Sunday night while a tiny percentage of the tv viewing audience (like me) were watching the Emmy Awards show (apparently the vast majority watched football), the lovely and always entertaining JennyMac at Let’s Have a Cocktail was busy bestowing some awards herself!
I was fortunate to be among the recipients of an “I Give Good Blog” award! Of course, we all know it’s an honor just to be nominated, and it’s not about winning, and gee, I was flattered just to be in the company of the other nominees, blah, blah, blah… Yeah, right. Face it—I’m ecstatic, and I didn’t even have to dress up and fix my hair. Just sittin’ around in my comfy little flip-flops, and boom—here’s your bling!
Now I’m not doing this for the awards… Heck, when I started, I didn’t even know there were awards for blogging. But it’s kind of like baseball. It’s a lot more fun when you’re doing well. So, hooray!
So JennyMac’s rule is that now I must give the award to four other worthy recipients. It’s hard to make such a weighty decision, because frankly, I’ve found some totally amazing writing in the blogosphere, and choosing four out of all the wondrous sites is a challenge. Plus, many of my favorites have already received this award, because there are so many astute readers out there!
Nonetheless and howsomever, here you go. My choices for the “I Give Good Blog” award are:
1. Doreen Orion at What Do You Want From Me? Wonderful tales of her travels with her husband in a tricked-out bus, and the stories about the book clubs with whom she meets! I meet lots of fabulous folks through her. (They don’t call her Queen of the Road for nothing!)
2. Kelly Diels at Kelly Diels.com Amazing and insightful journeys into her life and times; I wish she lived nearby—I’d try to meet her for coffee or lunch or to be her BFF/neighbor. This woman runs deep, and exudes inner and outer beauty.
3. Prerna Malik at The Mommy Writes A great job of combining writing info and advice and resources with her own slice of life—family and worldview. I love her voice!
4. The team at Fifty is the new… Everyone who writes here deserves her own award! They present beautiful and thought-provoking insights on a myriad of topics.
So that’s it for tonight folks. You all looked beautiful, we brought the show in under budget and under 500 words! Whew—let’s give our winners another big round of applause, and please drive home safely. Seat belts for everyone!