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Friday, August 7, 2009

It's All About Sincerity

If you haven't noticed, my posts this week have all been about what, in my opinion, makes a sincere, and therefore, successful, blogger. On Monday, I talked about actively participating in other blogs by commenting. On Tuesday, I talked about following blogs that we find value in. On Wednesday, I talked about giving priority to blogs we feel a real sense of interaction with. Yesterday, I talked about being positive and respectful in our blog interaction. Today, I want to honor someone who exemplifies the very traits I've discussed with an award. Yes, I made the award up. (Is that legal in Blogville? If not, will someone please come get me out of bloggy jail?) At any rate, there are no rules for this award. You don't have to pass it on to anyone, but I'd love it if you did. You don't have to put it on your blog and link back here, but that would be nice. You don't have to add your name to a list of recipients because I wouldn't have a clue how to create such a list. Okay, there is one rule. If you do choose to pass it on, please do so to someone you find to be sincere with their blog interaction. I could easily give this to just about every single one of you, and I'd like to, really I would. But it would take too long to enter all of your names, and I really need to get back to writing. I have no doubt, though, that if this award gets passed along, you will all eventually receive it. Besides, I'll be giving it to someone different every week. So, without further ado, the first recipient of this prestigous, yet homemade, award is D.L. Strange, author of Ranchgirl Ramblings. She was one of my first followers, and she has, time and time again, demonstrated sincerity with not only her interaction with me and many others, but also with her own posts. Go pay her a visit, especially if you need a good friend. And while you're there, tell her she should post more often. :) Thank you all for being the kind and decent bloggers that make me smile every day! Have a great weekend!

39 comments:

strugglingwriter said...

That's a very nice thing of you today.

I'll go check out her blog now!

JennyMac said...

Bravo to you. I will pop by her site as well.

Strange Fiction said...

Thanks Lazy Writer! You're awesome! Yikes--my last post is a recipe! lol

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm off to check her out.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

What a wonderful thing to do! I don't think there's a blog jail, but if there is, use your one call to let me know and I'll bail you out.

Heading over to check this sincere blogger out.

Heather Sunseri said...

What an awesome award. I love the beauty of the actual award and the encouragment that it exemplifies! Congratulations to D.L. Strange at Ranchgirl Ramblings.

DebraLSchubert said...

Nice post, LW. There's definitely not a bloggy jail. If there was, I would have my own private cell by now. I'm heading over to D.L.'s place to say "howdy!"

Sharla said...

Cool award, makes me want to jump up and down saying "pick me next! pick me!" Okay, maybe I won't do that, I'll just wave a finger. Great thing about doing these things is it gets people going places they didn't know about,and we all make new friends.

Suzanne said...

following! yay you!

Cindy said...

Your posts this week were excellent. Your new award is great, how thoughtful of you. Have a super weekend!

Kim Kasch said...

This post made me think back to when my son was in Bye-Bye-Birdie and the song: I'm Honestly Sincere - that still cracks me up. Thanks for the blast from the past.

Jody Hedlund said...

VERY cool award!! Great job designing it! I love when we can encourage one another by giving awards to each other! You deserve the award too! :)

FictionGroupie said...

What a great award! I'll go check out her site.

Lazy Writer said...

Okay, everyone, like some of you, I've been locked out of blogger for most of the day. For now, the problem seems to be fixed, and I hope it lasts. Thanks for all your comments about this award. I have to give credit where credit is due, though. My daughter actually designed the award. I think she did a very nice job of it!

MzzLily said...

I'm getting a group together to bail out you out of the Blogville Jail. Please, everyone help Susan by sending all your money to me at...

Oh wait, that's not the point of this blog, is it?

I agree, Susan. I have made the best friends here. It's amazing how many caring, sincere folks there are here.

Your daughter did a good job... Love the silvery shoe!

Ana - The Writer Today said...

This is a very nice award. I was also thinking of making up an award. I have met many wonderful bloggers and I have learned so much from them. I am very thankful for the information they share.

I enjoy this blog very much, though I do not always comment, I do follow it and appreciate you following mine as well.

Pam Calvert said...

