Stylish Blogger Award

Thanks to E.C.'s Ramblings for this STYLISH award.
I am so new at all this blogging, that I'm sure I bring a real idiot-style to the team. It's all good, and everyone is patiently nice to me. THANK YOU.

Still, in one month I've learnt a lot. To receive this award I must confess 7 things about myself.
So, these are the 7 things I learnt or experienced in my first month as a blogger.

1. The pay is EXACTLY the same as I make for writing my novels, so I steal time from one habit to pay for the other habit. What a sweet deal.

2. I am so stylish, baby, I won the same award twice. Yeah.

3. I received an Honorable Mention in the Pay it Forwards contest for my Mid-grade novel, I Whisper Alone. (yes, I'm bragging, everyone who knows how wonderful that is, scream hooray for me!!) So far, no one but me is excited about this. No one. Nothing but a nod and a pat on the back. Still, I really really am tickled pink. Honorable Mentions are cool. I printed it up and framed it and everything ;)

4. I know more about people I will never meet than I do about the neighbors I've lived by for 15 years. I cried with my new friends, I laughed, I teased, I learnt from them, I taught them the weird things I know, and I can't wait to come back tomorrow and do it all again.

5. I joined a crusade, something I vowed to never do, I mean they rarely end well, and I hate dying for things I believe in. I mean, I really hate it. Yet, I'm excite, and it's fun so far. Weird.

6. I got an email asking my opinion on a WIP from a really cool doctor, and one asking if I was interested in a long distance romance (my husband thought it was funny that it was a woman asking this- he's still giggling about that too ;)

7. I learnt this week how to manage the 150 plus blogs I follow with google reader. (HERE) Thanks Rachael. Gee, I even learnt what BTW stands for. (By the way.--- last thing I expected it to represent.)

7 1/2. (that's right, and a half, my blog, my rules, suck it up buttercup.) I'm easily distracted, and have too many ideas. In fact, I have over 30 drafts waiting to be posted, and never get around to posting them because of contests, awards, and other really wicked things I just have to read.

I'm passing this award to a few of my new favourite stylish bloggers. Now to me, every blog has it's own unique style, but it would take too long to give it to everyone, so we do this the old fashion way. I went through 100 plus blogs, searching for who to give this award out to. Don't feel left out, you all rock, but well...  these stood out for a few fun reasons.
Check them out.

If you are the winner, to accept this, do these things, and be happy:
1.) Thank and link back to me, pick up your award and post it on your blog. Email me if you need instructions, I was clueless, and made a step by step checklist.
2.) State 7 things about yourself in a post
3.) Pass the award to 10-15 recently discovered bloggers

Oh and then, visit all the other winners, you won't regret it! (Ok so that's my rule, but I am giving you an award, geesh)

Approaching Utopia  ok, so Charlie's been blogging for longer than me, but he's recently discovered in my world, and I love his site, it always makes me think, or rush out and try a death by chocolate coffee. Yum. Now that's style you just can't buy at Timmy's! (or Starbucks for you non Canadians ;))

Writing and Living by Richard P. Hughes ok, so Richard's been blogging for longer than me too (I really am the new kid, eh?) but again, his posts have always hit home. I love visiting his site, and have made it a habit I hope I never break. Ah, to sit among friends and chat about writing-- that's just my style.

Magick, Alchemy and love Autumn's style is so wicked. Makes me feel all tingling inside, and she writes about things I enjoy reading. (Who am I kidding, I'd read anything with words.) Still, check it out.

Writer's Blog  I only discovered Gina's site this week, so she's new in my new world. I really enjoyed her voice, her style of writing. Bet I visit her blog often.

Windchaser's Journey Norma's site jumped out at me. It's very stylish indeed, and she talks about life with a wonderful stylish voice that lures me in, which I love.

The Writing Garden Stephanie has a beautiful blog. It's probably the prettiest garden I've seen this week. (too be fair, there is about five feet of snow outside). Ah, just trust me and smell the daisies while you read, very unique, inspiring.

Porch Swing Chronicles Lisa's site is worth checking out. I enjoyed my visit there, and felt right at home. Well, the title alone lured me in, there's something homey about a porch swing, no? Home, that's my style.

