The GO! Smell the flowers awards!

Posted on February 10th, 2008 by Jim

Well folks now that GO! Smell the flowers  has settled down with our 20 founders as detailed from Founder Mike’s film fest we are proud to introduce our very own community award – The Flower Smeller badge:


This badge serves to acknowledge others who are, in their own way, smelling the flowers. They maybe regular visitors to this blog, one of the 20 founders blogs or someone that could contribute here who is yet to visit!  Maybe they have recovered from an illness, written a book, made waves in the blogosphere, won the lottery, made a major shift in their life, won promotion, quit the rat race, raising a family, discovering their greatness and on it GO!s as more examples from around the world start to surface.


As this is the first award we’d like to present the honourary title of Flower Smeller to the following 5 folk who have either contributed to this community since the founders have been on board or have recently grabbed our attention in the blogosphere.

All run their own blogs on this round of awards so feel free to GO! try them out. They are, as follows:

1) Jillian and her from the gut slacker ramblings over at  loquaciouslyverbose blog It’s as simple as that!

2) Zack over at simple Zack. From the heart philosophy written in bite sized chunks written around the attitude of ‘By all accounts, this is just my account of something real in a society that is fake.’

3) Making fantastic waves over at blog catalog just had to recognise one of the most popular and ‘say it as it is’ bloggers, we have offended blogger!

4) Michael over at writers blog Mr Grudge where ‘In writing, you follow the rules until you need to break them’ and he often does.

5) JJ Loch at nature shows who is one day hoping to be published with the knowledge that nature and writing GO! hand in hand!

You 5 and of course the 2o founders of GO! Smell the flowers  can now GO! award this badge to 5 other flower smellers of your choice!  All we ask is when you do you contact us and let us know the 5 you choose so we can add them to the Flower Smeller section of this community and people don’t award the same folks.

Here are the list of rules to the blogs you are tagging for flower smellers & founders alike:

1. If you are awarded the flower smeller badge or are a founder of GO! Smell the flowers then pop the flower smeller badge up at your blog and award it to 5 others by writing a post with links to the 5 blogs or websites that you choose.

2. You can award this badge  to a maximum of 5 people per month from now until eternity as and when you come across more flower smellers. 

3. Link to this post  so that people can find the origin of where the award started and find their way to this community.

4. Proudly display the Flower Smeller award with a link to the post that you wrote announcing your award.

5. All flower smellers – be prepared to be approached to write a 500 word account of yourself to feature in our 2009 book – The Flower Smellers that some of founders will be featuring in – here’s a few examples we prepared earlier, in PDF format for now over at The Flower Smellers page. As more badges are awarded we’ll start a blogroll of ‘Flower Smellers’ and also include the links in the page, the flower smellers.

So, there we have it, well done to the first five flower smellers! Please accept your award here in comments and then award it to 5 other flowers smellers of your choice – when you’ve awarded the badge do remember to contact us with the details.  Cheers!

39 Responses to “The GO! Smell the flowers awards!”

  1. aussiecynic says:


    this should be an exciting new aspect to flowers…..
    cant wait to see the new software and everything together…
    leading the world in blogging and community the way it should be…..
    GSTF for world domination…. :lol: :evil:

  2. dubaidave says:

    LOL A/C and a decent idea to bring in more readers and flower smellers.

  3. I am so very flattered!! What can I say? I guess I will have to start by saying, thank you Go! Smell the Flowers for recognizing talent in it’s more flowerific form (me!) and for being so darn sweet and loveable. I am honored that you chose me, and I would happily return the award with a “Your Blog Offends Me” award, but – your blog doesn’t offend me one bit!!! :)

    You have inspired me however, to create a special award for non-offenders and I think that the passing along the awards thing is brilliant! I shall borrow that idea, and a couple of flowers from your garden as I leave here with a big smile on my face. :D

    • Jim & Em says:

      Hey Offended!

      Congrats again and now that you’ve accepted the flower smeller award here’s all you need to do!

      1) Just follow the ‘tag’ instructions at the post.

      2) Pop the ‘Flower Smeller’ award at your blog.

      3) Simply award it to 5 other ‘ Flower Smellers’ and you’re done.

      There you GO!.

      Congrats again offended blogger!

  4. Jillian says:

    Hey Hey Hey! This…is…awesome! Thanks so much! It really means a lot!

    I don’t really know what to say. Thanks again!!!!

    But to make sure:

    The people I award don’t necessarily have to be from this community, right?

    And how soon can I do it?


    • Jim & Em says:

      Congrats again Jillian!

      The idea is that the flower smellers are people NOT on this community, of course they can be but it’s essential to get flower smellers from all over the world, from different walks of life that you can GO! reward to 5 of your chocie, anytime from today!!

      Then in a month or 2′s time you can do the same again -as and when you meet flower smellers.

      OK? Good luck, enjoy and just hit the CONTACT US at the top right of this blog and email us the details of those you pass his on to and we’ll add them into the flower smellers section here!!


  5. Mike says:

    Brilliant. Just brilliant.

    Here we go, here we go, here we GO!

    and an award to my buddy M2 (Mr Grudge)! Well done M2 another award for you and your brilliant blog.

    Nice one.

    And Offended Blogger, I am going to have to pop over and have a look around your blog sounds great. Do I have to take my shoes off when I pop over, don’t want to offend you and leave mud on the carpet.

