Monday, September 14, 2009

BBAW: The Inspiration

In honor of BBAW, our assignment on the first day is to spread the love you have for a blog that did not make the shortlists.  I have one blog in particular in mind on which I would like to bestow this honor.

I call myself a "baby blogger"...I just started my book blog on Blogger around the first of August this year.  Now I had been dabbling in blogging over on MySpace, but I didn't really think of myself as a serious book blogger.  Enter Twitter around mid-July and that's where it all started.  I met Ryan and we became mutual followers.  I visited his website listed on his profile and was introduced to Wordsmithonia.  I read several posts and looked at his layout, etc. and I thought to myself, "This looks like fun.  I could do this!"  And that's how The Book Addict started.  Ryan's Wordsmithonia inspired me to be a better blogger.  To create a blog that I was proud of and passionate about and, above all, to blog about the greatest loves of my life (after my children)...BOOKS! I will forever be in Ryan's debt for his inspiration (and he helped me figure out how to do a three column layout on my blog).  I was very excited when Wordsmithonia was nominated for Best New Blog for BBAW.  Unfortunately, Ryan's wonderful blog did not make the shortlist for his category.  I honestly feel that there is stellar content on his blog.  I know he will be recognized by BBAW again in the future.

I would like to share with you my favorite post (so far) by Ryan entitled Favorite Fictional Characters--The Lady of Shalott.  Please click the title and check out this wonderful post.  While you're there, browse around.  I promise, you will not be sorry.  In fact, you may just be inspired yourself!

Thank you Ryan...for your friendship and inspiring me to be the best blogger I can be. 

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  1. What a nice way to recognize a great blogger! I'm betting this will be very motivational for Ryan. Happy Book Blogger Appreciation Week, Michelle!

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  2. Oh, how cool and Ryan really does deserve this! He's awesome and he's also my reason for starting my blog. He's a very wonderful friend! Nice post Michelle!

    Ryan you Rock!

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  3. I have to agree with you 100%! Ryan is more than deserving. Everything you wrote rings true for me as well. Ryan is the reason I started blogging. He really is talented at writing and was having such fun, so I had to give it a shot. Not only is he very talented at this he is also a kind person. He will talk with anyone on about any subject.

    Way to go Ryan!

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  4. Welcome to the book blogging world! This is a nice shout-out to Ryan ... happy BBAW!

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  5. Michelle, thank you so much. I'm not even sure what to say other than I'm really honored by what you wrote. If I was in anyway a factor in you starting your own blog than I feel my blog is a success. I have enjoyed getting to know you and our conversations and look forward to even more. I must also say thank you to Krista and Melissa for their kind words. I'm a little flustered right now (in a good way) otherwise I would have a lot more so say in the way of thanks for all of your friendships and warm feelings. THANK YOU!!!

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  6. I'm loving all these BBAW posts. Michelle and Ryan you both have great blogs and I can't wait to see more from you.

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  7. Michelle,

    Welcome to your first BBAW! I'm so thrilled to have found your blog through the Mr. Linky and can't wait to get to know you better. This post was a great illustration of your passion for books. :-)

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  8. To all that commented, thank you...I am touched by all the great things that were said. I only posted what was true in my heart and I am glad it came through in my writing.

    Ryan, your gratitude is very evident. You don't have to worry about saying enough. You, as the great person you are, and your blog, say it all! =)

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  9. Ahhhh - congratulations to Ryan. He is a great blogger and I enjoy his posts as well. :)

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