Saturday, April 10, 2010

On the Sweet Blog Award (Or, Who will I accidentally slight this time?)

Who knew that giving constructive criticism could result in receiving the Sweet Blog Award? Apparently, there are people out there who don’t get offended by comments that are genuinely meant to help them. I don’t mean to sound cynical; it’s just that in most cases, I’ve seen that things don’t always turn out so nicely.

It’s different today because Nicole, at One Significant Moment at a Time, has awarded me this honor after I responded to both her pleas for advice on a query letter. And both times I picked at something – constructively, I believe – in addition to leaving some positive comments. Because Nicole is a writer who obviously wants to improve her craft, she took all the bloggers’ comments to heart. And so there are awards to acknowledge.

The Sweet Blog award is meant for a blog that you think is so friendly and makes you want to visit it often. I also think it pertains to bloggers who post helpful and kind comments. With this award, I have to pass it on to 10 people and those people need to make a post about the award (including the picture and the person who gave it to you).

Now wait, people. If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, you’re a bit tired of these awards. (It’s okay to admit it.) But the “sweet” side of me sees these as the equivalent of The Screen Actors Guild Awards, where your peers want to give credit where credit is due. It’s not the Academy Awards, but even better in a way because of the confidence these awards inspire.

So my ten blogs to honor as being very visitor-friendly?
1. Courtney Barr at Southern Princess
2. Aleighopolis (since we are members of our own mutual admiration club)
3. DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude
4. Dangerous with a Pen
5. Anissa Off the Record
6. KLM at A Rock in My Pocket
7. Maybe Genius
8. Lola Sharp at Sharp Pen/Dull Sword
9. Elaine AM Smith at Still Writing
10. Roxy at A Woman’s Write

This is not to say that the other blogs I follow aren’t stupendous and friendly. It’s just that in this peer-honoring practice of award giving, I’m trying to be fair and recognize everyone. I really do love you all…in that blogger way ;-)


  1. OH.MY.GOD. When is the ceremony? Because I have nothing to wear. NOTHING. OK, I'm gonna have to run down to TJ Maxx this instant and get something sparkly. Is a tube top appropriate, you think? I'm thinking tube top and hot pants.

    Thanks, Wendy! Alas, I am such a lame-o. I must catch up on awards. I have an idea for one myself but I worry people will be ashamed to put the badge up!

    Many thanks,

  2. Awww, thanks Wendy. :o)

    I'm behind on award pots, but I promise to get to posting them soon. I want to make sure you get lots of link deserve it.

    I love you in that bloggy way too!

  3. If I have to wear a tube top and hot pants to this awards show - I'm out.

    Wendy, I chuckled out loud when I read your parentheses. That's us, for sure. But curses! You know I only follow a few blogs. I don't have that "writers' unite!" thing going on like many of you; I'm just a random, "not really sure where I'm going with this" kinda blogger. I may have to sit on this one for awhile. But I do feel the love. Thanks.

  4. Aleigh~Don't feel obligated to pick 10. Just pass it onto one. Then you've spread a bit more "sweet" sunshine ;-)

  5. Ahh!! Thank you so much for the award! I am honored - like you I feel that these awards are wonderful!

    Congrats - you definitely deserve it! ;o)

  6. Wendy! Thanks for the sweet words :)) I'm getting caught up on my blog visits. Hope your day is going great. I'm going to check out the couple blogs linked here I haven't visited yet. Thanks!!

  7. Congrats on your award! I think it is such a cutie! :-)

  8. Wendy that was so kind.

    I'm rockin' a gloss-paint splattered look and experimenting with hair colour to match - as I got roped into the DIYfest here - to find such kind thoughts brightened my evening. :)

  9. Thank you so much, Wendy! It pleases me to know that my blog is visitor-friendly and fun :)

    Now, who is that woman wearing the same dress as me? INCONCEIVABLE.

  10. Wendy,

    I had to come see your blog after seeing your link on maybe genius. Cute award btw! And I'm sure you'll get plenty more to pass out to everyone!