The Thought Palette lists these rules for Blog of the Year:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.
2 Write a blog post and about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.
5 You can now also click ‘like’ on ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then share your blog with an even wider audience.
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Let me pass this honor along to my good friend Mary, whose blog Growing Up in Willow Creek reflects her genealogical finds, challenges, and adventures in tracing her Agard, Nunn, Hardenbrook, Wortman, Doyle, and Tucker family lines. Mary is a genealogy angel (if you don't believe me, ask the local genealogical societies where she and her husband have been so active). She's also an inspiration to do things right (like citing sources). Congratulations, Mary!