Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Bloggers


I recently received the "Happy Blogger Award" from Tyrean @ Tyrean's Writing Spot and Julie Dao @ Silver Lining. Isn't it lovely?

The Top Ten Bloggers Who Make Me Happy Award


Now the trick is to choose only ten blogs that make happy. Ugh! Only ten??? Before I list ten, I want to say that you ALL make me happy - every visit, every comment, every kind word of encouragement. Every day!

In no particular order, I am passing the award to the following ten bloggers, all of whom make me smile every day. 

1. Stephanie @ Hatshepsut - When I was a newbie-ish blogger, it became a tradition that any award I received, I passed to Stephanie. She is such a unique voice in our blogging circle. I love her tales of Hatshepsut the female pharaoh and weird disgusting foods - ALL things Egyptian. You make me happy, Stephanie!! (and so does your book! I love it!!!)

2. Lenny @ Lenny's World - I think Lenny makes us ALL happy. Just thinking about our raccoon-loving buddy brightens my day. Lenny, you are the brightest ray of sunshine in all of blog land!!
 
3. Candace @ The Misadventures in Candyland - Wow. Even on her darkest days, she makes the rest of us smile. Her ball juggling, and BR80 obsessing, and cat hating, and hubby teasing, and feel-me-upping are just too much fun for words. Candace, I love you girl!!

4. Jana @ Milk & Cookies - How could a blog called milk and cookies NOT make you happy?  Jana is a blogger I actually know in real life! She is the world's greatest librarian and an expert on MG books, especially for boys. If you're looking for good reads for MG, she is THE source. Jana, thanks for your friendship and for always making me laugh!

5. Shannon Messenger - Shannon is one of our blog royalty and has more awards than she has space for, but oh, does she make me happy! There are a handful of people--and we all know who they are (see #6)--who will go out of their way and around their busy schedules and through major headaches to help the rest of us. Shannon has done that for me. Many times. She makes every one of us feel special, like her bestest friend, and I love her to death for that. #1, you are amazing!!!

6. Elana J. - I can't list blogs that make me happy and not include Elana. Dude! That would just be wrong. Seriously. How could this bacon-loving blog queen not be included? Elana, thank you for your colorful personality, your tireless efforts to help others, and your overall total awesomesauce-ness!!!

7. Liz @ Cleverly Inked - Liz  is adorable! My favorite thing about her wonderful book review blog is Treasure Trove Tuesday. Every Tuesday she finds the most wonderful book-related treasures and shares the links with us. So cool!! And she has some of the most amazing contests EVER!  :-)

8. Angela and Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse - The usefulness of this blog is beyond words. When I was line editing my MS, I spent hours using their emotion, setting, and symbolism thesauri. For my new project, I finally just printed them all off so I could have them near me while I write. If you don't follow or use this blog, you are missing out on one of the web's best writing resources. More than that, Angela has been uber-kind to me throughout the past year, and I LOVE her for it!!

9. Juju @ Tales of Whimsy - This is such a fun blog! It's colorful and cheerful - just clicking the title in my sidebar makes me happy. Juju reviews books, but what I love is that I NEVER know what I'm going to find when I visit. The range of genres is amazing. Her reviews are short and to the point, and I have never disagreed with her yet! You rock, Juju!!

10. Tamika @ The Write Worship - *sigh* Tamika keeps me focused on what really matters. Her blog lifts my spirit - as a Christian AND as a writer. I love her focus. I admire her attitude and fortitude. I appreciate her willingness to share her walk with us. Tamika, you shine for God and I love it!  :-)

Phew! That's a lot of linkage. There are so many others I would love to have included: my bff's Robyn, Jennie, and Carolyn V; my CP Valerie; Jen and Sheri and Susan and Corey... I love you all!!!

36 comments:

Jana said...

Thank you so much for the award and the kinds words Shannon! You ROCK!!

Jana said...

I just finally had a break and am putting it to good use by going through my Google Reader!

Lynn said...

Just the names of all these blogs make me smile! Great choices and congratulations to all!

Patti said...

Those are all great blogs. Congrats on the award.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooooooo darling! Thank you! You touched my heart! I am SOOOOOOO honored. *hugs*

Heather said...

Congratulations on your award! You are very deserving of it! I see a few new blogs in your mentions that I haven't come across before. I'll have to check them out!

Candyland said...

Thank you so much for always being in my corner. I HEART you like whoa.
I'm all dizzy from cold meads so I hope this makes sense:/

Jen Daiker said...

This was seriously the sweetest post!!! I love the blog award, it's so cute and shiny!!!

All well deserving winners!!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! wowee! big thanks! what a neat surprise for me. its just real special cause of how i could love making people happy and it even lots more special cause it came from you. :) i could know mostly all the ones you picked and for sure they could make me happy.
...big hugs from lenny

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on your award!

I'll have to check out some of the links--I haven't visited a few!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww what a lovely award!! Yay!! Congratulations!!!!

Take care
x

Mary Aalgaard said...

You are full of blog friends and knowledge. You have found a place to shine!

Jennie Englund said...

Shannon, you love and are loved!

Happy Tuesday!

K. Harrington said...

Oooh, more fun blogs to check out.

Shari said...

Congratulations to you all!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Congratulations...will hop over to peruse. =)
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Elana Johnson said...

Aw, thank you. And congratulations on your award. On days I just can't blog, I still somehow manage to make it to yours. *mwa!*

Colene Murphy said...

Congrats on your award!

Melissa Gill said...

What a gorgeous award. Congratulations to you and all your awardees.

Becca Puglisi said...

Congrats on such a fun award, Shannon! And thanks for the props. Seeing your name pop up in the comments section at our blog always makes me happy. :)

Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

Diane said...

Great list! I know a few an will have to say hi to the others. :O)

Jonathon Arntson said...

Many of those blogs would be on my list too!

Happy day, Shannon.

Angela Ackerman said...

Thanks for this, Shannon. I'm awed at the names on your list--how wonderful to be included in this company.

This came just when I needed it--it's been a tough one, so this was a nice sparkly ray of much needed sunshine.

Hugs!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Susan R. Mills said...

Well, I recognize quite a few of those, and they make me smile too! Congrats on your award and to all those you passed it along to. And, we all love you too!

Tamika: said...

*Sigh*
Shannon, thank you. Your words have brightened my day! I am so thankful to know you and share this passion for prose together!

God has deposited some beautiful gems in my life- like you:)

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the award!! And those are really great choices! :)

Wendy Altschuler said...

So many great blogs, so little time! Side note, I grew up in Bozeman, MT.! I now live in Chicago but I go home every year to visit my family.
Keep up the great writing!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great list of blogs. I follow some of them too.

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS on receiving such a cool award!

CONGRATS to all the people you passed it on to!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Congrats on the award. Thanks for the links. I also follow some of these blogs.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Shannon, you just made my day. Thank you for all the smiles- yours is one blog I always read, even on the days I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off.

And there are a lot of those days lately!

Thank you for this blog and thank you for the award!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

You picked some awesome people to share your award with Shannon! Congratulations to you and your friends....What an awesome bunch!!!!!

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

*sniffles* I wish I could do more for you #2. But thanks for the amazing shout out. You are amazing too! ((hugs))

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. you're blog's always a great read .. and I absolutely agree with you re Lenny .. and the others I must check on out .. Congratulations on the award ... Hilary

Cleverly Inked said...

Are those happy Pills next to the flower? Hmm Looks like that or polka dots. Thank Shannon, I'v a huge fan of ours too :)

Carol Riggs said...

Congrats to you for these awards, and congrats to those you passed them on to! Happy Wednesday.

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