I feel a little like Sally Fields that time at the Oscars, when she said “You like me! You really like me!” In the last week or so, I have been given two blog awards by two sweet fellow Blogistes.
The first is this one:
which was bestowed upon me by the lovely Lea of Lea at Sea, who has a charming blog about books and writing (and often, beautiful photos).
The second is this one:
which was given to me by the brave and mysterious ‘S’, who has undertaken, for the sake of her health, to eschew sugar forever more and is documenting the process in her blog, S Isn’t For Sugar. Sooner her than me, say I, but I am following her progress with interest!
I’m very touched and would now like to spread the love by nominating some other blogs that deserve some lovin’.
Both of these awards come with the rules. To accept, you must:
- Thank the person who gave you this award. (Done!)
- Include a link to their blog. (click on the blue words above)
- Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. (only 15? – No, I have two, so I have 30!)
- Nominate those 15 bloggers for the relevant Award (below)
- Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself
(And no, I’m not doing 14. I’m just not that interesting and if you ask me to do 14, around about 9, I will start making things up. Do you really want to hear that I was born in the wagon of a travelling show and had to live on the flesh of snakes caught with my bare hands? No? Live with just 7, then.)
So, I will start with the list is of blogs below. For the benefit of the time-poor (who isn’t?) and because there are a lot, I have divided them into loose interest areas, as well as by award. I hope you find at least a few that you like! The 7 things about me are at the end, should anyone actually be interested!
For the One Lovely Blog Award, I would like to nominate:
Art and Poetry
Dean J Baker, poet with the mostest.
The lovely Cynthia, poet, photographer and artist & Gerald, who has great pages of his paintings, which I like a lot, on his blog.
Tara, whose Poetry and Effrontery has a great name and connects me with my almost-forgotten study of poetry, as well as the practice.
Five Reflections for a rocking and apparently inexhaustible supply of Haiku.
Stella, prostitution survivor and advocate for others, with all my love and support for
My Body the City: The Secret Life of a Call Girl.
I cannot keep up with her posting – she posts several times a day, I don’t know how she does it! But for a constant stream of inspiration and celebration of women,you can’t go past Lady Romp.
It’s not exactly women’s issues, but it’s one woman coping with being practically imperfect in every way in a world that wants us to be all things to all people. She has recipes and rants and life and it’s always fun. Barely Poppins.
Life in General
Daniel, at brooklynbite who writes about life in Brooklyn and I just like him.
Bella at One Sister’s Rant, who, in her own words, is engaged in ‘the race to discover answers to life’s rhetorical questions before I die, lose my mind, or forget how to spell’.
For an insight into the life of a woman with Aspergers, visit Everyday Aspergers.
For pretty, pretty things,have a look at The Glass Lantern
Go follow Alena at The Time is Write, because she’s honest and she’s funny!
Gorgeous short fiction at writersclubkl.
You can’t get much more versatile than my cheese-mate, Chris from rileysrandomreview. He posts on everything from satire to music and is very sound on the subject of cheese.
For writers of a crimey bent, or anyone interested in the modern face of crime and law enforcement, you must subscribe to CrimeDime.
Don’t know where to put Louise Beheil. She is a writer, but also a therapist and she blogs about therapy-oriented things, like functional families. Her posts are of interest to me both personally and for character development. So, Writing? Life? Family Issues? All of those – definitely a versatile blogger!
Katie, who wants to ‘show young girls and women how they can establish a loving, trusting, and healthy relationship with food’ after struggling with that herself, has a delightful, delicious blog called OnShineOn (you heard the delicious part, right?).
A new Australian blog, The Nutrition Guru and the Chef. to which I am already addicted. Oh, the deliciousness! And healthy too! Come to my arms, my beamish blog!
For food with a side order of medical speciality, check out Domestic Diva, MD. It will be weird. And tasty.
For one of the best and most prolific reviewers on the web, you must go and visit Book’d Out. She’s a dynamo!
The indefatigable Chuck Wendig at Terribleminds on writing and life and life as a writer.
The sweet Kristen Lamb on social media and publishing in the brave new world.
The also sweet Kristin Nelson on agenting & publishing (& great links to other blogs).
She who is caffeinated, Catherine, Caffeinated, on self-publishing.
For always thoughtful and useful posts, M J Wright is your man.
For writing, life and all manner of interesting things, Jenny Hansen is your girl.
The multi-multi published romance maven Valerie Parv is always worth listening to.
Also, the very sweet Liza Kane, writer, has already received this award, but check her out anyway!
Now, 7 things about me:
1. Although neither a spring chicken, nor fit, I have recently taken up karate.
2. I have my first grading this week!
3. I drink coffee and tea and herbal infusion-y things. I am omni-beveragal.
4. I used to be a blonde.
5. I like Jane Austen and Elmore Leonard (among others).
6. I wear a lot of black.
7. I’m lousy at writing lists like this!
Hope you enjoy exploring some of these! Happy Sunday!