Blog of the Year 2012 Award

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 Saint Theodora wrote thousands of letters in her lifetime. This was her only means of communication. Today we have many options, blogging being one of them. It is a fun way to pass on personal perspectives, ideas, and information.It’s also a great way to promote our faith and evangelize to a mass audience.

I write two blogs, Midwest Mary ( and Saint Theodora/Mother Theodore Guerin. Both were nominated for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award by 8 Kids and A Business ( These nominations actually are for the first of a six-star award. Thank you very much, Terry, for these nominations.

My intentions for both my blogs is to raise readers’ consciousness and spirit to a more positive and gentler level.

I write Saint Theodora/Mother Theodore Guerin as a devotion. This saint offers so much information and guidance that is relative in our time. I strive to introduce her to a new audience as well as increase awareness in those who already do know her.

Midwest Mary covers a wide range of topics relative to everyday life, particularly in the Midwest. In addition to personal perspectives, I post recipes, product reviews, events, and informative pieces. Please check out this blog, if you haven’t already done so.

One of the honors of accepting the Blog of the Year Award is the ability to nominate other blogs. There are so many writers who spend countless hours researching and writing as part of their ministry or mission. I nominate two of my favorites:

Sister Anne Flanagan’s Nun Blog Sister writes interesting and fun posts on the daily readings and life in the Church.

And This is a well-written fabulous blog on history.

Congratulations to both.

And here are the rules for accepting the nomination:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us 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 this page ‘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 join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can 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…

©2013, Mary K. Doyle

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7 Responses to Blog of the Year 2012 Award

  1. Erin Lukasiewicz says:

    Your blog is the best

  2. Susan Kezios says:

    In case you ever had any doubts about this blog and whether you should keep it up … I guess you know the answer!  Keep up the good work.  Your voice is being heard. Love, Susie

  3. Ellen Sullivan says:

    Congratulations! You work so hard to share just beautiful words. God’s blessings to you always..Would love to see you. You have been on my mind. Ellen

  4. Sr Anne says:

    Mary, thanks so much for this recognition, which I only discovered…today. (Something is lacking in my Internet Awareness!) If you have been following me lately, you know what has been filling my days more recently; prayers are appreciated–not just for me, Mom and my family, but for the sisters for whom I will be leading an eight day retreat in two weeks!

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