Monday, January 5, 2009

I Heart Your Blog Nominees

Before Christmas break I was honored with the I Heart Your Blog award. I should have immediately shot out this post. Instead, I waited, and now nearly every blog I read has the award. It's a small blogosphere!

I wanted to award all writers, the way Kimberly Derting did when she gave this badge of honor to me, but most of my favorite author blogs already have the stamp of love. (Sadly, despite my husband's belief that I am blogging allllllll the time, I actually only have a few very passionate reads daily, some of whom are personal friends with more personal interest blogs). This will be a more eclectic list, I'm afraid.

So, here are the “official” rules:

1) Add the logo of your award to your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Numbers 1 and 2: Done. Number 3 I am breaking, although not for lack of trying to find seven great, uninitiated blogs. There are a few personal friends I read that I'm not tagging here, mostly because I don't think they'd want to go through this process and find seven new ones of their own. (I still think you're great though! I do heart your blogs!!)

So with no further ado, here are my choices:

Miss Snark's First Victim Not one particular writer, but a collection of them... a veritable community of writers whose personalities are as big as their talents. They critique, they contest, they share, they write awesome Christmas songs.... and best of all - anyone can join in!

2009 Debutantes (A Feast of Awesome) Kimberly Derting turned me on to this great blog of debut authors. I love that they are both just a step away from where I am, and yet on the other side of a great big chasm. This is a new blog for me, but I've already loved getting to know these awesome debutantes.

Patricia Wood Aboard SV Orion I actually read Pat's book Lottery before I read her blog, which made it all the more amazing that she was so real and human and wonderful! If you comment, she replies. If you email, she emails back. She has a terrific sense of humor, and some awesome photography on her blog (hey, she lives on a boat in Hawaii... she better post photos!). And she has a very interesting cat...

Moose In the Kitchen Moose is the only one on my list not clamoring to get published, but her blog is publish-worthy. She writes about her life, the day in and day out, with incredible honesty and a fantastic sense of very wry humor.

Sue Seeger - Sue, like me, is a writer without an agent yet, with high hopes for a great 2009, a fun-looking family, and cool insights into a variety of topics. I first got to know Sue by her regular commenting on my other friend blogs. I hope, this year, to get to be her friend, too.

So there you have it. I'm off to let them know. And the rest of you - if I could give you two awards I would!


  1. I'm trying I really am!!! I at least linked you lol!!! I'm trying to figure out how to copy the heart...I am SUCH an anti-techi

  2. YAY Great blogs, I agree!

    I guess it's time for us to go out and find more, huh. ;)

  3. Hi Heidi-- Wow! Thanks! I had the same reaction as you to the blog awards. When I first saw them around Christmas I had family in town and was draped with toddlers so couldn't reciprocate.
    Even now am trying to catch up!
    Thanks so much! So thrilled to have another writer to hang with.
    --sue seeger

  4. Hey Heidi! I'm so glad you're back. Great blogs, I'm going around checking them out now!!!

    Hope to see more of you this year!

  5. Pat - If you move your cursor over the logo and then right click, you just save the heart to your computer, then upload it as a photo. Perhaps there's a better way... maybe at some point it was a link??? But that's how I did it. Very low tech!

    Kimberly - I tried to leave a message last night on the Debutantes, but I didn't have an account and I can't log on as a blogger...grrr! So off I go to sign up for one more account I won't remember the password for! :)

  6. Sue - is it possible to catch up??? I may need another holiday for that!

    Jen - it's crazy how many great blogs there are out there.... us writers... well, we like to write, eh? :)

  7. Thank you! That's just lovely. I will be copying and pasting that into my document labelled "Warm Fuzzies." Yes, I do have such a document. Why do you ask? :)