Updated May 11, 2014
I’ve added an “Awards” section to this page to make it a bit more organized. Click Here to jump to the “Awards” Section
FLASH! I’ve been added to the lineup of featured writers at Kiss From The World Travel & People Magazine! Click here to read my post about this exciting news: Aisha’s Egypt: A Kiss From the World.
Updated April 23, 2014
On April 15, 2014 I started the Daily Post’s excellent 30 day class, Blogging 101: Zero To Hero. Today’s assignment is to create an About Page. I already have one, but since our first Assignment was to create a post introducing ourselves, I’m updating my About Page today by adding a link here to the post I did for Day One. I had already pretty much covered an introduction here on my blog already, so on Day One I created my official Bio blurb, and you can read it at this link, if you like:
Updated Mar.11, 2014
On March 11, 2014, my first Guest Post appeared on Ms. Kim Saeed’s Inspirational website, Let Me Reach. It is my deep pleasure and honor to share in some small way her excellent efforts to help victims escaping from narcissistic abuse. She published my story of transformation from this nightmarish period of my life, and I pray it will be a good example for anyone who reads it.
My Guest Post on LetMeReach.com with Kim Saeed, “A Light Entered My Cocoon”
Update Feb. 07, 2014:
My Interview with Expat-Blog.Com went live yesterday 02/06 (my birthday!) on their website, Here. I’ve posted the full-length interview with photos on my blog, here, at: https://aishasoasis.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/my-expat-blog-com-interview/
The Four-in-One Award – April 26, 2014
Please click here for this post: Aisha’s Egypt: A Kiss From The World and a 4-in-1
The one and Only Liebster Award – April 24, 2014
Please click here for this post: Aishas Egypt: 11 Little Secrets & Liebster
The Shauny Award For Blogging Excellence – Feb.10, 2014
On February 10, 2014, the Dear and Inspirational Kim Saeed of Let Me Reach nominated me for the Shauny Award For Blogging Excellence. I love awards! You probably already know that, or, at any rate, you will be quite convinced by the time you finish reading this page. It means I get to spread a little more joy around the blogosphere – hurray! You know in your heart of hearts you love awards, too – don’t be afraid to admit it, you’re among the best of friends here! So smile with me while I smile with you, and let’s thank Dear Ms. Kim for all these great vibes, and let me introduce her to you with a quote from her “About” page:
Kim Saeed, B.A.E., is a survivor of narcissistic abuse specializing in recovery, healing, and self-care. She is the author of the recovery information blog Let Me Reach and an upcoming book that showcases the red flags of narcissism, narcissistic behaviors, the complexity of toxic attachment, and healing.
Please visit Kim’s blog, and take the time to share her wisdom and guidance with your family and friends. The chances are high, unfortunately, that somebody you know is in dire need of this excellent support. Fortunately, I thank God I can tell you personally, the help Kim offers to emotionally abused spouses can be 100% successful!
Show Humanity, Show Love, Be Yourself, Don’t Be Others, Don’t Gossip, And Share This Award With 10 Others
(LOL – a missed opportunity to list 3 facts about how “Shauny” we are!)
And now it is my great delight to introduce you to my 10 awesome nominees for the next round of Shauny Awards For Blogging Excellence:
Dear Kitty. Some Blog
Inside The Mind Of Isadora
History Of The Ancient World
Dashes From My Heart
Talains Photography Blog
Rob’s Real Life
An Ever Changing Writer I Am
Congratulations to you all, and thank you for introducing yourselves to me with your kind and supportive friendship! I encourage anyone reading this to check out the excellent blogs of these great nominees, and all the other excellent blogs linked on this page, as well!
Updated Feb. 01, 2014
I love the WordPress Community!
This place is like a gigantic party – any form of entertainment you can dream of, it’s here! And you all are so cool, you offer each other gifts, too! Wow, I really like this place!
I think the blog awards idea is awesome on so many levels. First, it encourages the new blogger with a huge infusion of self confidence. It really is a big leap of faith to start a blog, and it feels wonderful when others offer such a thoughtful welcome. Second, the rule requiring us to share a few random facts about ourselves asks us to stretch a bit more on a personal level, and possibly those random facts would have never made it into one of our ‘standard’ posts. Third, the nomination process requires us to become familiar with more bloggers, possibly increasing our own readership in the process, and certainly increasing our opportunity to see and learn new things, and make new friends. Fourth, you didn’t have to do it, but you did. You took the time, paid the attention, and spent the energy to both accept an award, and pass it on! In my book, that’s awesome!
So I’ve updated this page today, Feb. 01, 2014, after reading and then reblogging an excellent post by Ms. Muslamic about what it’s like being a White Muslim woman. She is the perfect spokeswoman on this topic and was recently Freshly Pressed for it! Please read her post by clicking on her blog name in the previous sentence, or from my reblog post, Here.
(Update From Jan. 15) …I’ve received my third! award, more on that, below, and I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to all of you for your incredibly nice welcome and support and friendship! Thank you!
