Monday, August 22, 2011

Thank You for the Appreciated Follower Award

It’s Monday. Yay! I’m off from hair loppings today and I can proudly say I survived another back-to-school raid. Yes, a raid. Literally, nice and normal parents come into the shop baring fangs and claws with their little angels who automatically morph into squirming, screaming Mexican Jumping Beans. Schwoo! It’s over until next year.

So now I’ve got time to give a proper Thank You to Fi @ Fi's Magical Writing Garden. She writes about a plethora of subjects from what she’s doing to instructing other writers on ‘how to’s’. You all should go visit her.

Oh and, here’s my shiny new award.


There’s rules of course. Hate those little buggers but here they are:

  • Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
  • Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog.
  • Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
  • And most of all - have bloggity-blog fun.

Okay. So now it’s time to pass this on. This isn’t going to be easy because I’ve got hundred twenty-four followers and I love you all. I also appreciate your comments but there are a few who faithfully comment, and here they are:

Beth @ All Kidding Aside

Eve @ The Desert Rocks

Laura @ A Simple Happy Life

The Golden Eagle @ The Eagle's Ariel Perspective

William @ Speak of the Devil

Thank you all!

Future posts to come:

Contessa and Arthur’s Panty Challenge

Making Our Writing Real

A Book Review: Lisa Olsen’s, The Touch

For now, I’ll leave you with this. A little Chinese proverb or brain fart from last night’s fortune cookie:

Everything should be made as simple as possible…but not simpler.

How can we apply that one to our writing?

Happy blogging, reading, and writing!



  1. Cute blog. I'll visit the site. Thank you for mentioning it.

  2. Congratulations on the award. You deserve it!

  3. I love that fortune cookie saying and writing wise I guess for me it would mean to communicate to the most with easy, simple language rather than huge, fancy three dollar words. Thanks for the award--I will acknowledge it one day.This time I'm thanking everyone for two other awards and giving out some awards of my own! I do appreciate you--big time!

  4. I like the brain fart fortune cookie.

    Looking forward to seeing what Contessa and Arthur have to say for themselves!

  5. Thanks guys. Hope you all realize there are more than just the five I posted who comment regulary.

  6. I'll pop over and visit the site later ... and congrats on the award !

  7. I am soooo looking forward to what Arthur and Contessa wear for underwear...I imagine her's made out of chocolate...LOL

    Thanks for the award!

  8. I took my ten year old for a haircut today. I expected to have an hour wait. But we were the only ones - apparently we just got lucky - the masses had come and gone. Have a relaxing evening. :)

  9. Oooh! Love the quote! And congrats on the award!

  10. Congrats on the award and to those you passed it on to

  11. Nice message from the fortune cookie. I need to apply that right now to life AND writing.

    Congratulations on your award!

  12. @ Tonja: You were very lucky then.

    @Beth: Actually, Contessa would like chocolate on Arthur.

    @Allison: Thank you. I love fortune cookie wisdom.

    @Lynda: Thank you.

    @Shannon: Crack open a fortune cookie for wisdom. And thank you.

  13. Congratulations, Shelly! You deserve it. Dang, I wish I could figure out how to stick my awards on the side. Have a great day! :)

  14. Thanks, Shelly!

    We're looking forward to Contessa and Arthurs' take on the challenge!

  15. Absolutely fantastic blog!!! Glad I found it! Love it!!!

    Lola x

  16. Glad you survived the raid. I like your saying. It makes a lot of sense when it comes to writing. If it's simple, it makes it easier to reader. Too simple and the reader will (rightly) think that the writer is underestimating his/her intelligence.


  17. @Lola: Thanks for stopping by.

    @Misha: I couldn't agree more with you.


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