Saturday, October 18, 2008

200: This Bling's for You!

"Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is the scribbling child in a grown-up body, wondering if anyone is listening."
~Herbert Gold, Elder Statesman of The Beat Generation~

We've been thinking about this for a Good Long While. Got into this Scribbling Janx at the Age of 14, when Dear Old Dad suggested that his Disgruntled and Highly Attitudiness 9th-grader sign up for the High School Journalism Program.
"Why would I wanna do that?" The Naif asked The Father Figure.

"Well, math's not your strong suit. You spend all your time in your room, scribbling. You might as well make something out of it!"

Truer words were never spoken; at least not to This Little Scribe. And guess what? Fate, as it were, Had Its Awkward Way With Her.

The Little Scribe went thru the High School Journalism Program. If it weren't for Julia Jeffress, High School Newspaper Adviser Extraordinaire, we don't know what would have become of this greenhorn. She scribbled her way thru high school, right into the lap of the Missouri School of Journalism--the "Harvard," if you will, of Ink-Stained Wretches Everywhere.

But She Didn't Stop There. The Little Scribe scribbled her way into an internship with a New York Magazine; she scribbled her way onto not one, but the staffs of 2--count 'em!--Major Metropolitan Daily Newspapers. But she didn't stop there.

The Little Scribe worked in politics, & did a little bit of that Lobbying Janx, the Stuff That DC Folks Do, which earns enough money, but doesn't seem to Sit Right with The Public. She worked as a SAHM, a school & church & Girl Scouts volunteer, & pitched in with the neighborhood advisory group.

Then, she landed The Hardest--and The Best--job of all, besides the one that involved raising Ella Numera Una & Ella Numera Dos up to Legal Age, as prosperous, educated, productive young adults--We Hope! She became a High School Journalism Teacher.

Before long, The Little Scribe had scribbled her way into the Blogosphere. Where She Remains Today. Doing a little bit of this, a tiny bit of that. And a Whole Lotta Scribbling.

We've been participating in this Jacked Up Blogging Janx for 6 months now. This is our 200th Post. To Commemorate, Celebrate, & Generally Share the Bloggy Love, we've Created an Award. Yes, The Superior Scribbler Award is a Scholastic Scribe Original! We'd like to pass it along to 5 Extremely Deserving Scribblers. And we hope they pass it along, in turn. "Etcetera, Etcetera, Etcetera," as Yul Brynner would say...

Of course, as with every Bloggy Award, there are A Few Rules. They are, forthwith:
  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

Now that we've Dispatched with the Formalities, cue the drumroll, please. The First 5 Recipients of The Scholastic Scribe's Superior Scribbler Award are:

  • Tara R. We know that If Mom Says OK, everything's gonna be all right. Her place informs, entertains, & sometimes Tears at Your Heartstrings. And Tara's Deep. Really Deep.
  • Lynda. She's such a Sweet & Honest Scribbler! We love her heart, which is a Big as Our Native Texas! Lynda's Personal Story will rip your Heart from its Moorings. And her random posts, about Puffins & Donuts, are a stitch!
  • Veggie Mom. She's walking that Delicate Tightrope between Personal & Public. She helps promote her BIL's Fun Company, while making sure everyone knows that Her Family Comes First. There's absolutely No Other Blog like hers Out There. And who ever heard of Goats Grazing on a Roof before she wrote about them? Here's to being One-of-a-Kind!
  • Bilbo. We just discoverd this quirky blogger, who always has something to say, however random. He's a Talented & Earnest Scibbler, in a cryptic kind of way. Check out I Didn't Watch the Debate. Sue me.
  • Bellringers. Richie is a High School Journalism Teacher, too. We'd love to duplicate her sense of humor, but for now, we'll just settle for reading her whimsical, seemingly randomly strung-together, downright highLARious soliloquies. Plus, as an Added Bonus, Richie actually graduated from Our Humble High School. The One Where We Teach. She graduated, natch, Back in the Day. And, she was on the Newspaper Staff that we advise today. Seriously! We've got a Yearbook to prove it! Look. It. Up.

There you go, Ladies & Gent! Wear it Loud & Proud. You deserve it! And, if you're a recipient of the Superior Scribbler Award, please sign Mr. Linky, below!!


676 comments:

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Hagar's Daughter said...

This is such a great award. I was honored that I received it.

Sparx said...

Great award - fab idea! Have passed it on happily.

Wanderin' Weeta said...

Wow! Made my week!

tanglad said...

thanks so much, melissa b for this great idea, and to renee at womanist-musings.com for the award. salamat!

