Recognizing Brilliance: Reader Appreciation Award


I received this award from Aalif a few days ago. I probably wouldn’t put this much effort into accepting an award if I didn’t really appreciate every one of aalif’s posts. It’s a good thing to be spreading around, anyways. All writers and artists know how amazing it is to have people who give what they do the time of day, whether it’s recreational or not. It’s said that writers are among the most self-absorbed people around as they do not care to read the works of other writers. So, I would encourage you to become an exception to the rule.

Side Note: I don’t know the difference between those who read my blog and those who mindlessly click the “like” button, so I’ll be using this as a “Writer Appreciation Award” versus one for readers.

Recipients of the award are asked to:

  1. Identify the awards and who gave them to you.
  2. Post the Logo on your blog.
  3. Share 7 items about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5-10 other bloggers to receive this award, and notify them on their blogs.

Here’s some of my favorite blogs, the people whose work I am silently challenged and inspired by. A few of them don’t even know I read their work. I hardly use that pesky “like” button, so I pray that this award will make up for my lack of recognition.

  1. Chester Maynes – weaves wonderfully mellifluous poems
  2. Subhan Zein – a talented writer and a lively, passionate student of the universe.
  3. LadyRomp – lifting women up everywhere with her informative and inspiring posts.
  4. Maggie Mae – I wish I knew her. Her words are always raw and genuine with sharp edges of brilliance that’ll cut straight to your core, almost as if the way to your heart was already freshly paved.
  5. Sean Lynch – His blog doesn’t have quite the following I most certainly think it should have. I don’t know what to say about it. I guess you’ll have to check it out to see what I mean.
  6. Coco J. Ginger – Vibrant poetry with a noticeable focus on introspection and love. She writes like one who has been touched, but not broken by the world. Thank God for people like that, the force that pushes blood through my veins and whatnot.
  7. Ex Nihilo Infinitum – I wish I could not mention him, but his writing, mostly his poetry, sends me into fits of consuming envy. To pump out beautifully-crafted intellectual discourse as consistently as he does, I would murder all of the earth’s most beautiful creatures. It’s sick, truly.

Seven things about myself:

  1. Agoraphobia and panic disorder are the two driving forces that have held me back in almost every area of my life. I am doing my best to weed out my own fear without the use of CBT or medication. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but Love will not be defeated.
  2. I’m socially retarded. People don’t take me seriously enough when I say that.
  3. I have worked with developmentally disabled children for the past two years, and I have general disdain for people that assume I’m a good person just because they view my job as a charitable line of work.
  4. I have high hopes to become a delightful curmudgeon in my old age.
  5. In a few weeks, I’ll be attending college for the first time in years to obtain my English degree. I’m more nervous than I should be.
  6. I have been almost completely clean from illegal drugs for two years and four months. I’m not too horribly ashamed to admit I’ve gotten high a few times since then.
  7. My friends do not consider me to be a person who cries much, but nothing moves my heart quite like the beauty of God.
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2 responses to “Recognizing Brilliance: Reader Appreciation Award

  1. Lovely as usual. I loved the last point in “about you”… It’s interesting that my wife and I rarely cry in romantic movies but just an image or a few lines of transcendental beauty can bring tears to our eyes….

  2. Congratulations on this, very well deserved 🙂

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