Friday, August 15, 2008

Kickin' Ass, Apparently

I got home tonight and Moomin Light told me that she and I had both been awarded the Kick Ass Blogger award by DCup. What fun to go read her blog, Politits, and see our names there together. It gives me that lovely corny romantic feeling I enjoy more than almost anything.

So we've both been kickin' ass and my foot ain't even sore. Cool!

Here are the criteria for giving the award.

Do you know any bloggers that kick ass?

Maybe they’ve got incredible, original content. Or they’re overflowing with creativity. Is it someone that helps you become a better blogger? Or a bloggy friend you know you can count on? Or maybe it’s someone who simply inspires you to be a better person… or someone else who sends you to the floor, laughing your ass off.

Whatever the reason may be, I’m sure you know at least a couple of bloggers that kick ass. Well… why not tell ‘em so?

The rules to this are as follows:

1) Choose five other bloggers that you feel are "Kick Ass Bloggers"
2) Let them know that they have received an award.
3) Link back to both the person who awarded you and also to
4) Visit the Kick Ass Blogger Club HQ to sign Mr. Linky and leave a comment.

So - my choices for the Kick Ass blogger award are going to be challenging, since Politits, Liberality, and OKJimm's Eggroll Emporium are all out of the running because they were all part of the recent chain. Moomin Light is also out of the running for the same reason. I also want to avoid awarding blogs Moomin Light may be planning to recognize. But others also have content I must visit for the unique viewpoint and the kick ass creativity. Here are the first five that came to mind, in no particular order.

Crackskullbob Squarespace
- The highly creative and irreverent blog of sketch fiend Wally Torta (aka Sparky Donatello). I've probably been visiting Sparky's space as long as any other blog but Moomin Light's. I knew it before it was Crackskullbob's. We've even visited a restaurant in Norfolk after seeing countless Torta sketches of it, and we weren't disappointed. Don't be confused by the split personality with Ruben... read back far enough and you'll get the whole story.

The Pagan Sphinx - A fellow art lover and INFP, featuring the Friday Nudes, posts about museums and artists, other thoughts about life, education, politics, social issues, and everything else. I feel a kinship with this gentle lady, and I love reading her blog.

G.D.Gearino - Words Assembled Well
- a well crafted daily piece by a journalist "retired" from the Raleigh News and Observer. Straight shooting opinions and reporting, "links gone wild," a local point of view with a wider frame of mind. I can't decide whether I like the writing, the well researched content, or the humor best. G.D. also provides a window into the world of journalism.

Adventures Ink - While the posts aren't frequent, the content is like waiting for a monthly illustrated serial. Personal, uniquely illustrated stories from her life, and the life and thoughts of Crow. I keep going back between posts to look at the drawings again and again.

Reiter's Block
- Deeply considered and intelligently written essays on social issues, faith, writing, poetry, and more. Jendi is a published poet, working on several writing projects including a novel. She is also the Vice President of Winning Writers. I look forward to her posts about theology, the unique viewpoint and verse of her penpal poet in prison, and excerpts of her upcoming books.

I can't wait to see their choices! And whom Moomin Light picks, as well.


Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to visit those blogs. I know Susan at Adventure Ink, but the others are new.

susan said...

Steve, that was very sweet of you to recognize Adventures, Ink.. and to award me anything at all for that matter.

Muchas gracias while I consider.. and while I see what dcup's up to.

L'Adelaide said...

congratulations on your award!

can't wait to check out your nominees.


Unknown said...

Your blog does indeed kick ass, Steve! It's one of the great finds of recent months, thanks to DCup, who introduced you on Politits.

Thank you for thinking of me, Steve. I'm so glad you find my blog trivialities interesting enough to come by and visit. I love and value the perspectives you bring through your comments; especially your knowledge of art, which helps me learn. I will hang my award on my sidebar, with honor.

And DCup, darlin' - I go on vacation for two weeks and you forget you ever knew me! ;-)

Anonymous said...

(smacks self upside head)
Sorry, Pagan! Of course I know you and I'm a huge fan!

Now get back to it - I missed you!

Unknown said...

Mazel Tov!

Steve Emery said...

Thanks, all. I was very happy to get to pick a few of my favorites to spread around further. My only regret is that five meant I had to leave some for another time... Like Linda's blog, where the paintings are inspiring me, as are her words of encouragement and advice.

Life As I Know It Now said...

You do kick ass with that artistic flair of yours I must admit. I will have to go visiting more blogs I can see. Gee, I need more time in a day than the day provides :)