I guess I can also collect all the random facts I might offer about myself, and display my pretty awards here, too. I wasn’t really going to create an ‘About’ page, but where else should I collect all these random tidbits ‘about’ me? lol, this is as good a place as any, I suppose! I will also know where to find you quickly, kind of like a blogroll, by scrolling through the links to all your wonderful blogs that I have been blessed to find, and read, and enjoy, and offer you gifts, too, in return!
On Jan. 13, 2014, petrel41 of Dear Kitty. Some blog nominated me for a 2013 Blog of the Year Award! This is a very great and humbling honor! Such a wonderful surprise and treat – Thank you very much!!!
The biggest reason I’m so excited is because it means I get to give this award to others and let them know how much I like their blogs, and how their support has both encouraged and instructed me! Hurray!
The instructions for the Blog of the Year 2013 Award are as follows:
1-Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.
2-Write a blog post and tell us about 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-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 badges!)
4-Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award via this link:
5-You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page.Click the link here:
Share your blog posts with an even wider audience.
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- and start collecting stars!
Yes-That’s right-There are stars to collect!
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once-this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ’1 star’ award- and every time you are given the award by another blog- you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs- and even if they have already been given the award by someone else- you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum of 6 stars! You can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award- or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award 6 times!
You can find all the badges and banners and information you need via this link: ‘Blog of The Year 2013′ Award Badges.
Congratulations to all the nominees! Best of luck to every one!
My nominees are:
On January 08, 2014, I was awarded the Sunshine Award by the kind and dear Ms. Kunzmann of My [Redacted] Journey, and I thank her very much! I recommend you visit her blog, she is a very courageous woman, and I admire her greatly!
The Sunshine Award Rules:
– Thank the person who nominated you (I just did)
– List 11 facts about yourself (see below)
– Nominate 10 others for this award (see below the 11 facts)
– Announce the nominations to the Nominees (I will ASAP!)
Now, for the 11 random, previously undisclosed facts about myself, I will tell you a sunshine story about myself in 11 lines, each containing at least one true fact:
1. 8 children in the house all day during the hot summer vacation is too much for any mother, including mine
2. So she and her best friend piled all the children into our VW Bus every morning to enjoy the hot sunny days at the beach
3. But not before filling the kitchen table with bread slices and slathering half with peanut butter, and half with jelly
4. With sandwiches made and stowed in the cooler, she next filled up a huge water cooler with cherry koolaide
5. Once we were in the car, she locked us in and usually went back in the house to sweep and mop the kitchen floor
6. Our favorite beaches dotted the sunny southern California coast from Long Beach to Huntington Beach and on to Newport Beach
7. We were especially fond of a little ocean inlet in Long Beach that we called “The Lagoon.”
8. It looked like a small lake with white sandy shores and calm salty water that never made waves
9. It had a long wooden dock extending out into the water that was very nice to enjoy the view of sunshine reflecting on the water
10. But it was far more interesting to swim in the warm water under the shade of the dock where there was space to breathe and something to hold onto while we held our breath and ducked under the water to watch the fish
11. The sunlight filtered through the water turning it bright green and we pretended we were scuba divers like Jacques Cousteau – it was fun!
Finally, drum roll please, here are my 10 nominees for the next round of the Sunshine Award, and my congratulations to you all! You bring Sunshine to your blog, and it has warmed me so nicely, I want to say Thank You Very Much!
1. Button Bridge
2. 3rd Culture Children
3. Dreams to Reality
5. Ramisa the Authoress
6. Living Success 3D
8. She Laughs Unbecomingly
9. ice cream magazine
10. Peace be upon you!
Congratulations, once again, and thanks one more time to Ms. Victoria for sending this nice award to me!
This is quite exciting, I like awards! On Jan 6, 2014, I was nominated by A Mom’s Blog for the Reader Appreciation Award. Thank you so much, Zainab! I’m really new to blogging, having only just started here on Dec. 5, 2013, so I honestly consider it a huge honor to have made so many friends so quickly. I can not thank you all enough for the kind words and encouragements you have offered with your friendship! But I will try: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! But it’s still not enough ;^)
So, now I will happily share with you all 7 things about myself:
1. I absolutely love being Muslim – Islam is my anchor
2. I hope I will die a martyr – insha’Allah by any of the nonviolent means!
3. I hope I will go to the Paradise, and be my husband’s wife there, too, insha’Alla, I love him so much
4. I was born into a nice big Irish Catholic family, there are no muslims in my family except me
5. I went to Catholic school through the fourth grade, and learned to love God from the nuns there
6. I never dreamed of growing up and becoming Muslim, or an Egyptian, but I’m very happy that it happened
7. I’m very thankful for ALL the blessings Allah has given me, but especially my son and daughter!
Now for my Nominees for the Readership Appreciation Award, I’d like to offer it to the following excellent and appreciative bloggers who took the time to read and comment on my blog posts. Thank you for your friendship! I appreciate you! Xoxoxo ;^)
Congratulations, and thanks for being such delightful readers! The rules for accepting your Award are to link back to this post, share some things about yourself, and select your own nominees for this award.
Thank you, once again, my dear new friend and sister, Zainab! Please visit her wonderful blog!