DJ Kirkby said...

What a great idea, thank you so much. I will be posting this on Sunday the 7th Dec.

cycads said...

Tanglad has graciously awarded me this lovely award! thank you!!

rainywalker said...

Thank you for this wonderful site and passing on The Award. This has been a great Thanksgiving!

lady macleod said...

I'm most pleased to be on your list and have this award. I shall do my best to work through the list of superior writers you have here. Thank you.

FlyingRabbit said...

A really cool reward! Encourages me a lot!
Thanks!

uglyblackjohn said...

Wow, you're readers must be getting pretty far down the list to get to me.

Janet Campbell said...

Thanks so much!!! I am truly honored!

Scorned Woman said...

I'm so happy to add my name to those who have received a superior scribbler award. This is so cool! I'm definitely paying it forward.

Buki said...

YES! I AM A SUPERIOR SCRIBBLER!
It feels good and I feel honoured to be here...Thank you!

James F. McGrath said...

It made it all the way to me via John Shuck, and is still going.

Malar Gandhi said...

I am truly honoured to have Superior Scribbler Award. Congrats on 200th post....

Nazarina A said...

Thanks to Reeni for bestowing this great award onto me! I am so proud and honored! Thanks to you especially for creating such a prestigious award and passing it into the vast blogosphere befitting people of great creativity and prose!!!

Sista GP said...

My first Blog Award. I've been humbled. Thanks for creating it.

Karen J-S said...

Thanks so much for making this award...very, very cool! It's amazing to see how many bloggers have been participating!!

Rebekah said...

THANK YOU!!! What an honor!

Jewaira said...

Thank you and greetings from Kuwait

Java's Mom said...

thank god we don't have to write something scholastic! I just about got an asthma attack thinking I was given a writing assignment and had flash backs of high school!

tommeh said...

I feel deeply honored. Thank God 4 Blogosphere!

Latigo Liz said...

Honored to be included.

Singing Owl said...

I am honored!

liturgy said...

A great concept!

Melly said...

It was an honor to receive this award! :)

Alice said...

Interesting award!!! Took me a while to figure out what's going on!

Leatherdykeuk said...

ooh! An award! Thank you!

Jennifer said...

*woo hooo* My friend Alice nominated me. :)

Sandy Lender said...

Ooooo.
Many thanks to Jamieson Wolf for nominating me!
My scribbling is highlighted at www.todaythedragonwins.blogspot.com on a pretty regular basis, but you can look me up on Amazon for my published stuff.

Sandy Lender
"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Thanks for creating this award. I am going to visit other winners and read, read, read.

Debs said...

I'm loving my gorgeous award, thank you so much.

Scott Nehring said...

Now I can refer to my site as "The Award Winning..."

dAwN said...

thank you thank you...very much..

Lawnchair Naturalist said...

Wahoo! Thank you for creating this award and glad I won.

arcona said...

Well, here I am. Signing the post. A most unexpected honor indeed!

-Matthew

James Maliszewski said...

Signing on the dotted line, as required :)

noisms said...

Hoorah!

dmk said...

Great idea, like a meme but with added chocolate. Thankyou, I might even read your blog now!!

Tori said...

I'm so honored to have this reward, from Vic, over at http://vicupdates.blogspot.com/. What a great idea!

DCFab! Girl said...

I luv this idea! :)

sirlarkins said...

Cheers!

Ravyn said...

Received award, posted.

This is awesome.

Jessie said...

Thank you, I'm honored. :-)
Jessie

thepracticingcatholic said...

My first blog award! I am officially superior now! Thank you! :D

Kimber said...

Love this award. Thank you!!

Kin'shar said...

Thanks...I sure hope that the rest know how to come to mr. linky...and add their names

Sylvia K said...

Being pretty new to the blogging world, I'm truly honored to have been selected for this award and many thanks to Bobbie!

Maureen Hayes said...

I am honored to have been awarded the Superior Scribbler and to be in such good company. I hope those I nominated will be happy to be here as well. Thanks for creating this award and for bringing us all together in one place!

Dottie said...

I really appreciate receiving this award.

Little Brown Book said...

It's like sports day all over again! What a lovely award =)

christianbookshopsblog said...

What can I say? I am honoured to receive this most prestigious award. I shall wear my badge with pride and I shall certainly pass it on. Tally-ho, people!

Bridget said...

Humbled and giddy.

Thank you!

Catherine said...

Honored beyond all recognition to be amongst such great company.

Thanks, Jennifer!

Tosha (Mrs Kittenhead) said...

