Thank you, Free Spirit, for these wonderful recognitions! When someone with a blog as thoughtful, well-written, entertaining, and thought-provoking as Free Spirit’s nominates you for an award, it is a tremendous honor. I hope you’ll visit her blog and see what I mean!
To honor Free Spirit’s request, here’s a little bit about me:
I think I may be the Old Lady of our blogging community (although I have a blogging buddy, with a marvelous blog, who is in her late eighties—she’s an inspiration and gives me hope that I may be blogging yet for years to come.) I taught English for many, many years, and my writing energies were put to good use (I think) in teaching first middle schoolers, then college students, about writing and literature. I hope I shared my love for the language!
When I moved from the classroom to management, I found I had the time in the evening to think about blogging. And so, fearfully, because I am certainly no techno-wizard, I started a WordPress blog. It was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done—the discipline and the fellowship are absolutely incredible. I’ve had more fun, and met more interesting people, in the 18 months I’ve been blogging.
Now here’s my question for YOU: Whose blog do you love—one that is deserving of one or both of the above awards? I invite you to send a nomination along, especially to our newer friends, who may need a way to meet and greet other bloggers! If you do that, will you let me know? I’ll send them a note of congratulations, too.
Happy blogging, my friends!