Thanks so much to Heather Jackson and Robin Rivera(The Writeon Sisters) for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Not so long ago when blog awards were a dime a dozen and they were being passed out like towelettes at a bar-b-Que eating contest, I kind of backed away from the whole thing. Of course I always gratefully thank the person(s) who honor me, but I rarely pass them along. Today I'm making an exception because the WriteOn Sisters selected me primarily because of my work with the Blog BLITZ, and I'm always up to mention that.
So...here are the rules of engagement for this fun little award:
Display the award on your blog. (check)
Link back to the person who nominated you. (check)
State 7 things about yourself. (check)
Nominate other bloggers, link to them, and notify them about their nomination. (oops)
This is going to be tough...coming up with seven things I haven't talked about before...but here goes nothing.
7 THINGS ABOUT THE DL HAMMONS
Although I was always making things up in my head and acting them out, the first story I ever wrote down on paper was in 10th grade. My teacher thought it was so good she accused me of copying from somewhere.
Also in high school, I wrote for the school paper and my most popular (and controversial) piece was entitled THE ART OF SKIPPING.
In my wallet I carry around each of my children's first tooth. I think of it as having a piece of their smile in my pocket.
I once spent $50 to win a girl a cheap stuffed bear at a county fair.
This is my 600th post on my blog.
Most of my best writing idea's happen when I'm either in the shower...or a hot tub.
I consider the BLOG BLITZ to be the most influential thing I've ever done here in the blogosphere. Lifting someones spirits...if even for a short time...is definitely addicting.
BLOGS I LOVE
My opportunities to visit fellow blogger sites have been severely limited, so I really don't know who is doing great work now, (except of course Alex J. Cavanaugh - who is the north star for bloggers). So Instead of pointing you to specific bloggers, I suggest you visit the blog of anyone who takes the time to comment on this post. I guarantee you won't be disappointed -- I have some pretty amazing followers! :)