Yay. My first blog award!!

Jeff Rients said...

This is a cool thing you're doing here. Kudos to youdos!

A. S. Haley said...

Mrs. Scribe, I have done my best to put a halt to a bogus meme that is making its way around the Web without giving proper credit to you: you may read the details in this post.

Happy posting, and Merry Christmas!

Andii said...

It warms the cockles of me heart ... I'd like to thank ....
etc.!!!!

Tobias Haller said...

Thanks to the Anglican Communion...

Teo said...

Thanks for this award!

Leau said...

Impressive list!

tothewire said...

This is great! Thank you!

sewducky said...

This is awesome, thanks!

sewducky said...

This is awesome, thanks!

audaciousaria said...

This is awesome, I'm thrilled to have been selected by a fellow blogging friend of mine - I'll get to passing on the goodness asap!

Glenn's Cult? said...

Thank you for this award justice4mothers!!! Now I have to pick 5 wow!!!! Almost all of the blogs I read (well mihnus a few lol - hence the reason for my blog) is excellent!!

Rj said...

I used to wonder how people got these things. Now, I can stop wondering. LOL

batteredmomslosecustody said...

It's an honor to be listed among such famous bloggers. Thank You!

williemeikle said...

I'm glad to be part of such a literate community :)

Voice of Women (VOW) said...

Thanks a lot for my award. It's my first award. It means a lot to me. Great!

Fr. V said...

O joy, O rapture unforseen!

Expose The Truth said...

We'd like to thank our readers as we move onwards and upwards in our quest.

Sword Dance Warrior said...

Writing in silence, as truthfully as I can, there's always an imagined reader out there. It was really heartening to get an award from one and read my blog through others eyes. Thanks for this great idea.

sleepy mouse said...

This is an interesting way to award a blogger. Thanks for setting this up, and I hope to reward people that take their cues from the best of intentions and true inspiration.

Lockwood said...

My first award! You like me! You really like me! OK, not really, but still! Thanks for getting this started!

Mac McLernon said...

Heheheh... I actually won something. Admittedly I'm about number 400 on the list, but...

leutgeb said...

Thank you!

Deb Yost said...

Your latests Scribbler, at your service. Please come visit us at The Rosemary Tree when you have time.
God bless.
- Deborah

Adoro said...

Great award, thanks for starting it!

Jnorm888 said...

Thanks!!!





JNORM888

aaronandbrighid said...

Thanks for beginning the award that finally came to me!

Kevin P. Edgecomb said...

What a really fun idea! Congratulations on its success. Look at all those blogs to read!

Neato!

Father Hollywood said...

Scribble on!

Rev. Rick Stuckwisch said...

Thanks for the Scribbles, and for the stylin' bling-bling gadget.

Michele said...

I always love bloggy awards.

TruthQuestioner said...

I would have never dreamed anyone would so highly appraise my little scribbles. Thanks!

michaelm said...

I'm a late comer on this one, but better late than never.

~m

Peggy said...

How wonderful to be in such company! Thank you so much for making this possible!

Cynthia said...

Hi there! My screen reads, "An Error has occured in you Mr.Linky widget" so I cannot record my membership in your esteemed community! Let me know if it is repaired...maybe some others are also out to drift...

Columbia Lily said...

thanks again for believing I have superior scribbling qualities!

hiscrivener said...

Melissa, you must acquire quite the stories to share with your journalism class.

My brio and imagination for writing brought me to the blogosphere. I just never imagined I would receive an acclamation for doing it.

Thanks very much.

Peace,
HiScrivener

Kate Lord Brown said...

Thank you for the great award *bling* - you've made my week! Congratulations to all x

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Thank-you very much for the award. What a great crowd to be a part of.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Greatful thanks to both you and the energetic Cynthia at Oasis Writing Link. How very kind!
Catherine

JES said...

Thanks for the cool award. My first, and to get it for something so nice -- I'd have been devastated if it were for something like Superior YouTube Cribbing!

TheWritersPorch said...

Thank you A Thousand Claping Hands!
I am truly honored you think so much of my blog.

Mike Beidler said...

Many thanks to Steve Douglas at Undeception for bestowing this great honor upon me!

Adam said...

i am truly humbled to be in such great company!

only a movie said...

Thanks :-)

Kim said...

Thank you so much for doing this...I am overwhelmed with seeing all of these bloggers listed! Thank you so much for including me.

EveryoneThinksThey'reGoodDrivers said...

Woot! Thanks so much for letting me in to the club!

Nanc Twop said...