The Open Vein I stopped by E.J. blog this week, and was so glad I did. I loved it! It's well made, with fun stylish sarcasm that rings true to me. Loooooved it and will be a regular, I'm sure.

The Insect Collector ok, the name of Katharine's blog says it all. Now that's style. It was so original, I stalked her for about half an hour, curious why her site was called that. It was time I should spend writing, but I don't get paid for that either, so it's all good.

The Guardian Writer I was at home at Melissa's site instantly. It's a fun place, she has a very creative style, and I'll be back to stalk her too.

Deborah Burns Deborah's posts usually jump out at me, with their fun style.  Pick up a writer's badge while you're there. Wear it with pride ;) Now. That alone is style I adore. Ah, fun.

Congrats to all the winners. Hope you have fun passing this award on, and checking out each other's sites.
Thanks for making me cry, laugh, or just for being a friend while I torture myself with my writing addiction.


Richard said...

Thank you, Tanya. I'm flattered and honored. You don't know how much I enjoy chatting with you.

Tanya Reimer said...

Righ back at ya! I look forward to it daily.

Gina said...

Thanks so much! My blog itself is pretty new and this is the second time one of my peeps has honored me with an award! I feel so special :)

And congrats on your honorable mention! Awesome.

Autumn Shelley said...

Wow! Thanks! I'm really proud of my blog, especially when I can find people to make cool banners for me since, remember I'm at the remedial level of bloggin! (That's great about 'BTW'...took me forever to figure that one out!)Anyway, thanks for the kudos, glad to know I'm not in this alone!

Heather said...

Congratulations on your award, and to all the great people you passed it on to! Wow, you have over 30 ideas perculating?! I love that!

Michael Offutt said...

You're more stylish than lady gaga. Sometimes, I think I have a Bad Romance with HTML.

Tanya Reimer said...

Hi! Hi! giggle giggle. You guys are so funny. I have to confess, Autumn, I had to ask my much cooler younger sister what BTW meant, I won't tell you what I thought it meant, she's still chuckling over that one.

Bad Romance with HTML. I have to remember that one Michael. Cripes, that's funny.

Charlie said...

Thank you Tanya. You're very kind with your comments. Imagine, me with style! Ha!


E.J. Wesley said...

Thanks so much Tanya! I'm the world's worst at this award stuff, but man I truly do appreciate it. LOL'ed at your #5 ... I can spot a fellow smart-arse a mile away. We're going to be great friends!

Thanks again,


M.J. Fifield said...

I'm a brand new follower and fellow Crusader. Just wanted to say I really love the look of your blog. I think it's fantastic!

Congratulations on your blogging award...

KO: The Insect Collector said...

Thanks so much!!!!

Jolene said...

Hi there, I found you via (of course) the Crusade and (especially) your lovely comment on Bryna Fischer's blog. And now along with your style, I also love that you have a 7 1/2 and use the word "cripes". Yay the Crusade!

Summer Ross said...

Hey fellow crusader,
Congrats on the award and those you sent it too!
Have a fairy wonderful day!

Kerri Cuev said...

Nice award. I like your blog and look forward to being blogger buddies :)

gideon 86 said...

Congrats on the award!

Nice to meet you fellow Crusader...

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday.


Elizabeth Mueller said...

Hello fellow crusader! You're so sweet for the detailed awards--congrats on that too!

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Rachel Morgan said...

Hey there!

I'm a fellow crusader just stopping by to say hi and follow your blog :-)

xx Rachel

Tony Benson said...

Congrats on the award, fellow crusader! I enjoyed your 7 interesting things. Oh, and Hooray!

I'm looking forward to getting to know you and the other crusaders, even if I'm not looking for a long distance romance :-)

Margo Benson said...

Many congrats on the award....I'm another crusader dropping by!

Zan Marie said...

I love Stylist Bloggers! I've gotten it twice. ; ) I'm following you back. See you around.

Anonymous said...

Hi there!
Thanks for pointing out these bloggers: I'll go check them out soon.
smallworldmoment: I know Deborah Burns too, and I just recently nominated her for a Write Hard award! I'm glad she got a Stylish Blogger award too!
I look forward to following your writing journey!

Norma Beishir said...

Tanya--thank you! I've never thought of myself as stylish, but it feels pretty good!