Wonderful Dragon Team Member Readership Loyalty Freshly NOT Pressed Awards

I am honored to be the recipient of three awards, thanks so much!  As usual, the toughest part is giving the awards to fellow bloggers because I think all of you deserve awards and I hate to exclude anyone.  So here’s a side note: if you would like an award sometime, leave me a comment or send me an email, and the next time I get one, I’ll be sure to award you.  Don’t be humble. sagedoyle@yahoo.com

Anyway, here goes:

I received the “I’m NOT Featured on Freshly Pressed Award”

from http://laikazhang.wordpress.com/


Thank you!

Directions for you to accept the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award”.

2. Write a blog post and tell us the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3. Include in your blog post a paragraph about why you’d like to be on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed OR a paragraph on why you couldn’t care less about Freshly Pressed. Up to you …

4. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badge!)

5. Come over and say hello to the originator of the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award” via this link: http://DonCharisma.org/2014/01/01/the-im-not-featured-on-freshly-pressed-award

6. And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award, and then PROUDLY display the award on your blog.

7. If you ever do get officially “Freshly Pressed” then take down this award badge and display the official “Freshly Pressed” badge instead.

Ok, obliging the rules of the award, I guess I have to admit that I’ve been wanting to be Freshly Pressed for a while now.  I rationalize that a lot of my content isn’t appropriate, and I think that’s valid.  Especially here on “The Journal of Wall Grimm”.  However, on my Sage Doyle blog, I’m thinking I have some poetry that might be worthy.  I probably would never have thought that way prior to blogging, but my readers have boosted my ego and now I’m nearly convinced I’m good enough.  All that said, I don’t think Wall Grimm will ever be pressed since there’s too much sex and drug abuse.  But Sage Doyle….  So why do I want to be Freshly Pressed? Well, I’ll have to be blatantly honest to respond to that.  There are a couple of reasons.  The first reason pertains to the pride and pleasure I take in my writing, and I think receiving that honor would make me feel recognized on a different level.  In that respect it would feel as if I’ve achieved something great and it would be another milestone in my writing career.  The second reason pertains to selfish gain, truthfully.  What writer doesn’t want more readers?  I’m thinking perhaps more readership comes from being Freshly Pressed.  More readership for me could maybe help in my pursuit for publication.  Essentially, I suppose both answers emphasize success, just a bit more than I’ve already accomplished.

A note to my awardees, if you go over to http://DonCharisma.org/2014/01/01/the-im-not-featured-on-freshly-pressed-award you will find a variety of these badges that he created and you can choose the one you like.

My awardees are:

I wanted to honor one person in particular for this award, the first one who entered my mind:


I’d also like to give this award to http://countingducks.wordpress.com/

And as well to all the bloggers mentioned below as awardees.


I received:

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

from http://poemotherapishoppe.com/


Thank you!

Directions for you to accept the Dragon’s Loyalty Award

1. Display the Award on your Blog.

2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.

3. Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award

4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded.

5. Write seven interesting things about you

I think I’ve already said everything interesting about me that there is to know, when I received other awards, but I’ll give it a try.  I also can’t remember what I’ve already said, so if I repeat myself, that just proves how limited I am in the interesting department:

1.  My first pet that was my very own was a Siamese fighting fish that I creatively named “Fighter”.  There’s that joke about how you take the name of your first pet and the first street you lived on, and put them together to make your porn name.  That would make me Fighter Rollstone.

2.  I always wanted to be a mortician.

3.  My favorite cheap red wine is Carlo Rossi, either the chianti or the paisano.  I’m drinking the chianti as I type this, while snacking on flatbread crackers with Monterey Jack cheese, and watching the movie “Grabbers”.

4.  When I was in high school, a couple friends of mine and I would walk around the city, each with our own six pack, and sing Violent Femmes songs while being mildly vandalistic.  One of my favorite things we did was steal things from peoples’ yards and put them in their neighbors’ yards.  I don’t do that stuff anymore, but maybe I’ll include that in one of my Wall Grimm posts sometime.

5.  My favorite sport is baseball.

6.  I have a thing against the number 6.  For some reason, I just don’t like it.

7.  My favorite instrument is the bagpipes.

My awardees are (and remember you also receive the “I’m NOT Featured on Freshly Pressed Award”):

















I received the:

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

from http://rachelcarrera.wordpress.com/


Thank you!

The rules of this award are as follows:

▪The recipients of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award should display the logo on his/her blog.

▪The recipient then nominates 14 of their own blog’s readers who they appreciate. They can post their nominations all at once or little by little over a period of 7 days. They need to links to their nominees’ blogs and notify them that they are WTMRA recipients on their blogs.

Very simple rules.

My awardees (who also receive the “I’m NOT Featured on Freshly Pressed Award) are:















And that’s all.  Thank you so much, I deeply appreciate this honor!



