Day: December 7, 2017

365 Challenge: Day 270 – TRUTH (POLL/AWARD)

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TRUTH: an award [with prizes / giveaways] Jay’s giving out to a few bloggers in 2017 who deserve special recognition (please read all of today’s message — important — You can VOTE!)


I have been blessed with a truly wonderful life. Though I may complain on occasion, there is very little, if anything, I should ever be upset about. I am grateful for all that I have and continue to receive. 2017 has been a remarkable year for many reasons, but the one I want to highlight today is the gift I received when I created the ThisIsMyTruthNow blog. When I began it just over a year ago, I never imagined I’d have over 3500 followers in the first year, but it happened. I also never understood how many amazing people exist in this world — I thank each and every one of you for being supporters, followers, comment-writers and friends. I want to give back a little this holiday season and the best way I could come up with was this post and subsequent poll.

I’ve created a 2017 ‘This Is My Truth Now’ award to publicly thank 12 amazing bloggers who have been a part of my life for a majority of this year. A few things to ensure everyone understands how this list was chosen:

  • The list is the top 12 people who have commented the most times on my blog in 2017. Most had over 200 comments since we first began chatting!
  • There are many more people I’ve met in the last few months who I am very close with; however, they didn’t make the list because we didn’t connect until later in 2017, meaning we haven’t had enough time or posts to have that many comments.
  • The list was generated by counting every comment people shared on one of my posts this year. I would have loved to include everyone, but I kept the rules clean –purely by manually counting the comments. (WordPress tools suck!) There will be more awards in future years.
  • Anyone who follows or reads my blog has an opportunity to vote to choose the winner from the list of 12 bloggers. You can share with your followers or on social media to anyone you’d like. Rules and prizes are listed below.
  • Nominee Definition: the blogger whose words and personality most embody everything my blog is about: inspiration, friendship, honesty, truth, gratitude, discovery, sharing, communicating, open-mindedness, love, commitment, equality, trust, and partnership.


  • Pick up to 3 nominees you feel most embody the definition noted above — no voting for someone just because you like the person — although I’m sure we could say we love them all. Check out all the blogs to be sure you meet new friends and see how they meet the definition.
  • I’ve hidden the results so no one can see them until the end.
  • I will abstain from voting so you can choose who embodies this award.
  • Voters will have ten days from 12/7 thru 12/16.
  • Winners will be announced on 12/18.
    • 1st Place
      • $30 donation in their name to any charity they’d like
      • $30 Amazon gift card
      • Signed copy of my book, Watching Glass Shatter
    • 2nd Place
      • $20 donation in their name to any charity they’d like
      • $20 Amazon gift card
      • Signed copy of my book, Watching Glass Shatter
    • 3rd Place
      • $10 donation in their name to any charity they’d like
      • $10 Amazon gift card
      • Signed copy of my book, Watching Glass Shatter
  • Below is a link to each person’s main splash page (no specific order). If you don’t already follow them, you should. They’ve all been a blessing in my life for at least the last six months. Everyone is a winner to me. Thank you!


Roda @ Growing Self

Shalini @ Book Reviews by Shalini

Alex @ Coffee Loving Bookoholic

Rae @ Rae Longest & Powerful Women Readers

LA @ Waking up on the Wrong Side of 50

Nel @ Reactionary Tales

Claire @ BrizzleLass Books

Noriko @ Diary of a Bookfiend

Misty @ Misty’s Book Space

Kristin @ A Simply Enchanted Life

Patty @ Moohnshine’s Corner

Mischenko @ Read Rant Rock and Roll



About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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Watching Glass Shatter: Poll Results on TV Cast

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The poll results for everyone’s choices on who’d play which characters in a film version of Watching Glass Shatter are in. So much fun, check out Alex’s post via “watching glass shatter” by james j. cudney – poll results