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Awards Received

My sidebar is filling up, so I have decided to creat a separate page to list the awards bestowed upon me by my friends in the blogosphere.
Receiving recognition in any form is a great honor and also a somewhat humbling experience as this blog has only been in existence since June 7th 2007, and has become more popular than my original blog on Free PC Security.
Here are the Awards I have received with a link to those that bestowed them upon me.

Thinking Blogger Award  

                    The Thinking Blogger Award from his Niceness, my friend Zubli Zainordin, author of Who Is Zubli Zainordin, Book Project, Your Wisdom of Total Happiness,  and co-author of Santa’s Community Blog and She Walks In Beauty (the Blog Fairy)            

Nice Matters Award

Nice Matters Award from my friend Sue  in Australia, who authors Discovering Blogging and Blogging to Fame Fans

I Love Your Blog

I Love Your Blog awarded by a young, new and aspiring blogger, Winston from Eat Your Maths.

Awesome Guy Blogger

Awesome Guy Blogger awarded by my friend Kim, also in Australia, the Award Winning portrait Artist, who authors Laketress

Awesome Guy Blogger Award 2

Awesome Guy Blogger, second award from my friend Christina, author of Sir Paul McCartney & The Beatles

Schmooze Award

The Schmooze Award from my friend Lisa, author of Life is Just around the Corner.  Without her input this blog would not exist 🙂

Thoughtful Blogger  

Thoughtful Blogger Award from my friend, the one and only Mighty Morgan author of The Process of a Miracle.     

Thoughtful Blogger Award

Another Thoughtful Blogger Award from my friend Mary Ann author of MaryAnnaVille , now there ain’t many towns called that now is there 🙂

Schmoozed again!!

Schmoozed again by the one and only Mighty Morgan.

Santa Certified

I received  a message from my good friend Zubli Zainordin, who is also Santa Claus Official Helper,   informing me that after discussion with Santa himself, my blog was to be stamped with the Santa Certified AwardSanta Claus was kind enough to add to this with these most kind words and I quote:
‘You’re very welcome Colin. You are welcome to place it on all of your blogs if you wish. You deserve it ☺’

Elf Award

Santa’s Little helper the Blog Elf ‘Says I Rock’ and has given me this award to post on my blog…..awesome gift from the cheeky little Elf who calls me ‘ghost’.

You Make Me Smile

You Make Me Smile Award from Marzie, aka the Genie Princess who authors Mariuca, Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery and co-author of Santa’s Community Blog

Totally Fabulous Award

The Totally Fabulous Award from Adrian, aka the Genie King, author of First Time Dad

Blogging Hits The Mark

Blogging That Hits The Mark from Eric who authors Speedycat Hollydale Page

Magical Golden Blogger

Magical Golden Blogger awarded by the one and only Magical Golden Cat, who is owned by Santa and friend to many.

Southern Cross Award

Kim, the award winning portrait artist from Laketrees and PoeARTica has awarded me with the awesome limited edition Southern Cross Award.

Sweet Treat

Sandy who authors Writing in Faith and Writing in Faith:Thoughts has awarded me this really sweet treat for Halloween….isn’t it wonderful?

Blogging Hits the Mark

This is an awesome award from Jesse author of Jesse Blogs It All for bloggers who are outstanding in their field and I am amazed and delighted to receive this award.

BreakOut Blogger

A second award from Jesse is the ‘BreakOut Blogger Award’.

Shibumi Award

A third award from Jesse is the ’shibumi’ award which was originally created by Hawk  and is absolutely stunning.

Blogging Star

Winston, author of Eat Your Maths has awarded me the ‘Blogging Star’ Award. 

Hatched Blog

‘Your blog has been hatched’ award from Lisa, author of Life is Just Around the Corner.

Totally Fabulous Award

The ‘Totally Fabulous’ award from Lisa author of Life is Just Around the Corner

Halloween Sweet Treat

The ‘Sweet Treat’ Award from Aryst author of NimrodJo

Santa Award 4 Excellence

From my friend Santa Claus who authors and co-authors Santa’s Community Blog, Santa Certified Blogs, Every Day Should Be Christmas, Santa’s Elf Club, Santa Mail, Write To SantaSanta’s Wish Tree, Santa’s Link Love and The Magical Golden Cat.

Community Blogger Award

The Community Blogger Award from Marzie aka Genie Princess, author of Mariuca, Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery and co-author of Santa’s Community Blog.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Jackie who authors The Painted Veil gave me the wonderful ‘The Winning Attitude Award’  which was created by Mel at Monday Morning Power, and Mel describes it as: This award is based on positive thinking and is meant for those blogs who base their existence, in part or in whole, on Positive Winning Attitudes.