I love the idea of this award (and the sparkly shoe!) :-D

Rae said...

Hey I am able to log in and comment. Yeah!
Great idea and so nice of you to do that. This is a very uplifting blog and I really enjoy reading your posts. They are so insightful and informative. You should be the first recipient of the award. You deserve it!

Dawn VanderMeer said...

What a neat idea! Tell your daughter she did a beautiful job! :)

K. M. Walton said...

Love the award's sparkly shoe & it's purpose. You can't fake sincerity, some try, but it simply isn't...sincere. I've only recently found your blog but am already a fan.

I agree with Rae - you deserve the award too!

Lazy Writer said...

MzzLily,
Thanks for the posse! I may need it one day.

Ana,
I appreciate you following me, too. I know it's impossible to comment all of the time!

Pam,
Thanks so much for joinging us here. I look forward to getting to know you better.

Rae,
Crazy! I tell you! It's just crazy! Thanks for the warning, Blogger, right? Anyway, your blog is super uplifting, too.

Dawn,
I'll tell her you said so. Thanks!

Lazy Writer said...

K.M.,
Thank you! I hope you are having a fantastic time on your vacation!

Jennifer Shirk said...

What a great idea, and that's very kind of you.

Will go check out that blog. :)

Strange Fiction said...

Tell the Golden Girl that she has the Midas touch!

Tabitha Bird said...

Oh I love this award! It just looks so nice and I love what it stands for. What a great idea. I'm going to check out your friend's blog right now. :)

GutsyWriter said...

Great post and many comments. Must be the week for discussing social media. Thanks for blogging week and awards.

Lori said...

Your blog is fascinating! I've been reading through some of the older posts.

It is true that sincerity is very important and very obvious in blogging. It is also a little difficult to achieve, even when you strive for it. It must be natural in some people. I am going to check the blog you recommended.

Lazy Writer said...

Jennifer,
Thanks you. I think you'll enjoy Strange's blog.

Strange,
I can't believe you remember that Golden Girl post. See, that's exactly why I gave you the award. Talk about sincerity!

Tabitha,
Thanks you. Like I said before, I can't take credit for the way the award looks. My very talented and created daughter (not bragging) designed it.

Gutsy,
Yes, there were many bloggers blogging about blogging this week.

Lori,
Thanks for stopping by and for joining us here. I look forward to getting to know you better.

K.M. Weiland said...

The blogging community is such a unique place. We all start as blatant strangers, but somehow, over the years, we start to connect with each other. Who'da thunk? It's a wonderful bonus for those of us who started out blogging for other reasons.

Weronika said...

This is such a great idea, Susan! :) And it's definitely legal -- cheer, cheer!

P.S. I've been looking for your email. Since I leave tomorrow I won't have time to look at anything, but please send it sometime!!!

Stephanie said...

Hi Susan!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting! As a fellow blogger you know how exciting it is to see a new face and new friend in the world of bloggville!
Love this post...I am terrible at keeping up bc of trying to balance writing, life, etc. but so does everyone else, right?
Great to "meet" you...All the best,
Stephanie

Lisa and Laura said...

Just went back and read your posts about blogging this week. Great thoughts! When we first started blogging we had no idea what we were getting into. I've always wanted a blog, mainly because I really like talking about myself (kidding...sort of). Anyways, we've been completely blown away by all the incredible people we've met as a result of our silly little blog. It really does make the publication process a little bit easier knowing that others are going through it with you.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Congratulations to the recipient! *smiling*

Kathryn Magendie said...

PS - thanks for stopping by my place and leaving a comment ! :)

Life is good! said...

i will go and check her blog out, i think it is nice to let someone know when they have made your life a little bit better!

Strange Fiction said...

Stop by my blog when you get a chance...

Laurie Paulsen said...

Ranchgirl Ramblings, eh? I'm there!
I'm glad I found your blog, Susan--your positive spirit is inspiring. Thanks for adding to the good out there. I'll be back! :)

Karen said...

I'm just getting caught up on my blogs again, after another week long hiatus.

Such a cute award! You're so creative!

Janna Qualman said...

It's a great idea for a blog award! Well done. And congrats to DL Strange!