Another Stephanie, Stephanie Rose Bird, nominated me for an award. Because she's so awesome...and because we Stephanies must stick together, I'm accepting it and passing it on. Stephanie is a talented artist, illustrator, blogger, and author, whose debut novel is coming soon.
The award is designed to recognize the amazing community of bloggers we have created here. In the past year, I've been continually amazed by the large number of bloggers who have gathered here. I met many of them through the A to Z Challenge, but I'd met quite a few before that, as well. (Which was how I knew about the A to Z Challenge!)
The award comes with a lot of rules, which you can read here. I'm not going to nominate 14 people--mostly because I want to be able to tell you a little about the people I'm nominating. Instead, I'm going to nominate five and if you choose to participate, jump on in! No pressure.
Here's the award.
Now the nominees...
Alex J. Cavanaugh--When you start reading around on here, you realize the person who brought many of these great bloggers together is Alex. His Insecure Writers Support Group is now massive, having created a community of aspiring writers who have grown together. Alex somehow finds a way to comment on a ridiculous number of blogs each day, while also writing his own books. I don't know how he does it.
The Armchair Squid--The Armchair Squid is the master of pulling everyone together, creating fun bloghops like The Cephalapod Coffeehouse, a monthly challenge where participants discuss the best book they've read all month.
Slam Dunks--"Slamdunk" and I have been reading each other's blogs for years. His blog is a great one to add to your blog roll, mostly because it's unique. If you're fascinated with missing persons cases and unique news stories, Slamdunk is your blogger!
Jennifer Hawes--Jennifer is the author of Free Runner, available on Amazon. Her blog is my favorite kind--a combination of her real life and writing tips and always interesting to read.
Diane Carlisle--A writer, photographer, and boating enthusiast Diane has been blogging since 2009. Under the name D.S. Carlisle, she has published Snow Leopard and Lethal Injection, The Seed, both available on Amazon.
Which blogger(s) do you feel add to the sense of community we have here?