Blog Awards Time

I’ve gotten some amazing blog awards that I’ve been hording for an awards post.

It’s really wonderful to have fellow bloggers recognize my writing. But I’m going to tweak all the rules for these awards so this post isn’t insanely long. Thanks to every wonderful blogger who thought of me and nominated this blog for these awesome awards.

If I nominate you for a blog award, there is zero requirement that you pass these awards on. You can bask in them. You can nominate others. It’s just my way of saying your posts are appreciated and that what you write matters.

Reader Appreciation Award and Genuine Blogger Award

Big thanks to the fabulous Carrie Rubin for nominating me for the Reader Appreciation Award and Genuine Blogger Award. And to the intriguing Bluesander for the Reader Appreciation Award. I happily accept them.

Part of this award is to tell you what I’ve been up to…er, I pretty much do that on this blog. So here’s 3 highlights from today:

  • Learned that I am incredibly calm when a car accident is imminently possible because the driver is about to pass out.
  • Appreciated that I am incredibly aware of my emotions as they are roiling inside me so that I walk away before the anger steals over my voice box and says something I’ll regret.
  • Enjoyed having my dog sleep in my lap while I write. It’s like having a security blanket in my lap.

And my lovely nominees are:

Cat Forsley

Running From Hell With El

Rescued From The Bottom Drawer

Rich Weatherly

Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

The Diary of a Mad Gay Man

Very Inspiring Blogger and Inspiring Blogger Award

Thanks to the inspiringย  Arab Writer Chick for the Inspiring Blog Award and the very inspiring Danylife and Pete Denton for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award .

The Inspiring Blog Award and Very Inspiring Blogger Award each require that I list 7 things about me and nominate 7 to 15 blogs for the award. I’m going to do 7 total instead.

Seven things about me:

1. My favorite bird is a peacock.

2. My favorite insect is a dragon fly and they tend to visit me whenever I’m outside.

3. I like crossing genre lines in my books. It’s not a conscious decision, it’s just where my stories go.

4. I love swimming in the ocean almost as much as walking the sandbars at low tide.

5. I drink a cup of warm milk with a dash of coffee to get the morning started.

6. I bought my Iphone for the thrill of Siri.

7. I am excellent in a crisis but terrible with a hiccup.

My nominees are:

Writing Between The Lines

Subtle Kate

Jeannette Monahan

Victoria Writes

J.Keller Ford

The Change Your Life Blog

K.Lyn Wurth

Beautiful Blogger Award

Thanks again to rockstar blogger Carrie Rubin for the Beautiful Blogger Award. The rules are simple here. Just pass along as you like to beautiful bloggers. So I nominate:

MJ Monaghan

Myndi Shafer

Louise Behiel


Sunshine Award and Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks to the kind and creative Cat Forsley for the Versatile Blogger Award and the Sunshine Award. Thanks to the bright and warm Michael for the Sunshine Award too.

I would like to nominate:

Yatin Patel

Pete Denton

Arab Writer Chick

Natalie Sharpston

Hug Award

Thanks to the wonderful Nizzamhappieboyz for the Hug Award. I pass this award on to:

Zen and Gecki

Cheesecake Summer

CC MacKenzie


TMI Award

Thanks to the always interesting Cecile Writers for the TMI Award. You can find the rules on their blog. I love how much these bloggers share about their life experiences, including embarrassing moments. I’m going to tweak it to 3 nominees and a really brief TMI moment of my own.

The nominees are:

La La

Sweet Mother


TMI moment:

I got an ear infection that derailed my hearing. I’d think I was yelling when I was whispering. Unfortunately, I’d also think I was whispering when I was in fact yelling.

I was in the hall with my coworker and we noticed a very very heavyset woman walking way ahead of us. She had chosen to wear a leopard print sweater stretched across her ample behind.

I whispered, “Leopard? Doesn’t that just draw attention to her butt?”

My coworker cringed as the woman whipped around and gave me a dirty look.

I asked, “How did she hear me from that far away?”

My coworker said, “Uh Kourt, you were talking loud.”

Darn ear infection.

