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!
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!