In the space of three weeks I have received 3 nominations for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award here on WordPress. I’m a little bit wordless. It feels in me that inspiration works like a system of waterfalls. Someone kicks the rock out of the way and the water flows, tumbles over one fall dislodging more obstructions, flowing on, saturate and soothing…on… “When it rains…” I am very thankful for these nominations / recommendations / kudos. It is very inspiring to be considered inspiring. Thank you: The Rag Tree, The Writer Site, and Words That Flow Like Water. So, essentially, the award bounces right back at you – for its bestowal is so inspiring in itself. To view my 7 things and the bloggers I nominate in kind, please visit my initial response: http://manoftheword.com/2012/11/23/reasons-for-thanks-inspiration/
Please take a look at my current blog roll as well – through these other bloggers I have come to follow many new blogs that promise to be quite inspiring, but don’t feel I’ve followed them long enough to contribute awards. I would like to point out a few bloggers who have newly inspired me by their contribution of comments to my posts:
Elena Caravela – an explosion of creativity I have followed consistently
Mari Sanchez Cayuso – her tangles of words (and images!) always unraveling potent internal realities
Petrujviljoen – ever active and compelling
Biblioklept – consistently instigative tidbits
Literodditie – fantastic and curious and quirky
This Blog Needs a Title – I thoroughly enjoy what happens here
Brainsnorts – always thoughtful and genuine
Okay, so it isn’t difficult to compile lists of inspiring bloggers in our community – and the happiness it brings is the fulminating trajectory of ever discovering more through awards like these – THANK YOU ALL!
Underneath is the meaning that it is meaningful to each of us – however small or distant these contacts and connections – that we each are offering ourselves and our work and welcoming those of one another – thank goodness and human capacity.
To paraphrase Dave Eggers (writing about David Foster Wallace):
“Which is, after all and conveniently enough for the end of this introduction, what an author’s seeking when he sets out to write – anything, but particularly a blog like this, a blog that attempts to give so much, that requires sacrifice and dedication. Who would do such a thing if not for want of connection and thus of love?”
THANKS AGAIN – AND KEEP BLOGGING!