The Cloak of Dawn Award

cloack of dawn award

The Cloak of Dawn award

The idea behind this award: We all know bloggers that write about the issues in this world be it animal abuse, child abuse, equality, their family, love, friendship, the love of whatever deity they worship and so on. We also know many blogger that besides blogging has to take care of a loved one because they are sick, have a disability or are otherwise not able to do everything by themselves. For these bloggers I created this award. The award is named in the spirit of a voluntary care giver and mother that does not blog herself and therefore can not receive the award herself (see what I did there Shaun ? )

Why a cloak? well in Dutch we call a voluntary caregiver (as described above) a “mantel zorger” which translates literal to “cloak carer” hence the cloak and the Rod of Aesculapius 

This award has some special rules due to its intend. Whereas most awards are shared after you have gotten it yourself, this award will be free to hand out at each and everyone’s own discretion BUT you must make sure that the intend of the award is upheld.

DA Rules

1: Display the award on your blog, either on a special awards page or in your side bar

2: If you have a nominee yourself tell them of their nomination

3: make clear in your nomination blog why you have nominated the person. is it for his/her blogging or for his/her voluntary care that they give to their loved one / friend / kid / grandparents / animals etc etc

4; there is no limit on how many people you can nominate as long as the spirit of the award remains intact.

5: No declining this one 😉




Danny from Danny’s Lair 

DrRex from It is what it is

My first nominee is often a bit overlooked. I don’t know if he ever received an award but that might be due to the fact he does not have his own blog but has a page on the blog of his loved one. He is a poet, artist and for what I have been reading a voluntary caregiver to a very dear friend of mine. I am talking about Danny from Danny’s Lair whom is sharing his webspot with Just Patty from . Danny, I don’t know you besides what I have seen on Patty’s blog but reading her blogs I know you are a true “mantelzorger” and therefore you fully deserve this award. YOU are the BOMB and I love you for it (in a manly way of course :D) I hope you will display it with pride and I hope that it will help you to get some more “fame” on WordPress.

My second nomination goes to DrRex from It is what it is. For those few people that come to my blog and do NOT know this sweet lady I suggest you visit her blog asap. DrRex ain’t calling herself Doctor for fun, She has devoted her complete professional career to the provision of medical care to those in need which includes work with/for veterans. She is also a blogger that is always spreading love, inspiration and knowledge and I can not think of a better person to present this award too. Sweet sweet Horty, this one is for you.

My third nominee is Morrriss the awesome cat from Morriss is the awesome cat owned by Linda from said blog. He blogs about Morriss Monday and he keeps an eye out for his “mom” as he calls Linda since Linda is suffering from a nasty illness called fibromyalgia and pets can play a vital role in the lives of those who are suffering from all kind of illnesses. So in my not so humble opinion this awesome cat is well deserving of this award.

My fourth nominee is Jade form Jade’s Jungle Jade is a good friend and she is the author of Twelve Days. She is however also the mother of a son with special needs (read the post I linked under her name and blog) and for that reason she is more than deserving of this award

2 thoughts on “The Cloak of Dawn Award

  1. Hey Martin,

    Thanks for the Award!
    Since I’m not common with these, it’s my first 🙂 Patty had to tell me about it, lol!
    I truly have no idea what to do with this then to give you a special thanks and this reaction:

    Appearantly I’m more known than I expected. 🙂 With only a few words about me on my “hidden” page people (you in this matter) see more than meets the eye.

    I have to clear one thing though… I’m not a poet or artist, sorry. More an amateur of all kinds, haha. But I must admit I’m a caregiver. Carring and stand up for people who needs it is actually common sense for me. Born with it I guess. Never thought it’s worth an award though.

    more fame… With all my different hobby’s (especially my love!) and helping others
    I can’t find the time (read: I don’t want) to have my own blog ;-).
    I’m all happy where I’m standing. My fame comes with the joy of others,
    so let me just help find others their luck.


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    • Hi Danny

      I think the same about my writings and the things I make for fun…I am just an amateur. However like your lady told me, it ain’t not bad at all. After all it is also how others perceive you right.

      I gave you the award in the first place just because you are that caregiver and believe me I know how hard that can be sometimes. I am a “mantelzorger” myself as well. In my case for the love of my live that is bound to a wheelchair. The award is yours to accept and no special rules need to be obeyed. You wanna give others the award as well thats fine but not obliged.

      I suspect you will be at the book presentation next Saturday and if all goes well so will I so see you there 🙂

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