and the art of ‘blogging’. There are several categories, and come January 1st, 2011 – 3 winners will be announced for each category!!
Graceful Agony has been nominated in the following categories:
Best New Weblog
*You can clink of the 2010 Canadian Weblog Award Nominee Buttons in my side-bar for more information.
I have to say that on a very painful and lonely day back in January I decided to start Graceful Agony, and made my first post… I had absolutely no idea how many people would read this online journal IF ANY… I figured that the best thing I could do for myself at the time was find a way to express so many feelings that I had held inside for a very long time… I knew that there HAD to be people out there who suffered the way I do… I thought that if I could build a forum, be truthful about myself and my experiences, and find others who could identify with my less-than ordinary life than this journey wouldn’t be in vain…. and I had absolutely NO idea the impact of what I was doing…
I have had thousands upon thousands of hits on this blog since that first day – I have received hundreds of private letters and comments with messages of inspiration, struggle, strength, and determination. I have been able to create an online forum of support and of friendship…. And I hope above all I have, and will continue to spread light and awareness about living with Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain.
But the true impact of all of this has been that this blog has changed my life…
YOU, my readers, have changed my life, uplifted my spirit, and have shown me that my capacity of love and friendship is far greater than I ever thought…
You have been my lifeline, my laughter, and ultimately the reason I have been able to find hope again in this crazy life.
And I want to thank you from the very core of my heart.
I hope to make all of you proud, and commit to living my life openly, honestly, and gracefully – on and off this blog – but you know what they say… It is an honor just to be nominated…
Those words are trite, and often used, but it is true…
I hope you all stick with me, and keep being a part of my journey…. I couldn’t do it without all of you.
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