Look at this beautiful blog award! It was given to me by Kelly at Cross Your Ts. Kelly is a children’s book writer (you may remember me trying to pass on my Vo Cab idea to her), and she blogs both about her life and about great children’s books. If you need recommendations in that genre, Go To Kelly. I loved her blog immediately the first time I visited, and I’m so touched that she’s awarded me the Bella Sinclair!
You can read about the Bella Sinclair award here: On Ces’s blog. She named it after her friend, saying:
I designed this award to celebrate art in the blogs and to honor the value of friendship, sisterhood, sharing, and caring. It is to be awarded to the gifted, accomplished, eloquent, and talented blogger whose friendship and influence inspire us to do our best.
As you can imagine, wow. I am completely honored. Thanks so much to Kelly! And I’m passing it on to Felicity at Rare Rocks, because I could almost swear the above paragraph was written just for her.
Now, three days after winning my very first blog award (I think, right?) – I won a second one! This one thrilled me right to my toes as well, because – well, first of all, look how cute! And second, my benefactress is Shelli, an author who found my blog goodness knows how and cared to stay. Bless my little blogging heart, I tell ya. Now, this award comes with a couple rules. They are as follows:
1. Pass the award on to 5 most-deserving blogging friends.
2. Link to the author and blog name from whom he/she received the award.
3. Display the award and link to its explanation.
4. The receiver must visit the explanation post and add their name to the list of winners.
5. Winners must repost the rules.
So, Shelli’s blog is called Market My Words, “Rantings and ravings on how authors can better market their book to kids.” And I’m supremely grateful to her for this Superior Scribbler Award and her kind words about my blog.
I’m passing this baby on to Kathy Nickerson, my mom – yes – but also definitely superior in the scribbling; Valerie at Recording the Moments because oy my vey can this girl write about motherhood and family and life; Sarah because she loves Hollywood and Jesus, and her writing voice is sweet and hilarious; Anne & May [no longer blogging], because every DAY they are fresh and funny and motivating; and Haley at Carrying Ballast – Read this post to discover the meaning behind her blog’s name, and you’ll also discover what you can expect on her very thoughtful blog.
This is the linkiest post ever, and you’re probably exhausted from all this name dropping. If this was the Academy Awards, you’d be shooing me back stage to the thank you cam right now so I would just shush already. And since I do hate it when thank you speeches are merely a list of names, I’ll try and sum this up in a nice poignant little blurb.
Blogging is a very audacious sort of thing to do. I’ve probably back-spaced way more words than I have written because of all the sentences about which I can’t imagine you will care. These awards, given by people who didn’t grow up with me or give birth to me or ever even meet me in person – they matter, and I am deeply moved.