February 8, 2012

Blog awards

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Thank you so much to the lovely Kourtney Heintz for nominating me for both the Kreativ Blogger and the Very Inspiring Blogger award. It means incredibly much to me to be nominated for something like this. And even better: I get to pass it on!

As part of being nominated for these awards, I get to (1): nominate 6 others for the blog award, and (2): share 10 things that readers might not know about me. So, here we go:

I’m passing the Kreativ Blogger award on to:

1) Anne Marie Stamnestro. Writer, friend and amazing cook. She manages to mix taste and words in her fascinating blog. Check it out, and while you’re over there, try the apple pie.
2) Tiffany A White’s Ooo Factor serves me news of the best TV shows running, every week. For a small screen fan like myself, I love being able to geek out on shows with someone equally interested.
3) I love Julie R. Andersen’s blog According to Julie because she has a fresh view on anything from politics to coffee. Seriously, she’s the only one I know who can make rants about espresso interesting.
4) In addition to being awesome at Zombie dice, Joshua Alan Doetsch puts the romance back in necromancy with his novel Strangeness in the Proportion. His blog’s not half-bad either. Check it out!
5) Hayley Campbell is a wonderful writer who makes me laugh with every peek she gives me into Australian culture. She might not post often, but each post is worth the wait.
6) Laura B. Writer knows how to make marketing interesting. Check out her advice on blog layout! Seriously bridging the gap between creativity and practicality.

The Very Inspiring Blogger award, I’d like hand to:

1) Deborah Bryan’s blog The Monster in Your Closet is truly heartening. Her story, her words, and her series of For This I Am Thankful (Ftiat) continue to inspire and entertain me each week.
2) Tales of a Supernova’s Daughter is a blog filled with deeply personal musings on life, society and the big city. Shinseiko knows how to inspire and entertain.
3) Caleb J. Ross’ blog The World’s First Author Blog is filled with great tips on marketing your books, in addition to other writer related tidbits. Caleb inspires me to dare push myself and my writing out there.
4) Carol Tice’s blog Making a Living Writing is filled with useful tips on how to make money from your words. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in freelance writing.
5) Shotgun Shack is a blog from the insides of NGOs seen from the eyes of an aid worker. Insightful, inspiring, and thought-provoking.
6) Metaphortunate son is one of the few blogs about motherhood that I follow. Who knew you could write posts that are engaging, funny, and about babies. Keep up the good work!

As for the 10 things you don’t know about me…I’ll save those for next time.



  1. Martine, you are very welcome. I enjoy your blog immensely. And I love how you ended your post with a hook. Such a great writer. Can’t wait to hear your ten things. And I’m looking forward to checking out these blogs.

    Comment by Kourtney Heintz — February 8, 2012 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

    • Yay. I’m glad. They all deserve some love, and at least some attention.

      I really enjoy your blog too! πŸ™‚

      Comment by nascentnovelist — February 10, 2012 @ 12:18 am | Reply

  2. Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for the reciprocation, Martine! *hugs*

    Comment by Tiffany A White — February 9, 2012 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

  3. Sorry to come so late to say this, but THANK YOU! The last few weeks have been on the rough side, and this helped take away some of the bite. *cheer*

    Comment by Deborah the Closet Monster — February 11, 2012 @ 1:20 am | Reply

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