Here’s hoping that your holiday season has been festive, restive, warm, and meaningful! As 2015 draws to a close, I’ve been imagining what I want folklore & literacy to be in the coming year. There is some unfinished business that I’d like to tie up as well.
Thank you, Didi! at Brown Girl Reading who has been folklore & literacy’s cheerleader from the start and included me in her selection of 15 blogs to receive this Blogger Recognition Award [way back in August.]
I started folklore & literacy because I wanted to begin developing a portfolio of writing online. It took a lot of “hemming and hawing” for me because I was still operating from the old model in which aspiring writers send unsolicited pieces to journals and what-have-you, then wait three to six months to receive a rejection letter! This can be a slow and dulling process, and I had (and still have!) long “laundry-lists” of things I would like explore and write about.
I’m afraid I can’t offer much advice to new bloggers because I still consider myself a new blogger—folklore & literacy is just a year and a month old! Even after having read books and articles about the dos and don’ts of blogging, I launched folklore & literacy with lurches and coughs and spits, and still have plenty of kinks to work out. But I like having this experimental platform that allows me to work on making ideas “camera-ready” to share with others.
For my own choice of 15 blogs to pass the Blogger Recognition Award to, I decided to spend some time checking out blogs that weren’t necessarily on my radar (—well, not a lot, but a little!) and that was fun. Hopefully, folks reading this post may discover something new that they like on my list. Warning: there is work involved in “accepting” this award!—aka the reason why it has taken me nearly five months to “earn” mine -lol! (drumroll please!):
African Book Addict
Art by Ikenna.C
The Black Art Project
Eddie Star Blog
Food Lit Dishcoveries
Les Reveries de Rowena
Life As An Art Form
Live. Love. Write.
The Poco Book Reader
The Reading Corner
This particular Blogger Recognition Award was created by Eve at Edge of Night. Thanks, Eve, for making sure that bloggers receive a fist bump pf encouragement from time to time!
Here is how it works:
• Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
• Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
• Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
• Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
• List who you’ve nominated in the post.
• Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
• Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them.
• Provide a link to the award post you created.
• Provide a link to the original post on Edge Of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!”