Monday, February 9, 2009

Friendship Award!

Nuzzling Muzzles has granted me a Friendship Award. Such an honor! I've only discovered this horse-blog community fairly recently, but already I feel like such a part of it. Thanks so much to all of you who have welcomed me, made me feel at home on your blogs, and spent time visiting and commenting on my blogs!

Here is what this award is all about:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

The problem is, many of the people who fit the bill are already recipients. So I am going to have two lists — 8 new recipients to satisfy the award's requirement, and a short list of "honorary" recipients, bloggers I want to show my appreciation for but who have already received the award from someone else.

Also, please note that not all of these folks are horse bloggers. As a freelance writer, I have some friends in the online writing-blogging community who are very deserving of this award.

Here we go...

Official recipients:

1. Tacky Tack of the Day

I just recently started following this blog, but it's an amusing daily analysis of some of the horrific tack available. I like scaequestrian's blogging style, so I'm making my newest addition to my blog-reading habit my first award recipient.

2. Desert Horses

I've been following Cheryl Ann's blog since she entered (and won!) my holiday book giveaway. She always has great pictures, which makes her blog a joy to read.

3. Screw You!

Kathy Kehrli, a.k.a. the Irreverent Freelancer, is one of my oldest blogging friends. Her wit and sarcasm makes it easier for many of us to bear the most frustrating parts of freelancing. On a more personal level, I can also say that she is a great friend with a good heart and an admirable dedication to her career.

4. Words on the Page

Lori is another freelancer I've known for quite some time, but I've only recently started following her blog on a daily basis. Thank you, Google Reading List! I've enjoyed her blog so much recently, I don't know why I didn't start following it regularly some time ago.

5. Writer in the Making

Harmony is an on-again, off-again freelancer who used to blog regularly. Come back, Harmony, come back!

6. Meow-Bark-Blog

Fellow freelancer Kristen King has her own pet-focused blog. Her biggest pet is a little smaller than Panama, but not by much. :o)

Honorary recipients:

7. Laughing Orca Ranch

Lisa is an absolute sweetheart. I "met" her when she signed up for my book giveaway, and I've been reading her blog ever since. If anyone deserves an honorary award, she does!

8. There is a Horse in My Bubblebath

Pam, a.k.a. RedDunAppy, also has a great blog with lots of pictures that I read regularly. Unfortunately, Nuzzling Muzzles beat me to her.

9. Nuzzling Muzzles

I love this blog, so... Right back atcha, baby!



At February 9, 2009 at 9:32 PM, Blogger Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Ahhh, you got me. That was a surprise. Thank you. I'm going to go visit some of your freelance friends' blogs. I've been so horse crazy this past year that I forgot all about my interest in writing.

At February 9, 2009 at 9:45 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Awwww I was working my way down the list to tell everyone, and you saw this before I got to tag you on your site! :o)

You are very welcome. I love your blog. :o)


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