Friday at last!
You know when you’ve had a week of muddiness, forgotten appointments, lost documents, running to stand still, nothing ever quite working out first time…? And then one smile, one small gesture, one call from a friend can change everything?
Well, the lovely friend who worked this miracle turnaround in my mood is Sharon from World of Woosha, who has nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award. She writes wonderful poetry – and it’s not just me who says so, two of her poems have recently been selected for an anthology! Just ‘listen’ (that is the operative word) to this autumnal haiku:
Towering tree trunks
wrapped in twilight mist, capture
words from root to leaf
Doesn’t that make you want to read more? Please go and visit her blog, if you don’t know her already, and say hello from me.
I know some people think blogging awards have a whiff of chain-letters and teenage conspiracy about them, but I have to admit I still get excited about them. I love the opportunity they give me of discovering interesting new blogs. After all, it’s a personal recommendation from another writer whose style and opinions I respect!
BUT does the world really need to know another random 7 facts about me? I think not.
So instead, I will nominate another seven bloggers whom I really look forward to reading and whom I think you might enjoy too. As usual, they can choose (or not) to take up this award. In fact, they are so good I am sure that many of them have the award already, but if not, I hope they will now and I hope you like them.
The journey towards first-time publication: My Pen Name Only
A young poet, risk-taker, lover: KD DeFehr
Completely mad, completely addictive poetry that will sear you: Nicholas Gagnier
Honest, insightful blogging about the hard work of writing: Vikki from The View Outside
The epitome of thoughtful expat living in Japan: Mona McDiarmid
Funny, fierce, undaunted seeker of narrative truth: Workin’ With What I’ve Got
Haunting poetry that takes your soul prisoner: Claudia Schoenfeld
Thank you again, Woosha/Sharon, and a good end of the week to you all!