Thanks again... and since my link to your post never showed up, here it is again:

Scribblers R Us

sherri said...

erin, from only a movie nominated me (the claw), way cool and thanks for starting this.I look forward to checking out the other scribblers' blogs.

Micha said...

yay!!! i'm so happy! thanks to alexandra for nominating me :)

vicki archer said...

Number 625 Superior Scribbler has a ring - not the first but by no means the last. I am in great company, xv.

human being said...

proud to recieve this sparkly award from soulbrush...

thanks to you for making hearts get nearer to each other in a beautiful way...

Colette Amelia said...

You like me! you really really like me! Yes I feel like Sally Fields!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely idea! Nice way to get people to check out more interesting blogs. :)

Princess Fire and Music said...

My first such honor! Thank you kindly for making it possible.

scarlet-blue said...

Cheers... where are my tissues...?
*sobs*
Sx

Saretta said...

Nice award. Thanks for thinking it up!

Sparkleneely said...

This is fabulous!!! I am super honored to be in such fantastic company, and so grateful to you all and Megan, who's an amazing scribbler herself.

Thank you!

Flying Colors said...

Thank you! From Nashville TN...
Beautiful award - love the design! and the reason...

sperlygirl said...

nice award - thanks!

Son of Incogneato said...

Finally – I’m on the road to fame and fortune!
I’d like to thank my cat, Jimmy, for being there for me when I needed somebody warm and furry. This is for you, Jimbo, wherever your cat-soul may be . . .

Cheers!
Son

dailypiglet said...

hey thanks for creating something to show love for our fellow bloggers. very cool this is and thanks!

SLC said...

Belated thanks to Tammy from diary of a Strong Black Woman

Trailboss said...

Yea, that was all kinds of fun. Thanks.

Aaron Polson said...

What a fantastic list...(bows out).

K.C. Shaw said...

How cool! Thanks for starting this--lots of fun!

Froog said...

JES, of the excellent Running After My Hat, nominated me a month ago, but I'd forgotten to get around to linking up over here.

I am glad to have avoided the ominous '666' position in the list. I'm much happier with the 667 and 668 spots. One of my favourite oddball entertainers, the English anarchist folk singer and performance poet Attila The Stockbroker, once brought out an album titled 667: Neighbour of the Beast.

Thanks for the award!

I can see it's going to take several months to check out all the other winners.

I scribble two blogs - Froogville and Round-The-World Barstool Blues. That's a lot of scribbling.


By the way, do you think the reason why only about half of your winners have left a comment here might be that the 'Post a comment' tab is VERY hard to find? It's tiny, and right down at the bottom of the page. And, with this page getting so full, it often doesn't download and display at all (at least, on my browser!). It took me about 5 attempts to load the page before I found it. If there's any way you could move the tab up the top, right under the 'Mr Linky' box, I think a lot more people would say 'hi'.

deadmama30 said...

My first blog award, SWEEEEEET!

John said...

Than you!

socialjusticenow said...

what a kind idea. I'm grateful to be recognized!

Michael said...

Thanks again for the award! I'm still working through the steps on the Superior Scribbler Must-Do List, but I did post the (new) feature that your bling-bestowal gave me the idea for. :)

NEdream26 said...

I'm thrilled to receive this! Took me two months to sign Mr. Linky... and soon I will find my five to pass it on to! :)

LexiconLuvr said...

I'm honored and flattered. Wow.

Tiffany said...

I finally posted this award on my blog. It's my favorite award so far! Thank you! And it's so cool that so many people have linked up after receiving the award.

Carolyn V. said...

What an honor. Thanks! =)

Kathy B! said...

I feel honored to be included with such a great group of Scribblers!

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gener said...

Hi, i feel so deeply honored to have been selected by the likes of you!

usadrug said...

Hi. I shall do my best to work through the list of superior writers you have here.

LoLa said...

Nice to be a Superior Scribbler. Great idea.

Jenna Consolo said...

What a fun club to belong to! Thank you!

Gina Collia-Suzuki said...

I'm delighted to have received this charming award, and to pass it on to five very deserving bloggers :o)

martyweil said...

It's an honor. Thank you.

escapadethroughegypt said...

Honored to have received the award and am looking forward to passing it on...

Rachelle said...

Thanks for creating this fun award! I'm so excited to be a recipient--I'll take any positive reinforcement I can get, those rejections get far too numerous. :)

Kappa no He said...

Love it!

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ElanaJ said...

Very cool! I'm glad I was able to receive this blog award. Thanks!

Michelle McLean said...

what an awesome award - thanks Christine!!

