Saturday, April 03, 2010

Awards and Contests, Oh My!

It's Saturday (and not raining - that's for you, Tamara, because really you are dying to know!) and time for some awards! Thank you so much to everyone who's given me an award this week. I really appreciate it! I'm sorry that some of award photos are missing; my computer kept crashing when I tried to upload them. I'm going to stir its noodle in a second, grr!

I won the Silver Lining Award from the lovely Ann Elle. This goes out to:

Straight From Hel - love her great advice.

The Alliterative Allomorph - new to me but I can't wait to read more!

Craziness, College, and a Little Creativity - really enjoyed her recent poem.

Michelle Teacress - another new one to me.

Thanks so much to Christine for the Blog Buddie Award! She's recently reached 100 followers and I think she's now over 120! Yay Christine.

Thanks, too, to Nicole at One Significant Moment at a Time, who also gave me the Blog Buddie Award. I love the very title of Nicole's blog, and her posts are filled with great tips and advice.

This one goes out to:

Just Jemi - She seems so lovely and friendly.

Pink Tea and Paper - I love the title of her blog - it just makes me feel good - as do her comments and posts!

Coming Down the Mountain: From Reclusive Writer to Published Author - Karen's generous with her comments and I really looking forward to her posts.

...And This Time, Concentrate! - Because I don't like looking at saggy body parts at Wal-Mart either!

Unedited - Jen's friendliness and enthusiasm just leaps off the page. And she just finished her first draft! Yay!

The hilarious Lindsey at Dangerous with a Pen recently gave me the Soulmates award. The rules:1. Choose five followers/commenters that 'get' you. 2. Write something fake (preferably not too mean) about them. 3. Link to them, and link back to this post to comment your receipt of the award.

This one goes to:
Aubrie at Flutey Words, who really wanted to play the tuba but didn't have enough wind.
Patricia Stoltey, who is secretly Alfred Hitchcock's long-lost daughter.
Anne of Piedmont Writer, who lives solely on pine nuts and Tang.
Tamara Hart Heiner, whose coming baby will be the next president of the US.
Kim Franklin, who wants to move to Fiji and live in a beach hut with her pet chicken (sorry Kim, my brain is in slow-gear today!).

Giant thanks to Aching Hope who gave me the Creative Writer award. You must tell six lies about you, and one truth. This is a great one to do and since I've already had the pleasure, I'm going to toss it out to anyone who fancies giving it a go! Go on, you know you want to.

The lovely Mia at Literary Jam and Toast gave me the sunshine award (much needed; thank you!). And speaking of sunshine, I got a very nice sunshine award for supportive comments from Tara of Feel of Something New. Thanks, Tara!

I'm going to take a short-cut here and pass these both on to the following bloggers, because supportive comments give me sunshine inside! So these go to:

Old Kitty

E Elle

Joanne - click to see the cutest photo of Easter chicks!

Last week I also got the Prolific Blogger Award from the wonderful Sarah Jayne Smythe. I just love her pithy comments and her posts! Thank you!

This goes to:

Patrick Tillett
Crazy Jane
musings of amber murphy
Inkpots n’Quills
Southern Princess

Phew! Thank you SO much for all the awards this week; I am loving it!

And a quick recap and shout-out to for the following amazing contests:

Roxy at A Woman's Write is celebrating 200 followers. Head over to enter the Blogging Buddies Give-Away Contest. Way to go, Roxy!

Christine Danek at Christine's Journey has reached 100 followers - enter her contest to help her celebrate!

Laurel at Laurels Leaves is holding an eleventy one contest (writing contest), ending soon!


  1. Whoo-hoo! Look at all those awards!! Congrats, Talli. Your blog is one of my favorites to read, and I am clearly not the only one who enjoys it!

    Hope you have a fantastic Easter Weekend :))

    ((hugs)) Nicole

  2. Hi

    Awwwww wonderful awards galore!!

    Congratulations!!! You deserve them as you have a super duper blog that always makes me ponder the meaning of all this writing stuff!

    And thank you so much for nominating me! I really do appreciate it.

    Yippeee it's stopped raining and the sun's come out.

    Have a great Easter!

    Take care

  3. Congrats on all your awards! I like the 'six lies and one truth' one and shall give it a go one lazy Sunday.

  4. Congratulations. Well deserved indeed.

  5. Just a note on the liar one - try six truths and one lie - people will find out more about you and besides then you can trot out all those things - why did I do this? Oh, yes - to tell my grandchildren or my blogger pals...
    Thanks for the prolific blogger award - I will honour it!

  6. Good gracious, you got the awards this week! And well-deserved, I might add. Congrats.

    Thank you for giving me the Silver Lining Award. Totally cool!

    Straight From Hel

  7. Wow, It's an Award Extravaganza! Congrats on being so recognized and honored. And thanks so much for passing the Sunshine Award my way ... I'm glad to be one of your Peeps ;)

  8. Congrats Talli! You deserve every one!!

    Thank you so much for thinking of me! I am honored!

    Visit My Kingdom Anytime!

  9. COngrats on all your awards. Your site looks great!


  10. Heya, Talli.

    For the Soulmate Award, "this Post" is supposed to be a link to the original post here:

    Through copy/paste, people around bloggerville have dropped the link. :-(

    Congrats on the awards. You deserve them. You rock.

  11. Thanks so much, all, for giving me these lovely awards and for saying such lovely things! *blush* :)

    Christi, sorry 'bout that. I'll make the change right now.

  12. Talli you are so sweet!!! I definitely consider you my buddy!!! Thank you so much!

  13. Congrats on all your awards. Clearly they are well dererved. :)

  14. Congrats on your awards! Well deserved. Thanks for the shout out. :)

  15. Congrats on all those awards! I'm still pretty new to you, but I can see the allure! :-) And thanks for passing one my way!

  16. Congrats on the awards - very deserving and what a wonderful way to brighten up the weekend!

  17. Congrats - that's a lot of awards!

  18. Congrats on all your awards! They're richly deserved.

  19. To echo other commenters, congrats for all those awards!

  20. Yay for Talli, and her really quite new blog that is setting records for awesomeness, attractiveness and popularity!! Well-deserved awards! And thank you for making me your buddie!

  21. Wow! Busy girl! Congrats on all those awards and congrats to those you passed them on to.
    And hooray to no rain! The sun is shining here in Alaska and melting all my snow away. Woohoo!

  22. Ha ha! Thanks for the award! I've never tried the tuba! hmmm...maybe I should?

  23. Congratulations on all those awards!
    Now being thoroughly awarded out you should probably sit down with a nice cup of tea (if not something stronger).

  24. Wow - look at all those awards! You rock, my dear friend! :)

    Thanks so much for passing one my way - I appreciate it!!

  25. Thanks so much, everyone, for reading and commenting, and of course giving me these lovely awards! You've all been so wonderful and welcoming...!

  26. That is a boatload of new bling you got there.
    thanks for passing some of it my way!

  27. Ha! I'm laughing out loud here. Thanks for the weather report! And whoo-hoo! Baby's the next president! A female president! Yes!

  28. Look at all the lovely awards - you totally deserve them, I love your blog!

  29. Nice to meet you, and thanks for following my blog! Congrats on all the awards, there are so many, it's dizzying!

  30. CONGRATS on all your shiny, sparkly, well-deserved awards!!

    And to all those you passed them on to.



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