Friday, September 16, 2011

The Award Speech in Under 600 Words!

We here by interrupt our regular scheduled programming to bring you blog awards!

Kate Coursey, who might be the sweetest person I've ever not met - technically, we've only met online - gave me a Liebster Blog Award. The award has been passed all over the internet and there are different rules depending on which blogs you visit. But, the origins of the award are German and in translation "liebster" means "dear", "beloved", or "favorite". I'm honored to receive this award and want to give a big THANK YOU to Kate for it. In the spirit of paying it forward, here are my picks for the Liebster Award for blogs with under 100 followers.

  1. Melinda S. Collins at Muse, Rant, Rave.
  2. Angelica R. Jackson at Angelic Muse.
  3. Yelena Casale at her blog.
  4. Krissi Dallas at Krissi's Confessions.
  5. TS Tate at her blog.
You all are amazing bloggers and writers! I'm grateful to share the blogosphere with you!

In Paranormal Point of View, Lisa Gail Green, gave a blog award to all her readers. The 7X7 Link Award allows bloggers to write about their posts in a fun and fresh new way. I appreciate the value of all blog awards, but this one stood out. I can't resist becoming a link in the chain. If you want to be a link to, please feel free to post this on your blog. Following in Lisa's steps, I'm giving this to all readers!

Rules of the award are to highlight older posts in the following categories:

  • Most Beautiful
  • Most Helpful
  • Most Popular
  • Most Controversial
  • Most Surprisingly Successful
  • Most Underrated
  • Most Prideworthy

Most Beautiful
    That's a tough one, but I'd have to choose Celebrating Women which highlighted the wonderful women in my life in honor of Women's History Month.

Most Helpful
    The comments don't show it, but the page views do. I love posting articles for writers and the most helpful is probably The Elusive Query Letter.

Most Popular
    As always, the writing community never fails to amaze me with its generosity. My most popular most is actually one in which I asked for help from readers, BlogFest Contest: My Twitter-Sized Pitch.

Most Controversial
    I've been lucky to keep controversy and drama off the blog, so the most controversial is nothing more harmless than a post about schedule changes, Ch..Ch...Changes! Switching it Up!

Most Surprisingly Successful
    The biggest shocker for me is how popular the Freaky Friday features have become. I always felt a bit strange being such a horror movie buff, but I've been happy to see that readers and writers love the genre as well. The shocker was Freak Friday: Splice.

Most Underrated
    You never can tell what readers are going to like. I enjoyed writing Breaking Down Writing - The How and Why? Yet, it isn't as popular as some of the other writing related posts.  

Most Prideworthy
    The hardest post was a recent one Ten Years and One Day: My Story of September 11, 2001. It was difficult to share that story, but doing so allowed me to unburden some of the harsh memories. It is without a doubt my proudest post.

And in case I don't tell you often enough, THANK YOU for reading and commenting. Without readers, I'd be writing into the virtual wind. I'm so thankful that you take time out of your day to come share my little corner of cyberspace. So, thank you readers! You all rock!


  1. Awww, that is so sweet of you! Thank you for chosing me to be included in this great company! You're wonderful!

  2. Congrats on your awards, they are much deserved! And congrats to the great peeps you passed them on to!

  3. Congrats on the awards. Will check out your buddies. :)

  4. Congratulations on your awards, Tina! And thank you so much for paying it forward! You rock, luv! :)

  5. Congrads! Awards are so cool! I will check out all the great pals you honored. :-)

  6. Very cool - congrats!! And thanks for the shout out!! You're awesome. :)

  7. Congrats on the awards! And thanks for the earlier visit.

  8. Congratulations! It must've taken a while to go back through the posts!

  9. Tina, this is my first visit, waving hello from campaign, Romance & Beyond, paranormal romance group 2. Hope you'll return the visit.

    Congrats on your Liebster Blog Award, and for explaining not only what it means, but why it is an honour. I've seen the badge around, but didn't know the origins. Fun!

  10. Thanks everyone! And a shout out to all the Write Campaigners!