The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

An Award

I have recently been awarded the Humane Award by Mary Anne Gruen at Starlight Blog. Mary Anne is a writer and a former actress and dancer. I would like to thank Mary Anne for this award and for her nice words about my writing and my blog. The rules are simple: I need to pass on this award to five people whose blogs have touched my heart. So, without further ado, I would like to pass on this award to the following (in no particular order):

Glynis Smy at
Author Blog: Glynis Smy
Glynis is a British author currently living in Cyprus . She has been one of my first and most constant supporters both here on my blogs and also on other writing sites like Triond and, more recently, RedGage. Glynis has published two poetry books 'From My Heart Inside My Head' and 'Sticky Sandwiches' and has just finished the first draft of her novel entitled 'Ripper My Love'.

Anne Lyken Garner at
‘Sunday’s Child’ Lives at Annie’s House
Anne is a writer, youth project worker, television support actress and occasional model. Her blog is dedicated to the book she is writing. Entitled ‘Sunday’s Child’ it is the true story of a child in a crisis torn South American country. Anne sometimes publishes excerpts from her book on her blog and also provides information about writing and blogging.

Kim McCole at
Dear Daisy Cottage
Kim has the sweetest, most colourful blog that I have ever visited and her posts exude warmth and friendship. Her blog, Dear Daisy Cottage, gives us a delightful glimpse into the love and attention she has poured into her home, Daisy Cottage, and we also get to meet the charming Miss Maggie, Daisy Cottage’s sweet canine member. Kim is a frequent contributor to magazines such as Romantic Country and Cottage Style.

Mary Campbell at
Writer’s Butt Does Not Apply To Me
Mary is a writer currently on a mission to get published. Her blog is full of anecdotes about writing, books she has read or authors she has met at book launches she has been too.

Nadine Laman at
First Draft
Nadine is a published writer of three novels entitled: “Kathryn’s Beach”, “High Tide” and “Storm Surge”. Her blog is very interesting as she gives writing tips and other advice to the unitiated. Nadine is currently running a writing competition on her blog. Click here for the entry rules.

Whilst I have singled out the 5 blogs above I would like to mention, as always, that all the people who take the time to comment on my writing and musings are worthy of an award. I know that I have been awarded several in the last few months which I have neglected to pass on and I apologise for this but sometimes there is too much going on in my life to find time for everything. Nevertheless, they are still greatly appreciated and, who knows, I might still pass them on one of these days. I also appreciate all the people who drop by and who take the time to read but maybe do not leave comments. Please know that your presence means a lot to me too.

Athough I have put most of my writing on the back burner for a while, I am still finding enough time to squeeze out an article, or maybe two, every week. I have started to publish articles on
Triond again and am also considering posting on Helium. If any of you have any experience of Helium which you would like to share, please leave me a message in my comments section. I do not wish to bite off more than I can chew and I know that the rating system on Helium means you have to constantly keep submitting new content. So I would really appreciate any feedback that any of you might have. Finally, freelance writers might want to look into a site I have joined called RedGage. RedGage is a unique site in the sense that you do not have to submit original content but you can just upload links to your blogs, or any content you may have already published online. RedGage also pays you based on the number of times that people click on the links you have posted. However, on RedGage you can also post new content as a blog and you can upload documents or photos. From my experience, people prefer to view and rate photos than blogs or links but the site does help to get more people to view your work. Uploaded content is reviewed by RedGage personnel and may be chosen as Featured Content. This will earn the person who uploaded the link/blog/photo the feature bonus. I wish all you scribblers out there Happy Writing.


  1. I popped over to congratulate you on your award and I see that you gave me one. So sweet of you - thank you. You deserve this award - from what I've read, you are a very humane person.

  2. You comment so often on my blog, thank you !
    You know this grandfather was my father's father and a rather frightening for a little child. He died early.

  3. Congrats on the award, Loree!

    You beat e on managing your time well..

  4. Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for passing it onto me. I treasure our friendship and accept with pleasure.

  5. Congratulations for the award!

  6. Congrats on your award! It is always fun to check out others blogs..i look forward to this list you have shared! Wonderful!

  7. This is so, so precious, Loree. You deserve your award totally. Congratulations on that. Also, thank you for choosing me. It's made my day.
    I really do appreciate it.

  8. Yay for awards! I followed you over from another blog. I tend to blog stalk other writers in my spare time... :)


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