Tuesday, January 22, 2013

News Day Week 3: Announcing Nominees and Sponsors

It's News Day again! For those of you new to my blog, it's a series where I bring awareness to goings on in our writing community. If you have something you'd like me to share, please contact me at mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com. It can be anything. From blogfests to great beginners to posts you think everyone should read. It can also be your own bit of news, if you'd like.

Today, though, I have to focus on the biggest piece of news for MFB:

I present to you the nominees and sponsors for January's Paying Forward Award. By the way. I think the name's sort of lame. Anyone have a better one?

Aaaanyway.

Before I get to the nominees, I want to give a special thank you to this month's sponsors and their prizes. Please go visit them all and give them some love. Why? Because they are all amazing.


Beta read or editing of first 100 pages


Critique of first three chapters


Redesign of a blog button, header or background


Her two YA time travel novels: Screwing Up Time and Screwing Up Babylon


Beta Read or Edit of first chapter 

Critique of first chapter


Critique of first 500 words. 

Finally, I will be giving away a $25 voucher to the vendor of your choice (assuming I can purchase it online).


Now, onto the Nominees by Category (in no particular order):

Most Encouraging Blogger: 


Best Reviewer: 


Best Writing and/or Inspirational Blog: 


Beginner and/or Small Blogger with Most Potential:


Thanks to every single person who nominated these extraordinary bloggers! Voting must please be done by email with "my vote" as the subject. E-mail address: mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com. Please pick one or no blogger for each category. Voting will stay open until 31 Jan and I'll announce the winners on 5 February. 

So people. Who are your favorites in each category? Got a better name for the awards?  

54 comments:

  1. This is very kind and I'm tremendous company -- as with all the categories. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you, Misha, I'm very flattered.

    Many of the blogs linked to here are new to me, so I will have to go exploring. Thank you for tipping me off to some exciting new things....

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  3. A big thank you to whoever nominated me. Like Amy, I don't know some of these blogs, so I'll have to check them out. What great prizes!

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  4. Oh wow! I was nominated - thank you. Will send my vote.

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  5. Wow, there is some great stuff being donated! How nice! Thanks also for the links to other bloggers. It's always fun to find new sites.

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  6. I echo Alex when I say OH WOW! I'm so flattered and humbled! A big thanks and cookies (the sweet and chewy kind, not the techie kind) to whoever nominated me!

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  7. Thanks for making these suggestions. I always waffle as to what to do with my blog...I will check them out!

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  8. Holy frickin' awesome! Can I vote for everyone?

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  9. What an awesome way to promote the writing community! I love it. Good on you!!!

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  10. Extraordinary list of bloggers! I follow almost all of them, and can truly say they're each very deserving of any recognition they're given. Good luck to everyone!

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  11. Congrats to all of the nominees! I look forward to meeting some of the bloggers that I'm not familiar with. Great list Misha! Julie

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  12. Great picks, great sponsors, and great prizes! What cool going's ons you have here!

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  13. What a surprise - I'm nominated! Thank you so much! So many awesome bloggers out there and I love them all!

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  14. Hi Misha,

    What a wonderful thing to do, my friend. And I'm honoured to know you, Misha and a number of those in your various categories.

    I couldn't possibly vote. I know they are all remarkable people. Well done to all those on the lists. And Misha, happy, fulfilling writing.

    In kindness and good wishes, your way,

    Gary

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  15. These are fabulous nominees. Congratulations to them all! Alex would be my choice for most encouraging. He is an inspiration to the writing community.

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  16. Oh my gosh! This is amazing! And it totally made my day! So hard to vote, because all the nominees are wonderful. Congrats to everyone!

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  17. A worthy list. :)
    Congrats to the nominees!

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  18. This is such a great concept, I love the idea of your News Day! (Yeah, I've been out of the loop for a while!) I'll try to remember to send my vote, I love this!! :D

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  19. My scales are getting redder than they are. Thank you very much! Prizes are all amazing. :)

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  20. Wow! I am so honored! This is quite the company to be a part of!!!

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  21. Man, you make this hard! So many good choices!!!

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  22. Appreciate the nomination very much! And those are some fabulous prizes. Love this idea of paying it forward.

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  23. What a lovely competition that I'm just learning about! :-) I've cast my vote (and am impressed with myself for knowing folks who were nominated).
    Some Dark Romantic

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  24. This looks like a great cast of nominees! Can't wait to see who the winners are.

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  25. So exciting cant wait to check out these new blogs :)

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  26. There are some awesome names in there. It'll be tough to vote!

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  27. So many blogs to check out! Thanks for hosting this.

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  28. What a great selection of bloggers!!

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  29. what a fantastic award post! Lots of awesome nominees to choose from here! Not going to be easy!

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  30. A lot of great bloggers it is hard to choose. Most encouraging would probably have to be hands down Alex Cavanaugh.
    On the most inspirational Annalisa Crawford.

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  31. This is fun. Obviously, I need to get around more because I don't know some of them.

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  32. Whoa! Thank you for the nomination. This is a great list. It's going to be hard to pick just one from each, but I'll try my best. :)

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  33. What a great award post, Misha. You've got a heart of gold. And thank you for introducing me to such awesome blogs.

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  34. Congratulations to all the nominees; all very deserving. Picking a winner for Most Encouraging Blogger is going to be very hard!

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  35. Congratulations to all the nominees!

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  36. A wonderful list of amazing bloggers and writers. A special shout-out to Michael Di Gesu. I am so happy to see his name of the list :-)

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  37. A wonderful idea, and well deserved.

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  38. Hi Misha .. great people listed and there's lots of choices ... I need to come back to check everyone out ..

    Great list, opportunity for us all .. cheers Hilary

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  39. What great nominees! And prizes. Best of luck to them all!

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  40. Wow! Congratulations to all the nominees. Awesome list of folks. Now, to email you...

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  41. This is fun! There are some great bloggers in that list.

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  42. Good luck, everyone! Great stuff!!

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  43. What a great list! Congrats to all noms!
    I will be back to vote~

    I love this idea :D

    Happy Wednesday Misha!

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  44. This is a great idea and what a fabulous group of bloggers up there. Wish I could vote for all of them!

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  45. Thanks so much for the nomination - whoever you are! And lovely to meet everyone!

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  46. super awesome prizes and excellent nominees! great idea misha!

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  47. Awesome nominees! No matter who wins, everyone deserves the recognition shown by being nominated. Good luck, all!

    And fantastic prizes, guys!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  48. Love the name, love the idea and I've sent in my votes!

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  49. Thanks so much for including me! I appreciate it.

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  50. Congrats to the nominees and GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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