June 18, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue
Readers and Blogizens, we here at KLB are proud to present…
What are The Squirrelies? I’m so glad you asked. The Squirrelies are the epic awards of blogging awesomitude where KLB and the Ninja Squirrels take the opportunity to recognize the contributions of our fellow bloggers and thank those who have recognized us.
The Squirrelies are absolutely not in any way, shape, or fashion my cheap attempt to combine seven blogging awards into one post. I would never, ever do such a thing.
The squirrels might, though.
No, seriously, I think blogging awards are awesome. They are a fantastic way to help build community and expand our readership between like-minded bloggers and their followers while at the same time showing bloggers we enjoy how much we appreciate them. Unfortunately, they seem to come in packs. Which isn’t a bad thing, but when you have to nominate 12-15 bloggers for a handful of different awards, things tend to get a bit sticky.
However, I don’t want to ignore the awards my fellow bloggers so thoughtfully gave me and I do want to pass the love along to others. Hence, The Squirrelies.
The Squirrel Appreciation Award
The furballs and I can’t tell you how much we appreciate the bloggers who have nominated us for blogging awards.
We have just one thing to say:
It is an honor to be recognized by our fellow blogizens, and such honor should be returned. Today, we would like to award three special bloggers with our thanks:
1. Melissa Janda– The Almighty Squirrel bless Melissa and her generosity with blogging awards. In the past couple of months, she nominated KLB for four. Yep, four: The Best Moment Award, Shine On and Dragon’s Loyalty, and the Wonderful Team Member Readership.
Melissa’s blog is definitely one you should check out. She was nominated for all these awards herself and I can tell you she deserves them. Melissa not only has wonderful posts about writing, but is truly a team player in the blogging world helping connect fellow authors. I have found several books and blogs that I adore through her blog and I bet you will, too.
2. Julian Froment– Julian, who nominated us for the Sunshine Award, is another power team member in the blogosphere, generously sharing posts from other bloggers that piqued his interest. His own posts show a unique perspective into the world of reading and writing and life in general. One of my favorites is Recapturing that Inner Child.
3. Fiction Favorites– John, who nominated us for the Liebster Award, is hard to categorize, but his posts are always interesting (as is his post titling convention). If you haven’t checked out his blog before, I recommend starting here: Clumsy Dialog is as Clumsy Dialog Does.
Thank you Melissa, Julian, and John for nominating KLB and the squirrels for awards. You all rock!
In honor of the awards sent our way, KLB and the squirrels would like to shine a spotlight on the bloggers whose posts we anxiously look forward to seeing appear in our inbox.
Evil Squirrel’s Nest- It would be a grievous oversight if we did not include Evil Squirrel’s Nest in our Spotlight, and not just because we have an extreme bias for squirrel-centric blogs. (Although, we do.) Head on over to ESN for squirrel comics, Saturday Squirrel pics, and the always awesome Flashback Friday (which happened on Monday this week) where ESN takes us back to the manic marketing tactics of the 80’s.
The Urban Book Thief- TUBT is one of my favorite book review blogs because her book tastes are so similar to mine, so I look forward to seeing what she’s reading and rating to help me decide which book/series I’ll read next. If you’re an Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance Fan, TUBT is a blog you should definitely be following!
Creative Writing with the Crimson League– Victoria Grefer’s blog always has great insights and tips for writers… on a DAILY basis. I don’t know how she manages it, but she does. That might explain her following of 30k readers! So, you don’t just have to take my word on her awesomeness, head on over and see what she has to say. A great post to start with is How to read on a deeper level by comparing your favorite works of art: all authors need this skill.
Legends of Windermere– I love Charles’s blog which has a wide variety of posts from poetry, excerpts from his own novels, and reblogs from fellow bloggers and authors. I can always count on whatever he links to be of interest AND I look forward to his comments on my blog. Discussion and discourse FTW! Unseen Friends is the post to start with on his blog.
Sairyou.me– Daniel is yet another blogger whose comments I look forward to seeing on my blog. I also really enjoy his blog posts which tend to take unique perspectives and push me to think deeper about common topics. The Value of Blog Comments and Serendipity to Creativity is one of my all-time favorite posts of his.
Congratulations Squirrel Spotlight Award Winners and thank you for all that you contribute to the blogosphere!
There are many more I would like to nominate, but that just means I can make this into a regular feature! So, stay-tuned squirrel fans there’s more awesomeness to come in future weeks.