Monday, January 26, 2009

WOW Blog Tour and Premio Dardos Award

Premio Dardos Award Logo

Today's forecast for St. Peters: Flurries today, high 20 degrees, sleet tonight. If you're planning to travel around town this evening, it's not looking too good.

I'm skipping Monday's market today to share some news.
If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you may have noticed the two logos on the right-hand side of this post. The top one is the WOW! Women on Writing Blog Excellence Tour logo. Next month I will host two writers as part of the WOW blog tour. I'm so excited to be a part of the blog tour, which will introduce writers to my blog viewers. I'll post details about those two tours next week.

The other logo is the Premio Dardos Award. The editors of WOW presented me the Premio Dardos award, which means "prize darts" in Italian. The award is given in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.

By accepting the award, I must follow two rules:

1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.

2) Pass the award along to blogs you find worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

The blogs I am nominating to receive the Premio Dardos Award are:

Midlist Writer "Welcome to Literary Purgatory" - This is the blog of Sean McLachlan, a freelance writer specializing in history and travel. His blog postings are wise and witty and include his thoughts on critiques, rejection, goals, and other publishing and writing-related topics.

Critter Alley - Pat Wahler is a freelance writer who enjoys reading/writing stories about pets. I especially enjoy the photos Pat includes along with her blog postings.

Coffee and Critique - Tricia Grissom offers writing tips, contests, submission opportunities, and other information to benefit writers. This blog is sponsored by the Coffee and Critique Writers' Group, which meets at Barnes and Noble in St. Peters, MO.

Cathy C's Hall of Fame - Cathy C. Hall is a freelance writer who loves to get published. Follow her blog if you want to find out where she meets Fame and Fortune along the way. Cathy's posts are humorous as well as informative and always put a smile on my face.

A Day in the Life "Stories, Mine and Ours" - Camille Faye loves stories. She has been a traveler, news reporter and teacher, and the stories on her blog include her life stories, as well as others' stories as they pass by her wherever she goes.


  1. How cool! Thanks, Donna! Now I'll need to figure out how to make it appear on the site. It stinks to be a tech-know not.

  2. Hi Pat,

    I'm sure you'll figure it out.

    And thanks to Tricia and Camille for e-mailing me about the award.


  3. Aw, Donna, thanks! I LOVE awards! And I love your blog, too...hmmm...who am I gonna give the award to?

  4. Cathy,
    Thanks and congratulations!
    There are lots of amazing bloggers out there. I forgot to mention the photo of the mailbox on your blog. That's so clever.


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