I Won An Award

I am sometimes leery of awards, especially in the blogging world, where they often seem to be given out with suspicious frequency. Let me be clear, I'm always deeply grateful to be singled out, but often awards come with requirements that don't fit the goals of this blog.  Requirements like "list your ten favorite flavors of ice cream and then choose ten others with whom to share the award."

Again, deeply grateful, but this blog is not about ice cream.

So when I received an email this morning saying this blog had been chosen as one of the Top 25 Reading & Writing Resources for English Buffs, I was like, yeah, yeah, yeah.  Big deal.  (I'd also not had very much coffee yet.) Sometimes sites like these are blatant come-ons for advertising dollars, just a collection of poorly written posts in between heavy doses of Google Ads.

The email said something about how they'd combed through a gazillion blogs to find the top 25, and so on and so forth, blah, blah, blah.  But I clicked on the link provided.  There were some quality blogs listed–some I'm familiar with, others that are new to me.

And I realized something.

Awards are worth something when they introduce you and me to worthy new blogs, and/or reconnect us with old favorites.  So go check out this site.  You have to weed through some listings that are specific to teaching, but be patient.  There are some good writing blogs to be found there.

I'm in good company, and that makes me happy, no matter what the ulterior motives of the people giving me the award might be.

What about you?  Have you received an award for your blog? How about for your writing?

22 Responses to I Won An Award

  1. Mentarch 07/24/2007 at 19:50 #


    Wow – I don’t know what to say except – thank you!



  2. Charlotte 07/24/2007 at 20:33 #

    You are welcome–and you are very deserving, so no blushing is necessary.


  3. Charlotte 07/25/2007 at 07:33 #

    You’re welcome, Suzy Q. I’m a fan of yours, too.


  4. Suzy Q 07/25/2007 at 05:26 #

    Gosh, I am amazed. Thank you. And you’ve introduced me to some cool blogs as well.

    Just keep doing your thing. You’ve got me a a fan!


  5. Suzy Q 07/25/2007 at 05:27 #

    D’Oh! ‘as a fan’…

  6. Thomas Hamburger Jnr 07/25/2007 at 14:01 #

    That’s really kind of you, Charlotte – I think I’ll need to brush up on my schmoozing skills once Harry gets finished!

    Kind regards


  7. Charlotte 07/25/2007 at 14:05 #

    You are a great schmoozer in my book already.

  8. Andrew Odlum 07/25/2007 at 14:19 #


    Thank you so much for the award. I will try to use the award for good, and not evil.

    I still love your site. It speaks directly to my English major soul.

    I just added you to my friends section so my massive traffic of 12 people can slowly trickle to you.

    Thanks again :)

  9. Lisa McGlaun 07/26/2007 at 07:47 #

    I let you know how happy I was about the award with a shout of BC but I want to do it here to. THANK YOU. The award literally made my day.

  10. Charlotte 07/27/2007 at 05:45 #

    Hey Lisa,
    I’m glad I made your day! You are so deserving!

  11. J.D. 11/02/2012 at 04:20 #

    Top reading and writing resource? They got it right. I know writing here everyday is hard work. The result is very helpful. You do a great job. That award is well deserved. Congratulations.

  12. Zan Marie 11/02/2012 at 04:50 #

    Congratulations, Charlotte. You’re right, most of the blog awards are for spreading readership through small gifts of links. You newest award is an entirely different level all together. You deserve it. ; )

  13. Genevieve Graham 11/02/2012 at 05:25 #

    I got an email from them, and that’s how I found you, so I think it’s a worthwhile site! Congrats. I’m looking forward to getting to know your site better.

  14. Charlotte Dixon 11/02/2012 at 06:39 #

    Oh, that makes me happy!  Thank you–and now I've discovered you as well!

  15. Charlotte Dixon 11/02/2012 at 06:51 #

    Thanks so much, J.D.!  I so appreciate your loyal readership–it's my readers that keep me going.

  16. Charlotte Dixon 11/02/2012 at 06:51 #

    Thank you Zan Marie! And thank you for continuing to come back to this blog!

  17. Heather Jenkins 11/02/2012 at 09:44 #

    Couldn’t have happened to a better blog and person! You totally deserve this. :)

  18. Charlotte Dixon 11/02/2012 at 09:46 #

    Thank you so much, Heather!

  19. Don 11/10/2012 at 20:43 #

    If any blog deserves to get an award for its contribution to writing it is yours Charlotte. It has been a great resource and inspiration to all of us writers and would-be writers, including myself. I have been traveling for almost three months straight so unfortunately I’ve been unable to read or write much about anything, but luckily I’m taking a week off to catch up on all that I’ve been missing while on the road, including Wordstrumpet.

  20. Charlotte Dixon 11/10/2012 at 20:48 #

    Oh Don thank you so much! I so appreciate your loyal readership. I've missed you 

  21. Roy 11/12/2012 at 07:18 #

    Congrats! I know you’ve worked very hard for many years on your blog!

  22. Charlotte Dixon 11/12/2012 at 07:22 #

    Thanks, Roy, I appreciate it!

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