Be The Blog

Jos from NoDirectOn (Not: NoDirection) has awarded me with the awesome BeTheBlog Award. Mark from Me And My Drum has created this wonderful new blogging badge, Be The Blog, and describes it as “This badge is for bloggers who make their blog their own, stay with it, interact with their readers, and have fun!”

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

My good friend and Blog Brother Zubli, author of Who Is Zubli Zainordin, Book Project, Your Wisdom of Total Happiness, The Total Life, Hall of Fame Blog and co-author of Santa’s Community Blog has awarded me with the very prestigious ‘Winning Attitude Award’ which is the second time I have received this award.

Be The Blog

I am  very honored to receive yet another Be The Blog Award from my friend Chris who authors The Dog Log and Catnip Corner.

Weblogs Award Winner

Another surprise headed my way on 16th November 2007…….I was awarded the Weblog Award.

Cute isn't it?

Mel from Monday Morning Power has created this awesome award for Thanksgiving and included me in the list of recipients. Thank you Mel.
The Prestigious Triple from the Hall of Fame
The Zubli and Shinade Silver Award

Silver Award

The Zubli and Shinade Opal Award

Opal Award

The Zubli and Shinade Gold Award

Gold Award

A Lifetime Hall Of Fame Permanent Residence Certificate
Hall of Fame Permanent Resident Certificate

(c) Santa Claus Design Team

Thank you Jackie, Zubli and Santa for inducting me in to the Hall of Fame, it really is a great honor to join the ranks of illustrious bloggers that have been accorded such prestigous recognition.

Good Buzzz Award

Brad The Blogbee, who lives at Polliwog’s Pond gave me the Good Buzzzz Award.  Thank you Brad 🙂
According to Brad: The Good Buzzz Blog Award is for blogs that have generated a happy hum in the blogosphere. Whether it be for their blog in general, one outstanding, unusual or controversial post, or for something cool the blogger has done. Or even for recognizing some promising, brand-new blogs.”

It's  A Major Award

‘It’s a Major Award’ from Jos, author of NoDirectOn (NotNoDirection)

Best Blogging Buddies Award

This is an award that I created and passed on to a superb list of bloggers that DO make a difference with their blogging.
I was somewhat surprised to be awarded this by Eric, author of SpeedcatHollydale.  Thank you so much Eric 🙂
I Like Your Blog
I Like your Blog Award from Polli of Polliwogs Pond

I Am A Little Nutty

I Am A Little Nutty Award from Jos of NoDirectOn (NotNoDirection) and Kim of PurpleFrogCat

Clean Underpants Award

A Pair of Clean Underpants Award from Eric of Speedcathollydale

Gold Star Award

Gold Star Award from my Blog Brother Zubli of Book Project

Christmas Star

Adrian aka GK from First Time Dad has created this wonderful Christmas Star.

Best Friends Award

I was very pleased to receive the Best Friends Award from Chris at Catnip Corner and The Dog Log and also from my dear friend Lilyruth at Lilyruths “This and that friendly cottage”

Best Friends Award

My dearest friend Maunie from Maunie James and my dear friend Sandy G from At Your Service have both honored my humble blog yet again with this beautiful Best Friends Award.

It’s an Award – and it’s a Sign! Bloggers that are Cool and Crazy from Jos of NoDirectOn (not: NoDirection)

Adrian aka the Genie King from First Time Dad has received many awards and decided to share ALL of them with his blogging friends, isn’t that a wonderful gesture?

From my dear friend Ann at A Nice Place In The Sun who also decided I am a little nutty too!

Best Friends Award from my dearest friend Maunie at MaunieJames


Another ‘Cool and Crazy’ Award from my friend Sandee over at Comedy Plus.

Are people trying to tell me something 🙂

Mel of Attitude, The Ultimate Power has awarded me with the Holiday Award’s Presentations.

The ‘You Rock My Socks’  Award was created by my friend Jon at El Gigante Verdoso to celebrate his first blogging Christmas. I also received this from my friend Jos of NoDirectOn (not: NoDirection) and my friend Sandee of Comedy Plus.
Inspiring “Great Blog Awards” 2007

Mauro from 1 Million Love Messages has honored my humble blog with this awesome Award.

