The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

I have some really great news!

Recently, like a few hours ago, an inspirational blogger themselves, Summer4Soul nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Now, I know I have started blogging on here for only a little over a month from today, but this is truly a rewarding opportunity to be acknowledged by someone from the amazing WordPress community once again. My quality in my articles and the work that I have provided is definitely more important than how many articles I have written. Thank you for acknowledging that distinction!

What makes an inspiring blogger? 

The Internet has many outlets for bloggers to express themselves about everything and anything you could imagine. Whether you enjoy reading articles like, “Fascination of Paint Drying,” or something similar, “The Art of Drying Art,” or “Beautiful Music from Nails Across Chalkboard,” something must have inspired you from those articles.

Everyone has different tastes and interests for literature. Don’t ever assume people will buy the whole local bookstore or read everything in the library. Although if I had the money, I would probably buy new books for local school libraries; not myself. That is definitely something my local parochial school needs now. If I had that much time to read, I would rather read books to children in children hospitals, orphanages, or other organizations.

So, how do you evaluate inspiration?

What makes a blog distinct from inspirational to very inspirational? Is there an award in between? Is it a scale from very distasteful to very inspirational? What if something is distasteful that it has some type of inspirational part in there? Anyways, before I start talking about the inspiration behind sacrificing animals for Middle Eastern holiday rituals – let me review the rules for this award.

The Rules 

Here are the “rules” of accepting the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  • Share 7 interesting things about yourself.
  • Nominate 7 bloggers you admire.
  • Leave a comment somewhere on the seven blogs to make them aware of their nomination.

Objectives Completed 


  • Summer4Soul, it is an honor to accept and receive your nomination for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award on Saturday, December 15, 2012.

Mini Bio 

Here are seven (7) interesting things about myself:

First, “Prinze Charming” was an original idea for one of my first blog usernames, specifically on Blurty or LiveJournal. It was an idea that didn’t come from me,  but from a girl I dated in a long distant relationship from Michigan in 2002. So, this glorified romantic reputation came into my life way before my poetic writing surfaced the Internet. I was only a 13 years old boy interested in Robert Frost. Did I write like him? I wanted something close. 

Second, I received thirteen stitches from Hartford Children’s Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on my right hand on my mother’s birthday. I was only around seven years old. Short story summary: two girls pushed me off an old, rusty wire fence while I was climbing back to the other side.

Third, I graduated from East Hartford High School with perfect attendance for all four years while maintaining outstanding performance in my foreign language classes: Spanish 4 Honors, French 3 Honors and Mandarin Chinese 1. You can read the list of awards on my About Me page.

Fourth, I am a mixed European-American breed. Yes, you see more of my Italian side from my father. His family came from Sicily, while my mom was born in London with a dual citizenship.

Fifth, my life revolved around animals.  I raised baby Cockatiels, a wildlife rescued Nanday Conure,  Himalayan and Persian cats, and a few goldfish.

Sixth, I am a recent University of Connecticut graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Yeah, surprised it’s not English? During this week, last year, I wrote an extensive research paper on, “The Underlying Self Identity of Women in Tunisia; the Psychological Impact of Familial and Societal Pressures on Young Tunisian Women.” 

That paper truly opened my eyes for cultural identity among women in Tunisia. It was a sociology class that focused on The Developing World. My political courses focused on gender politics and exploitation of women bodies. I will make some time to share my book recommendations for this topic specifically.

Seventh, there’s one last ironic thing to say. I’ve been single for almost six years, but I write like I am in a deep romantic relationship with an amazing person. Yeah, not really, or at least yet. They are all inspirational thoughts and romantic feelings that seem to linger inside my mind all the time. Sorry, ladies for the misunderstanding.  I have yet to find a lucky woman while I write these mustered up poetic stories.

No happy ending, no goodnight kisses, nothing. Rien. C’est la vie .

Wow, maybe I should have said stuff like, “Kittens make my heart melt” and “I’m a very patient person that can work with children.” Well, there you have it, Miley Cyrus. The seven things you would probably love about me.  Don’t hate, appreciate.

Now, the seven bloggers that I admire the most. Yeah, see, that’s the thing. This compiled list is from a month of being here. Don’t take it to heart, but this is the reason I didn’t nominate anyone in return for Blog of the Year 2012. I just couldn’t decide.

I also searched around, and I noticed that this award has been given out to seven, ten, fifteen or some customized number of nominations. Therefore, it is not fixed. However, I will use seven. Seven is a good number. It’s a lucky number for gamblers who love the slot machines!

So, here we go, the following seven people desirable for this award within a month impression.

The Very Inspirational Seven 

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Note: The following people above have contributed so much to me within my first month here. They all have very inspirational blogs. Although this is a very concise compiled list of blogs, I may expand this list at any time. Take care. 


01/04/13 – I added Tarisai for causing an influential and inspirational impact on everyone in his community. Thank you!

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

10 thoughts on “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

  1. I LOVE that i’m number seven and I will do my best not to read into the fact that I may be the lucky woman. I am teasing you but, maybe it is true that their is always a hint of truth in a tease? 0.0
    I believe it is the passion that burns within us that has bound our paths together no matter how brief the stroll. Thank you My Dear Prince.

