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Thursday, January 15, 2009

 

The Muffin Receives the Premio Dardos Award

Jessica Aday Kennedy of "A Writing Playground" (http://jadaykennedy.blogspot.com/) honored The Muffin with the Premio Dardos Award. Thanks Jessica!

About the award: "Premio Dardos" means "prize darts" in Italian, and the award is given in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.

The rules are:
1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.
2) Pass the award along to blogs you find worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

Here are my choices for the award:

Margo Dill's Read These Books and Use Them - this is a great blog that not highlights wonderful children's books, but also provides interesting activities for children, teachers, and parents who read the book. I haven't seen a blog out there like this one!

Joanne DeMaio's Whole Latte Life - this blog is one of my favorites because it's so inspirational and positive! The mission of this blog is to notice and appreciate how people live their choice lives.

Allena Tapia's About.com Freelance Writing - I love Allena's voice and her perspective on the publishing business. This blog provides great takeaway for freelancers in the form of news, resources, tips, and tools. It's definitely not cookie-cutter.

Donna Volkenannt's Donna's Book Pub - this is a fairly new blog, but it's already proven to be packed full of information for writers. I love how Donna starts all her posts out with a weather forecast! It sets the tone for the day's post.

Janet Reid's Query Shark - this blog provides insight into a literary agent's thoughts and critiques on queries. Need I say more? Simply awesome.

Debbie Ridpath Ohi's Inkygirl: Daily Diversions for Writers - Debbie's comics are my favorite! Her outlook on all things writing is spot on. She tells a whole story with so few words.

Kristin Nelson's Pub Rants - this is a fantastic blog run by literary agent Kristin Nelson where she shares her insider thoughts on the publishing industry. A fantastic resource with great attitude!

Anne-Marie Nichols' My Readable Feast - this is a wonderful blog that covers children's lit and brings families together with a pinch of cooking. Books + food = yummy content!

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Congrats to all those listed! There are so many great blogs it's hard to choose. We also have another award that I've been meaning to distribute. Stay tuned for that one! Your blog might be on the list. Cheers and happy blogging!

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9 Comments:

Blogger Joanne said...

Thanks so much for the recognition! I'm always glad to know my blog is inspiring others to pursue their passions, and really, this award is shared with all my readers, who keep the dialogue going!

5:49 AM  
Blogger Janet Reid said...

Thank you for including QueryShark in the list of blogs!

6:35 AM  
Blogger irishoma said...

WOW!
Thank you so much for recognizing Donna's Book Pub for a Premio Dardos Award. It is such a surprise--and an honor.
Donna Volkenannt

6:52 AM  
Anonymous My Readable Feast said...

Thanks for the shout out for My Readable Feast. And just to let you know, I'd love to have some guest posts - so if you like to review kidlit or share recipes that kids would like, let me know. Just leave a comment on the blog - www.myreadablefeast.com.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Allena said...

awwwww ((pleased))

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Michelle Kafka said...

Congratulations on winning the award WOW/Muffin blog!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Cher'ley said...

This is very cool. I'll keep the email about this blog until I have a chance to follow all the links.
Congrats.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

This is so great. Congrats to WOW!
and everyone who has gotten this fantastic recognition!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Kathryn Magendie said...

I'm over here from Joanne's place- congrats to Joanne! What a deserving blog to receive this award.

I'll also bookmark this space and come back to see where else I should visit!

Thank you!

6:45 AM  

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