Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Passing on the Blogger BFF Award

During the A to Z Blog Challenge, Lydia Kang of The Word is My Oyster passed the Blogger BFF Award on to Arlee Bird of tossing it out and host of the challenge. Arlee was kind enough to pass the award on to every one of the participants in his challenge. Be sure to visit Lydia's blog. It's fun, it's fresh, and it's full of writerly thoughts.

I think the award is cute as can be, and since I have lots of blogger BFFs, I decided to pick five blogs and spread the love.

The first is the group blog for Northern Colorado Writers, the brainchild of Kerrie Flanagan. Kerrie is the director of NCW and chief of the Northern Colorado Writers Conference. Since most of the members are about an hour north of Denver, we would be writer orphans without NCW's support. Kerrie has recently turned some of the blog posting duties over to other members, so I hope you'll drop by The Writing Bug and see what they have to say.

The second blog is It's a Mystery. Elspeth Antonelli combines her sense of humor and her wisdom as she writes about writing. I've never read a boring post on her blog, and I learn something every time I stop by.

Elizabeth Spann Craig of Mystery Writing is Murder was, like Elspeth, one of the first blogger friends I made almost a year ago when I started. Elizabeth is a great resource for writers, especially mystery writers, and she shares tons of information each week on Twitter and on her blog.

Kay Theodoratus and Tim Northberg were two of the first friends I made after I joined Northern Colorado Writers. Both have written fantasy novels and are looking for agents/publishers. Kay blogs at Lessons from my Reading and focuses on the joys of the revision process and the art of queries. Tim Northberg blogs at The Darth Writer. His current life and blogging project revolves around learning how not to sweat the small stuff. Both of these writers/bloggers are interesting and entertaining (and you learn stuff when you go there).

So there you have it. Seven blogs to check out (including Lydia and Arlee). I hope you find someone new on this list.


Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the award, it is cute. Thanks for the new links to check out.

Thoughts in Progress

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

I'll check some of these links out. Thanks. Nice award. I've been busy editing and researching so I've missed some posts. I'm going to order some books this week. Do you have a favourite? Your books I'm talking about. Happy writing and gardening, Simon.

Michele Emrath said...

Congrats on making it through the A to Z challenge and getting this award! And thanks for the new links. Elspeth's site is truly witty, you're right. I just realized the other day it's been waaaaaaaaay too long since I've been there. On my way...


Clarissa Draper said...

Those are some great blogs. I'm glad you picked them. The new ones, I'm going to go check out.

CD (formerly ann)


Will check them out at my leisure,


Elspeth Antonelli said...

Thank you Patricia for your very kind words - and thanks to Michele as well! Now I'm feeling the pressure to be witty and wise, which will be a sure-fire reason why I'm about to stare at my blank New Post screen and realize (once again) "Yep, I've got nothing. Time to fake it again."

I agree about Elizabeth - her blog is fantastic - and I shall check out these new links!

Ann said...

Congratulations on the award Patricia. Thank you for these new blog links. I look forward to checking them out.

Kay said...

Hey, thanks for mentioning me. I've already picked up a couple followers from this. It's always nice when you know you aren't talking to yourself. I'm always happy to see your new posts on my blog roll. (I think that's the right term.)

Am I supposed to do something with the award? Like pass it on? I don't think I have the technical skills to do it. ... Hey, I can't even get Twitter to work right.

Lydia Kang said...

Hey Patricia,
Thanks for the shout out, and congrats on your well-deserved award! I'm looking forward to meeting your fellow bloggers up there!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Thanks for the heads up on all those great blogs. I shall hop on over to read.

By the way, I tagged you in my post.


Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

That is the CUTEST award! I love it. Thanks so much, Patricia! You were one of my very first blogging friends. :)

Mystery Writing is Murder

Jenny S. said...

Hi, Pat. Thanks for the plug for The Writing Bug, and for the links to so many other fine blogs!

Jemi Fraser said...

Great choices! Congrats on the award and completing the challenge!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your adorable and deserved award. It looks like you passed it on to other deserving bloggers that have amazing sites.

Thanks for sharing their blogs with us!

Kerrie said...

Thanks for the BFF award Pat. It means a lot to me. You are always very good about getting out there, visiting blogs, commenting and giving out awards. When I grow up I want to be just like you! :-)