This morning my lovely bloggy friend Christine Danek, whom you all probably know and love from Christine's Journey, was kind enough to pass on this award to me. I haven't seen it around yet, so I'm going to let myself believe that it's shiny and new:
I've been writing for a long time, and while my family "knew" that I was a writer, and they'd seen plenty of my examples in narrative essays and paper-writing, and even a poem I wrote for my grandfather's eulogy, I've never really allowed anyone to be a part of my writing path. That changed somewhat in college, when I was feeling more confident in my writing ability and took some creative writing courses. The more I read and wrote, the more confident I became in my ability, and the easier it was to share my writing with practical strangers.
I started this blog on January 1 as a New Year's resolution to encourage me to write more; I've always been a terrible diary/journal-keeper, and I thought that maybe a blog would help.
And it did.
I don't have to tell you how great the blogging writer's community is: you're all part of it, and you know it as well as I do. And here more than anywhere else the adage "You have to be a friend to have a friend" holds true. I feel lucky enough to consider many of you my friends. I love getting comments--I'm still at home 24/7 with my wrist injury, and I spend a lot of time checking my email. Every comment makes me smile. The larger my following grows, the more I find myself feeling a little shy--isn't that silly? I'm truly sorry that I can't follow each and every one of you back, but just know that I'm still supporting you in my goodwill, if not in my follower face.
Now that this acceptance speech is over *snore* I can pass along the Journey Support award to the following people, people who may or may not realize how special they are to me in my little internet world:
(In alphabetic order)
Alex J. Cavanaugh
Courtney Barr (Who also has a kickass contest for Memorial Day--check it out)
Aren't you impressed that I gave it back on the same day I received it? Also, it should be known that I would gift it back to Christine Danek, but I thought that might be redundant...
Go forth and be happy, friends!