Monday, February 1, 2010

Prolific Blogger Award

Today Christi Craig, at Writing Under Pressure, gave me the Prolific Blogger Award. Christi is an enthusiastic blogger and a talented writer - thank you!

It's hard to believe that I am entering the third year of this blog; and that I still don't have my website up to where I had originally envisioned it. But it's all good. I have been able to maintain my blog and it has been a wonderful experience and given me a reason to keep writing.
Sometimes when I feel like my creativity is tapped out and I could never string two sentences together to send out into the world, I remember this blog. I've had to lighten up on myself a bit - to not feel bad when I don't post daily as I originally thought I would.

My stated goal when I started was three times a week. And I secretly hoped I would be able to do it daily. But I'm not there yet. And I have kept up with the three times a week minimum. I'm still evolving what I'm doing with it - and still dream of getting my website up in full working order - and I am keeping it going.

Thank you, again, Christi. For your website and this award.

Click on over to Advance Booking, to see the rules of this award, which includes
Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. Spread some love!
So - here is my list of seven prolific bloggers! (A girl's gotta be conventional and follow the rules sometimes!)

1. Serena Barton / Art of Your Life
An artist, counselor, educator. She posts news of upcoming workshops and classes, found objects to inspire, helpful hints, updates - including pictures - of beautiful artwork from her new studio and from her students.

2. Sven Bonnichsen / the Scarlet Letters
This one should be for both Gretchin and Sven of Scarlet Star Studios; but I listed Sven since most of the posts have been his recently. But they both have earned the award for prolific blogger and prolific creative artists and writers and arts advocates.

3. Mead Hunter / BLOGORRHEA
Writing, theater, creativity, editing. Life! In his own words: "[blaw-guh-ree-uh] –noun: 1. pathologically incoherent, repetitious blogging. 2. incessant or compulsive holding forth on-line. 3. wearisome volubility aimed at an unsuspecting virtual readership."

4. Shell / A Cabin in the Woods: One Mama and Her Pursuit of a Writing Life
A brave woman, admirable writer, awesome mother, whom I met at a writing workshop in beautiful Oaxaca, Mexico. One helluva human being who is writing about "Creating the Life I Dream About."

5. Lois Leveen / macaronimaniac
Writer, performer, creative human whom I had the pleasure of sharing a writing workshop with a couple of summers ago.

6. Kelly Johnson / Run Oregon
There are a few other contributors to this blog; but most of it is from Kelly. No, I am not a runner (as readers of my blog know); but I am a walker and many of the events she writes about include walking portions. She provides tips and tricks and shares stories of events. It is inspirational and funny and she does an excellent job of keeping us up on what's happening with running/walking events.

7. Ariel Gore / Ariel Gore
Ariel is, well, Ariel. She was my inspiration (teacher) to jump back into writing and a force (mentor, workshop facilitator) that keeps me going, even when I wonder why I'm writing again. She is insightful, witty, open, and one of the most excellent editors I've ever had give feedback and suggestions on my writing. She is an excellent teacher/facilitator and a presence this world needs. Her writing is honest and real and complex, whether it's fiction, memoir, journalism, or psychology (like her just released book on women and Happiness).