Greetings! I'm O-fficially back from my blog break. From a writing standpoint it was a very needed and productive absence. It allowed me to get my ducks in a row--or at least point them in the general direction I'd like to see them headed in the future.
I've been reading a lot of your blogs over the past few weeks and have loved every minute of it. There are soooooo many awesome author and writer blogs out there! Seriously, it gives me a
As such, I figured a great way for me to get things started again would be to say a proper thank you to all of the folks who supported my A-Z blog marathon during the month of April.
NOTE: For more details on the A-Z, and to catch up on my writing tool themed posts, be sure to check out the MORE STUFF: A to Z Toolbox link in the upper portion of the sidebar on the right. You'll find quick links to all of my A-Z posts.
In typical non-serious me fashion, I thought it would be fun to create a blog award for the folks who so awesomely stick by other bloggers. A true badge of gratitude, so to speak, for the real troopers out there. I also thought it would be important to create an award with no strings attached, meaning it wouldn't be an award that would require the recipient to do anything in return. After all, this is about me being grateful and not about me wanting the awardees to discuss their favorite color of Easter Egg or preferred flavor of pudding.
OK, if I'm being completely honest one of my biggest frustrations and failures as a blogger is that I don't always pay proper homage to the folks who go out of their way to say nice things about me. If I get an award of some kind I always try to pop over and say thank you, but I don't always have time to actually post the other stuff that comes with the award. So think of this as the guilt-free, 0 calorie award! :-)
Here she is:
What do you think? Shiny, right?
Now to the important stuff! Here are the folks who took the time to share their thoughts and encouragement during my crazy month of April. Each name is linked to a blog, so please do yourself a favor and check them out if you haven't already. They're a dedicated and talented group!
THE REAL TROOPERS
(I did my best not to miss anyone, but if I did miss you I'm very, very sorry.)