Yesterday I was happy to discover that I'd been awarded the Versatile Blogger award. It was one of those moments when have you blink a few times, just to check that what you're seeing is actually there.
So imagine my surprise when I stop by my blog for a quick check on things (I've become really weird about checking to see if people comment, so that I can respond if needed, and that type of thing) and discover that not only is there a new comment, but I've also been bestowed the marvelous honor of another blogger award.
This time coming from Cassie Mae at Reading, Writing, and Lovin' It! I've been given the Liebster Award.
I can't say how grateful I am to receive these awards - as any blogger knows having something worth writing about is hardly half the battle, having someone to tell it to... that's the real challenge. It's things like the Liebster and Versatile Blogger awards (and other awards of their ilk), blog hops and multimedia marketing (with Twitter, Facebook, and etc.) that help you gain the audience you need to make yourself heard. Or read, I guess. It is gratifying and humbling to know, to actually receive confirmation, that what you're writing is reaching someone else out there in the vast space of the blogosphere. And honestly? Like any kind of commentation that writers/authors/bloggers receive - getting these awards only makes me want to write more.
So thank you Cassie Mae for paying forward the award (to see who I decide to pass the honor of the Liebster Award to, go to the Awards page - it'll be updated ASAP) and thank you for giving me another nudge on the shoulder, a pat on the back and a good word all in one.