Awww, whaddaya know. Chris over at Comics All Too Real was kind enough to give this blog a “Premio al Esfuerzo Personal" award. In Chris’s words, “The name of this award translates into ‘Personal Effort Award’ but the full meaning in Spanish gets a little lost -- Anyway, it's some sort of meme award intended to highlight those blogs that show a lot of devotion and growth thanks to the effort of their writers.”
Why, THANK YOU, Chris!
Now, ideally, per the award rules, I should turn around and extend the award to my seven favorite blogs, but there are a couple of problems with that.
First of all, Chris has already picked some of my favorites (and, of course, Chris’s own blog is definitely one of my favorites).
Second, I have too many favorites to limit the award to just seven. The blogs I enjoy visiting -– all for various reasons -- are all listed in the right-hand sidebar titled “Other blogs of note -- visit at your own risk.” Though I don’t always leave comments, I visit ALL of these blogs every chance I get -– usually during workdays. If I didn’t enjoy visiting these blogs, I wouldn’t list them, period. I do try to keep the list updated, and I do add new blogs that I like when I find them. And as long as a blog doesn’t go more than two months without a post, once it goes on my list, it’s likely to stay there.
To my mind, all of these bloggers have posted something that deserves a Premio award. And I know there will be more bloggers in the future deserving of the award. Thanks, you guys -- I appreciate ALL of you!
SO, here's yer trophy, everyone!
On that note, it looks like I’m outta here until at least January 2. Year-end publishing deadlines are looming, authors are panicking, and in-laws are threatening to invade my homestead for the holidays. Plus, the in-laws plan to kidnap me, Mr. Sea, and Mighty Mite for a “fun-filled New Year’s Eve” spent in a cabin in Michigan City(?). Uhhhhhh … I think you're gonna owe me BIG for this one, Mr. Sea!!!
(With that in mind -– If a blizzard happens to hit northern Indiana during the holidays, can someone PLEASE scout around Michigan City’s wooded cabins to rescue us before I find an excuse to, er, belittle my brother-in-law? Just look for a blue PT Cruiser with a Green Lantern sticker in the back window. Thanks!)
Happy Holidays, everyone! Be good to yourselves and each other!