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Awesome Team Member Readership Award

15 Aug

I was still crazy satisfied of receiving the Liebster Award not so long ago when the amazing Celine JeanJean decided to bless me with another award. Ladies and Gents, I am proud to add this Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, to our humble blog trophy case!

Apparently, I have to describe what a good reader is in this post. I assume that means a blog reader. To me, a good reader is one that is willing to give feedback, one that will happily do the whole comment chit-chat with the author, and other commenters. Bloggers depend on the commenters, as it is the only reward they get for writing. One of my main reasons for contributing to this blog is the interactions with other members of this little digital neighbourhood. That orange speech bubble really can be an addicting thing.

Then again, it’s also our job and objective as writers to deserve those comments. We strive to write interesting posts, both for personal satisfaction, but also to cause a reaction in our audience, however small it might be, a reaction they will be willing to share. To add on that note, as a blogger, you cannot expect all readers to comment, as some will have nothing to say, due to lack of knowledge, interest, experience etc…

Recently, while visiting the blog of a great commenter, I said that multilateral interactions were what kept the blogosphere spinning, and I do believe that’s the case.

A great reader is one that offers the possibility of interesting, entertaining, insightful, and inspiring interactions, making both parties, as well as the blogosphere itself a more rich entity as a whole.

As far as nominations go, being relatively new to this world of digital writing and sharing, I have few people that can truly be considered regular readers (especially considering Celine was one of the few), so this list is quite short.

Zampano, the selfless, and, until recently, mysterious author of some great comments here, and part of our small audience for a long time (perhaps longer than me). The guy barely has time to himself, and yet writes amazingly over at his blog. Thank you sir!

JoeTwo, probably the biggest fan we have, and the owner of the most likes on this blog, also an occasional yet insightful commenter. He’s a poet, a writer, and has published two books, so clearly an experienced writer, yet willing to spend some of his time here, in our humble, cosy corner of the digital world. Thank you very much!

Patricia Riviera, an inspiring and creative writer, versatile blogger, and author of very flattering comments on many of my posts. I find myself visiting her blog perhaps most often of the ones I follow, hopping for another post that’ll get me thinking. She accomplishes the goal mentioned above perfectly. Congratulations, and thank you!

As well as few others whose blogs are unfortunately Award free…

And finally, thank you to the girl behind the BookWorm name, a true friend and great writer, for welcoming me in this strange world that is WordPress.

There are rules for this award, but I kinda ignored half of ‘em… Here they are in case you want to be very formal about it…

1.The Nominee of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar. (I’m in the process of making a custom one (for those who know me a little, I like to draw… a lot), and hopefully I can scan it and display it here… eventually)

2.The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days (1 week) – this can be done at any rate during the week. (screw that)

3.The Nominee shall name his or her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during the 7 day (1 week) period. (Yea… sorry Celine, I was busy)

4.The Nominee shall make these rules, or amended rules keeping to the spirit of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, known to each reader s/he nominates. (Does “ignore” count as “ammend”?)

5.The Nominee must finish this sentence and post: “A great reader is…” (YAY I DID THAT!… kinda)

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10 responses to “Awesome Team Member Readership Award

  1. joetwo

    15 August 2014 at 22:05

    Thanks for the inclusion DragonSpark. Much appreciated.

     
    • DragonSpark

      17 August 2014 at 15:32

      Thank you for sticking around! Good luck to you and your writing!

       
  2. Celine Jeanjean

    17 August 2014 at 12:44

    It’s always nice to get awards on that virtual mantlepiece isn’t it! 😉

    By the way I saw a guy wearing a T-shirt yesterday that would be perfect as your avatar. It was a bottle of black ink and the ink came out of the bottle in a long black dragon like shape.

     
    • DragonSpark

      17 August 2014 at 15:35

      Might add that to the list of sketches I need to do. Then I’ll add that to the list of sketches I need to scan. If it ends up looking better than my current one (which, BTW, is also a sketch ^o^), then I’ll switch it for sure! Thanks again for the award!

       
      • Celine Jeanjean

        17 August 2014 at 15:39

        Oh wow!! That’s a sketch?! That’s amazing, you draw really well!

         
      • DragonSpark

        17 August 2014 at 15:47

        Well, it’s a sketch turned into a picture, then heavily edited in powerpoint, but yeah… Thanks for the praise

         
  3. Patricia Rivera

    18 August 2014 at 17:44

    Thank you for the lovely comments, I always enjoy reading your work. I love how you ignored half the rules – 🙂 can we also change the rules in the process? That would be awesome. PS Do you happen to be working on a book on the side? Just curious because you have a lot of great fiction on here.

     
    • DragonSpark

      19 August 2014 at 09:12

      As far as the rules go, yes, you can change them to fit the spirit of your blog, so long as it is used to reward bloggers you enjoy having on your blog, whether as readers, commenters, or sources of inspiration (At least, that’s how I understood it).
      And to your other question: Not for the life of me. I lack the commitment to try to write a book. I do like ongoing stories though. You may already know this, but I have a fantasy series that I’m writing as I go on this blog. I also have drafts for bigger story arcs, one part of which I wrote out for this week’s YeahWrite Supergrid. Besides, even if I’ve got some free time now, with school picking up in less than a week, writing is going to become harder. I don’t plan on writing a book anytime in the future, but then again, who knows what the future holds?

       
  4. zampano

    21 August 2014 at 19:31

    Thank you. (:

     

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