Jade Belly Dance Blog wins award!

To celebrate I have added the video feature to my blog – check out this great little Middle Eastern dance vid. Now you can look forward to great dance videos being posted too. I have soo much dance related video footage I need to go through that I was going to wait until I had some ready before I enabled this feature but hey what’s an award without a bit of frivolity to help it along?

It’s always a lovely thing to discover you’re appreciated and I loved finding this little token of appreciation in my inbox! Thank you so much Jewel for your kind words and the Liebster Blog award. Jewel  is quite prolific and has 3 blogs, one on arty things, one on cats (http://kizziecat.blogspot.com/) and one on bellydance, http://jewelsbellydancingblog.blogspot.com/

From what I can work out ‘Liebster’ is German for dearest, beloved or favourite, an award given by bloggers to up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers.

Conditions of acceptance are that I have to mention the name of the blogger who has given me the award, leave them a comment, display the award on my blog, and I have to choose 5 other blogs with less than 200 followers to pass the award onto.

So it’s a nice little share the love thing to help spread the word about new things in the blog world. The trouble is, I got this award a few weeks ago and have been trying to find 5 great blogs with less than 200 followers! First how can you tell and second how do you find new blogs? Please comment below to let me know. I have been only able to find really big famous ones, I guess that is why this award was created, we can find them through friend’s sites. I only really followed two blogs before this (the glamorganic goddess – great site for info on natural cosmetics that can be used for stage but way more than 200 followers apparently – I asked!) and the other is my number one recommendation.

1)       Reece Hopkins blog http://reecehopkins.com/blog/    Reece is one of Australia’s best tap dancers and a pretty smart and thoughtful guy. I really like the blog posts I have read. If you want insight into the life of a professional touring dancer and a male perspective, then this is the place to go.

2)  This goes to my friends Michael and Janie at infotek. The blog is mostly reblogging of articles related to things all website and business owners need to know about. But I would also like to say that these are really genuine people and if you are after a business card designed and want friendly personal service then look them up. http://infotek3000.blogspot.com/?m=1

3)  ??? Seriously I haven’t found anyone to nominate – please tell me who you like. I am reserving the next 3 places for a future blog so let the suggestions roll in. – Update -I found another great blog!!! It turns out a great friend of mine has been secretly blogging away for years and I was none the wiser!!! Beautiful music plays when you go there and her thoughts on her life’s journey as a singer / mum of autistic child / belly dancer / student and all around good person are lovely.  http://syrenofargent.blogspot.com.au/ .

2 More great blogs to find!

playing on the conveyor belt Jade and the Utopian dream choreographers

Backstage utopian dream performance 2011 - Reece is the last man to the right (next to me)

Alright my first attempt at posting a vid – here it goes…

If you didn’t catch it being passed around the net before , here it is a Middle Eastern Flash Mob! Debke , hip hop,  belly dance and all. It is a corporate stunt but it is an original take on the flash mob and I really liked it. Check it out and comment below.

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