Friday, April 9, 2010

First-Ever Award

I would like to acknowledge receipt of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award from Hels at ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly. It is the first of two awards I received (and will post about) just as I was approaching or newly recovering from surgery. Now that my brain is working again...

The aim of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award is to acknowledge writing excellence in the spirit of Jane Austen’s genius in amusing and delighting readers with her irony, humour, wit and talent for keen observation. Recipients will uphold the highest standards in the art of the sparkling banter, witty repartee, and gentle reprove. This award was created by the blogging team of Jane Austen Today to ack­now­­ledge superior writing over the Internet and promote Jane Austen’s brilliance.

My nominees for this award are:

Northern Reflections - this blog is extremely well written and delves intelligently into current events, politics, and ideas, generally. - diverting indeed, the subjects of this blog range wonderfully from politics and current affairs to economics and self-awareness - all with pointed  and witty perception.

The Guy's Perspective - a funny, serious, informative, fun blog about the male perspective on life, love, and many other things.

arthiker - the digital art and musings of Tomas Karkalas of Lithuania. The digital photography is quite stunning and the musings thought provoking.

A little piece of me - a personal blog that entertains with doodles, photography, and humourous anecdotes and observations.

chickenbus tales - fascinating, true stories from the author's travels - travels that in and of themselves are fascinating (no driving trips to grandma's house here). This is a new blog, and one I hope continues.

Recipients, please claim your award by copying the Excessively Diverting Blog Award badge, posting it on your blog, listing the name of the person who nominated you, and linking to their blog. Then nominate seven (7) other blogs  that you feel meet or exceed the standards set forth. Nominees may place the Excessively Diverting badge in their side bar and enjoy the appreciation of their fellow bloggers for recognition of their talent.


angelshair said...

Wow! Congratulation!!! You deserve it, and much more. Your blog is a delight!

ChrisJ said...


Thank you. I will have a surprise for you in my next post!!!

askcherlock said...

Dear Chris,
You very much deserve this award for your depth-perception of thoughts and for such talented and creative writing.

We are truly honored and delighted that you gave one to us. We do try to uphold standards, and this is incentive to strive each day for more and more quality.

Our best to you,
Rich and Cher

Owen Gray said...

Congratulations, Chris. Jane Austen would surely recognize a kindred spirit.

And thanks for the recognition.

One of The Guys said...

You are very kind. Thank you so much!

We love being connected to you.

Have a great day.

askcherlock said...

Dear Chris,
Congratulations on receiving this prestigious award! We thank you so much for passing it on to us. It is most humbling and such an honor. We wish you the very best in all you do. Keep up your fabulous blogging! You are a joy to read.

ChrisJ said...

To Everyone,

When I first started reading blogs in earnest, I had way too many to keep track of. As time went on, I have winnowed them down to the ones I read and enjoy frequently.

And that's because they are good!

Tinnitus Natural Cure said...

YOu really deserve this award for the things you have done with your blog. I am a longtime follower and I am really happy for you. Also as far as other nominees, I would go with arthiker.

ChrisJ said...


Thank you.

Ciss B said...

Thank you for the heads up on some new (for me) blogs to check out, and Congrats on the award! I love reading your posts and always find them fascinating!

ChrisJ said...


Thank you. I think you will enjoy these blogs.