Last week, I was the honored recipient of this lovely award from my A-Z Challenge co-host, MJ Joachim. This lovely lady writes several blogs:
Lots of Crochet Stitches
You know how much I love awards, AND how hard I'm working on brevity, so instead of giving the award to 12 people, I've picked three. They are listed in the order of when we met.
Brian Miller of WaystationOne has been my faithful reader since I started blogging five years ago. I truly have NO idea how he found me, but he's read just about every post I've ever written, and that's loyalty to me. Yes, I've given him awards just about every time I give them. He's that important to me. He's encouraged, suggested,gently critiqued, and just generally been a true friend through thick and thin. Thanks, and ...smiles.
Cheryl of Deckside Thoughts I probably met about the same time as Brian. She has been a constant fixture in my blogging life. She is one of the rare folks who will actually take seriously that little blurb above the comment box and give an actual critique. As in this was good but this was bad so go work on that. PRICELESS. Thanks, Cheryl, for always being true.
The other person who also defines loyalty to me is Gary Pennick of Klahanie. He's completely all about others, and is devoting his life to helping those with the stigma of mental illness. As someone who suffers from depression, I was instantly at home at his blog, just from his bio. We've been friends ever since. I also don't know how we met, but it was probably through Alex, who knows everyone...
I have so many other dear, important, special and loyal friends upon whom I could bestow this award. So I hereby reserve the right to give out the other 9 at a later date.
As to the seven facts about me? Really? You don't know me yet? Life is Good is about my life. I use my life to practice writing, and I'm not shy. If you are new, I do have this handy "About Me" tab up there under the pretty sunflower and flamingo banner that Jeremy made me when he designed my whole blog.
So please visit my friends, and Alex and Jeremy and the rest of the co-hosts and minions and new blogger friends I've recently met through the A-Z sign-ups...MJ already gave them this award to them in groups, so I thought I'd pass it on to friends from other places. Even though it's training camp time for the Challenge in April, it doesn't mean it's all I'll be writing about. I promise ;-)
P.S Can you imagine how long this would have been if I'd given it to TWELVE people? Who is important in YOUR blogging life? Please share so I can go meet them.
P.P.S WELCOME BACK JEREMY! One of our co-hosts, and buddy of mine broke his ankle but is back in cyber-space today! We are so relieved.