Saturday, August 11, 2007

And the Oscar goes to...

Some time ago, the lovely Jen of A Snowball's Chance... granted me this award.

A few weeks later the inimitable Swamp Witch of Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes, issued me this award.
I am quite honored to be recognized by these outstanding ladies. You probably recognize Swamp Witch as one of the premier creative bloggers. If you have not met Jen, rush over to her site. You will see that she herself exudes thoughtfulness both in her blog and in her comments.


As these things go, there are guidelines for accepting these awards. "The Thoughtful Blogger Award is one of five distinct awards in a series of awards created by Writers Reviews' intuitive, creative and most thoughtful blogger herself, Christy Zutautas. There is a specific description for each award listed here along with the award rules. Writers Reviews has created a way to honour the bloggers we admire in a personable way on an individual basis, that frees us to celebrate each blogs unique contribution.”


Honestly, either one or both of these honors should be granted to most of the blogs that I visit. A number of folks are creating high-quality output on a regular basis. In this post, I would like to recognize some of these efforts.


My good friend, Gawilli of Back in the Day , is both a thoughtful blogger and creative blogger. Her thoughtfulness is exemplified in her entries concerning social justice. Gawilli demonstrates this thoughtfulness here and here. Her delightful creativity is illustrated throughout her blog as she takes back us in time by writing about her mom and dad and many other topics. However in one post, Gawilli was both extremely creative and thoughtful. If you are skipping the links, be sure to look at this one. You will see the depth of her creativity and thoughtfulness in this post. Thereby, I wish to honor my friend, Gawilli, with both a Creative Blogger Award and a Thoughtful Blogger award.





Lynne of A New Jersey Girl is extremely talented photographer and shares her beautiful wildlife photographs on a regular basis. Thus, Lynne is certainly deserving of a Creative Blogger award. Look here and here to see examples of her dramatic photography.


Tod of A Bridge of Cows has declared his blog to be a tag-free zone, which is clever as well as thoughtful and creative. So although Tod may spurn the award, he too should sport a Creative Blogger award.

Sunshine of And the Pursuit of Happiness is indeed a creative blogger. She created the fun and festive blog prom. Furthermore, by organizing a group of guest posters, Sunshine setup an entertaining travelogue through the United States when she was on vacation. Thus, this Creative Blogger award goes to the lovely Miss Sunshine.

Finally, although I could go on and on, I recognize Captain Corky of Corky's Log as a Creative Blogger. Those of you that visit his blog will surely agree that Corky's brand of sarcasm is top-notch. Where would we be without a regular dose of Corky? Furthermore, he and his lovely wife Allyson have created the most fabulous baby. If you visit for the humor, Corky always has a bonus picture of Max to keep his millions of readers happy.

If you are a regular visitor to these blogs, you will undoubtedly concur with my choices. If you have not had the delight of these blogs, check them out today. I heartily recommend these five blogs for your regular reading pleasure.

10 comments:

willowtree said...

Congratulations on getting them and nice work on awarding them. I only read a couple of the blogs you mentioned but I wholeheartedly agree with them as recipients. I'm sure the ones I don't read are equally deserving.

Christy said...

Wow! Thank you! What a nice thing to say! Great post, and congratulations on your award! :)

gawilli said...

Congratulations and thank you my friend. Your kind words are much appreciated. I will do my best to live up to your accolades. Guess I better go be creative and thoughtful. Did I ever tell you that I don't work well under pressure?

susan said...

Big applause for the ones I already know about (including yours!) and I'll be heading over to see the new ones.

Pamela said...

OH NO. more blogs to read.

daddy d said...

These awards show the quality that goes into their author's work. The sharing of thoughts is a very good activity.

captain corky said...

I'm very touched MJD. It means a lot coming from you. :) And congrats to you as well.

Tod said...

Why thank you MJD, I'm touched. And me spurn an award? Never! Besides this is the first one that I haven't actually cajoled out of someone! Lol!

Beckie said...

Congrats on your awards - they are well deserved!

Sunshine said...

Thanks so much, I will get that sucker added! You are so nice and I think the travel series was most excellent, yours being one of my favorites! :)