I have been somewhat remiss about thanking a couple of bloggers who I greatly admire and have nominated me for some awards. I was tagged by TwinDaddy at Stuphblog in a game of blog tag, which I completely forgot to follow up on. (Fail)
Edward Hotspur nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award – thank you for that, it is much appreciated. And most recently TwinDaddy nominated me for the Shine on Award. I am honored to be mentioned along with these groups of talented writers.
Although I may be lax in following up on the rules or answering any of the questions involved, the awards really do mean a great deal. It’s not the bling on the side of my blog, it’s the realization that the people who took the time to nominate me enjoy the things that I choose to write about. I may be getting sentimental, but being recognized by people who are plagued by the same writing demons means a great deal to me.
The rules that accompany these awards state that I am to link back to the bloggers who nominated me, which I have done, and to name an allotted number of bloggers to receive the mentioned awards, but I am going to alter my response. Not only do I implore you to follow the two gentlemen who named me in their lists, but please take the time to check out the blogs I follow. Whether it be writing, poetry or photography, all of these people have a passion for freeing the creative beast that haunts their dreams and follows them into their waking hours.
May we all find solace in our words or photos, may we find release in the freeing of our ideas and may we find kinship in our blogging community. (And may I win the lottery so we can have a giant Blog Fest and some good wine!!)