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Honest [S]crap Blog Award

6 April 2009 8 Comments
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The Honest [S]crap Blog Award

The Award and Rules:

This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.

Apparently the rules are as follows:

1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.

2. Choose a minimum of 5 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

(There wasn’t an icon, but I think this is the same one that ‘Rhada McKai’ did a while back, so I’m snagging it…lol.)

3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

Honest Crap Blog Folks:

M.R. Sellars – I’ve been cozying up with Murv’s books for nearly 9 years, right since the first one came out and I won a signed copy in a contest. I contacted (read started stalking) him somewhere around the release of the second book, and over the years he’s become a dear friend and mentor. His blog is as honest as a blog is going to get, and funny, too. Ya’ll definitely have to check out the latest posts, with ‘tweets’ from the road.

Catherine J. Gardner – I think I’ve known Cate for about a year, or a bit more perhaps. Her stories are amazing, which has led to an awe inspiring list of credits – the woman has been on a roll for quite a while – and you’ll see why when you stop over there. When she writes about writing, the ups and downs, the rest of us can stop and say “Okay. Cate’s got a point. Back to the grind!”

Gina Ranalli – Gina is just one of those folks who grabs you by your collar, tells you to keep going (and I always hear an “or else” in there…) and walks behind you a little ways to make sure you do it. Okay, at least that post did that for me, okay? sheesh. ;) She posts from the heart. She posts from life, as she sees it, and we should all see it through her eyes even if for just a brief moment. You will love the Gina!

Bob Freeman – I started reading Bob’s blog at myspace, and now read both Occult Detective and the myspace version. Even if they’re the same posts, I read ‘em both. Bob writes about his work, his family, his views, his incredible insights into various paranormal/supernatural shows (Lost and Supernatural), his ghost hunting… the man is far too busy for just one person. I am almost constantly in awe, and when I’m not, I’m dumbfounded.

Kim Paffenroth – Mr. Dr. Sir. has one of those funny, honest ways of writing that just makes me think I might want to be like him when I grow up. I find inspiration in his posts, from the mundane to the philosophical, to the simple posts on progress through slush piles. No matter what, I’m almost always coming away with something (even if it is just an unholy jealousy that he got to a Judas Priest concert [ jealous whine here ]) and most often it’s a smile.

Michele Lee – Michele was one of three writers I was nervous to become acquainted with from the CWW forum days (she, Louise and Kevin actually, lol). She had a spark, a determination in her goals and life that just frankly terrified me. She’s been amazing throughout a rocky friendship, willing to talk things out rather than drag them on. Her life is on her blog; the good, the bad and the crazy (half the siding on her house was ripped off during a storm, and the pictures of that damage, and the ice storm this past winter! Eeep… ).

Murder by 4 – A blog run by four authors, Murder by 4 shares not only their thoughts on the publishing world, but little glimpses into their lives – and others as well.

10 Honest Things About Me:

1) I run off at the fingers, often without thinking (or, over-thinking), but only sometimes regretting what I’ve typed.

2) My self-confidence took a hit a while back, and it’s not recovering as quickly as I’d have hoped. Hence a lot of the snark.

3) I bite before I bark.

4) I have musical tastes that drive my friends insane.

5) I have ducked around corners in order to avoid speaking to family and old friends.

6) I’d like to try honesty with my family, but my version of honesty and theirs are two different things.

7) I’ve never really run into that much outwardly visible discrimination because of my religious beliefs. I’ve been skipped for jobs/parties/groups/organizations because of my last name (maiden and married), because of my size, because of my sex, because I’m divorced (that was hilarious once I got over the uncomfortable part) but no one has outright come out and said “You’re a witch, you’re not welcome.”

8) I’ve actually looked into turning people into toads, but that requires a level of study into alchemy that I find boring, and gave up after page five.

9) I have a ghost in my room. Yes, really – along with at least five others in the house. My spidey-sense tells me it’s not necessarily a ghost, but the OBS of a dear friend, checking in. If that’s the case… well, he can stop watching me sleep now, thanks.

10) I am a big girl. JodiMeez is lying when she looks like that — >
The hair however, is fabulous, so I’m gonna do it like that next time.

Now then – Kevin? Let Frank off the leash long enough to nibble one cheerleader. She doesn’t need to save the world, I swear. ;)