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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lata for SEXY! I'm Bringin' 'AMAZING' Back!

Today, I made a discovery in blog-ville. Like to hear about it? Hereitgo:

Through the sheer goodness and charity of her heart, the lovely Mizrepresent has nominated my meager lil blog as something deemed “Über Amazing!”


Peep the Blogging Star on the right!

I’m getting a little emotional. Please, talk amongst yourselves!

Yeah, yeah. I’ll wait until the applause dies down before I continue.

This news comes as a complete and utter shock to my system as I’ve only been blogging here for a minute, and actually don’t have many readers. However, apparently this title/ award is given to those sites that:

* inspire you
* make you smile and laugh
* give amazing information
* are a great read
* have an amazing design
* and/or any other reason that makes them Uber Amazing!

How about that?

While I’m primarily a poet/novelist, I have blogged in other spots when time allows. It’s very gratifying to know that your blog is being read and appreciated so, I humbly accept this award with no degree of hubris implied.

But, on the real: now it’s time to Pay It Forward:

It’s also important to read and recognize others as well, so in that spirit, I hereby nominate the following five blogs (bloggers) as my recipients of the Uber Amazing Blog Award:


Free Spirit


Joaquin Carvel


tout noir

All of the above criteria (and actually much more) would go into describing your blogs and the contributions that each of you make to the concept of blogging through your hearts, spirits and talents as writers.

I admit to a certain weakness for poetry, and this was a part of my nomination process. Also there are many other people whom I read and enjoy, but I had to narrow it down to five (these were the rules—not my own arbitrary decisions). It is my hope that all of you will receive this award in the spirit in which it is given and "play it forward" to other bloggers as well, so we can share as much love and support for one another as possible (maybe y'all can hit some of the others that I missed).

The rules for the award are as follows:

1. Put the logo (award image) on your blog or in a post.

2. Nominate at least 5 blogs that you feel are Uber Amazing!

3. Let them know that they have received the Uber Amazing Blog Award by commenting on their blog.

4. Share the love by linking to this post and the person you received the award from.

I’ve now completed this mission, and so, my gig is done.

Congratulations to all you mad Creative ‘Úber Amazing’ Mofos! (smiles)





Anonymous said...

Awesome. I'm like, wow - honored, Lin. Hey I'll have to check out those other four blogs as well. LOA at work lately it seems in my life. Like minds attracting, bumping blogs in cyber space. Pretty cool.

And the cous de gras? Now I have a post subject to write up! OK, gonna grab that shiny new object to put up on Free Spirit and think about who to Paly it forth unto. Tanx, dog!!

joaquin carvel said...

thank you, truly - i'm kind of speechless. partly at being honored, but mostly because of who has done the honoring. i have a deep respect for your heart and your art,'s not just a little graphic and a link to me.

i suppose the only appropriate show of gratitude would be to pay up - forward - and i will.

also, i think i might look into having my middle name legally changed to "uber amazing mofo" - :D

thegayte-keeper said...


maaga..... said...

humblest thanks :)

i smiled when i saw your post and i won't lie it feels good to be appreciated by my fellow writers, dreamers, philosophers, soul seekers and the feels good and i like smiling..

...i get a lot of my inspiration from you, really i do, you're part of my daily keep doin' what you do and maybe someday your moans will reach th isle of Barbados..

i will def pay it fwd!

more times.

Lovebabz said...

Indeed you are UBER AMAZING! I am in good company...undeservedly so *smile*

And I will certainly check the folks you admire and read!

It is amazing how awards just perk us up...I love it!

Mizrepresent said...

Thank you luv, and i look forward to reading your nominations...i know if it came from you then they are truly worthy as you are!

tout noir said...

I spent a few minutes trying to figure out why you think I deserve the nomination and couldn't think of any. I don't update often. I don't leave as many comments on your blog as you leave on mine. Most times, I don't even read over my posts once I type them out (if you read carefully, there are a bunch of errors I am still too lazy to correct). I still can't figure out why you nominated me, especially knowing what an incredible writer and artist you are and how many awesome blogs you read.

From my heart, thank you. I read your novel twice. Ok, I have serious ADHD and I can count on one hand how many books I've read more than once (there are still 9 books accumulated over a year from my regular amazon-sprees that I have cracked open). But your book was different from any I had ever read. I fell in love with the characters, the plot and the poetry of your prose. You are up "there, in my mind. Imagine what the shock I got when you left your first comment on my blog. I appreciated it but thought it was just a fan-base building exercise. Then you came back regularly and I was hit with a whole bunch of anxiety. I certainly wasn't expecting awesome published writers to read my blog and I don't write for that audience. For the first time in a long while, I felt so ashamed of my writing, I wanted to hide every single post. Thank goodness I didn't.

Ok, this is getting really long. Thanks, thanks and thanks. I'll try to get my lazy ass to do a similar post shorty.