The lovely Dionne Ford, who blogs at Finding Josephine,
just picked me for her list of "lovely bloggers" who deserve a shout. Thank you, Dionne!
Officially, these are known as the Lovely Blog Awards, which originated with SheWrites
. As a grateful recipient, I will now pass the baton to some of my own favorite Blogger Babes. This list is by no means exhaustive; I'm sure I left out some blogs I really enjoy. That will give me an excuse to do this again, down the road. (And, by the way, when I say "babes," I mean that in only the least sexist, most flattering way. And anyway, I'm a chick, so I can say "babe" and get away with it. Babe.)
So, here's my list of Lovely Blogs:
Deborah Ager/32 Poems blog
Sandra Beasley/Chicks Dig Poetry
Susan Coll/Alternate Sides
CM Mayo/Madam Mayo
MJ Rose/Buzz, Balls & Hype
While there is absolutely no obligation to pass these awards on to others, the official rules for the Lovely Blogger Awards recommend that recipients do the following:
* Accept the award, post it on my blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
* Pass the award to 15 (or some number of) other blogs.
* Contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
If this sounds like a chain letter, trust me, it isn't. I promise the award recipients, your future will be just as bright if you do not choose your own set of winners. It's simply a way to let people know about blogs (by women) that you think deserve some credit. So, there, you're released from responsibility, if you want to be...