Friday, 23 April 2010

Awards and Contests

The sun is shining through the window - it is Saturday tomorrow, and I have awards and blogs to share! So let’s start with the love...

Prolific Blogger

Thank you for this, T.J. Carson!

So who do I think is prolific at this blogging malarkey?

Wavy Lines: I am loving Laura’s blog – she always has fun and interesting topics. Really enjoyed the recent: 9 writers prove that age is just a number

Coming down the mountain: from reclusive writer to published author
If you are a writer, thinking about writing, or just like some friendly chat head over to Karen’s blog now! Favourite recent post was: The Wrong Demographic

Talli Roland
Brilliant fun posts, current favourite must be Writer’s Arse. Oh dear (checks mine in mirror)

Have been doing a fab New Zealand based A – Z for the last month – worth scrolling through her posts if you have missed any! A snippet post here: P is for...

Elana Johnson
I am quite new to Elana’s fantastic blog, but 1050 of you got there before me, so she is definitely worth reading! Favourite recent post was: Throwing up that first draft

A Cat of Impossible Colour
Andrea is a beautiful writer, with her debut book coming out in 2011. Her vintage style is exquisite, and her posts are friendly, fun and always fabulous! Favourite recent post: Three Exciting Things

Sunshine blogger

Thank you for this, Tuppenny Tales!

*Climbs on desk. Warbles.*
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
You make me happy, when times are grey...

A Rose Beyond the Thames
Thoughtful observations, evocative posts on perfume, tales of London, and anything groovy that catches her eye – Rose’s blog is a treasure.

If I could sum up Milkmoon’s blog in one word I would say Inspiring. But I am a writer, so will also go on to add her beautiful photography and magic with words pull me out of my messy time into hers, so that I may linger and feel refreshed for a while.

The Magpie’s Fancy
Gigi at The Magpie's Fancy has also been doing an A-Z, teamed with fantastic writing and photography that makes you want to get into her blog and roll around for a while.

Being Me
I delight in Fran’s blog at Being Me. She is a brilliantly witty writer – one of those folk you rush to read as you know she will make you smile (and snort with laughter, usually when I am at work and shouldn't be Having Fun)

Pretty Far West
Absolutely loving Mise’s blog. She is a very talented writer who knows how to simply play with words, as well as sharing some fab photography of things that catch her eye.

Stuff I Make, Bake and Love
How can anyone fail to be inspired? Go over and look at her lovely blog header; you will be impressed! Her blog is pretty fantastic as well.

Supportive Commentator Sunshine Award

Thank you for this, On ‘n On ‘n On!

Every blog needs these people - they must be cherished!

Wannabe a Writer
Linda never fails to be encouraging, and offers brilliant advice. Her blog posts are thoughtful and interesting as well – pop across and say hello!

I’ve mentioned the lovely Karen before, but she is as generous with her comments as she is with her blog posts, and deserved another award!

Music Obsessive
My first blogging buddy! If you like music and great writing then please head over to Martin’s blog. Always supportive and encouraging.

Kit Courteney Writes
Kit is a lovely bloggy pal to have – her blog posts are humorous, thoughtful, and topical - and her comments are so fun, supportive and generous.

Fairly new to blogging, but her comments are always encouraging, and her posts make me smile. Do pop over and wave hello!

Wow - lots of folk there for you to discover! But really I wish I could give all the folk on my blog roll an award, you are all fantastic. Also - if you are following me but I haven't yet followed you back - can you pop a comment below to let me know? Much appreciated!

And now some contests (drum roll)

Writing in the Wilderness has a contest to celebrate hitting 150 followers, go Sarahjayne! If you pop over there do mention you came from my blog - thank you!

Susan Fields has a contest to also celebrate over 150 followers - yeay Susan!

And let me know in the comments if there are any contests I have missed that need a shout out, as after all this I am about to creep home to start my weekend with a lovely naughty takeaway. I fancy noodles... Wish you all a lovely weekend!


Fran Hill said...

Thanks for the shout, Novice. Glad you like the blog. Sorry I make you snort. That's not very friendly, really, is it?

Jayne said...

I love the blog, Fran. Snorting - well, probably 'a burst of mirth' would sound better! Or maybe I need to work on my chuckling skills. :)

Joanne said...

Wow, an Awards bonanza going on over here. Congrats on your many accolades, and thanks for the blog links to visit! Happy weekend ...

