Sunday, January 20, 2008

My very first blog award!

Sandy, a great encourager and a good blog-friend awarded me the Shameless Lions Writer Circle Award. Sandy has these wonderful blogs and her posts are pretty thought-provoking and challenges the 'regular.'

The way the award goes is like this. “Distribute this award to those people who have blogs we love and can’t live without, blogs where the writing is good and powerful. I thought interested members could kick things off by publishing the award on their own blog, naming five people they would like to give it to, and accompany the image with three things they believe are necessary to make writing good and powerful. The recipients then do the same, passing it on to five other people, and so on.”

The five people that I want to give the award to are:

'Lost in wonder' - One of the early blogs that I got addicted to. Although Anju makes things sound funny she delivers a lot of intense content like only she can do.

Jean at 'It's all good' writes these honest posts which makes you sit up and listen and think.

Liz Strauss at 'Letting me be…' has this way of using words which do not fail to amaze me and she has these very interesting thoughts and interesting ways of communicating those beautiful thoughts.

Madison Richards at 'Write on the edge' has such fresh outlook at faith and following. I like the way she finds the sacred in the ordinary.

Julie Layne - I quite can't put my finger on why I am addicted to her blog. It was by chance I came across her blog and now I am hooked. She's funny. She's real. And she has this way of engaging you in her story - even in the real ones.

These are the three things that I believe makes for powerful and good writing:

1. Truth - Nothing appeals like truth. And nothing repels like truth. There are new facets to truth that different writers bring. And it is amazing how we think the same thoughts and how different they are.

2. Being precise - I think powerful writing needs to deliver the truth without having to use too many unnecessary words. No, I don't mean using less words or being blunt. It is good to read something beautifully written, but using words just because one wants to use a lot of words doesn't make sense.

3. Humour - This is something that I have not been able to incorporate much into my writing. But those who have the ability to deliver truth with humour are awesome.


the queen beetle said...

Woohoo! Congratulations Bungi!! and I'd like to see the look on our wannabe celebrity blogger's(anju) face for getting an award after you! HAHAHAHA :P

so u r currently a bigger celeb than we shall roll out the red carpet for you =)

ME Strauss said...

Congratulations, Friend! You are a constant inspiration and I am here more often than you will ever know. :)

Clover said...

hey congratulations!

Bungi said...

Ritz - Thank you! Well, she's got an award and guess that's what matters. :-P Not sure if i am a bigger celebrity than her. Can one ever beat her?

Liz - Thank you. I'm so honoured that you find inspiration from my writing. :-)

Gitu - Thanks, girl.

Julie Layne said...

Wow, congratulation and thank you, Bungi! How flattering, and I am so happy you found my blog by "chance," because otherwise, I would never have found yours. :-)

Now, I have to go put my thinking cap on about those three things that make good writing...

(And since it's been more than I week since I posted on that blog, I should probably hurry, huh?)

Madison Richards said...


I am both honored and humbled by your nomination of a blog award! I've never received one before, so this is new to me! I guess I will follow your lead and post about it over on my blog, and try to come up with a nomination list of my own!

PurpleHeart said...

Congrats Bungi !

Sandy Carlson said...

Thansk for your kind words, Bungi! God bless, and thanks for passing this along! You've introduced me to some interesting ideas.

G said...

Hey, I do the dot thing too ...