I’m not very good at ‘blowing my own trumpet’. I am still amazed that this blog currently gets an average of 70 hits a day and that in less than four years, I’ve written and published 205 posts. But clearly many people enjoy reading what I write and I’m grateful to everyone who kindly leaves comments on what I’ve posted here.
However, a few weeks ago, I received a most surprising email. In fact I was so surprised by what the email said, that it’s taken me some time to initiate appropriate follow-up action. For the email kindly informed me that, “’Ricky Yates – an Anglican in Prague’, has been nominated for the Expat Blog Awards 2012”. As you can see from the badge displayed at the top right-hand corner of my home page, this is now deemed to be a ‘Top Blog’.
One of the judging criteria as to whether I will receive the Gold, Silver or Bronze award, or am just deemed to be an ‘also ran’, will be the comments left on my blog listing at expatsblog.com. Therefore if you enjoy my blog and think it deserves a little recognition, please click on this link, scroll down past the details of my last five posts, the ‘Top Blog’ logo and the existing comments, and in the box below, ‘leave some love’ for my blog.
Please understand that I’m not doing anything underhand by asking you to do this. The competition judges have specifically requested that those bloggers nominated, encourage their loyal readers to leave comments – hence this post 🙂 Please don’t delay – the competition will be judged on 16th December & comments will be closed 24 hours beforehand. Therefore, you have only a little over two weeks to post a few kind words about my blog before the opportunity passes.
Rest assured that I won’t let all of this go to my head. But just occasionally, it is nice to be appreciated 🙂