I am a Very Inspiring Blogger, apparently :-)

Nerd in the Brain nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award yesterday, and I could not be happier about the nomination. It came at a perfect time. Chaos Girl nominated Nerd in the Brain. You should check out Chaos Girl, too!

The great thing about this award is that there are only two rules for it:

1) The nominee shall display the Very Inspiring Blogger Award logo on her/his blog, and link to the blog they got nominated from.

2) The nominee shall nominate fifteen (15) bloggers she/he admires, by linking to their blogs and informing them about it.

So I already linked to the person who nominated me. Here’s the logo displayed on my blog:


Before I get to the nominations, let me just attach the standard disclaimer. Accepting this award or even acknowledging it is completely optional. At worst, nominees, this is me paying you a compliment. And given the title of this award, you can be sure that you have actually inspired me, in one way or another. Which is good. I hope to return the favor and inspire you all at least once before I am done. The links go to about pages or awards pages. The notifications are my way of informing you. Along with the Twitter shoutouts I’m sending you this morning, which will not mention this award at all, hehe.

Quaint Jeremy

Taylor Grace, Author

Infinite Free Time

The Wine Wankers

Half Eaten Mind

Part Time Monster

Drifting Though My Open Mind

Comparative Geeks

Therefore I Geek

The Leather Library

A Tolkienist’s Perspective

Natacha Guyot

Rose B. Fischer


The Lobster Dance

Weekend Music, with Thank Yous


This seems the perfect mischief for a Saturday morning. If you’ve never heard it, it’s not one you want to pass up. If you do, you’ll miss the “Holy Ghost, Big Bang Theory, Pentacostal, Fire and Brimstone Mission Temple Fireworks Stand.”

Holley of Destino nominated me for a Community of Bloggers award recently. If you don’t know Holley, I’m one of her tweeps. You can find her @evadiva0516. We get up to some stuff on Twitter sometimes. Like tweeting about famous comics artists until they tweet back. Holley has a paper, Intense Moon, and you know it must be good, because it features Sourcerer often. Thanks for the nomination, Holley. I love awards.

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A Thank You, Feminist Friday Plan, and two more things you want to read. With music.

Happy International Workers’ Day, and long may we endure. All of us.

Old School Harlequin nominated me for a Dragon’s Loyalty Award more than a week ago, and I have yet to say thanks. I’ve been busy. So, I’m saying thanks now, and congrats, OSHarley, on getting Liebstered again. Best of luck with your Facebook page, which will soon be added to the feed I use to track blogs with fan pages. I will never not say thank you for an award.

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Thanks for the Awards! (with weekend preview)

Thanks to friends Natacha, Ali, and CompGeeks for nominating me for Very Inspiring Blogger, Wonderful Team Member Readership, and Versatile Blogger  awards. I truly appreciate the compliments, and I’m very pleased that two of those nominations are for The Writing Catalog. I’m way behind on award nominations, and maxed out with A to Z and local politics right now, but  I’m planning to do a week-long, written-in advance awards fest in late May, and use the free time during the week it runs to give my blogs an overhaul.I’m going to try another round of Feminist Friday discussion this weekend, beginning tomorrow morning. I’ll tweet a few invites once I get the post together. Not sure exactly how the post will go yet, but the fact that I spent several hours last night poring over rape statistics should give you a clue.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed Mississippi SB2681 today. Deep South Progressive has the story. I’ll have more to say about it over the weekend.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95dFcWTBHQk