Monday, March 26, 2012

Melynda over at The Contemplative Cat honored me with the Versatile blogger award.  Am I versatile? Not so sure. Mostly I talk about writing. 

I have a few friends who refrain from passing around awards or who feel burdened by the awards. Not me.  Every time someone so honors me, a link is formed between their blog and mine.  Melynda took that a step further and purposefully used passing on the award as a means of making more links with other bloggers and helping out those of us she selected.  Thank you, Melynda. 

She gathered some names from the A to Z Challenge site and I was lucky enough to be picked.  The challenge is only a week away and I'm already making new friends.  I want to do a group thank to all those people who take the time to organize challenges, blogger awards and blogfests. I can't always participate but when I do, it's always helpful in expanding my online presence.  So link over to Melynda's and learn a little bit about her and find some more cool links.

Want to join a blog fest or challenge.  Visit L. Diane Wolfe if you know some sad songs.  Having security issues as a writing, share those insecurities by joining the Insecure Writers Support Group.  Want to really meet a lot of fun bloggers, join the A to Z challenge

Now I'm not passing on the blogger award but I do want to link to a friend of mine who has his first horror novel coming out in April. George R. Appelt Jr. has his trailer up for Shepherd's Fall.

Now only a few things about myself I'm supposed to share with everyone as part of the blogger award.

1. I jog between 5 and 6 miles nearly everyday.
2. I'm retiring from teaching after 33 years in June, 2013.
3. I grew up on a family dairy farm and got up some days at 4 a.m. to milk the cows before school.
4. I hate getting up early.
5. My grandfather was a semi-famous moonshiner during Prohibition.

Enough about my regular, middle class American self.  What do you think of blog awards? Are you up to any blog challenges lately?


  1. Thanks for reminding everyone about the IWSG. Don't want it to get lost in the A to Z shuffle next week.
    And you have me beat - I only jog two to three miles a day.

  2. Blog awards are great. It's a nice way to say thank you to all the great blogs out there :)

  3. I think about jogging between 5 and 6 miles nearly every day...

    I'm pretty neutral on the subject of blog awards. I never tag anyone or award any myself but I always thank a blogger who's awarded one to me.

    I'm doing the A to Z challenge next month. I haven't prepped any posts though so my theme this year going to be "winging it"...

  4. Susan, thank you for mentioning my blogfest.

    And congrats on the award.

  5. Congrats on the award and on retirement. I look forward to more of your great writing. Thank you so much for mentioning my book and the trailer.

  6. Hi Susan, I hope you don't mind but I've just tagged you for the Lucky Seven Meme. You have to go to page 77 of your Work in Progress and select line 7 and copy out the next 7 lines of sentences, or paragraphs then find seven more people to tagged. It's a great way to promote your book or WIP.

    Hope you can join in.
    PS. sorry if you have already been tagged.

  7. Congrats on the award! You jog 5-6 miles every day! I'm impressed!

  8. Congrats on the award! What a fun way to get to know you a bit, Susan. I'm a new follower.

    I'm with you on disliking getting up early in the morning. I'm a night owl.

    I look forward to following your blog!