For his blogaversary Bobarama has created two more wonderful awards, and the one and only Linda over at Are We There Yet has very generously passed one along to me. Now how she has time to blink much less write truly sweet things is beyond me. Among her multiple full time activities: Raising children (teenagers yet!), dispatching emergency vehicles, keeping up with current music and playing same, rock concerts, trips to historical places, and writing about it all daily in one of the most interesting blogs you could visit. I hit exhaustion and need a good nap in order to continue about half way down the page every day.
The first of these new accolades is the Best Kept Secret & Breakout Blogger Award -We all have a Best Kept Secret blogger or two we visit regularly — a blogger with great style and wit and warmth who hasn’t been discovered yet. Here’s our chance with this award to say, ‘Wow. Check
out this blogger!’
Please check out those who have been named for this honor so that they don't stay a secret for long.
The Best Kept Secret Blogroll
I have one blog to nominate here that is not only a secret, but completely different from what you might expect a blog to be. I just didn't know where else to put it. There are five guys in Texas who absolutely look the way you would expect a Texan to look. At first glance you're not sure if they belong leaning on a fence, gathering down at the general store, or turning up the volume for a country song while ridin' along in their trucks. Looks can be deceiving, though they might be all of those things. They are the five wonderful photographers of the Texas Church Project. As an act of pure love they are taking pictures of the old churches of Texas, many now totally abandoned and in danger of disappearing. If you like evocative pictures or history, roam around the gallery. If you are a photographer, check out the technical page, and if you are fortunate enough to live in Texas consider a visit to the October 27 exhibit in Waxahachie.
The second award and the one Linda was kind enough to give me is the Breakout Blogger. This award casts a spotlight on bloggers who are just beginning to draw lotsa attention — the equivalent of a song with a bullet on Billboard’s Top 100 chart. Lotsa good posts. Lotsa good buzz. These bloggers are going places in a hurry.
Breakout Blogger Blogroll
The first of these goes to Shelly Tucker of This Eclectic Life. Eclectic doesn't even beging to describe Shelly's blog. You will find humor, contests, charitable projects, and wonderful posts about anything that happens to cross her mind which is a very busy place in deed.
Corey of The Mitchell Blog deserves an extended visit particularly from any of you single ladies anywhere near Michigan looking for that rarest of beings "The truly nice guy". Corey writes about everything from politics to music to sports to movies to just whatever is happening in his world. It's a good calming, gentle read by an intelligent and thoughtful man.
The third goes to a blog I just discovered by accident a couple of days ago Dog's Eye View. I'll let her "About Me" speak for her so that you can see what a fascinating person she is: I have a "dog's eye view" of the world as I rely on the eyes and intelligence of my Leader Dog (dog guide) Willow, a female, yellow (liver-nosed), Labrador Retriever to lead me through the chaos of my life. I also have a yellow (liver-nosed) pet Lab, Stella, who is a crazy, happy, never-ending bundle of energy. I have two Physics degrees, and a great love of astronomy (despite my inability to look up at the night sky and see anything but darkness). Other loves include crochet, music, photography, books, and writing. Her alternate blog is Starryeyed Gurl Her blog is simply amazing and filled with wonders.
I hope if you have the time you'll check out these fantastic blogs and pass along the link love to your favorites as well. Now if the nominees would just wander on over to the Awards Page at Bobbrama's for the instructions and code it would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you again Linda. You are a constant source of intelligence, joy, and humor.