Monday, March 26, 2007

I'd like to thank the academy...

What an honor! Becca gave me a "thinking blogger" award! So sweet! I really can't believe it. I feel like I just won an Oscar.

I will definitely play along and make other people feel as good as I do! Here are the rules: Think of five bloggers that provide you with some flavorful, spicy, comforting, food for thought, and then:

1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to the original post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display your 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.

And the winners are.... (I cheated and picked more than 5. Sorry!)
1- Of course I have to give a shout out to the three women who keep me blogging (and from going crazy in general), my fellow MFAers Fat Charlatan, Transitions Ink, and The Repeater. All of these women are so smart in every sense of the word, and so generous and supportive, too. They have really made my MFA experience what it is!

2- And I'd like to honor two other writer friends who were also my bosses back when I interned at a publishing company: BostonErin and Poet Mom. Poetmom is such an ingenious poet--both in how she writes and how she thinks about ways to market her writing. Erin has had so much wonderful success in the recent past that she is a true inspiration.

3- My last category is people whom I don't know in real life. It's amazing how much inspiration you can get from total strangers, and how great it is to "meet" people online: Tori has such wonderful, honest posts. Gogo writes about grad school and finding her way through the world beautifully, and, lastly, this is a new blog I found recently and have been really touched by: Hallelujahs Best Blogger Tips


FatCharlatan said...

Awwww. This has made my gloomy and dreary day! Thank you, Bug--and back at you and then some! I agree with all your nominations as well! :)

TI said...

Awwwww. This cheered me up so much. Thank you, Bug. You keep me going too (as do FC and Repeater). Now who can I tag? This will be a challenge.

Tori said...

You just made my day!
I am so glad to have discovered you too and look forward to reading your new posts!
Thanks for honor!

January said...

Awwww. (I just wanted to say that because FC and Ti said it, too.)

You know, because you have gotten this award, it's like an award for all of us! Congrats on the first of many writing/blogging awards.

Becca said...

I totally agree with all your choices...they are all on my list of favorite thinking bloggers!

Thanks for sharing all your experiences, which are so inspiring to me. I feel as if I'm going through the MFA process sort of vicariously with you :)

Repeater said...

Well, thanks for that, bug (you certainly did cheat though!). I hope you know how I feel about you too (that means I admire & respect you).

Tammy said...

Congrats on your award and good luck with the MFA :)

GoGo said...

Wow! Somehow I missed this and then a random google my way found me here. You so rock. Your my writing inspiration. It takes effort and you do it with so much fun.


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