3 S.R. Johannes: Blog awards and Friday Roundup

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Blog awards and Friday Roundup

Blog Awards!

I'm embarrassed to say I am waaaaaayyyyy behind on thanking those who have given me awards. So here goes....

Rules for all awards: Put the logo on your blog/post. Link to blogs that deserve the awards. Let nominees know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.

Thanks to
Jeanine for the "Heartfelt" award - The Heartfelt Award is all about a blog that give you a warm fuzzy feeling when you visit them.
  • I am awarding this to Mrs J, LILA and Kimberly Derting because they all speak from the heart and do not hold back. I love that about these gals!
Thanks to Dawn for the "Best Blog" award. [bestblog_award.jpg]
  • I am awarding this to to Kiersten Writes because she cracks me up. I never leave there without laughing out loud. I wish she could be my friend just so I can laugh all the time.
Thank to Mary Ann for the "You're the Sweetest - The Icing on the Cake award." (and the Lovely Blog award).
[helpfulblogger.jpg]Thanks to Lynnette and Jennifer for the "Helpful Blogger" award. This one makes me especially happy because that is the whole reason I started this blog! In addition to rules above, share one thing that no one knows about you & quote a sentence from your favorite book.
  • I am awarding this to Elana (for her Query advice) and Casey McCormick (for her awesome agent spotlights)
Thanks to Al for the "Over the Top" Award - Give to other bloggers and fill out these questions: Copy and paste this quiz and change the answers, ONE word only. (yeah right!)
  • This award goes to all my Blog Followers because all of you are awesome and over the top to me. So if you are a reader (and obviously you are if you are reading this) - you get an award so answer these question on your blog and give an award away on your blog.
  • My answers
    1. Where is your cell phone? who knows. I just wait for it to ring
    2. Your hair? naturally curly
    3. Your mother? best friend
    4. Your father? tough
    5. Your favorite food? cheese dip
    6. Your dream last night? about my book being subbed to publishers
    7. Your favorite drink? dirty martini
    8. Your dream/goal? bestseller
    9. What room are you in? living room watching tv
    10. Your hobby? writing and yoga
    11. Your fear? losing my kids
    12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
    13. Where were you last night? Home
    14. Something that you aren't? hypocrit
    15. Muffins? cranberry orange
    16. Wish list item? kindle or thin mac
    17. Where did you grow up? georgia
    18. Last thing you did? Blog (sad i know!)
    19. What are you wearing? jeans
    20. Your TV? love it!
    21. Your pets? old
    22. Friends? mean alot to me
    23. Your life? perfect
    24. Your mood? happy
    25. Missing someone? my best friend in Denver
    26. Vehicle? jeep Commander
    27. Something you're not wearing? shoes
    28. Your favorite store? bookstore
    29. Your favorite color? Blue
    30. When was the last time you laughed? about 5 min ago.
    31. Last time you cried? about 6 min ago
    32. Your best friend? hubby
    33. One place that I go to over and over? bed
    34. One person who emails me regularly? katie
    35. Favorite place to eat? beach

Friday's Marketing Round Up

I am behind on these due to the holiday so I included last week's too.
  • How to plan a blog tour - blog tours are low cost and get the word out (buzz) about you and your book, and that’s never a bad thing. Here's how to get the word out.
  • How to plan a successful book launch - The nuts and bolts behind planning a book launch. A successful book launch doesn’t just happen all by itself. It takes a significant amount of planning, organization, and coordination


Eileen Astels Watson said...

Congrats on all the awards and all the blogs you forwarded them to.

Have a great weekend!

V. S said...

Congrats on all of your awards!

Lisa and Laura said...

Shelli, we're so honored!! I don't think anyone has ever called us heartfelt before! And we're in good company with you and all of the other winners. It's like you compiled a list of all of our favorite blogs!

Christina Farley said...

Congrats on all of your blog awards. You deserve them. Thanks for those links. Very helpful!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Blog tours and book launches...before long you're going to be planning your own!! Isn't that cool to think about?! :)

Little Ms J said...

I think you called me long-winded in my blog's comment section. It's ok. I get that a lot. Usually from my sister. Thank you so much for recognizing me with such a sweet award!

It reminds me of this time...


Paul Greci said...

Shelli, thanks for the links. Very Helpful!

Kim Kasch said...

WOW - that's one heavy helping of honor!

Robyn Campbell said...

Congrats Shelli on your awards. You deserve 'em. And thanks for including your readers on the last one. How sweet are you? Let us count the ways...

Thanks for the links. Especially the Author platform one. I shall be checking them all out though. Thanks Shelli. :)

Lynnette Labelle said...

You're welcome. Now, all you have to do is learn how to spell my name. hehehe It's with two n's.

Lynnette Labelle

Kiersten White said...

Thanks for the award! Although in real life if you were my friend you'd also have to put up with whining. Blog Kiersten is much more reliably funny : )

Shelli said...

Lynnette - sorry!

Kiersten - I love to whine! are you kidding? what could be better than funny whining.

thanks everyone for congrads! don't forget - all readers have to award the Over the top blog!

Gail said...

I hate to be such a goobie newbie but... where do you find these awards to give to bloggers? How do you post them?

Congrads to you for all your awards- you SO deserve them!!!

Katie said...

Thanks Shellibean!!!!!!!

Donna Gambale said...

Great links - thanks!

Dawn Simon said...

Congrats on all the awards. You and your blog are awesome! :)

Susan R. Mills said...

Congrats on the awards!

Crystal said...

Fantastic links, Shelli! And thanks for the "Over the top" Award . . . I'm waaaaaaaay behind, too,(I mean, like, MONTHS behind!) on thanking people for awards as well as handing them out. I must get to it soon . . . :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog . . . I hope to have a post up later today.

Mireyah Wolfe said...

Congrats on all those awards!! (I read, I promise, I'm just one of those compulsive lurkers. I'm officially stalking you now! *G*)

ElanaJ said...

Hey, thanks! Another post of yours bookmarked for the sweet marketing links. Thanks Shelli!

Sarah Campbell said...

Thank you for the very helpful links, Shelli. It is so nice that you are out there trolling cyberspace finding valuable information and sharing it with the rest of us. I appreciate it.

Hardygirl said...

Awww look!! We got a prize!

Thanks so much!


Meghan Ward said...

Congrats on the awards, Shelli, and thanks for linking!

Myra said...

Excellent links, thank you!

Danyelle said...

Congrats on your awards. :)

Thank you so much for the links. They are very helpful, as always. :)