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Saturday, August 6, 2011

My First Award!

I spent a lot of time during July participating in a BlogFest. It was hosted by my friend and fellow writer Deana Barnhart. During that time, I was able to get some wonderful advice, work on my craft a bit more and get to know other writers. The best part, though, was meeting some ladies that I am now priviledged to call friend.

One such friend is
Michelle Fayard. Michelle is a pre-published author who has just received a couple of requests from agents. Things are about to change in her world and I couldn't be more excited for her.

But anyway, back to the award. There are a ton of awards out in the blogging world - everything from "You're cute!" to "Great advice!" and thousands in between. The Liebster Blog award, which spotlights up-and-coming bloggers who currently have fewer than 200 followers, is one of those.

The guidelines of the award are:

~ Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
~ Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
~ Copy and paste the award on your blog.
~ Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
~ And, most of all, have fun!

So here are my five:

Melody Wright, a lifelong writer who is just now starting to get serious about the craft. She is currently running a contest, so check her out.

My friend and mentor
Tawdra Kandle. Tawdra is on quest to be published; she writes about the joys, the pain, and the monotony of stories, queries, and rejections.

Lori Butterfield is my sister-in-law. She is a stay-at-home, homeschooling Mom to five of my nieces and nephews. How she finds time to still knit, worship our Lord, and blog is beyond me. But she does it...and she does it well.

One of my sweet, dear friends (from my college years) has recently returned from a misison trip to Africa.
Rachael Willey was able to fulfill a lifelong dream when she visited Ngoswani in June. Her blog is all about living life to the fullest, praising God for the blessings we have, and being thankful.

Lastly, I'd like to extend this award to
Kristi Bernard. Kristi is another friend that I met through the BlogFest. She has some great info and giveaways on her blog.

Again, I am so blessed to have these ladies in my life and feel very honored to have recieved my first blogger award. By the way, come back on Monday to learn more about Michelle Fayard, when she will be my first ever guest post.


Marlena Cassidy said...

Congratulations, Marcie Ann! I've been poking around your blog and I love it. Can't wait to check out the recipients you chose to pass along the award to.

marcie_ann said...

Thank you, Marlena! And welcome - I'm glad you're here. :)

Michelle Fayard said...

I'm going to be hopping over to these blogs, because your recommendations mean a lot to me, Marcie. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's guest post and to your upcoming post on Bird's-eye View!

P.S. The word verification for this comment is so perfect for your blog, "blessin."

marcie_ann said...

Michelle, if we were on facebook, I would 'like' your post script. :)