Old Kitty said...


Congratulations on your fab awards!!

And great warbling too!!! LOL!

I think there's gonna be contests galore over at Nicola Morgan's Wasted blog (to celebrate her book's launch). Sorry, that's all I'm aware of (Susan Field's too!). Oh Stricty Writing has a short story contest that's gonna go on for a whole year, I think. If I see some more,I'll let you know!

Take care and have a great weekend!

Jayne said...

Hi Joanne, yes - I've been saving them! Thank you, and happy weekend also!

Jayne said...

Thank you, Old Kitty! I am glad you like the warbling. Also cheers for mentioning Nicola's book blog, and Stricty Writing - will hook 'em up! :)

A great weekend to you too!

Crystal Cook said...

Congrats on all those awards! And thanks for all the cool new links :)

Jayne said...

Cheers Crystal! Wish you a lovely weekend! :)

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Thanks for the mention and the awards, Jayne! Much appreciated, always! Plus I found a few new blogs here, so I always like that too!

Unknown said...

Wow. I'm glad I showed up on awards night. Although I'm feeling a little underdressed now. I should have at least put on some make-up. And some pants.

Jayne said...

Hi KarenG - well deserved m'dear!


Oh Kristen, I am still giggling. Love your comment! It is a bit like awards night isn't it? But then I, as the host, should possibly be wearing something grander than tartan PJs, maybe. :)

Unknown said...

Congratulations for all your awards!!!

Congrats to all those who receive them!!

Private said...

Congratulations on the awards! And Iæve been following you for a while... *hint hint* ;)

Unknown said...

Congrats on all the awards. Yes, Elana is amazing.

Thanks for all the links. Most of the blogs I recognized, but there are few I don't.

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on all your awards - way to go!

Laura S. said...

Hi, Jayne! You deserve all those awards! Thank you so much for the award and kind comment about my blog. You're a sweetheart! Have a great weekend!

Susan Fields said...

Congrats on your awards, and to all the people you've passed them to. I follow many of those blogs and they're fantastic.

Thanks for mentioning my contest! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

It's nice finding out about blogs I haven't seen before. Congratulations on your award.

music obsessive said...

Well, thank you for the award, especially as I seem to be the only lowly musician amongst all these literary types - and congrats to all the others!

I have to say that it is considerably more crowded here in the comments column than it used to be. What have you been up to...?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention Jayne. I want yellow wellies now!

Mise said...

That's ever so kind, I remark, sitting here in my 'Thanks Jayne!' t-shirt. And you've given me lots of top tips for places to visit. I'll be busy now all evening thinking well of you.

Linda said...


Thanks so much for the award - I skulked around blogland for so long without daring to comment or blog and now I don't know why. You are really supportive too and I thank you both for commenting on my blog and mentioning it on your own.

Happy blogging!

Wanna be a writer

Rose said...

thanks very much for the award- am not having the best of weeks so that was a nice little pick me up- glad you like the blog

Jayne said...

Jen - thank you!

Alex - resolved!

Stina - thank you! It's always good to get blog recommendations, isn't it?

Carol - thanks! I was well chuffed.

Laura - Aw, thank you! :)

Susan - thank you, and no worries!

Theresa - cheers, it's always fun finding out about new folk.

Martin - Haha. What have I been up to? Well a little bit of this, a little bit of that... :)

Christine - I want yellow wellies too.

Mise - what a coincidence, I have a 'thanks Mise!' t-shirt!

Linda - so glad you are enjoying blogging. There is a lot of great support out here, so valuable to us aspiring authors!

Rose - so sorry to hear you are not having the best of weeks, and I am glad this award helped as a little pick me up.

Rose said...

am fine really was just a bit disenchanted with my blog last week- sorry I have made your sample but haven't had time to post- will do this weekend

Jayne said...

Hi Rose. Disenchanted, oh no! Your blog is so lovely. And honestly don't worry about the sample, whenever it arrives will be lovely, and your thought of sending it even lovelier, so I am already a winner!

Gigi Thibodeau said...

Thanks for the wonderful award and kind words, Jayne! I'm behind in my blog reading, as you can see. I'm so glad that we've found each other out here in blogland! xo Gigi

Jayne said...

Hi Gigi. Oh no worries! I am so glad you saw it anyway. And thank you! I am very pleased to have found you too. :)