Tuesday, March 24, 2009
My writing friend, Sam Hoffer has awarded me a Blog Friendship Award. I appreciate it more than you may think.
Sam and I belong to the North Carolina Writers' Network Netwest. In the last days of Nov. 2008, Glenda Beall, Program Coordinator, planned a Saturday class on How to Start a Blog. Ten of us sat in a small library room and, with the help of Glenda and instructor Kay Lake, we each started our own blog. The only experience I had was posting to the N.C. Writers Network West Blog when Glenda asked me. But I came to class that day with my ideas in hand and before sundown, I had LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE up and running: www.nancysimpson.blogspot.com.
My blog attempts to be “a dwelling place for practicing poets.” It focuses on Southern and Appalachian poetry. Sam sat across from me in that workshop. Her focus was cooking, O but not every-day-cooking, let me tell you. Her blog http://mycarolinakitchen.blogspot.com will take you across the world in search of cuisine. Now, four months later, our blogs are thriving with followers and awards. Thank you Sam, for this blog FRIENDSHIP AWARD.
EIGHT BLOGGERS I CHOOSE for the Friendship Award are friends who have visited my home and I have visited theirs, or I’ve sat
with them month after month, year after year in Netwest poetry critique sessions. I probably met them through NC Writers Network West or in a class at John C. Campbell Folk School. What sets these apart is that they are practicing poets, and they are my blogger friends.
Glenda of http://profilesandpedigrees.blogspot.com
Carole of http://carolerichardthompson.blogspot.com
Jayne of http://commagoddess.blogspot.com
Lynn of http://kudzukottage.blogspot.com
Judy of http://judyidliketosay.blogspot.com
Pat of http://pat-workman.blogspot.com
Brenda of http://blueridgepoet.blogspot.com
Richard of http://richard-apieceofmymind.blogspot.com
Along with the Friendship Award comes this message: Include it with the naming of your eight.
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated." It also says: "Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."