Hope Roberson, author of Writing with Hope, has bestowed a 7 x 7 Link Award to me. What an honor!
The rules are simple:
RULE #1: Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you.
Hmmm...I really love to sing. I've never received formal training, but I have sung in front of a ton of people up on stage before. Alone. And I got a standing ovation (the good kind). Whether it's karaoke or with a live band, I really enjoy singing. I also spend a lot of time in my car for my job, so when I'm listening to music, I'm often harmonizing with all kinds of songs.
RULE #2: Link to one of the posts that I personally think best fits the following categories.
Most Beautiful: I participated in the A-Z Challenge for the first time this year, and my theme was steampunk (of course). So I'd have to say my most beautiful post was THIS ONE where I displayed gorgeous pics of some hot ladies in steampunk attire (and one dude to spread the love).
Most Helpful: I got a lot of email thank yous for the post I did on dialog. Check it HERE. After spending nearly a decade edit everyone else's work, I had to share many of the common mistakes writers make when writing dialog. Just remember, you cannot hiss, sneer, or chortle words. So don't use them as dialog tags!
Most Popular: I'm going WAY back to the archives on this one. I did a fun mockumentary in 2006 on a UFO abduction of a redneck named Bob. I got a lot of notoriety on this one, and was even featured in a big newspaper here in St. Louis for it. It's pretty hilarious, and I even did the fun drawings myself. I hope you enjoy it HERE.
Most Controversial: Okay, I'm going back to 2005 on this post I did on a real organization that is against humans breeding. I got tons of hate emails from people associated with the group. I bet the comments are still there too. Read it HERE.
Most Surprisingly Successful: I also participated in the First Campaigner Blogfest earlier this year. I did a steampunk piece of flash fiction. This was my absolute first time doing flash fiction, and it was REALLY hard to stay within that 200 word count limit. The feedback I got was astounding. It was my first taste at how supporting this writing community is. .
Most Underrated: Blogging has completely changed in seven years, so I did a post HERE on blogging. Where it's come from, where it is today, and where I think it's going. Evolution is a weird thing, and here on the interwebs, it happens so quickly. When I first started, blogging was an online diary. These days, blogging is nothing like that anymore. And I really miss my old blog buddies that have disappeared, which makes me cherish those that still crank out posts and all the new friends I've made in the last year and a half.
Most Pride Worthy: In 2007, police discovered the kidnapped Ben Ownby - but their biggest find was a boy who had been missing since 2002, Shawn Hornbeck. Psychics Sylvia Brown and Van Praagh both told the parts of Horback that their son was dead. I was one of the first bloggers who broke the story since it happened here in St. Louis, and I think this is the first and only time I've ever used the F-Bomb in a post. This post got over 50,000 hits the day Shawn Hornbeck was discovered. To this day, it's the one post that has gotten the most hits of anything I've ever written.
Thanks again Hope for helping me take a trip down blog-memory lane!
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