Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fifteen Blogs You Should Visit

I was recently given the "Stylish Blogger Award" by both Glynn at A Reel Lady and LB at Bullets and Biscuits. I'm honored that they thought of my blog and want to thank them both for including me in their list of recipients! I still consider my blog to be too new and my writing too infrequent to be considered for any kind of award, but I am thankful to be among the chosen. If you've been living in a tree with the Keebler elves and haven't visited these two fine blogs, you need to go hit the follow button. Thank you, ladies!

The recipient of this award needs to perform the following duties:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award. 
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Give the award to 15 recently discovered worthy bloggers.
4. Contact them to make them aware of the award.

I'm going to knock out the seven boring things about me so we can get to the good stuff. Feel free to speed things up by scrolling down now...
  • Journalism was my major during my freshman year of college.
  • I used to do wedding photography as a side job.
  • I've lived in Michigan, West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, South Korea, and Kentucky (now).
  • I designed and ran websites for six different outdoor groups/individuals.
  • I once went swimming in a natural pool in an underground cavern in the middle of a Saudi Arabian desert. (I can neither confirm nor deny any incidents of camel tipping.)
  • My middle name is of Greek origin and means "sacred name".
  • I can't carry a tune or dance and I hate roller coasters. 

Now that my silliness is out of the way, let me introduce you to the blogs I have chosen to receive the award. Many of the blogs listed by Glynn and LB are the same ones I would have chosen, including theirs. In the interest of not repeating the same cycle, I have tried to choose some blogs that have not been previously awarded. When all previous recipients are naming fifteen blogs, it's difficult not to overlap. Some of these may have been given the award before, but they weren't on the same list as mine. Several of these blogs are new discoveries for me and the others are blogs I have followed for some time.

I hope there are some blogs here you haven't visited yet. If so, go say hi and hit the follow button! Thanks again to Glynn and LB for bestowing the love upon my blog! I appreciate it!


Stephanie and Dustin said...

Although you might not post a zillion times a month, your posts are always top notch. I am always so excited when I see a post from you in my "feeder". It must be that freshman major of journalism :) Thanks for mentioning us!!! For the record, I love roller coasters,but my tune carrying is scary! Thanks again, Brian. We feel so honored to be mentioned by you!


The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Hey Fella
Thanks for the mention

Dennis said...

I'm sure to look when you post something Brian, so you're doing something right if you can get my stagnant feeling brains cells interested in what you have to say...keep up the good work bud, and thanks again for the mention!

Sall's Country Life said...

Congrats Brian, looks like it's well deserved! Thanks for stopping by and joining the group over at Sall's Country Life. I loved your pics of the 4 pets on the animal couch. So sad to hear of all the health problems, we've also been there and it's not easy to say the least! Glad the cat has a new buddy to hang with. Enjoy your blog, keep up the nice work!!

texwisgirl said...

You are a stylin' kinda blogger man. Congrats! Aha! Knew there had to be some journalism in your background. You are a fine wordsmith. And the website experience must only add to your frustrations with Blogger. :)

You named a couple of my favorite guys - Dennis and Joe. Love them! And I love LB! I've been visiting the other sites too.

Congrats, again, to you! Keep up the great blogging and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you on your commenting ability!

Tovar@AMindfulCarnivore said...

Thanks for the mention, Brian!

Mark said...

Hey, thanks for the mention. Your blog looks to be right up my alley, I'll have to start following.

Albert Quackenbush said...

I appreciate the mention and props, Brian. Thank you! Keep up the great work yourself!

Joe said...

THANKS Brian! I've been called a lot of things but Stylish has never been one of them :).

Anonymous said...

Hi Brian - I am humbled that you thought enough of my blog to include in your list with all of the other great ones listed there.

I have been following your blog since early on in your blogging career and it has been a rewarding time for me. I really like your format and how you lay it all out. Thanks again, and, keep on blogging!

heyBJK said...

Stephanie, SBW, Dennis, Tovar, Mark, Al, Joe, Mel: You folks are all welcome! If my blog is deemed worthy of some kind of award, it's a no brainer for your blogs!

You're welcome, Lisa! I look forward to reading your blog!

Thanks, Theresa! I'm having more of the Blogger issues, but I'm trying to be stubborn enough to outlast them. It is a test of my patience for sure!

Mungo Says Bah! said...

Very cool - just came across your site via a comment I found on Twitter... I'm going to add you to my BlogRoll... All the best,

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

I love this new list of blogs! I haven't heard of most of them so I must go stalk them now!

And I am so jealous about the natural pool...I bet that was an awesome experience!

Rogue Huntress said...

Thanks Brian! I just logged on and saw this now so I feel a bit undeserving of winning a blog award but I appreciate the mention.

I love your blog, it always makes me laugh :)