Tuesday, September 15, 2009

KREATIV BLOGGER AWARD

This morning I was honoured with the KREATIV BLOGGER award by Carol J. Garvin, her blog is called Careann's musings. Though Carol and I both live in British Columbia, Carol's down in the Fraser Valley and I'm in the Central Interior, we've never met. Last year I scrolled through the Federation of BC Writers with the intent of gathering ideas for blog subjects. Needless to say, I liked Careann's Musings immediately. I ended up hanging around and read back several months, and I've been keeping up to date every since. There are just some people you connect with instantly, even if you're not sure why.
Now it's my turn to choose those bloggers I feel are recipients of the Kreativ Blogger Award, bloggers who I feel are creative and add something special to the world of blogging. Man, that's a tougher call to make than you would think. And like Carol, I'm going to take a few hours to think about it. Also, Noelle's coming over to help me make then eat a Strawberry/Nectarine/Banana Trifle for lunch. Grandma's going to help.


I'll be back...

I'm back, (and yes, the Strawberry/Nectarine/Banana Trifle is delicious) and thanks again Carol for nominating me. I'm now going to follow suit and choose bloggers I find particularly creative, without including the 7 things I like. I'm leaving those out because most of them are mushy/feelingly stuff that will make my family blush, then hide their heads in the sand.

I would like to nominate three bloggers:

Pat Bertram - Bertram's Blog. You have only to look at Pat's blog to realize she's an inspiration to the world of writers. Pat questions everything. Her wide-eyed enthusiasm and her deep desire to understand the world of the real and unreal has fascinated me from day one. I think she's covered every aspect of writing there is, only to stop by and see she's discussing yet another subject that would have never occurred to me. Pat loves writing. Her quest to become the best possible writer she can be is contagious. She loves books. She loves authors. She's brave, determined and the way she strings words together to form sentences is amazing. Here's to you, Pat Bertram for venturing into the sometimes scary, but always creative world of creative fiction.

Kathrine Neff Perry - Katt's Komments. Ever heard the saying that God secretly places angels on earth to make our lives better? I know it's supposed to be a secret, so let's keep it that way... but I'm pretty sure Katt Perry is one of those angels. I've chosen Katt for the Kreativ Blogger Award because of her innate ability to leave you feeling better off than you were before you read your blog. Her creativity, her love for life takes shape in her prose, those delicious little antidotes of everyday life that are food for the soul. Here's to you, Katt for making blogland a better because of you.

Dave Ebright - JaxPop. I nominated JaxPop because he's a wild and crazy guy who is creative, funny and head-over-heels in love with his wife. And his grandbabies. Dave is a creative genius. He's also smart enough to let his wife Deb take the excellent photos on his blog. Dave deserves the Kreativ Blogger Award because reading his blog always makes me laugh, and sometimes even cry. Here's to you, Mr. Ebright, aka JaxPop for being such a great blogger.

Here's to all three of you for brightening my life. You're all Kreativ Blogger Award winners for good reason.


17 comments :

  1. I am so happy for you girlfriend!!!! Whoo Hooo!!!!!
    Congratulations sweetie---can't think of a soul who deserves this honor more than you!!!!!
    Hugs
    Katt

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  2. Thanks, Katt. I was very surprised. But thrilled. It's been a fun day.

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  3. What a surprise girlfriend! I have tears in my eyes as I read your words about me----are you SURE you're talking about me!!!!
    BTW I've read Dave's blogs and absolutely couldn't agree with you more. He really makes me laugh---I love his writing style. And to Pat, I am anxious to read hers---- thank you for your kind words Joy--
    Hugs
    Katt

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  4. Joylene - You gotta be kiddin' - right? I'm completely shocked & lost for words. Must've been the pics. I read Katt & Pat's blogs - wayyyy better than mine. I'll keep trying to make you laugh & I'll try NOT to make you cry (unless it's from laughin') And yes - I'm totally nutz 'bout Deb.

    Wow - Thanks.

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  5. Ah Katt. It was easy when I stopped to think of it. You, Pat and Dave are totally deserving of bigger awards than anything I can give.

    Careann agreed with me, Dave. She thinks you're a terrific blogger too. So there! Now try to explain this to Deb. lol

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  6. Joylene, like Katt, I have tears in my eyes as I'm writing this. Is that really me you're talking about? What an absolutely fabulous thing to say about someone, and that fact that you say it about me is very touching. Thank you.

    Congratulations to you, Joylene, for winning the award, and to JaxPop and Katt. What exalted company to find myself in.

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  7. I'm also a Pat Bertram fan.

    I made it as far as Hundred Mile House once, so I'm impressed with how far north you live. Talk about being on the very edge of the world...

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  8. Who was that poetic who wrote People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime?

    I could say something sappy right now, but in essence I just want you to know that I'm glad I know you, Pat. I think you're an extraordinary writer and human being. And I think the same of Katt and Dave.

    And that's all I have to say about that subject. lol

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  9. Hi Joylene,

    I'm a big fan of Pat's blog as well as a Pat herself, both as a writer and as a person. Your description of her seems particularly apt. You see what I see in her.

    How sweet of you to nominate her blog for special notice. Now, of course, I'm going to have to read your blog, I can see you're my kind of gal.

    Thank you
    wanda

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  10. Hi Ken. It's nice to meet a fan of Pat's. We already have something in common. If you do ever venture up to Alaska, (it's awesome) you practically drive by our front door. Take a break and stop by for fishing. The door's always open.

    We refer to ourselves as Northerners. The million or so people north of us think not. But it's a great place either way. Not as hot as California, but no where near as cold as the arctic.

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  11. Joylene, I'm so sorry that I left this very important part of the comment!

    Congratulations on your blog being recognized by your peers. WTG!

    cheers
    wanda

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  12. Joylene,

    Congrats on getting recognized for your blog. Kudos as well for passing on the favor to Pat Bertram. Her Bertram's Blog and various other writing groups do delve into many aspects of writing that nobody else seems to touch. I've enjoyed commenting on her blog and in her writing groups.

    James Rafferty

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  13. Thank you, Aries. My last comment must have crossed your path. Please do stop by anytime. Tomorrow I'll stop by your blog and say hello. Pat's blog is like my daily fix of news. And inspiration. See you there.

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  14. Congrats, Joylene, and just stopping by to also congratulate Pat! I do enjoy her blogs! And congrats to the others as well--now I'll be popping by your blogs as well!

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  15. Yes, Dave, Joylene is right. I do think you're a terrific blogger. In fact, when I was choosing nominees for the award myself I was thinking you had already received it. So I'm delighted that you're among Joylene's choices along with Pat and Kathrine. Congratulations to all three!

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  17. Careann, Kat, and James, thank you for your kind words. It's been an inspiring experience.

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