Last Monday, I was pleased to discover that two of my fellow bloggers, online buddies, and beta readers extraordinaire – Bridget Chicoine and Weronika Janczuk – had awarded me the “You Don’t Say? Super Comments Award.” Although I’ve been blogging regularly for a couple months now and doing my best to comment on other folks’ blogs (after reading all the other comments, of course), I’m not always as consistent a visitor as I’d like to be. Thus, believe me when I say, I’m tickled by and grateful for this honor.
So, thanks, Bridget and Weronika – I appreciate the nod!
In keeping with the tradition of these awards, I’m supposed to pass it along to five more “super-commenting” bloggers. Now, although I received these two awards on the same day (and could, therefore, get away with combining them), I’ll pretend I received them days apart... which means that I plan to honor ten bloggers, not just five. Now, these ten bloggers not only make me feel warm and fuzzy by consistently and/or meaningfully commenting on my near-daily posts, but, as Bridget so eloquently explained on her website, they also, “as a general rule... graciously acknowledge each comment left on their posts.” And, just like Bridget, I don't take for granted the time spent making their followers and commenters feel welcome.
So, without further ado, here are the ten treasured commenters (including the two that gave me the award – sorry, ladies, if the shoe fits and all...):
Stephanie Faris of Steph in the City
Bridget Chicoine of J.B. Chicoine...Aspiring Novelist
Chris of A misinterpreted wave
Weronika Janczuk of Weronika Janczuk
Stephanie Damore of Stephanie Damore
D.L. Strange (a.k.a. Strange Fiction) of Ranch Girl Ramblings
Anita Laydon Miller of Anita Laydon Miller’s Blog
The author of TheWordWire.com
Bryan Russell (a.k.a. Ink) of The Alchemy of Writing
Morgan Xavier of The Fire in Her Eyes
As my pal Bridget wrote on her blog, “the only requirement for claiming your award” is to “pass it on to five other worthy commenters!”
Oh, and as a final note, I’d like to thank my new friend Becky Johnson, whom I met at my book signing on August 1st. Since we met, we’ve discovered all sorts of commonalities – including our connections to New Orleans, the West Coast, northern Michigan, and Kentucky (the site of my novel, Hollow Souls) – and in recent weeks, she’s been a terrific contributor to my blog. In fact, I would’ve honored her with the “You Don’t Say?” award, too, but, alas, she doesn’t have a blog of her own. What a major bummer – ‘cause, as funny and enthusiastic as she is, she’d surely put my blog to shame. Here’s hoping that she’ll join the blogosphere soon!
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