    1. Mmmm, Cookie, stop being soo irresistibly delicious, even without the milk!I can feel your crumbs on the edge of my lips, always saving you for later, for the bedroom trips. I love it when you are freshly baked from the oven heat, p.s. my dear .. you’re such a treat. 😉

  2. You’ve make a lot of work on this post. Awesome!
    Congratulations : )

    (and that girl above, hmhm.. she is teasing you; )

    Have a nice day!

    Sweet greetings, Summer

    1. Yeah, I felt inspired to write more! Ha, I am sooo inspiring that I inspire myself! The inspiration is within the perspiration out of my pores! Yes, I love all the women who go out of their way to tease me. It shows comfort as well as their spontaneous personality. Thanks for stopping by! Take care.

  3. rebeccabartley says:

    Congratulations, you deserve this! You are an amazing writer and your blog is definitely full of interesting things! 🙂

  4. Hi there and thank you. I am honored that you would include me. I have so enjoyed our banter and shared love of words and warmth.

    A few things if I may?

    Firstly I apologize I am only now responding. The tragedy of late has had me step back and absorb, and then dive in and bare my media marketing soul and then look at countless other things in relation with my activist eyes.

    I am torn up and a fed up. My heart like most of my fellow country(wo)men is in pieces and this “nomination” caught me at a moment where it seemd trivial to acknowledge. I do not mean that in any mean spirited way, this reflection was on myself, not you sweet Prinze Tony.

    Regarding the award…I really am not sure how these things work and it is my understanding this type of award is similar to a chain letter in that it is passed around and is more a reflection of popularity and personal reader bias then on the merit of what we write. I am not saying this IS true, I am more asking what you (and your readers) know about it?

    Also, these are nominations…as was the case when someone “nominated” you. Did you win it? How? How is the winner of your 7 nominees chosen? I may very well be missing something so please don’t hold that against me (unless it’s either battery operated or happens to be a very goodlooking Prinze – j/k)…???

    So as you can see, my mind’s a lil fried and I am seeking your clarity.

    1. Oh, feel free to ask questions! You already know that this is a learning curve for me as well, right? In a month, I received two awards already! How does that even happen? Better yet – how does one receive the best blog of the year award when they came in within two months before the year ended? Ha, wow. Not fair to those who stayed for a whole year, right?

      Well, first let me acknowledge the recent news. As a Connecticut resident, I cannot emphasize enough on how scary it is to have something tragic like that happen only a few miles away from my own home. As I continue to send condolences for the other families in CT, I hope we curve this sick, trending affair for terrorism. Malls, movie theaters, schools, … really? Most of us are afraid to ride public transportation or flights to visit Mickey Mouse! Anyways, something better be done. The President MUST do something about it. Congress, especially, should pull their heads out of their asses and figure something out.

      Now, enough of my political degree coming out, let me explain. Yes, it’s like a chain letter. Once you’re nominated, you have to nominate other people. No, this time, you or a close loved one doesn’t die if you don’t send it out. Or, figure it this way, “pay it forward” by sending it out to someone else. I believe it is based on personal acknowledgment. However, I am not sure. Anyone could have it, but it encourages those who don’t try as hard … to write even better. So you hope.

      Someone received this in order to give it back to the community. So, whoever started it … must have not received it, because really, they were the ones who created it. When you search over Google for this award, you will see people nominating 7, 10 or 15 people. How did they decide to alter those numbers, but continued writing 7 things about themselves? It just doesn’t make sense. Unless, it’s all about personal reference. I believe this is a “whoever you believe stands out from the rest, makes a difference in the WordPress community, etc etc….” then, nominate them. If someone read my monthly update post, sure … why not nominate me for something? It seems like it would be a community census to do such a thing. However, I noticed some awards require 200 or less followers but the ones who received it … had over 300. Yeah, not exactly following the rules.

      I also noticed some people brag about receiving an award twice or multiple times. How do we acknowledge that? Why aren’t there rules to say one per blogger, or blog. Yeah, actually, I would say blog. One blog might be just as great as the other, or maybe not. Same person, but two different types of blogs. I also noticed some of the rules require that you cannot nominate the same person you received it from. So, there is no, “Oh, thanks, now it’s your turn because I feel obligated.”

      I have so much to learn, and so much time to grow here. Now, you can see why I felt hesitant to nominate someone for the best blog of the year of 2012. Now, that seems more of a merit rather than a personal preference. Anyone can be an inspirational blogger, let alone a very inspirational blogger. However, to gain that title or label as one of the BEST of the YEAR. Yeah, that’s steep. For that award, you are not required to nominate anyone, but people feel obligated to pass it around.

      I could have easily sent out more nominations. I chose the first 7 that not only were active within my first month here, but the ones who made a difference on their blogs as well. Overall, it’s not how you treat me, but also how you present and deliver your own talent to others. Congratulations. If you would like to swap for something better, more rewarding, I’ll send myself in a box with, “Fragile” with loaded bubble wrap and holes in the box. Make sure to open it in the bathroom or the bedroom the minute you open it. I’ll be ready and functional. 😉

      I hope I clarified everything. Take care. 🙂

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