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57 Responses to Blog Awards Time

  1. EllaDee says:

    Congratulations on so many awards. I enjoy your posts, and as you’ve nominated a couple of other bloggers I like & also follow, I’m looking forward to exploring your award nominees ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks! I’ve been hording them for a couple months. I kept meaning to put together a post but choosing who to nominate is soooo hard. ๐Ÿ™‚ Delighted to hear you enjoy my posts. I hope you enjoy my other nominees. They are all blogs I visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. August McLaughlin says:

    Congrats, Kourtney, and all new winners! Happy to see a few familiar names, and links to check out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Laura says:

    Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’ve been a bit of hoarder with the awards lately too ๐Ÿ˜‰ They should make a reality show about us! hehe

    • You are very welcome! It’s the passing it along that is hardest. Not that I mind sharing the awards, but deciding who gets the nominations is nail-biting work. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL. Seriously, we could be the new TLC series. More comical and less terrifying.

  4. congrats on all the awards Kourtenay and thanks so much, for passing one along to me. I’m delighted to accept the beautiful blogger award and you’ve given me some other blogs to check out.

  5. 4amWriter says:

    I lurve all your awards. Cool to see some new blogs I haven’t discovered yet. Congrats!

  6. Congrats Kourtney, wow that’s a lot of awards! And thank you so much for including me, that’s definitely cheered me up!

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  8. klynwurth says:

    Thank you, Kourtney, for inspiring me and nominating me for the awards. You are so generous…

  9. Yatin says:

    What an award ceremony and I don’t even have a speech ready ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for the honor Kourtney! I hope I live up to the expectation of a versatile blogger and spread some sunshine of thoughts brewed in my mind ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you again.

    • LOL. That’s the beauty of blog awards, you can prepare a speech anytime and post it at your leisure! ๐Ÿ™‚ You are very welcome. I really enjoy your blog and wanted to let you know. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Jonathan M. Wright says:

    Thank you for the awards. That means so much to me, especially since I’ve been out of the loop for a while. *hugs* You’re the best!

  11. Cat Forsley says:



  12. Congratulations on the awards Kourtney and thanks for nominating me! Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Holy cow, that’s a slew of awards! Congrats, and thanks for including me in the fun!! *hugs*

    • Yeah, I was a bit of a procrastinator on the awards post. I got them over the past 3 months. When I went back to write up this post, I was shocked that I got this many! Of course, enjoying your blog and wanted to spread the blog love. *hugs*

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  15. stuartart says:

    Thanks Kourtney for nominating my blog. Do you mind if I bask for a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. La La says:

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ you rock–always happy to provide you with TMI.

  17. Lots of well-deserved awards! And thank you so much for passing one on to me, Kourtney. I hope to live up to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Congrats and well deserved! I’m so honored to be mentioned. (Looks like some great blogs to explore in those lists)
    Can really identify with the clogged ears – you never know how loud you are talking. ( but leopard? – It was a kindness..people need to know people know, you know?)
    Thanks again ( homework over a holiday – cruel)….no seriously thanks.(I can draft RC for some help…cat can earn some of her keep…)

    • Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really enjoy skipping over the hedges to your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a terrible unkindness to her and to me. ๐Ÿ˜› Seriously though, it was rude for me to say it even in a whisper. If only it had been a whisper. *cringes*
      Oh no. I insist that you take the holiday off. No blog posting about the awards until you’ve basked suitably. As you can see, it takes me a while to put a post together. You should take as much time as you need. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Samir says:

    Wowzy! Congrats x… I lost count ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • LOL. If I had been a good blogger and posted them as they arrived, it would have been easier. Instead, I horded them up. For one ginormous award post. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much!

  21. kford2007 says:

    Congratulations, love, and thank you with all my heart for the nominations. You’re a sweetheart and deserve all the best things in life.

  22. Congrats, Kourtney and to all the winners. Looking forward to checking out some new blogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Congrats on all of the awards! And thank you for nominating me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Pete Denton says:

    Congratulations on all your awards. You do have a great blog and very inspirational.

    Thanks for TWO awards! I will accept them and do posts though it may take a while ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Pete! I’m really glad to hear you enjoy the blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are very welcome. Take your time with the post–I certainly did. ๐Ÿ˜‰ NO rush. Just bask in the awards. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  26. More stuff to read for me! All good. We should appreciate other novelists I think.

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  28. Pete Denton says:

    I have finally accepted your other award nomination and posted about it. Took a while longer than I planned. Better late than never ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks again.

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