Monday, August 8, 2011

Liebster Blog

So there I was... put-puttin' it up the 610 today in stop-and-go rush hour traffic, hating the fact that its Monday and that I'll have to do the said stop-and-go traffic routine at LEAST 4 more times this week (I usually get lucky if I'm up early enough in the morning... no traffic then! Just at night...), seriously contemplating just going to bed right when I got home (yes, at 7 o'clock at night, don't judge), when all of the sudden...

I GET A BLOG AWARD!!


From none other than my online-blogging-bestie, Barbara Kloss!

For those of you who aren't stalkin' Barb's blog, you should. She's awesome. He posts are always insightful, inspiring and humorous, and she always, always, ALWAYS has a big blogging smile on her face with lots of writing support to spare! THAT... and did I mention she is an up and coming YA author? Barb is publishing her fantastic, magical, YA masterpiece, Gaia's Secret in the very near future (sorry, Barb, I'm not sure the exact date!) Definitely jet on over to her blog and check out that amazing, go-getter woman!

FYI, this fantastic award is in German, so those of you scratching your heads wondering were you went wrong, never fear! "Liebester" means "dearest," and is a term for close friends (correct me if I'm wrong, Mike!) This award spotlights totally-rock-awesome bloggers with 200 followers or less. Now the Rules!

1) Thank the giver (I heart you, Barb! Thanks for thinkin' of me!), and link back to the blogger who gave it to you
2) Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
3) Copy and paste the award on your blog
4) Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers!
5) Last, but far from least, HAPPY BLOGGING!

My five super-duper awesome picks are:

1. Lauren Hennessey--was my first Houston friend, who I met at none other than a writing critique group. Is there any better recipe for friendship than that? I think not! Lauren is FULL of encouragement and support, and is quite the rock-awesome, super hero-lovin' nerd, so those wanting to lose five bucks in a comic-book-or-nerdy-movie-trivia contest, she's your girl!

2. Nikki Loftin--MAY have more than 200 followers, I'm not sure (she doesn't have the follower counter displayed on her blog).... BUT... she's awesome anyway! Nikki gave a FANTASTIC presentation at the Houston Writer's conference in May. I could not get enough of her snarky humor, outgoing personality, and great advice! Her first novel, The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy, is being published in 2012. Way to go, Nikki (J.K. Rowling, who??)

3. Ru--cause she's freakin' hilarious. Her posts are not all writing related, but never fail to make me laugh! Plus, Ru was my first blog stalker (ahem--follower) whom I'd never actually met in person, so I figure that kind of gives us a weird cosmos connection of some kind. Woot, woot for lawyers who wanna-be writers ( :

4. T. J., aka The Frost Lord (he's a self proclaimed superhero... awesome, right?!)--who seems like such a dedicated writer! I'm always impressed at the effort that goes into his blogging, and from the snipits of his book I've read, he will be a YA force to be reckoned with at some point. Plus, his fav. book is HP. I mean, if that doesn't give him like a thousand and one brownie points right there, I don't know what does! Seriously, check out his blog, it's impressive!

5. Lana--why Lana, who lives clear on the other side of the world from me? (I've never been to Australia!) Lana is such a goal-oriented writer. She even has a little tabby thing on her blog with yearly and weekly writing goals. SO cool, right? She's an inspiration to dedication, and is definitly a fellow writer I could learn a few tricks in self-dicipline from!

What are you waiting for? Go check out these awesome writers! Happy Blogging, peeps!

22 comments:

Jeff King said...

I am horrible at blog award follow throughs.

Nice work.

Julie said...

Jeff: funny story... I was thinking about actually giving you this award! I ended up not, though, just cause you seem like one of those "tough guys," and I wasnt sure how you'd feel about displaying a badge with a heart on it. Haha ( :

Christa said...

Hooray! I love seeing this award popping around the internet.

Ru said...

THANKS! Ha, I'm glad I make you laugh. We lawyer/writeypeople have to stick together :)

Julie said...

Christa: I know! Blog awards are so much fun!

Ru: yes m'am you make me laugh! I usually refrain from commenting, though, because I'm always afraid my witty-ness won't be able to match up to yours ( : I don't want to laughed at because of my lack of wit. What would the other lawyers say about me?!

Nikki said...

AHH! You're the awesome one! I'm away at a writing retreat right now, but I'll post this award when I get back. Um, if I can figure out how b/c I'm just that dumb.
Now, back to my novel. ;)

T.D. McFrost said...

WOOT! I WON AN AWARD! YEAH BABY!

Thanks so much for the kind words Lisa! I actually blushed. No, I seriously did! ^_^

I will accept this honor on behalf of all the Superheroes out there.

Save the cheerleader...save the world! hehe

T.D. McFrost said...

Ur...I got your name wrong. Again. >_<

Damn, I dunno why but you look like a Lisa to me. HAHA.

It appears I'll have to give you a nickname. ^_^

From now on you shall henceforth be known as Julisa. Yeah, that has a nice ring to it.

Have a great day, Julisa!

Julie said...

Nikki: writing retreat? I'm jealous! SOMEDAY when I can justify my writing hobby with a paycheck, I hope to be able to do more cool stuff like that. Cause, its a job, right?! Haha!

T.J.: funny fact, my sister's name is Lisa and we get called by each other's names all the time! Basically I just thought you knew my sissy somehow and I was like "No way!" Haha!

P.s. I heart Heroes! I admit: I have a crush on Sylar. And Peter...[sigh]...

P.s.s. Nickname accepted!!

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats on the award. You deserve it. I'll check out the links.

Julie said...

Medeia: you're a sweet one ( : Thank you!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congrats on the award! :)

Julie said...

Goldie: Thank you! Your compliments are much appreciated!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations on the award and thanks for the links. Thanks to another blogger and this award, i've found your blog. Fun! : )

Julie said...

Cynthia: thank you!! And yay for new blog followers ( :

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congrats on the award!! I love Barbara's blog, too. :)

Julie said...

Peggy: THANKS! I know, right? Barb is awesome!

m. christine weber said...

Aw, sweet :-). Congrats on the lovely award and congrats to everyone you gave it to!

;-)

Julie said...

Christine: thank you!! It's so nice of you to say so!

C. K. Bryant said...

Hey, girl. Can email me. You signed up to be a guest on my blog when I was celebrating my 400 followers and I'd love to put you on my schedule. Here's my addy:

christine (at) ckbryant (dot) com

S. L. Hennessy said...

Wait a minute...I was looking back through this and my comment wasn't published! What the heck! Grrr, this is why I hate computers!!

I know I already said it in my last post-response, but Julie - YOU ARE AMAZING! On top of being an incredible writer, you are also an amazing friend. I'm so lucky to know you!

And you're blog is always Number One with me!! You've got a blog award heading your way from yours truly...

Julie said...

Lauren: right back at ya, girlie! You are an equally amazing writing bestie!! I'm so lucky to know you! ( :

P.s. I have a theory that all computers are out to get you. Your thoughts?

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