I was recently awarded The Addictive Blog Award by A Flock of Crows. No, not a literal flock of crows. The only thing I’ve ever been awarded by a bird is The Crap on My Head Award by a pigeon in Chicago, and I’m not going to dignify that award with a hyperlink, much less a blog post.
Seriously, though, I am really flattered to receive this award from A Flock of Crows because hers is one of the most inspirational and thought-provoking blogs I’ve come across lately. I was first exposed to her when she was Freshly Pressed, but I’ve loved everything else she’s written so that one post wasn’t a flash in the pan. Please check her out!
So, to receive this award, I am to
1, Tell you why I like to blog, and
2, Nominate ten others for the award.
So here we go:
Why do I blog? I’ll keep this short and sweet because we all know that you’re only reading this out of politeness and just want to see if I gave you an award. I know the haps. I blog because it’s the best hobby I’ve ever had. One, it’s free if you want it to be. I pay like $7 for my special fonts, but that is the only money I’ve ever invested in this whole outfit. Two, you are doing something creative. I love sitting down and writing, for me and for you. I love exploring the possibilities of what I can put in a post. Three, it is so freaking interactive. And not only is blogging a great way to meet new people, it is a way to meet wonderful new people. Most importantly, though, I blog because it helps me nail down who I am. When I started blogging, I was a pregnant woman who was on the cusp of the greatest adventures I’ve ever known. I was not working for the first time in my adult life, and I was wondering – whether I knew it or not – who I was becoming. Now, I’m a mom. Every day is a new challenge in the quest to know myself. Blogging helps me sort that out. Plus, a blog is one awesome baby book. I hope Miss C will someday enjoy the posts I wrote about her, both when she was in my belly and when she came out.
The Passing-On I would like to pass this award on to ten blogs that I have truly become addicted to since I last did an awards post. I’m not just picking the first ten blogs I see in my queue right now. These are blogs I can’t get enough of.
A Gripping Life Not gonna lie; I’m kind of in love with Lisa AKA Grippy. Her thoughts on life are entertaining, thought-provoking, engaging, and often hilarious.
Lily in Canada Lily is Lisa’s daughter. She is HI-larious. If she charged to read her blog, I would probably pay.
A Clown on Fire I know, I know. Join the club. There’s a reason why people are obsessed with this guy, though. It’s impossible to visit his blog and not be sucked in.
Psychobabble I love this blog because I never really know what I’m going to get, but I do know that I will love it. She blogs about her upcoming wedding, the ghost in the apartment next to her, and her life as a newly-licensed family therapist.
Lame Adventures Witty, wonderful, and thoughtful writing from a New Yorker. I feel smarter when I read this blog.
Sincerely, Slapdash Christine, AKA Fish, is one of the most authentic people I have come across in the blogging world. She keeps it real, and real is funny, so I love her blog.
Speaker7 Oh.Em.Gee. You aren’t reading Speaker7? WHY? Just why? You have no excuse. None whatsoever. I banish thee.
Never Contrary I’m pretty sure I’ve given her a blogging award (or seven) before. But she deserves them. I love her observations about everything.
Mooselicker The more I read Tim’s funny essays on the mundane, the more I’m convinced that I would have had a crush on him if we had gone to high school together.
Guapola Pure, unadulterated fun. Guap is likely one of the nicest people in the world and his blog is just an extension of the thoughtfulness and fun he brings to all of our blogs in the form of comments.
And there you have it. Blogs I’m addicted to. Now, who wants to run the Betty Ford Center for blogs?