Santa's Blog of The Day Award
 Santa’s ‘Blog of The Day’ Award.  Thank you Santa and my heartfelt gratitude goes to those who voted for me and to whoever nominated my blog.  This was a very pleasant surprise and also a great honor.
Santa's Blog of the Day Award
I am very honored and humbled to have recieved this award for a second time, the first one being on January 7th

Santa's Blog of the Day


Santa's Blog of the Day

Wow…what can I say? I am lost for words! To be informed by Santa that yet again that I had been awarded Santa’s Blog of The Day came as such a shock to me….To receive this Award 3 days running and 4 times in total is very humbling indeed, and I wish to thank those who nominated my blog and those who also voted….

A real friend must be cherished beyond all worldly measures and shine brighter than gold and last longer than diamonds.

A Friends award from my sexy friend Norm, author of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

I received this beautiful Award from my dear friends Sue of Blogging Sueblimely and from Mary Ann of Maryannaville and also from my dear friend Shinade of The Painted Veil.  Thank you Sue, Mary Ann and Jackie, it is very humbling to receive this Award .

Santa's Blog of the Month

Wow……what a complete shock and surprise this was to learn that I had won Santa’s Blog of The Month for January. I am most humbled and indeed, very honored to receive such a wonderful award and recognition. 


Thank you so very much to my dear friend Norm, author of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow for honoring my humble blog with these awesome awards:

BestBloggingBuddiesAward.jpgBestBloggingBuddiesAward.jpgBest Blogging Buddies Award

I also got this one from the gorgeous Francine of Beauty Is In The Eye of The Beholder
Spreader of Love

This Best Friends Award came from my friend Norm again 🙂

Best Friends Award

The ‘Interesting Blog’ from my dear friend AngelBaby author of Your Caring Angels

Bluedreamer Paradise

From my dearest friend Jackie at The Painted Veil has honored me with this awesome ‘You Cheer Me Up Award’. You should go here to see what Jackie has written. 

You Cheer Me Up Award

I was also very humbled to receive the same award from Michelle Dawn author of Rusin Roundup

You Cheer Me Up Award

Sandee from Comedy Plus awarded me with the Excellent Blog Award.

My friend Michelle of Rusin Roundup created this award to give to the ones that always give encouragement and positive feedback to other bloggers.The Biggest Heart Award.

The following awards from my dear friend Marzie author of Mariuca

Great Blog Inspiring Blog 2007 Award

  Forever Friends Award

Forever Friends

 You Cheer Me Up Award

  Biggest Heart Award

  Blogging Mentor Award

 I Love You This Much Award 

You Make My Day Award

The Friendly Site Award from Norm author of The Creativity In Me

For me, friends are like a stars, you don’t always see them but you know they are always there for you.

The Global Communities Award from my sweet friend Hanna

Award from Hanna 


I received this awesome Most Helpful Blogger Award from my new friend Kylee over at Bijoux and BanterThank you so very much for your kindness and generosity.


the ‘You Are Toadally Awesome’ Award from my froggy friend Kim over at  PurpleFrogCatThank you for this wonderful honor Kim.


My dear friend Kim of purplefrogcat celebrated her 200th post with the ‘You Light Up My Day’ Award and passed it on to a list of only 5 bloggers.  I am very honored and humbled to be included among this select number….Thank You Kim.

You Light Up My Life*******************
Last year Kim, author of laketrees and PoeARTica designed the Southern Cross Award and it was awarded to her blogging friends at PoeARTica. Now she has designed this wonderful ‘Significant Blogger Award’ to recognise bloggers who make a significant difference to her blogging world. 
Significant Blogger Award**********************

I’d like to thank Chris of Living Well for giving me the Winning Attitude Award. 
My wonderful friend Lena fom Smile! Tomorrow Could Be A Lot Worse has been most kind and awarded my humble blog with this beautiful Giant Bear Hug Award……Thank You so very much Lena, it is a great honor and very humbling to receive any award and each one is special :).


I got this pixie dust pin from my pretty friend Norm  from Yesterday, Today n Tomorrow.
Thank you my dear friend for thinking of my humble blog.


Thank you so much Norm for this 2008 contract.

My Wish for You in 2008

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires! May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple words …May 2008 be the best year of your life!

Joint winner of Santa’s Blog of The Day along with Sandee from Comedy Plus
I am absolutely astounded to win this award again, having won it four times in January and also winning Santa’s Blog of the Month.
Santa's Blog of The Day
Many thanks to all who voted for me and a special thank you to whoever nominated me.
 Excellent Blog Award

My dear friend Stacey from Real World Mom has honored my blog with the Excellent Blog Award.  I also received this award from my wonderful friend Sandee of Comedy Plus


Toadally Awesome Award

The ‘You Are Toadally Awesome’ Award from my dear friend Lilyruth over at Lilyruth’s “This and that friendly cottage”


Amazing Award

Friendship Award

The ‘Friendship is a light in the darkness’ and ‘Amazing Award’ came from my dear friend Angelbaby over at Your Caring Angels.


