No, this isn’t a post about a job interview or a father screening his teenage daughter’s new boyfriend. This is an opportunity for me to recommend blogs you may not have seen.
Recently Kate Policani presented me with the “Tell Me About Yourself” award. Kate has published several novels in fantasy/sci-fi and for children. If you haven’t seen her blog, please take some time to visit her.
This award appeals to me for its simple and easy-to-follow rules. To wit: (oops, I’ve read too many historic wills in my time)
1. Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog. Thank you, Kate!
2. Tell the world 7 things about yourself that you have not shared, yet.
3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers and let them know.
Oh, boy, I have to tell you about myself again before I can get to the awardees. Sigh. Let’s see…..
- I’m right-handed but quite ambidextrous.
- I’m currently reading The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (recommended by Carrie Rubin)
- I’ve never been to a hockey game
- I still don’t have a smart phone
- I’ve never met anyone famous
- My husband and I like to walk on the C&O Canal near our home
- He and I must look like we know what we’re doing in DC because tourists ask us for directions
Okay, hopefully you’re still awake and ready to see the new winners. I’ve gone with some newer (to me) bloggers. Given the name of this award, I thought that was a fitting way to select the awardees. I’ve done something atypical for me. I’ve included MORE blogs than required, not fewer! And so in no particular order we have:
- Woman Bites Dog
- My Pen And Me
- Rescued From The Bottom Drawer
- Postcard Fiction
- Ink and Papyrus
Originally, I thought this post would end here. But yesterday I came home from the office and found more views that expected on the blog. A quick check of my email revealed the reason. Carrie Rubin of The Write Transition had awarded me with both the Genuine Blogger Award and the Reader Appreciation Award. A number of her unsuspecting followers must have clicked on her link to my blog. :) Thank you, Carrie! This gives me the chance to introduce some of you to more blogs you may not have seen.
The Genuine Blogger Award has no rules. Yay! How awesome is that? It’s simply a way to let recipients know you appreciate their blogging efforts. This is one that could easily be awarded to so many people. But I will list some of my long-term favorites. If you are a newer reader who hasn’t yet visited these blogs, please do so.
And last, but certainly not least, is the Reader Appreciation Award. Technically, this entails telling your readers something about yourself. Since I may already have put some of you to sleep with my earlier list, let’s just have those tidbits do double duty for this award, too. We’ll focus instead on some more blogs that you should visit. Isn’t that far more entertaining?
And there you have the awardees. I hope you’ll have some time to visit their blogs and see what fun things they’re up to. I find their blogs interesting, entertaining, and even educational.
Poetic Archaeology will return next Tuesday. I think our archaeologist has rested her back and is up to fieldwork again. Hope you’re all having a great week!