Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I Blog, I Write

The amazingly talented author, Elizabeth Spann Craig, awarded me her Blogging Writer Award. When I say, “her” award, I mean really hers. She created it. I’m lucky to take a picture that isn’t blurry, and here she is creating awards. Take a look at it:

Here’s what Elizabeth said inspired her to create the award:
Every day the online community of writers amazes me. I get so much encouragement and inspiration from the blogs that I read and from the wonderful commenters on Mystery Writing is Murder. Among the encouragement I get are awards for my blog. To me, they represent a “Good job!”—which I really appreciate.
I totally agree with her on that.

Here are Elizabeth’s rules for the Blogging Writer Award:
You can post this image to your blog…or not.
You may share this award with others…if you like.
You may adapt or alter this image in any way.
As you can see, I posted her award here for all to see. I have no plans to alter the image since, first of all, it is hers, second of all, I love it as is, and third of all, I know my limitations.

I planned to pass on the award, but Elizabeth had such an extensive list of writers she awarded that just about everyone I might have passed it on to was already on her list. What I do want to do is encourage you to click over to her blog post and pick out one or two on her list that you’ve never visited and go leave them a comment.
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  1. Congratulations on the award. I thought Elizabeth did a great job on designing the award, too. I saved her extensive list of blogs in the hopes of visiting one or two new ones each day.

  2. Congrats! Elizabeth did do such a nice job :) I haven't made it through her list yet - maybe over the holidays.

  3. You're so nice! I had SUCH a hard time designing that thing. I should know my limitations, too! :)

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  4. "You may share this award with others…if you like"

    Best rule ever. I know the intent is pure, but a lot of these awards are basically chain letters.

    I am a little bitter about awards, because my "Foxy Redhead" award never spread the way I wanted it to.

  5. What a great award and so richly deserved. I enjoy Elizabeth's blog and read it almost daily. It is hard to read all the blogs I like daily and get any work done. LOL

  6. Congrats, and well deserved. Elizabeth gave me this one, too, and it is a very impressive list of bloggers to be counted among, pretty cool. I also just LOVE her "requirements" for using it ... nice and loose and Free Spirited (wink)

    Marvin D Wilson

  7. You SO deserve this award, Helen! Not only do you blog daily but you always have something interesting and informative to say.

  8. Congratulations, Helen. I was lucky enough to receive this from Elizabeth as well. I am in awe of her, frankly. Is there anything she can't do?

  9. I love the idea of keeping it to ourselves. : P



  10. Congrats- off to check the list.

  11. Congratulations Helen, very well-designed. .. will go visit her site.
    Merry Christmas to all.

  12. Well done. It's bloody hard to keep doing interesting posts-why is why I've been getting help from guest bloggers like Laura Eno, who gave my blog it's most popular post ever!

  13. I saved the list as well. Could I create such an award? Never in a million years. Congrats on receiving another one, Helen. You've got a terrific blog!


  14. I thank you all for your sweet comments about me. And Elizabeth for sure deserves a good helping of awe for her skills (and her great blog)!

  15. Kudos on receiving this Award. So well deserved, with your wealth of publishing information that you so generously share with us!

  16. Congratulations! What a nice award!

  17. Applause to you, Helen! You are so wonderful and generous with information and support; you deserve it!

    Kudos to you, Elizabeth, for your awesome design!

  18. Congratulatons, Helen. I think Elizabeth created a very classy award logo and her rules are the best ever!

  19. Thank you everyone for your congratulations to me (and to Elizabeth).

  20. Congratulations, and I'll head on over to her post.

  21. Congrats on a well deserved award! And what a nice thing for her to do, letting you "pay it forward" and award it to others if you want.

    Lynda Sappington


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