Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I'd Like to Thank the Academy

Well, it's about time. Wouldn't you like to be able to thank the bloggers who contribute inspiration, beauty, encouragement or just plain entertainment to your life? Sallie of Two Talent Living has come up with a blogging award for women, the Blogs of Beauty Award. Her aim is to encourage articulate women.

Blogs of Beauty Award categories are:
Best Biblical Exhortation
Does the best job of bringing biblical truth and exhorting others to walk closely with the Lord Jesus. (Blog does not have to be exclusively a theological blog.)
Best Design - Contemporary

The most beautiful blog of a contemporary design.
Best Design - Traditional

The most beautiful blog of a non-contemporary design.
Best Discussion

Has the best discussions in the comments sections.
Best Encourager

Has the most encouraging blog content.
Best Frugality

Has the best content regarding frugality. (Blog does not have to be exclusively about frugality).
Best Homemaking

Has the best content regarding homemaking. (Blog does not have to be exclusively about homemaking.)
Best Homeschooling

Has the best content regarding homeschooling. (Blog does not have to be exclusively about homeschooling.)
Best Humor

Has the best humor.
Best Meet for a Mocha

The blogger you have never met and would most like to meet in person for a mocha.
Best Motherhood

Has the best content about being a mommy. (Blog does not have to be exclusively about motherhood.)
Best Quiet Spirit

Demonstrates a beautiful, quiet spirit through her blog entries.
Best Recipes

Has the best recipes. (Blog does not have to be exclusively about cooking.)
Best Variety

Has the most enjoyable variety of content.

Nominations are open until Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00pm EST. Visit Sallie's uplifting blog to nominate your favorite feminine blogger(s)- and a good read! Sallie plans to publish a list of winners which links to those blogs, so that you, gentle reader, will have some good holiday reading!

Just around the corner, Spunky at Spunky Homeschooler, has also designed a blog award for homeschoolers. Her categories?

Best Homeschooling Mom Blog
Best Homeschooling Dad Blog
Best Homeschooling Family blog
Best Homeschooling Teen blog
Best Informational Homeschool blog
Best Inspirational Homeschool blog
Best Homeschooling Humor blog
Best Team / Group Homeschool Blog
Best Homeschool Curriculum / Business Blog
Best Homeschool Blog Design.
Best Canadian Homeschool Blog
Best International Homeschool Blog

Spunky is still accepting ideas for categories, and will open nominations soon. I'll keep you posted.

I will be giving thanks this season, not only for the mercies of the Lord, but also for the people by whom those mercies come - among them some bloggers. I expect to be introduced to a whole list of engaging, delightful blogs. More cause for thanksgiving!

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