“The accolade of your peers is very exciting, always.” –Cory Doctorow
These months sure roll by quickly. It seems only a few days ago I was announcing the August contest and now it’s time to announce the winner. Since my grandson, Sebastian, did such an excellent job of choosing a winning entry last month, I called on his services again. This time he insisted his rubber lizard help him. I am proud to announce that the lucky winner of a signed copy of The Ride is Michelle Miller from The Book Addict blog for a comment left on August 10th. Congratulations, Michelle!
Shortly before last week’s vacation, Helen Ginger awarded me The B-I-N-G-O Beautiful Blog Award. What a pleasant surprise to read her post and discover my name and blog by the O for “Outstanding.” Thanks, Helen. Be sure to stop by her blog, Straight from Hel, for valuable advice and information on writing and publishing.
I find passing along these awards is getting harder to do because many of the sites I visit already have won every award imaginable. So I’ll repeat my caveat from a previous blog: I’m naming recipients, but I will leave it up to them on whether or not they choose to pass it on. If I’ve named someone who has already received the award, well…give yourself a pat on the back, you obviously deserve it.
B: Beautiful: Patricia of Patricia Stoltey's Blog
I: Informative: Kelly of Author Kelly Moran Blog
N: Neighborly: Morgan of Double M's take on books, blogs, dogs, networking and life
G: Gorgeous: Julie of Julie Lomoe's Musings Mysterioso
O: Outstanding: Gretchen Rubin of the Happiness Project
Shortly upon returning from my trip, I received The Honest Scrap Award from Carol Kilgore of the Under the Tiki Hut blog. Thank you, Carol.
The following is a quote from Carol’s blog: “The award rules are simple - pass the award to seven worthy bloggers who post from the heart, and list ten honest things about yourself.”
Trying to think of ten things about myself that wouldn’t put a reader to sleep is not as easy as it sounds. I decided you were all busy people and could probably use a quick snooze so here goes.
1. I love being a grandmother
2. I find it impossible to keep my writing space tidy
3. I’m an introvert
4. I love movie theater popcorn
5. Though I am about as flexible as a steel rod, I enjoy going to Yoga classes
6. My favorite wine comes out of a box
7. Creepy crawly things terrify me
8. I dislike onions
9. I don’t go often, but I do enjoy kayaking
10. Making lists like this and passing on awards drives me a just little bit crazy
Whew! I did it. Now here are the seven bloggers I've chosen to pass this award to.
Yvonne Walus: A novelist speaks on books, the universe and everything
Cindy: Cindy’s Love of Books
J. Kaye: J. Kaye’s Book Blog
Christina: Christina Rodriguez
Ann Parker: Silver Rush Mysteries
Joanne: Whole Latte Life
K.A. Laity: Wombat’s World
I hope you enjoy visiting these blogs.