Award Time!


My buds Lisa Andel and LA Day got all incestuous on me and tagged me repeatedly for the same Seven Things Meme. I did it back in November (on the 24th, to be exact) and was going to blow them off and make some horrid West Virginia joke, but instead, I had a thought. Why not post one over at the Blue Ribbon Bloggers blog? They invited me to join them; it seemed like a good idea. So I did it.

Now, on to some long overdue business:

My good friend L^2, who’s taught me more than she knows, awarded me the Roar for Powerful Words.

This award was created by Seamus of The Shameless Lions Writing Circle and this is what he has to say about it:

“When I set up The Shameless Lions Writing Circle, one of things I had in mind was that we as a group could encourage and celebrate good, powerful writing on the Internet/blogosphere. This is why I’ve come up with a new project to try to do exactly that, while of course at the same time increase exposure for the 48 members and their individual blogs. A Roar For Powerful Words is the chance to scream from the mountains the good news about the powerful posts that are produced every day in the blogosphere, despite what some mainstream columnists and journalists claim. This is also a good chance to examine exactly what it is that makes writing good and powerful.”
And according to Seamus, this award is to be distributed “to those people who have blogs we love, can’t live without, where we think the writing is good and powerful.”

I’ve got to say here that I was asked to claim a lion, but I regretfully turned it down. I’m spread too thin as it is right now. But I’m keeping as much of an eye on that group as I can and I’m pulling for each and every one of them to make something of their writing.

Anyway, back to the award. L^2 said this about me:
She’s striving to create an empire, based upon her fictional rock band ShapeShifter, and I think with her powerful writing she’s well on her way.

Wow. That’s one of the best compliments I can ever hope for. And I hope she’s right!

Etiquette demands that I pass this forward. I’m not sure to who. I tag Lisa and Amy and the whole e-book crowd frequently. But I depend on them, all right. Robin rocks and makes my day whenever she shows up in my reader.

Friends like Breeni, Karen, Joely, Janet, and Thomma Lyn are all candidates, too.

Oh, this isn’t easy.

Or is it? I mean, this is a writing award and while I know a couple hundred good writers, there is one of you whose writing speaks to me as being something that I could have written. Who reads my outtakes and keys in on what I’m trying to convey.

That’s Bunnygirl.

I’ve given her awards before. Hell, I’ve given most of you guys awards before. I’ll keep doing it, but for today, it’s Bunny.



  1. Bob-kat

    January 15, 2008 3:22 pm

    Congratulations on the award – it is totally deserved!

  2. Camille Alexa

    January 15, 2008 7:19 pm

    You are blog award QUEEN! Well-deservedly, too.

  3. peninad

    January 15, 2008 7:55 pm

    Pretty cool stuff!BR/BR/And, inquiring minds want to know…BR/how did you get it to date today as January 22, when it is Jan 15th!

  4. Susan Helene Gottfried

    January 15, 2008 8:30 pm

    Thanks guys.BR/BR/and Penina? I did it by being a TOTAL airhead. That’s how. Aargh.

  5. Red Garnier

    January 15, 2008 9:40 pm

    Oh wow, Susan, CONGRATULATIONS girl!! You rawk, or should I say, roooooooooooooar!!! YEAH!!

  6. bunnygirl

    January 16, 2008 12:17 am

    Congrats on your award, and thanks for passing it along! Good timing, too. I’m finally getting my brain back after the marathon, so I’ll actually be able to write a coherent post! 🙂

  7. julia

    January 16, 2008 12:28 am

    Enjoy your Roar, Susan! We certainly do.

  8. Wylie Kinson

    January 16, 2008 9:53 am

    Keep ROARIN’ girl!! BR/We love it!

  9. MG Braden

    January 16, 2008 2:17 pm

    Well, I guess I’m a day late and a dollar short because I just tagged you for this too. LOL. My only excuse is that Sylvia Day made me do it! 😀 And since you’ve already done it we’re all good.

  10. Breeni Books

    January 16, 2008 2:29 pm

    Congratulations! BR/BR/And I’m honored that you would consider me in the running for the award.

  11. LA Day

    January 16, 2008 9:01 pm

    Lol, Susan

  12. Janet

    January 16, 2008 10:41 pm

    Congratulations on the award, you totally deserve it! Thanks for thinking of me, too 🙂

  13. Thomma Lyn

    January 18, 2008 12:56 am

    Congratulations on your award — it’s extremely well-deserved! I appreciate you thinking of me, and Bunnygirl is a Ifabulous/I choice for the award! 🙂

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