Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Passing on the Heart of a Dragon Award

On October 2 (the birth anniversary of one of the greatest men of the last centry), the wonderful Patricia Stoltey passsed on the Heart of a Dragon Award to me. The Heart of a Dragon Award is a very special award for the blogger who inspires you and/or others to go above and beyond or the blogger who helps keep us all connected. Patricia, I can't thank you enough for the award, and for your wonderful words, which continue to echo in my ears.

But much as I was touched by the award, it also put me in a bit of a soup. There are a number of blogs I eagerly look forward to reading every morning, but strictly speaking, awards other than the Heart of a Dragon Award would be appropriate for them. And yet, realistically speaking, I am never going to get any of the awards that I would like to pass on to them, so maybe I should pass this Award onto my favourite blogs.

After nearly two weeks of soul searching, I finally, decided to pass the Award along to the blogs and the bloggers who I feel genuinely deserve the Heart of a Dragon Award.

1. Galen Kindley of Imagineering Fiction - he goes out of his way to find and share interesting information. Few people can be as generous as he is.

2. Elizabeth Spann Craig of Mystery Writing is Murder - a full-time mother and a writer, she is currently full time into into promoting her latest book. Every post on her blog is a masterpiece, and yet she always finds time to leave a comment on your blog. Wish I could be like her.

3. Elspeth Antonelli of It's a Mystery - her posts are highly engaging, and she always finds time to leave a comment or two. The warmth of her personality keeps people connected.

4. On a Quirky Quest with Lady Fi - Fiona lives a lovely life in one of the prettiest parts of the world, and through her blog shares that world with all of us. Thank you for letting me into a whole new world.

Thank you, ladies and the solitary gentleman. Now you know the amount of pleasure you bring into my life!

Here are the rules :

1. Post the award on your site with a link to the person who gave it to you.
2. Pass it on to the blogger(s) who inspire you and list why they are receiving the award.
3. Post a comment on their blog.

Thank you again, Patricia. And Galen, Elizabeth, Elspeth and Fiona, I hope you accept the Award and pass it on.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks so much! I really do appreciate the award. What a nice surprise for a rainy Wednesday morning!

Mystery Writing is Murder

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

And thanks for being so incredibly generous with your compliment. I'm enjoying your blog so much--I love getting a new perspective on the world.

Anonymous said...

How very kind and generous of you! And you so deserve this award!

Helen Ginger said...

It's fun to find new bloggers to visit. Thanks - and congrats on receiving the award.

Straight From Hel

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Such a lovely and thoughtful post about how you arrived at your award recipients. It’s clear you took this seriously and thought it through completely. That’s why it’s a special, special honor to be among those named. I know and visit the blogs you’ve selected…except for Lady Fi, and I’ll correct that oversight today…and agree that Elizabeth, Elspeth, and I’m certain, Fiona, have wonderful content day-after-day. They don’t just “mail in” their posts, they put real thought and effort behind them…and yes, I learn something from them into the bargin.

Which brings me to your blog. As I mention to you before, I’m sadly ignorant about your part of the world, but, as you so graciously responded that day several months ago (Paraphrase)…Not to worry, Galen, keep coming by and we’ll take care of that. You certainly have. Thanks so much.

Best Regards, Galen

Imagineering Fiction Blog

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Thank you so much for your very kind words about my blog. I am a daily visitor at Galen and Elizabeth's blogs and enjoy each and every post. I shall certain check out your other recipient.

I admire the thought you obviously put into your selections, it says wonderful things about you as a human being. Your posts open me up to life in a country I've never seen; but every day my view is getting a little clearer. Thank you.


Watery Tart said...

Wise choices, Natasha! I will have to add Fi's to my list, as it is the only one I am not familiar with, but I would agree with you--well done!


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