Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A Ward of the Blogosphere

Not really. But see what I did there? A ward? Award? Okay, it was really not that brilliant or awesome, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. And right now, I gotta talk about the awesome people who sent me some awards and the just as awesome people who deserve them!

First, the Fabulous VR Barkowski sent along the Prolific Blogger award to me! If you aren't already reading her blog, you really should be, because somehow she manages to keep track of ALL THE AWESOME that is going on around these parts! I don't know how she does it, but I'm glad she does!

I'd like to pass this award along to Valerie at As The Moon Climbs, because she always has some new fiction to share on her blog, and it is just the right size for a quick break while you stretch before diving back into work!

Also, to Mia at My Literary Jam and Toast because she has been prolific-central over there! Also, she's fun, which is perhaps even more important than prolificacy for a blogger (and I think I just made that word up).

Thirdly, to Matt Delman of Free the Princess. If you like steam punk and thoughtful blogposts on both research and writerly topics, put him at the top of your blogroll! And he also posts at The Secret Archives of the Alliterati.

Which brings me to my next honoree-- The Secret Archives themselves! Because Bane, L.T., Matt, and Stephanie are all putting together a great blog over there on top of the ones they already keep! Consider yourselves all awarded with the Prolific Blogger Award, folks! (Even if you have it already.)

The second Award I've received was from the Fabulous Mia of My Literary Jam and Toast, as mentioned above! She has bestowed upon me the AWESOMESAUCE Award. And let me tell you, just the fact that this award exists makes me happy. Receiving it is even better! Apparently THREE different people thought Mia was Awesomesauce already, so you don't even have to take my word for it, but you should definitely go check out her blog.

Since I already told you that V.R. keeps track of all the Awesome, I would be remiss in not giving her this excellent award first thing!

Some other blogs on the Saucy side of Awesome are:

Gary Corby at A Dead Man Fell From The Sky... because if you think I have awesome history posts, you will love his even more. He focuses on Classical Greece, and he does a very fine job of making his posts interesting, accessible, and educational! Plus, there is always some great conversation happening in the comments for those of you who appreciate debate about the finer points involved, and the less fine points too!

Fantastic Fangirls: Comics and Culture is another great blog! Especially for those of you who I have converted to comic book love, or who already love comics. They ask some great questions about superheroes and explore the books they love and love less, the writers who write them, and the artists who make them great. It is All things Graphic Novel, with some literary awesome thrown in. The writers of this blog really know what they're talking about, and the result is AWESOME.

Finally, Juliette at Pop Classics has an awesome blog where she discusses references to Classical history in Pop culture! (See what she did there with the title of the blog? WAY Better than my A Ward failure up top.) Her review of Troy nearly made me snort water out my nose. She is thorough and hilarious, handling everything from Alexander The Great to Stargate to Xena.

So there you have it guys. The Prolific and the Awesome, all right in this blogpost for ease of access. Go forth, read, and enjoy!


  1. Congrats on all your super cool awards and thanks for mentioning the Alliterati!

    Reminds me that I've got some awards to pass along these days. Hmmm...

  2. Thanks, Amalia!

    And double-thanks for mention of the Alliterati too. It's always great when our terrific followers enjoy reading what we put up there.

  3. Thank you so much! Now I'm going to have to get back to being prolific again... and just when I'd slowed down a bit. This is certainly good encouragement. And of course now I get to meet some new people, which is awesome in itself.

  4. haha, well, I am happy to provide you with this kick-in-the-pants! It is a free service offered here at Good to Begin Well for all your future encouragement needs! :)

  5. A Ward? He he! Very clever. Better a ward of the blogosphere than a ward of a psych facility, I always say. Okay, I don't always say that, but I do when I haven't had any sleep in 48 hours.

    Congrats on your awards, Amalia!! Thank you so much for sharing the Awsomesauce Award AND for the shout out. The 'Saucy side of Awesome' - how cool is that? :)

  6. Thanks VR! And you are definitely welcome. I'm glad you found my bad punning so amusing :P

  7. Thank you for the link to Fantastic Fangirls. I appreciate what you said about us and will be checking out some of your other links as well.

    Glad you enjoy the site!


  8. Oh my gosh, thank you!! Is it really bad that I've been longing for this one for a while now because its so colourful? It can't be ;~)

    Thanks so much for that :~) You made my day! x

  9. Well deserved awards! Congrats! There are some new blogs on this list. I'll definitely have to check them out. Did you come off of your blogging break while I was on one? Hope you're doing well!

  10. Caroline: No pressure-- mostly I just wanted you fine people to get the credit you are due! :)

    Mia: You are welcome! :) I'm glad I could make your dreams come true :P

    Nisa: It looks like I did! Haha. I've been back for a while now, and putting in some serious research and writing time. It's feeling really good! Glad to have you back!

  11. Congratulations to everyone...great job!

    By the way, Amalia, I tagged you in a post.


  12. Oh dear! haha. Well, now I have something to post for Friday :)

  13. Thanks Amalia! It's an honour to be associated with such a fantastic collection of blogs.

  14. You are more than welcome, Gary! You totally deserve to be there.

  15. I'm boxing up all my remaining IKEA furniture and sending it to you. What's your address?


  16. Hahahaha!

    But I have an Ikea just five minutes down the road! :P


    Woe is me, Amalia, and thank you :)


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