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

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