The BIG, Exciting, Fabulous Wana1011 BlogFest
Welcome to the WANA1011 Blogfest Awards!
First, you might not know what ‘wana1011’ stands for so let me clarify. A group of 100 writers took a blogging/branding online workshop with the social media Goddess herself, Kristen Lamb. The class is based on her book We Are Not Alone (wana) and we were the class from October (10) 20(11). There is also a wana711 class and one that just started, wana112. We are ALL in this together! How about a group hug!
Why is this a party, you ask? Well, let me tell you. I, along with these great writers, Karen McFarland, Fabio Bueno, Louise Behiel, and Jansen Schmidt, have decided to spread the blog love collectively to our fellow wana1011 classmates. Since taking this amazing class, we have all seen such great success in our blogs and have made amazing connections in the exciting world of social media. In addition and because we all love and support each other, there have been some awards circulating. The five of us got together, prompted by Karen (*high five*), and cooked up this blog fest so that we could pay-it-forward en masse and make sure every one of the wana1011 group had been given an award.
Without further adieu, let the Fabulous BlogFest Friday commence!
I was also honored with the Liebster Blog award by Myndi Shafer. *HEART* Thank you and you know I adore you!
I could not be more thrilled and humbled because I admire each of these women and love reading their blogs. They inspire me. What they all have in common is that each of them is a ‘wana’ graduate. See, I told you the wana-peeps were awesome!
Being recognized with these awards comes with a few instructions. First, you recognize, thank, and link back to the wonderful person who awarded you the blog. Then you get to share 7 random facts about yourself. (I know you’re all dying to learn weird stuff about me, right?) Then, the best part is that you have the fantastic opportunity to pay it forward and pass along your award to other bloggers you would like to recognize. Trust me … it will MAKE THEIR DAY! And you get to put the award image on your own blog! How cool, right?
But before I get to passing out my awards, here are 7 facts about me that you might not already know.
1. I’ve had to break into a hotel when I got home too late and the doors had been locked.
2. I’ve done a ballet act on a water ski (while skiing mind you) in a prom dress and tiara.
3. As a toddler, I fell onto an open tennis ball can and nearly sliced the end of my nose off and have the hairline scar to show for it.
4. I used to read my beloved Harry Potter books during church congregation meetings because they were far more interesting and taught me better values (at the time).
5. I want to go on Amazing Race with my dad because I know we’ll win the million.
6. I have never tried an illegal drug.
7. I took part in a water ski exhibition where we built a pyramid and skied down the Rhine River. (Very fun! But water was kind of gross.)
And now, I would like to award the Liebster Blog to:
Susan Bishchoff, author of the Talent Chronicles series and has such a cool blog. Check it out!
And the Versatile Blogger to:
Teresa M. Owen – With a log line of ‘Putting dancing nuns to good use since 2007’, you KNOW you’re going to get witty, fun and fabulous with her blog.
YiShaun Yang, author of the AdoraPet children’s picture book series. Her blog is so cute and fun.
Thea Atkinson – Lots of great information on this blog about writing and books.
That’s not all, though. On behalf of the WANA1011 community, “the lucky hundred,” we’re awarding a special edition blog award. A unique accolade, bestowed just once, to a unique person.
Kristen Lamb, our instructor and leader by example, author of “Were Are Not Alone”, Queen of Social Media, Patron Saint of Lost Bloggers, Beacon By The Online Sea, you’re awarded the first—and only—Goddess of Awesomeness Blog Award!
Since nothing could really express our gratitude to you, please accept this token of appreciation—from all of us WANA1011 fellows. It’s yours, and only yours.
Don’t forget to visit, Karen McFarland, Fabio Bueno, Louise Behiel, and Jansen Schmidt‘s blogs today to see who they bestowed their awards to. It’s a BlogFest after all. Let’s all celebrate together!!
Have a wonderful, festival kind of day!