See the guy in the picture? He is not a guerrilla – he’s a very responsible member of the USAF having a little fun after his year in Iraq. If we have a zombie apocalypse, beat feet to his house if you want to survive.
While I am grateful that I’ve received cool blog awards, I’m not so sure I want to pile all that responsibility onto other bloggers (there are so many rules!). And some of my friends don’t blog or have a website (gasp!). So I made up this Guerrilla Friend Award. Or GFA for those that need an acronym.
There are writing awards; there are blogger awards. But no special award to thank people – just ‘cause – who have made a significant difference. Even though you don’t have a blog or write stories for a living, doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate you.
Thank You, all –
Paul B. and John B. – You have made a difference. Thank you for your friendship and support.
Joanne Ingram – She was a member of my first writers’ group back in New Mexico. Joanne is in AZ earning her Master’s in Journalism at ASU. She’s been a great friend and an invaluable critique partner.
A handful of the professionals I’ve worked with most recently who have made a difference –
Erica Liodice – Writer, blogger, bestower of awards. She has been very supportive of me and my blog. I return the favor – gladly. See her blog here.
Tonia Marie Houston – Tonia Marie is relatively new on the blogging scene, but she’s so good! And she is a pro to work with on the blogs. Check out Passion Find.
Stacy Stenberg Jensen – Writer, blogger, Mom. Stacy has also been very supportive and attentive. A true blogger-friend. Visit Stacy at her blog.
Chris Eboch – We’ve worked together numerous times, and it’s always a pleasure – a good writer and a true professional. Chris writes for children, adults, and she blogs about writing. See her books here. Chris has a great writing blog at Write Like a Pro!
Susannah Friis – I’m working with Susannah right now on a blog post, and we have chatted and commiserated in the past. One blog isn’t enough for her – no! Stop in and say G’day at Speaking Personally and at The Writerly Way.
Shawn MacKenzie – She’s one of the best writers I’ve read in years, possibly in decades. Her books are brilliant. Her latest book, The Dragon Keeper’s Handbook, is available here. Shawn recently started a blog – just the artwork will take your breath away. Thank you, Shawn, for the “shoulder.”
Deborah Dean – This writer is going places, I just know it. See Deborah’s blog, Life in Faversham. And she shares loads of cool pictures from across the pond.
Clint Waycaster of DesignTorch.com – My website designer. He’s the one responsible for the fabulous new shark banner on the blog and my new websites.
Nelly Hernandez, of Nelly Hernandez Photography – Her photographs of me are all over everything I do – my blog, LI, FB, Twitter, Google+, my websites. She rocks the lens. If you are in or near Minot, ND, she’s the one to pick for family photos!
Missed one or two? I realize I may have missed one or two or a hundred people who have made a difference in my life, my writing, or my blogging. Know I appreciate you all.
Who are you grateful for? Why are they important to you?
If you would like to comment about someone who has made a difference for you, please feel free to share their blog or website, too!
“True friends stab you in the front.” ~Oscar Wilde
Quote from Quote Garden
Photo – I’m not sure who took this photo, but I got it from my son. He has no idea how much I use his images.