Thursday, February 5, 2009

You Like Me! You Really Like Me!

This week, I received not one, but TWO wonderfully pleasant surprises. On Tuesday, Jenn Johansson granted lil' ol' me the Premio Dardo Award! And then today, Michelle over at The Surly Writer did the exact same thing! How cool is that? Thanks, Jenn and Michelle!

I'm no expert as to how these awards work, but here are the details (via Jenn's and Michelle's blogs):
"This award acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values with each message they write. Awards like this have been created with the intention of promoting community among Bloggers. It's a way to show appreciation and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web."
And here are the rules of the award system:
1. Accept the award (absolutely!)
2. Post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted it to you.
3. Link to his/her blog.
3. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs of your choice.

I did a double-take on that last one. 15 bloggers?! Do I even know 15 bloggers?! Geez Louise, that's a lot of people! After taking a minute or two to think about it, however, I realized it wouldn't be that hard to find award recipients after all. In the five weeks or so that I've officially been in the blogosphere, I've come across some really fantastic writers. Folk that easily put my humble writing space to shame. And I'm happy to have the chance to give them their due.

This list is in no particular order. Although I love all the blogs on my normal blog list, these ones put that extra spring in my step. They're the ones I really look forward to reading every day. They make me say, "Hmm," or "Wow, I didn't know that," or "That's such great advice!" Some just make me laugh my head off every single day. I know some of them have gotten awards already, but they deserve more, trust me. These guys and gals are just stellar:

1. Erica
2. Jon aka "Lurker Monkey"
3. Spy Scribbler
4. Amy
5. Angie
6. Lori
7. Jenn (you know I had to give it right back to you! hehe!)
8. Michelle (you too, ma'am!)
9. Melissa
10. Debra
11. Anita
12. Carole
13. Kathryn
14. Brian
15. Shelli

Hmm... Okay, can I give this award out to MORE than 15 people??


  1. Awww, Sweetness, thanky! (Since it already adorns my bloggy home, you can pass mine to someone else.) :) Hugs and congrats!

  2. Thanks so much, LC! I'm really bad about putting these awards on my blog and passing them around, so please don't feel as if I've slightest you if you don't see it. I sincerely appreciate that you've nominated me.

    And congratulations on receiving your award! Well-deserved!

  3. Knew I would get one back. I just knew it! Haha!

  4. Angie,
    You're so welcome! And thanks for the congrats. I guess I can pass the award on to someone else, but I still think you deserve it. Your blog has me in stitches everyday!

  5. Melissa,
    No worries, my dear! I'm not a big stickler for that kind of stuff anyway. I'm just glad you appreciate it.

    Thanks for the congrats as well! It feels good to get great feedback :-)

  6. Michelle,
    That's karma for you, hehe! What goes around comes around in good ways too, not just bad.

  7. Congrats on the awards, i can see why by looking at your blog, its interesting, concise and informative.

    Anyhoo i'm sorry if this is a bit out of the blue, but i've started a writer's forum
    where aspiring authors etc. can come and chat and discuss topics and ideas and basically help each other.

    I love blogging but it can be both hard to get a readership and connect with them so i thought a community forum would be a great way to network.

    The forum is only starting out but i'm hoping it will grow,

    I'd really appreciate it if you could take the time and have a look around.

    thanks emily.

  8. Cool! Thanks for mentioning me...and congrats to you!

  9. Emily,
    Thanks a bunch! I do my best to always have great content for my wonderful readers.

    I took a peek at your forum page and I think it looks great! It can be hard to network even with a blog (I'm still learning myself), but a forum sounds like a good way to draw people to you. Good luck with that! I hope it takes off!

  10. Jennifer,
    Hi there! Thanks for the congrats. I'm so glad you enjoy the blog.

  11. Anita,
    You're quite welcome. You deserve it. I'm always excited to see what fantabulous book you're going to review on your blog next. And thanks for the congrats!

  12. You are so welcome! Enjoy it and good job passing it along.