Your blog brings sunshine to my day
My friend Diane from Much of a Muchness celebrated her first blog Birthday on the 23rd February. In honor of this achievement she created this beautiful award.  Thank you Diane.


Thank you all for your very kind and thoughtful considerations, it is a great honor to be awarded in this way.

Smile! Tomorrow could be worse!

Colin 🙂
© Colin Richards 2007

31 Responses to “Awards Received”

  1. Hi Colin – I sent you a Lemonade award (see my March 6 posting) but for some reason my comment to you didn’t get through. 😦
    you can see it here:

    Hugs, Linda

  2. cotojo said

    Mike – Did you know that I am also well known and respected in the field of computer security?
    With such an outrageous claim that 94% of PC’s have over 150 hidden errors and bugs it is no wonder that your link was terminated by tinyurl for spamming!
    Do your homework and get your FACTS right!

  3. Mike said

    Just passing by.Btw, you website have great content!

    Did you know that over 94% of personal computers have hidden corrupt dangerous files with over 150 hidden errors and bugs on them?

  4. simple said

    good luck with this cute site

  5. cotojo said

    Sakib – thank you for your visit and comment 🙂
    I think you may well be right and I will need a second page!
    Have a wonderful day,

  6. Sakib said

    you need to move second page 😉

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  9. cotojo said

    Maunie – LOL I think you may be right, I have quite a few that I haven’t posted yet and more to transfer to this page hahaha.
    Good grief, I never for once ever imagined anything quite like this, it really is quite humbling and amazing.
    Have awonderful evening and a great day on Friday :o)
    Take care my dear friend,

  10. If you keep on going you will need a second page..good for you…lol

  11. cotojo said

    DD2 – Thank you so very much for your visit and for your wonderful comment on my humble blog 🙂
    Happy New Year to you to, may it bring you great joy and success,

  12. DD2 said

    What a Super Duper Blog you have here
    I really enjoyed reading it.
    Happy New year and the Best of luck

  13. cotojo said

    Jos – Yes I get most coming through technorati, and got yours from your awards page, but I always double check with google to make sure I have them all 🙂

  14. Jos said

    so you did see some links from my awards page coming to you, then?
    I never saw one coming to me from this(your) page, so I guess i’s time I have a talk with technorati again, then 😉

  15. cotojo said

    Jos – Thank you 🙂
    Yes I always check Technorati, pingbacks on blog and I also use Google to track for me so I can keep up with it all lol.
    It works for me , but it is a case of checking regularly, so I would say that the link love does work….I have a new post which will be out before the end of the week and that should upset Google’s algorithms hahaha.


  16. Jos said

    wow! sure got a lot of them… congrats!
    As you have seen, I have a similar way of putting up my awards. Did you see any of the links in my awards page post ever show up on your Technorati? ‘Cause one of the main reasons I am putting them up there in an extra post is to give back some linklove, but I am not at all convinced that this works…

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  19. cotojo said

    Billy – Time to Blog? I guess I squeeze it in somewhere 🙂

    Tags and memes included lol

    Take care my friend

  20. How do U find any TIME to Blog with all these AWARDS!!!!!

    oh Lordy*


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  22. cotojo said

    Christina – I will give you alink to jump aboard, just copy and paste it and add yourself to the train, but you need to update the list weekly if possible to get more traffic running through.

    Colin 🙂

  23. Geeez quite the accomplishment, well done
    Colin, here I cant get anyone to post on my blog, blushing lmao!

  24. cotojo said

    Christina – Thank you, now got another to add hahaha



  26. cotojo said

    Lisa – Thank you so much 🙂

    It takes a system to keep them all rolling and websites too….but I don’t have a system hahahaha


  27. Sophiagurl said

    and I am so happy for you my dear friend and wonder how you can keep all these blogs rolling is amazing! =)

  28. cotojo said

    Lisa – As I said, without your input this blog would never have come into existence so your initial input and comments since have been of great value 🙂

    It has far exceeded my expectations and has fast overtaken my security blog LOL, although that one is now number 4 on google for free pc security, so all round I am very pleased with both 🙂


  29. Sophiagurl said

    you’re already doing great on your own my friend and thank you for giving value to my inputs…i never thought I had any, LOL =)

  30. cotojo said

    Lisa – Thank you so much my friend, for without your valuable input this blog would never have come into existence 🙂


  31. Sophiagurl said

    wow! this is great Colin. And I am certain there will be more =)

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