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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I'd Like To Thank The Academy (& Anna Renee!)...

With The People's Choice Awards scheduled for broadcast this evening, the award season is officially underway. Within the next few weeks and months we can expect to see an overflow of celebs, beautiful people, actors, actresses, musicians, and their groupies walking the red carpet and steadily congratulating themselves with the presentation of the Golden Globes, Critics Choice, Oscars, NAACP Image Awards, Grammys and more.

But... we humble blogging people will NOT be ignored!

So, the other day, I wasn’t feeling all that great, good, groovy or gratified in my Lin-ness, when suddenly I was pleasantly surprised and honored by my fellow blogger, my friend and sister from the Westside, Anna Renee. Do you know of her? Anna pens one of those thematic type blogs that compels you to react. Whether it’s a trip down memory lane through music, film or entertainment personality; whether it’s beauty-centered, cultural, or one of her religious faith-based articles, there’s always something to either challenge or instruct you or simply make you smile. That’s just the way Anna Renee rolls. Go on. See for yourself:
So when Anna chose my blog, this joint right here for the Liebster Blog Award, at first I was like… WHO? Whhaaaa? Que? Lucy got some ‘splainin’to do!

And explain Anna did.


Apparently the German suffix Lieb means “Beloved or Favorite”… When people find favor in what you do, and it speaks to them, that’s a very rewarding compliment. So thank you, “Anna May!” Thankyavurrrmuch!

And so now, I’m about to pay it forward. As the rules of this award stipulate, I will list my top five favorite blogs with under 200 followers. For those winners who participate: copy and paste this award on your blog, choose five bloggers you love, link back to them, and go tell them you chose them!

The following blogs are my personal nomination for the prestigious Liebster Blog Award:

Methinks Lovebabz was one of the first people here to discover my page. A divorcee and mother, I have read her for over four years now, and I am constantly discovering new and amazing things about her as she moves through her journey. In some ways, she’s like Oprah, in that she isn’t afraid to reveal her missteps, her mistakes, her flaws, and uses those experiences as teachable moments for the better good of all those who follow her. Ahhh,Lovebabz. She’s just wise like dat! You can check her Lovebabz-ness at:


QH is quite the comprehensive writer who can pen most anything, and his choice of subject is usually music. He’s young cat with a very aged and classy soul. Whether you’re a brand nubian or an old head, he will school you on who is who, who used to be, and what we can expect in the future of music. I’m always learning something new when I roll thru his spot. Q is cool like dat! Peep his stee-lo at :


Anyone who knows me, knows that my sensibilities are deeply rooted in the art of poetry. Rachel is a poet, a published author and her voice is a vivid and necessary one. Reading her words (at “The Waxing Moon”) will take you out of yourself and into the luminous world she creates… and to me, that is the mark of a Real Artist. Roll thru Rachel’s page and prepare to be amazed:


Ms. Tia of When My Thoughts Aren’t On Chicago. Besides heaping helpings of very good gospel selections, Tia serves up pieces of life, from the perspective of a 32 year old mother of three. It’s often rooted in realness and we sorely need that kind of thing in the blogosphere. You can find her spot here:


This is the world according to Wynn, a songwriter out of Nashville, and all round good cat. Wynn is a friend that I actually met recently, and it was nice to see he is as down, and down to earth as his writing. He sometimes speaks of life’s trying times with the testimony of one who has been through them, and yet is not the type to go around with a dramatic his hand permanently attached to his brow. Check his page at:


oTAY! That’s it. That’s all. Peep ‘em out, y├íll!

Thanks again, Anna May! ;-)



Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Lin!

Moanerplicity said...

Thanks, Val.

QH said...

Congrats to you Lin, and thanks for the nom nod, I'll be doing the same for you and four others.-QH

Moanerplicity said...

You're welcome, Q. Those props are well deserved, my bruh.


Mizrepresent said...

Congrats to you and to my sisters Lovebabz and Tia! I love their blogs as well. I will be sure to check out your other awardees! Thanks for sharing!

Lovebabz said...

Woo-HOO! I love awards! LOL! THANK YOU for thinking of me! You are too kind! Thank you for those undeserved sentiments! I am floored!

Congrats to you! You deserve it and much more! You write so beautifully that all I want to do is hang on every word...hell I do!

Thank you.

WynnSong said...

Well deserved my friend....
You inspire, entertain, bless us with your writing, keep it real...and spread the joy.

I'm honored to be added to your list as well.

Much Love My Friend....

J said...

Congratulations Brotha Pen!

Well deserved brethren! You already know!

Rachel Westfall said...

Congratulations on your award, Lin, and thank you so much for passing it along! You've brought a smile to my face.

Moanerplicity said...

@ Miz:

Thanks, Miz. & mad congrats on YOUR award via Lovebaz! It's very well-deserved.


Moanerplicity said...

& Lovebabz:

You're very welcome, Oprah Blogfrey... ummm.. I mean Lovebabz! *smiles*


Moanerplicity said...


Thanks for the kind words, Wondrous! Your blog is definitely worthy of more attention, so choosing it to be included was a no-brainner for me.


Moanerplicity said...

@ J:

Thanks a lot, Brotha Pen. I was planning to list your blog, but luckily, Anna Renee beat me to it! Your page is fiYAH!


Moanerplicity said...

@ Rachel:

You are most welcome. I truly appreciate poetry that transcends & transports my mind from the written page or type-written screen. Your work continues to floor me w/ its immediacy & its beauty! It demands a larger audience!


Princess Tinybutt said...

congrats lin!

i've been lurking for a while now, found u via my sister babz and, like her, i hang on your words like leaves hang from trees.

i thank you for, and truly appreciate your voice.

princess tinybutt

Chet said...

Some great choices, kudos to you as well.

Moanerplicity said...

@ Angela:

WoW! Angela! That's very sweet thing to admit & thanks for rolling by to leave a comment. I truly appreciate it!



Moanerplicity said...


Thanks Chet! I appreciate it, bruh. I would have included your blog as well, but you seem to be taking an extended... ummm... hiatus. *hint! hint!*


Tia's Real Talk said...

Wow!!! I'm sooooooooooooo honored!!! Thank you sooo much! I truly appreciate that!! THANK YOU!!!