"This award should make an individual reflect upon five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and who have provided a Godly example. In other words, five dear bloggers whom, when you reflect upon them, you are filled with a sense of pride and joy...of knowing them and being blessed by them.”
There are many blogs that I read which would meet these guidelines, and every morning before I begin working on my own writing, I open Google Reader to see what I have in store. Basically my subscriptions fall into these categories:
Blogs by published writers
Blogs by professional bloggers who offer tips about blogging
Jamaicaand the Caribbean
Blogs from writers who offer personal or spiritual insights
This amounts to about forty-eight blogs, but I can mention only five. Again, the dilemma of choice. So, my method in choosing these five has been through a process of elimination and how much pleasure I derive from their writing:
Rethabile Masilo writes beautiful poetry that is influenced by his homeland of
Marlon James is a Jamaican writer whose work I have featured on my blog. Marlon has written a novel, John Crow's Devil, and his blog displays the kind of fearlessness I wish I could sometimes demonstrate. I always look forward to Marlon's lucid writing and his further adventures as a writer traversing the American and Caribbean landscape.
Inspirations and Creative Thoughts is a brilliant blog by Sadiq Alam and he features quotes from many faiths. Sadiq shows a deep respect for many religions and he is also a talented poet whose writing displays a spiritual depth that I admire.
One of my deep interests and a subject that I wish I could spend more time exploring is art, and specifically,
Do you want to play? Do you really want to know what it's like to be a writer? Do you want to know what it's like to be a writer from the
I hope each the five bloggers mentioned here will pass this on, and this they choose to do so, here's what Guyana Gyal passed on to me:
1. Copy this bit of the post.
2. Reflect on five bloggers and write a least a paragraph about each one.
3. Make sure you link this post so others can read it and the rules.
4. Leave your chosen bloggers a comment and let them know they’ve been given the award.
5. Place the award icon on your site.
I can't wait to see the results.