Beautiful Blogger Award Look! I got an award! Melissa at Sugar Filled Emotions was very kind to recognize my blogging efforts. Melissa is a really great and brave blogger, writing very honestly about her life and how she is working with some medical issues. I appreciate her vote of confidence.

So, according to the rules, I have to pass this on to seven other bloggers, as well as tell seven facts about myself. Some of my favorite bloggers are professional authors and don’t allow comments on their posts, so I don’t know how I’ll pass it on to them but I will pass it on to the others.

Here are some of my fave blogs:

Tom Peters is an author and business guru. What I love about Tom is his energy and constant emphasis and encouragement that everything you do should be EXCELLENT! (always written in all caps, by the way). While he doesn’t blog as often any more, he Twitters like mad and I enjoy that very much. I find Tom inspiring as I sit in my little beige cube every day.

Leo Babuta writes Zen Habits. It was one of the first blogs I started reading. Leo writes about simplifying your life, and has successfully changed his life – documented in real time on his blog, of course. When I was doing professional organizing, I often recommended my clients read his Zen to Done ebook.

Seth Godin is an author and marketing specialist, but you’ll find more than marketing tips in his posts. He really understands how and why people behave the way they do, which I find fascinating. You’ll never look at your Tribe the same way again.

Garr Reynolds’ blog is Presentation Zen. The main topic at Presentation Zen is improving how you present yourself when giving a talk in front of an audience. Luckily, I don’t have to present often, but reading his posts totally changed the way I create support graphics and work with an audience. Besides that, he often links to fascinating video clips of other excellent (there’s that word!) speakers from around the world.

The Being Brand is written by Judith Ellis. I discovered Judith through She gets political sometimes, so it may not be for everyone, but I find her to be quite interesting. Her “Being Inspired” series is just great… wonderful video clips of speakers and singers that are sure to inspire.

THXTHXTHX is by Leah Dietrich and I’ll let her speak for herself: “Leah Dieterich’s mother always told her to write thank you notes. So she does. To everything. thxthxthx is her daily exercise in gratitude.” Leah can find something special in the smallest things – today she was thankful for short fingernails. She has pretty handwriting, too.

Heidi Bayer writes Brooklyn Allergy Mom. Heidi is a good friend and great mom. Her blog is full of wonderful recipes, resource links, and stories about her life deep in the trenches of the food allergy war. I wish she’d come cook for me.

Brooklyn Bunny isn’t so much a blog as a webcast. Roebling doesn’t say much, but he “transmits soft white soothing signals” that chill me out in the middle of a stressful day. He’s kinda like meditation with fur.

And now, seven things about me. