If you don’t already know, I’m horrible about following up on blog awards. Seeing as I’m in a bit of a writing slump, I thought now would be a good time to make up for that, starting with: John Howell and his kind nomination for the Always Here if you Need Me award.
Some awards are fun, some are just silly, but this one… I really like the idea behind it. It’s a way to let a blogger know that they said the right thing at the right time. A writer can’t ask for much more than that. We’re all tiny voices in a world-sized room, constantly pushing to be heard above everyone else.
So I humbly thank you, John, and I’m ecstatic that you found some comfort in whatever word or two happened to spill from these fingers of mine.
Now, according to the award, half of my duty requires listing five things that make me happy. In an ever-changing order, they are:
- Warm cookies
- Lots of room to stretch
- Feelings of accomplishment
- Clever jokes
- That perfect melody/harmony
The other half requires me to nominate five bloggers who have, at one point or another, said just what I needed to hear. Not that all of you don’t have great things to say, but I’m forced to pick only five that left an impression. Please, please don’t feel obligated to respond unless you wish to do so:
Okay, back to my hole for a little while longer.