The Proximidade: Celebrating Closeness

Arti of Ripple Effects is honored to receive The Proximidade Blogging Award from ds of  third-storey window.  A wonderful view she has over there.  Thanks again ds!

“The Proximidade Award believes in the Proximity – nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award.”


This is a while back now.  Although ds is very generous as to spare us the obligation to pass it on, I feel I should share this award by naming  some worthy recipients whose blog has closed the gap among us, in one way or another, narrowing our physical distances through common interests and other higher ideals.

It’s my pleasure to pass the Proximidade Award to the following Blogs, in alphabetical order:

Book Club Girl — for closing the gap between authors and readers by her own radio show ‘Authors on Air’.

Classy Music — for drawing us closer with news and views of classy musicians and their performance.  Take note, ye fans of Susan Boyle and Paul Potts.

FilmChat — Movie reviewer Peter Chattaway (no kidding) engages us with insightful and interesting dialogues between faith and film.

Jane Austen Today —  Great job Laurel Ann and Vic,  in connecting Janeites the world over by their excessively diverting blog.   (LA and V:  I’m still working at finding ‘classics’ blogs for the ED Award.)

Visual Dialogues — Blogging from Hong Kong, Molly Mavis closes the gap between East and West with her perceptive photography.

I trust you’ll find the above blogs informative and entertaining, well deserving the Proximidade Award.

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If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Creator of Ripple Effects, bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

3 thoughts on “The Proximidade: Celebrating Closeness”

  1. Wow, congratulations to you Arti. You deserve the Proximidade Award!

    I’ve always loved reading your blog (Ripple Effects. I’m awed by your writing style, the information and all.

    Hey, I’m flattered and honored to be mentioned in Ripple Effect…think I’m far from getting the Proximidade Award. That’s my incentive to work harder and take more pics though.

    All the best to you, congratulations!


  2. My goodness. A week away and everything changes! Well, at least the format changes.
    I’ve been roaming around a bit, just peeking around corners and lifting sofa cushions, to see what I can see. I think once I’m used to it, there are some advantages to the different kind of organization with this theme.

    And, I need to explore whether threaded comments are available now with my theme. I missed using the feature on another blog this morning – just so accustomed to adding comments at the end of the list rather than replying. I like the threaded feature.

    Now, with congratulations to you for your new award, I’m off to do a bit more reading. I did think of you this morning when I was watching a review of The Soloist on tv. I’m rarely caught by a desire to see a film, but the story is intriguing.


    You’re much more technical than I am… I just happen to like the header pic, and the layout. I haven’t even explored what the threaded feature is!

    I’ve been mulling over this new movie too, actually planning on seeing it yesterday but couldn’t. I’ve also read some write-ups on it. Will definitely check it out and yes, research on the real life personality behind this story, Ayers.

    These past few days have been the most distressing, just posted the reason. I believe you have gone through this, and so did I… but not at such a scale.



  3. Arti, we never did thank you for this award, but we are truly honored. The months have gone by so fast and time rushed by, but we will place the award and mention your fabulous blog some time this week. Your new blog template is so restful. I like it because the colors compliment your book and movie covers. Vic


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