Monday, March 23, 2009
I have been doubly blessed today. Selby of Selby’s Food Corner and Dar of Girlichef have both given me the Friendship Award. Thank you both. I am honored by your friendship.
I belong to the North Carolina Writers' Network Netwest and in the fall of last year I encouraged Glenda Beall, our program coordinator, to put together a class on how to start a blog. She did and I am so grateful to her. Ten of us sat in a small library room and, with the help of Glenda and instructor Kay Lake, started our very own blog. I jumped in with both feet. Before I knew it, I had two blogs, My Carolina Kitchen and Island Time in Abaco, which is a companion to a memoir I'm writing about following a dream and living on a tiny private island in the northern Bahamas. Thank you Glenda – this award is for you.
Glenda is a published poet and writer as well as an instructor on writing life stories and memoirs at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Her personal blog, Writing Life Stories, is filled with interesting people, places and poetry.
Along with the Friendship Award comes this message: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated." It also says: "Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
I would have never believed six months ago that I would have two blogs that have given me the opportunity to meet such a wonderful group of friends throughout the world. Thank each of you that visit my kitchen. I wish to pass the Friendship Award along from Selby and Dar. Thank you both. Without blogging I would have never had the opportunity to meet you.
Glenda of Writing Life Stories
Nancy of Living Above the Frost Line
Kathryn of Here, Where I Am
Patti of Today in Abaco
Sara of Sara’s Kitchen
Val of More Than Burnt Toast
Shirley of Plum Beach Cottage
Helene of La Cuisine d’ Helene