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66 thoughts on “Wonderful Dragon Team Member Readership Loyalty Freshly NOT Pressed Awards

  1. Reblogged this on SageDoyle.

  2. Thank you for this honour! I’ll publish a respective blog post within a week :-D

  3. thanks……..

  4. Thank you very much!

  5. I’m certainly not ‘Freshly Pressed’ or even ‘Lightly Squeezed’ but there is still a life for Blogs somewhere in the twilight zone

    • lol Hey if you want this “NOT” award, by all means, you deserve to be Freshly Pressed, so I will add your link up there. I didn’t neglect you, it’s just hard to go through all the blogs to award. Let me know if you want it.

  6. Thank you for awarding me these two fine awards Sage, you know already that I do not follow the awards scene but I will certainly display them in my NEW awards page, when I add it of course :) It is an honour to be awarded them and I thank you my great friend.

    Have a superb start to your Monday Sage and keep up the awesome postings :)


  7. Congratulations, sagedoyle!
    Thank you so much for my appointment. I feel honored.
    Have a wonderful day! :)

  8. Hi Sage,

    Thanks so much for nominating me for two of these awards. You have made my day!!


  9. Congratulations, Sage – and continue the good work… :-) ;-)

    Thanks for mentioning Le Drake Noir, really do appreciate… 8-)

  10. You do deserve to be Freshly Pressed. It is nice other bloggers like your stuff. Congrats. (Don’t take this as signing up for an award. I am still behind.)

  11. Kiss Kiss my writer friend, I thank ya kindly~

  12. CONGRATULATIONS for receiving the award. THANK YOU for passing it along :)

  13. Well deserved, and great acceptances!
    Don’t sweat the fp. There are a ton of blogs they go through, and the nod is very subjective.
    Your stuff is as good, if not better, than what they announce.

  14. mortician fighter rollstone.LOL…i wrote a post about that last year , but i don’t know what it was called.

  15. Congrats and warm regards … Don Charisma

  16. Aww! Congratulations, Congratulations, Congratulations! And thank you, twice! :)

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  18. Thank you! I’ll follow the instructions and I appreciate!

  19. Sage,
    Congratulations on your awards, well deserved! Thank you for recognizing my blog, and passing the awards along, that is very kind of you.

  20. Congratulations! Truly well deserved!

  21. Congratulation Sagedoyle, and thank you

  22. Thank you for awarding me The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award Sage!! I’m Linking Back.

    Hey Chun, I’ve Nominated You For The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award. If You Should Decide To Accept
    Please See The Link Below. Congrats


  23. Thank you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award ! i would gladly response soon.. Have a great day! Thank you again ! :)

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  25. I think I wrote that little bit on the “freshly pressed” award :) I understand how you feel, I’d love to be featured but like you I don’t write what they’re looking for, and well, I’m not willing to change to get recognized. I have wonderful followers that touch my ego when needed.

    • Absolutely, same with publishing, I don’t write what they’re looking for. But for me writing is the joy, and I can’t just write anything, because I only enjoy writing what I’m motivated to write. And all my awesome readers have definitely provided me with my sense of worth as a writer, and I’m rewarded every day from this blog. Thanks!

      • But it’s got to make you wonder…if people like us have followers who enjoy our work…who are these people that are deciding what’s “good” or “worthy”.

        I agree, I love to write, and I have readers. it would be nice to get paid but then others would determine what (and how) I say.

        • Yeah, I get asked often, “why aren’t you published?” and that’s a great compliment. And it’s something I hope for, but maybe it will never happen. Maybe I’ll be famous posthumously lol. Anyway, I love blogging because I get to write my stories and people read them and give me feedback. That’s more than I had before I started the blogs. I used to have to ask people to read my stuff. Now they do it voluntarily, and some of them come back for more. That’s amazing to me.

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  27. Hilarious!

    • lol Thanks! Which part are you laughing at? That my favorite sport is baseball? ;)

      • I just loved the whole spoof. There are so many great blogs out there that never get picked for an award. I wonder about that.

        • Oh yeah, I think this is awesome. So many incredible and talented bloggers, yet only a sparse few are acknowledged. I agree thoroughly. Thanks!

  28. You deserve every award under the sun……and stars! You write beautifully~

  29. Hi, Sage. CONGRATULATIONS on all of your wonderful and well-deserved awards. :)

  30. Such a rebel! Then again, I like rebels! What if you inadvertently received the freshly pressed award before they found out you weren’t drinking the cool aide??? Can you still be nominated?

    • I believe I could still be nominated, I’d just have to remove this other widget from my sidebar. Though I don’t think this blog could be nominated because there’s a lot of content in the posts that may not be appropriate. But my Sage Doyle blog could be, once I resume writing the poetry again. And yeah, I’ve always been a kind of rebel, though now I rebel in the shadows so no one really notices lol


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