    • Mr. Grudge says:

      Hey Mike 1,
      I just wanted to thank you again. Go check out Mr. Grudge and see the fine folks I turned into Flower Smellers. They’re great people, and all of them terrific bloggers. See you again at The View from Here. -M2

  6. Bravo! Well deserved. Look forward to your own awards soon Flower Smellers.

    Great move Jem.

  7. fab says:

    Flowers rocks! Well done to the first 5 from lil’ ole me.

  8. JJ Loch says:

    Pick me up off the floor!!! WOOT, I’m thrilled to receive this award and look forward to passing it five flowers I know now and others as I meet them. This has charged me full of energy and I can’t wait to start. :D

    THANK YOU!!! GO! Smell the Flowers. You are just what the world needs in these times of trouble. You spread love and inspiration and give us a time of celebration. :D

    Big Hugs, JJ

    • Jim & Em says:

      Group hugs JJ Loch and we know you’ll inspire countless others with this award,

      GO! Inspire others and its great to see you here at flowers with your contributions, this JJ is just the start!

  9. Zack says:

    Awesome! So cool. Thank YOU!!! I am extremely excited to receive this award. I put the award on my site a soon as I could.

    I’ve only been smelling flowers for a week or so, but I will, without a doubt, continue to smell the flowers for a long, long while. Keep doing what you inspiring, flower smelling dudes are doing. I’m loving it.

    The 5 other people that I reward may take a little time to think of though.


    • Jim & Em says:

      Well done Zack and keep on doing what you’re doing at your blog, it’s a refreshing change!

      No rush on finding your 5 – just as and when – they’ll find you anyway, it sort of works like that :-)

      Enjoy and we hope you continue to Smell the flowers.

  10. jonathan says:

    Congrats and welcome to our new ‘official’ flower smellers! Looking forward to getting around your blogs over the next week or so and saying hello.

    Jonathan (aka Purple13 and Wandadog)

  11. jonathan says:

    ……. what a happy bunch of flowers………smellers we are!

  12. Mr. Grudge says:

    Hello Flower People! I am honored, truly and deeply honored to have been presented with this fine award and given membership in the Flowers Community. I will proudly post the banner on my blog and do the right thing. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
    When I started blogging, I never dreamed I would have the types of interactions I do with such talented, thoughtful, caring, and generous folks such as the good fpeople here at Flowers! I’ve always been flattered that readers would visit my blog and read my posts, but this award and joining the Flowers! community is an honor. I want to thank all of you fine bloggers, all twenty Flowers people, for thinking of me. I will never disappoint you in my endeavors over at Mr. Grudge. Thank you once again for this award, and for welcoming me here. Oh, and Mike 1, once again, great job on the movie! -Mike.


  13. Jeeez, I bet the cyber nerds are queuing up for these.
    Forget the Oscars, Nobel prizes everyone wants a green jpg with a daisy on it.

    I think I’ve made my opinion known on pointless worthless unearned prizes in the past.
    Guess how many I’ll be awarding – it rhymes with duck ball.

    • Jim & Em says:

      Gareth don’t be bitter now Mr Angry,

      Its a way of acknowledging others, the title of our 2009 book where all flower smellers wil be considered to be featured and a solid community if formed on people inviting people which wil bring more depth, more debate and more dialogue.

      We’re about 2-3% of where we will be and flower smellers need recognising.

      As a founder of this place we’d have hoped or your support but fair enough, not for everyone.

      Group hug?

    • It may seem worthless to you GIC… I smell some resentment there?

      I am grateful that there is an opportunity to acknowledge “Flower Smellers” as there are many well deserving people out there who have and are still smelling the flowers in their own way and are in the process of passing a little of that good karma on! I can tell that it will never rub off on you, however, these flower smellers of the future will be grateful too!

      • Really, resentment, based on what?
        It is a pointless and meaningless award that is not earned, merely given by a bunch of luvvies.

        • Please allow me.

          It’s all about the human need for recognition and acceptance. Almost all of us need or want or crave it, in different ways, at different dosage, from different people.

          Some are happy to get it through cyber-awards (deserved or not, by a recognised ‘authority’ or not, is altogether another debate), others prefer recognition for more ‘tangible’ achievements.

          Bottom line is, people will respond to what adds to their sense of worth as each defines it.

          • Jim & Em says:

            100% agreed BJ and as we return to our lap tops after our India trip we’re proud to announce that over 30 flower smellers awards have been awarded to grateful folk all over the world as we add them to our blogroll!

            We’re leaving comments at all of their blogs and in some cases they’ve honoured friends and family with the badge, not just bloggers, which is simply fantastic!

            Bottom line – the world needs more flowers smellers as this community starts to touch many, many people.

            GIC / angry – get over it and start opening up.

  14. I forgot to add that I will be awarding some awards shortly and will send the details on to admin :)

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  17. Kathy says:

    I’m so thrilled to have been named a Flower Smeller by Mike of Mr. Grudge. This beats the Oscars hands down! I’m out of my mind with excitement over this and humbled just the same. I was jazzed to name others for this special award. I’m jumping in feet first to the Go! Smell the Flowers club and so happy to be here. Great to be rubbing elbows with such fine people.

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  19. Fern says:

    Thank you, Cardiogirl!

  20. Rufus says:

    Like I told Fern, I’ve been blahg-ging for seven years now — and this is my first award.
    Dudes, this is so freakin’ cool. THANK YOU!

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  22. How cool is that … I’m gonna be smelling more flowers! – Freishas’s rule!!

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