A very kind nomination for an Inspiring Blogger Award!

Well isn’t that a nice surprise for a Sunday Afternoon – the very talented Jeremiah over at Nostrovia! Poetry nominated me for an Inspiring Blogger Award. I was nominated a second time (Wow! when it rains, it pours) by the The Living Notebook, another inspirational blogger if I am any judge of it…
In addition to adding all the other bloggers he nominated to the ones I follow (coincidence? I already follow all but two!) I must pass on the kindness to the 15 Inspiring bloggers I have come across recently:

I know the next rule is I’m supposed to write 7 things about myself, but since that is a rather unspecific set of guidelines, I choose to write 7 things I look for inspiring writers:

  1. Modesty. Knowledge is awesome, and I’m thrilled you choose to share it, but being a show-off is not a turn-on, so you will not be followed. The bloggers listed above are talented AND modest. Key.
  2. Personality. ’nuff said, Angie-don’t-follow-‘bots.
  3. Love of the craft (another one that is obvious if you click any of the links above)
  4. New ideas and new approaches
  5. Insight into their worlds
  6. Conversation in their comments, I like to be talked to when I comment on your blog, and I try to do the same.
  7. Humor. So key to a good blog, even if your writing is serious, try and have fun on your blog!

The kindness of bloggers

A big thank you to Karen over at Drawing Room Days for nominating me for a Beautiful Blogger award (which has a place of honor as my first blog award ever in the right column of my site).

I would like to nominate these bloggers for the award with my thanks for filling my RSS reader with brilliance and whimsy!

1. Ms. Steph Snow over at Bare Knuckle Writer
2. The Writer’s Hands in Those of the Potter’s
3. Ms. Jai Farris over at The Writer’s Advice
4. 900 Pound Gorrilla
5. Mr. Ramiungar over at ramiungarthewriter