05 May 2012

special update: liebster awards (+ a new publication)

First, I just want to note that I have been published in a new online literary magazine, the Four Ties Lit Review. You can read my poems here.

The Liebster Award

I've been honored this past week to have been nominated for several Liebster Awards. The award isn't voted on by any kind of committee; instead, it is passed from one blogger to another, to recognize fellow bloggers with a sort of cyberspace pat on the back and cheerio. The "rules" for the award specify that, once nominated it is the recipient's responsibility to:
  1. link back to who nominated you (see my "Thank you"s below)
  2. nominate five blogs with fewer than 200 follows (see my "blog noms" below!)
  3. let nominees know by leaving a comment on their sites; and
  4. add the award image to your site
"Thanks for the memory ..."

I want to thank Bonnie Vesely, Sopphey Vance, and Lauri Meyers for each nominating me this week. I believe Lauri's nomination was first, and I remember being completely blown away and honored by such a sweet and humbling surprise. A few days later, Sopphey added a comment to a post to let me know that she, too, had nominated me. While I was still reeling from being nominated twice, I received a comment from Bonnie letting me know ... well you know where this is going! Truly, I am honored and humbled by this. I thank each of you for thinking of me and honoring me in this way.

"And the nominees are ..."

There are so many great writers and bloggers I know, it's hard to make nominations without feeling as though I'm leaving many great people off the list. I chose these nominations based in no small part of the encouragement and support I have seen them, and felt them, give not only myself but other bloggers over the past few weeks. This is my way of saying thank you to them, but I would be remiss if I didn't also thank the many other bloggers, writers, friends, and so forth who have shown me support, and shown support to other writers.

Now, without further ado, here are my nominees for the Liebster Award:
  1. Michelle Pond, MaPoet: www.mapoetpoems.blogspot.com
  2. De Miller Jackson, Whimsy Gizmo: www.whimsygizmo.wordpress.com
  3. Cara Holman, Prose Posies: www.caraholman.wordpress.com
  4. Dana Dampier, Crazy, Poetic Life: www.dana-mycrazylife.blogspot.com
  5. Meena Rose, Through the Eyes of Meena Rose: www.meenarose.wordpress.com


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  1. Thank you so much! I am truly excited to recieve this award from you. It really means a lot to me.

  2. Thank you SO MUCH Khara. I feel so honored to be included in that fine group of award nominees :)

  3. Thank you so much, Khara. You rock. :)

  4. You are all quite welcome! I'm glad I had the opportunity to pass this on to you :)


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