Friday, July 20, 2007

Rockin' in the Free Speech World

And the Award Goes To....

Cara over at The Law, Books and Life bestowed me with a Rockin' Girl Blogger Award. Whoo hoo! I am honored that anyone reads my blog. It's been a lot of fun for me--and I'm here for the fun!And here's an update: Sabrina over at Hijinks from the Heartland also gave me this award. Thanks, Sabrina! Sabrina lives close to me, too, like Cara and I think they both are awesome, so I'm very honored by both.

I'm not exactly sure how this works, but I'm now supposed to pass this award on to other Girl Bloggers--ones that I read, and maybe you'd like reading them, too. This is hard, because I do read quite a few. Cara already hit several I like with her award:
Sabrina's Hijinks from the Heartland
(Crystal Miller's Chat 'n' Chew Cafe)
Tina Forkner's She Plants a Vineyard
Gina Conroy's Portrait of a Writer...Interrupted
Candice Speare's The View From My Perch

So, I have to pick different girls. Here's some I read who are rockin'! I award the Rockin' Girl Blogger to:

LeAnne Martin at Christians in the Arts. She writes about Christians in the Arts(Well, duh, Crystal) and has interviewed some very talented people! This is a blog to watch because LeAnne really knows the arts and that world. I find it touches me deeply and I feel like being creative afterwards!

Nancy Ring at Anchors, Signposts and Wanderings: Exploring the Path Home often has me gasping at the poignancy and sheer wonder of life. She is literary and rare.

Michelle, the Edgy Inspirational Author, gives away free books!! (how rockin' is that?) and she also reviews them so you can check out if you want to read them. And she always knows how to do things like those slide shows. (How do you do it?)

Bonnie Bruno at Macromoments has the best photos (she takes them--check the Photo Buffet at the right) but her blog paints pictures with words as she takes simple moments and the passing of time and helps us to see the deeper spiritual meanings behind them.

Sarah Sumpolec at Girls and God is not afraid to be vulnerable. She speaks to the Girl in all of us female types!

To Delia over at Gatorskunkz and Mudcats for being such fun, and having the coolest title ever! I love Delia. You will love her and her rockin' crew over there, too.

I don't know if I'm allowed to award a bunch of editors, but I often read The Edit Cafe' and the "Barbie Girls." They are the female editors over at Barbour Publishing and not only can you keep up with the subtle joys of publishing, but they just write about things I am interested in. I don't exactly have anything I want from them, either--I just like their blog.

Teena at Whispers in the Dark talks about suspense and how to write it. I love a blog on craft and she's not afraid of exploring the dark!

Victoria Gaines at Light for the Writer's Soul writes about her commitment to Christ, and includes quotes, art and talks about publishing issues, as well as just has beautiful words to soak in. She also writes columns for the Comfort Cafe'.

Karen over at Inside the Classroom talks about teaching, and I used to be a teacher. She is a teacher's teacher.

Wow, I like reading a lot of the guys' blogs,too, but this is a girls only thing. You don't know how RARE this is for me! I have a husband and four sons (ages 16-22) and all of their friends. It is a High Male Zone where I live, so it's nice for me to be recognized as even being a girl!! Thanks, Cara and Sabrina!


Edgy Inspirational Author said...

Thanks! I feel special!

Delia said...

I love you too Crystal! You really are Rockin' Girl Blogger!

I feel special, too. This is my first ever award! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you, Crystal! You rock! And thank you kindly for thinking of me. You're sweet.

Tina Ann Forkner said...

Thanks for mentioning me, Crystal. You have a great blog!