With blogging - like everything else- it's nice to be appreciated. Heaven knows I'm not going to get rich doing this.
OK.....two of my blogs [Penpal Website of the Week and Internet Dating Websites] bring in a wee bit of money from Google adsense ads, but I won't be quitting my day job any time soon (losing my day job due to Obamanomics is another matter altogether).
So naturally, I was flattered when I received the much coveted Anti-Muffin Award from LarryD of Acts of the Apostasy.
LarryD was awarded his Anti-Muffin by Joe of St. Theresa, who received his from Catholic Nerd Writer who received hers from Rose in Bloom who started it all. Rose came up with the Anti-Muffin after reading "Meet The Austins" by Madeline L'Engle.
According to characters in the book, a lot of folks want to be like everyone else...like a row of muffins. The book inspired Rose in Bloom to "create a blogging award for those bloggers out there who are decidedly 'Anti-Muffins'. Bloggers who promote what they believe without hesitation and without fear of possible negative feedback. Bloggers who don't conform to the world's standards".
I guess that's another way of saying that I write about whatever crosses my mind without regard as to whether or not anyone else likes what I have to say. I'll take that as a compliment.
Now, I'm obliged to pass on the award to other deserving bloggers. If you've been left off my list, it's not necessarily because I think you're a muffin....it's because, huh, LarryD assured me that he was going to give you the award.
I have no idea if Mary Ann Kreitzer of Les Femmes- the Truth has ever read my blog, so she may have no clue that I'm giving her the Anti Muffin. I can't think of anyone who deserves it more. She certainly says what she believes "without fear of negative feedback".
Then comes Lizette of Between the Shubbery. It may be difficult for some to handle the youthful angst of many of her posts, but she is quite the writer.
Last, but certainly not least, comes Dom of Village Idiot Savant. While Dom might humbly protest that his posts are more mundane than substantial, he doesn't bite his tongue when it comes to Filipino politics.