The Prolific Blogger Award: Acknowledging Our Community

Last fall Hazra, an engineering student studying in India who reviews and writes on the Advance Booking blog, created the Prolific Blogger Award as a belated celebration of having made his 100th blog entry.

Hazra said, “This award is to all those prolific bloggers, who read voraciously, blog tirelessly and have made the blogging community such a vibrant place. This award is in recognition of their achievements and their enthusiasm. They are the people who keep [us] going!

When I look around my online writing community I realize there are more worthy blogging recipients than I could ever begin to mention. From each of the places I visit I gain so much – smiles, information, inspiration, encouragement, stimulation and challenges. While I hope I provide some of the same to those who visit this blog, my motivation for blogging is purely selfish and that makes me feel guilty about the kindness of Joylene Butler, Katherine Neff Perry and Dave Ebright who all bestowed the Prolific Blogger Award on me.

The admonition accompanying the Award is “to spread some love” around, and there are rules attached to it. As a recipient I will post the rules here but with apologies I’m going to satisfy the segment of the population who advocate rules are meant to be broken; I am breaking the very first one. I appreciate the Award but I can’t begin to single out seven individual bloggers and I’m not even going to try. I’ll simply say a sincere thank you for the honour of receiving the Award and another thank you to all those whose blogs continue to provide excellent reading material for me. You’re all truly awesome!


Prolific Blogger Award Rules:

1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award is expected to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers

2. Each Prolific Blogger is asked to link to the blog from which he/she has received the award.

3. Every Prolific Blogger is asked to link back to this post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award.

4. Every Prolific Blogger is asked to visit the above post and add his/her name in the Mr. Linky, so that we all can get to know the other winners.


I’m Not Here, I’m There

Today you’ll find me guest blogging at Joylene Butler’s blog. Joylene invited me to share with her readers my idea for a method of story design that is a compromise between plotting and “pantsing”. If you have a minute please pop over there and check it out.

(Joylene Nowell Butler is the author of the 2008 crime thriller, Dead Witness.)