17 Aug 2011

Blog Love.

Time and time again I'm surprised at how supportive and genuinely kind our blogger-writer community is.

As an example of blog love: last week, the witty and wonderful Margo Lerwill of Urban Psychopomp passed on the Liebster Blog award to me with the much-appreciated words:
'K.C. Woolf at The Woman Condition has an interesting blog. Though many of her posts don’t directly address writing, they often address it in an indirect (and compelling) way.' (1)
Needless to say I was happy, even more so because it felt like she 'got' my blog. Underneath the variety of topics runs my writing. Nearly everything I touch on in my blog plays a part in my novel, be it as inspiration, setting, writing tool or one of the tiny details that make a story more lively and real.

Like most awards, this one comes with a few rules guidelines:
  1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
  2. Reveal your top 5 picks (blogs with under 200 followers) and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
  4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
  5. And most of all - have bloggity-blog fun!
As befits a good girl, here we go:

1. A sincere thank you to writer Margo Lerwill of Urban Psychopomp. Go check out her blog if you haven't already!

2. My top 5 picks:
  • Bards and Prophets by L.G. Smith. She is smart, funny and interesting. A true writer. Her blog seems to attract like-minded people, and I've met a lot of great fellow writers there.
  • Girl Wizard Suze. Suze has a knack for describing everyday life with an eye for those details that turn the ordinary into an adventure.
  • Munk Davis, who is ... different, in a very good way. He makes me laugh, think and wonder, and the opening lines he so generously shares are brilliant.
  • Blue Skies Sunny Days. I only met Linda recently, and I'm gradually reading through her blog. I'm intrigued by her open-minded outlook on life – sometimes gentle and understanding, sometimes sharp and uncompromising. On top of that: she's an INTP (like my husband and several of my friends).
  • An Endless Fascination with Stories by Toby Neal. I love Toby. She's got tons of personality, is incredibly supportive of her writer friends, and she's about to embark on the next stage of her writing adventure. She lives in Hawaii and often posts great pictures that make me want to move.

3. Done.

4. I do.

5. Okay!
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  1. Congratulations! What great picks. Don't you love the name Bards and Prophets? So creative. Wish my mind worked like that.

  2. Thank you, dear K.C.! I follow and enjoy every one of the other blogs with the exception of Toby so I'm off to check out her blog for the first time. Thanks!

  3. Thanks so much K.C!
    I think the hard part of this will be limiting my list to my 5 top blogs. Ah well...
    Such a nice start to this beautiful sunny day.

  4. Congratulations on the award. Much deserved.

  5. Congrats - cool, some new blogs to check out.

  6. Angela: you write such great poetry and yet you doubt your mind? *blink*

    Suze: her blog's great, even when she writes about porn :-)

    Linda: great to hear. Have a great day! :-)

    Delores: /bow. (Thanks!) :-)

    Karen: thank you, and please do – they are worthy. :-)

  7. Hey, thanks K.C.

    You know I LOVE your blog too. And you've mentioned a few up there I haven't seen yet. I'll have to check them out. Thanks!

    And who does Angela think she is? The way her mind works is what all creative people aspire to. She's got the imagery thing down solid. :)

  8. Thanks for kind words KC. You had me at "different".
    Love your blog and the other deservings... I'll check out Toby.

  9. Congratulations! I checked out your friends. :)

  10. L.G.: sounds like we'll have to start an Angela-self-awareness campaign! :-)

    Munk: it felt like the most accurate word. There were others (all positive) but less appropriate. :-)

    Laila: thanks! :-)

  11. Congrats on the award. I enjoy your blog :D

  12. I am a recent fan of Linda's as well. I'm here from her link. She is indeed very sharp; I appreciate that. ~Mary

  13. Don't you just love blogger awards. Congrats on yours :-)

  14. Thanks, Sam and Lynda. Great you stopped by! :-)


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