...And here it is - hot off the press - the news you have all been waiting for. Cue drumroll and stretch the dramatic pause. The overall winner of The Laughing Horse Blog Awards and therefore the Blogger of the Year for 2019 is none other than Jenny O'Hara from Nova Scotia, Canada. She is the brains behind "Procrastinating Donkey" which was first launched in March 2016.
Hit donkey with stick
to go to "Procrastinating Donkey"
This is how Jenny describes herself: "Wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and cat servant. Part time employee and full time short person. Nature appreciator and avid reader. Crafter. Chronic procrastinator. Stubborn like a donkey. Now posting on Mondays and randomly otherwise. Oh, what a weird and wonderful world we live in."
Whereas the previous winner, Mary Moon is ready to bare her soul and share the ups and downs of her life in a frank and literary manner, Jenny O'Hara is much more circumspect - preferring to keep her private things private. There is much that we do not know about her. We are not even sure that her real name is indeed Jenny O'Hara and if you search for her in Nova Scotia bookkeeping you will find nothing. Nonetheless, The Awards Committee is almost sure that she is real and not a Russian bot.
This is what The Awards Committee had to say about her: "In order to become Blogger of the Year there must be regular blogposts - at least weekly - and Mrs O'Hara certainly fulfils that criterion. The Committee have particularly enjoyed her Poetry Monday posts which have aroused much interest and creativity within the blogosphere. There is pleasantness and humanity to be found in all of her offerings. However, winning this prestigious award is not just about the production of great blogposts, it is also about engagement with other bloggers. In that regard, Jenny has shown much loyalty, much interest and much kindness - responding thoughtfully to other bloggers' posts. She is involved with the program."
Early this morning Jenny was transported by limousine to Halifax to receive her award from Arthur J. LeBlanc, the current Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.
In an emotional ceremony, Governor LeBlanc admitted it was, "One of the proudest days in Nova Scotia's proud history".
Joyful Jenny, who was wearing her girl scout uniform and looking much younger than usual said, "I am so thrilled I can hardly speak!"
They are pictured below:-