Rebecca Knight said...

Thank you, Christine! :D This is an honor.

Giving out the award today on my blog to 5 fabulous bloggers!

B.J. Anderson said...

Yayyyy! So glad to get the award!!

sherrinda said...

Woah! What an impressive list! I'm loving my award! :)

Jill Kemerer said...

Awesome award! Thanks so much!

Tammie Lee said...

This is a wonderful award, thanks for creating it.

Danyelle said...

It is wonderful to be here. Thanks to all you wonderful writers!

PatriciaW said...

Thanks to author Jennifer Shirk for this award. Maybe I'm doing something useful...

Eric said...

Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this. I'm quite honored.

Lazy Writer said...

I'm honored!

Lost Wanderer said...

Thanks. It's totally fab

quixotic said...

What a neat award.

MzzLily said...

So cool to see where & why the award originated!

Jennifer Major said...

What fun! It's great to see all the bloggers who've received this award.

Georgiana said...

Woohoo, thanks for starting!

Jim said...

I do not know much about Blog Awards... but Thank You!

jessjordan said...

Wow, craziness going on over here! Keep the awards going, people! :)

Lori said...

Wow, I am so honored to have been given this award and in the links with so many other wonderful bloggers/blogs.
Thank you, what a great idea.

Lori

Shana said...

Great award
http://blazeandcrochet.blogspot.com/2009/07/several-awards-and-i-won-giveaway.html

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I'm honored to be included among such a wonderful group. Thank you!

Lady Glamis said...

Pretty awesome award. Thanks!

sarah said...

woo hoo. Thank you. Honored to be among you awesomely cool bloggy people. Thank you Sharon Faith. Sarah

Mikes Sumondong said...

now this is an elite group! Thanks!

Col Bury said...

Thanks for awarding me this, Lost Wanderer. I'm in good company now!

Christopher Goodwine said...

Hooraaaaay, Scribblers!

Jenn Johansson said...

Awesome :)

Tracy said...

I got an award for my blog - thanks guys.

Megan Champion said...

I love the award - Very cool!

Jaime Theler said...

Yahoo! I got an award!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

What a fun award! Thanks!

Deborah said...

I'm so honored. I didn't even know this thing existed, but I'm really excited to have been selected by your worthy committee. I'll try to keep the expected standards that must come along with being a winner.

Solvang Sherrie said...

I'm glad to be in great company! Thanks =)

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Lori of When We Listen - thank you!

Shannon @ AnchorMommy said...

Cool idea! Thanks to Bored Mommy!

N A Sharpe said...

Wow! Excellent award and I am so proud to be in such amazing company!

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

Graham Chops said...

784! Awesome number. Thanks for letting me be a part of the sensation!

Lisa J. Michaels said...

Wow, what a great group to be linked with, it is truly an honor to be among so many talented bloggers! :o) Write on!

Chrissy Fanslau said...

Neat award, thanks!

Linda Crispell said...

Thanks Marsha Jorgensen for the nod!

emma said...

I love awards! This is my first, and it's such a brilliant one at that! Awesome company, too! Thanks!

The knife said...

this is my first blog award...thanks for starting it :)

K9friend said...

Very cool award. Thank you so much!

Vodka Logic said...

Thanks for the award..will display with honor
x

Terry Odell said...
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Terry Odell said...

I'm truly honored and surprised to be here -- and to be #824, which is my anniversary to boot! Thanks

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

Well now! What a wonderful thing to wake up to. Thank you very much - I shall wear it with pride!

Joshley and The Charles said...

I was seriously so excited and honored to get this award!! thanks brittany you are a gem!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I'm honored!
Thank you!

Karen Lange said...

Am pleased and honored to have this award. What a wonderful idea! :)

Becky Lange said...

You know, I've noticed this award on other blogs, and it's finally happened to me! I love to write and I'm flattered to be sporting the Super Scribbler Award!

MaryAnn Diorio, Ph.D. said...

Thank you so very much for thinking of me!

Blessings,
MaryAnn

Vicki said...

I love this award, and love the lovely lady that awarded me! I am glad to be among so many great bloggers!

diane said...

Thank you so much for this award! I love writing, so this is truly an honor.
My god, would you look at all of the talented people on this list! whoa, I'm in some good company here. xo

Serenity said...

I was so moved by this award! Thanks for creating it and for passing it on.

Sarah said...

Thanks for creating such a cool award!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I feel so special! Thank you Elizabeth Spann Craig and Karen Walker

Myra said...

Thanks for the bling!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Thanks for creating such a great award!
xo

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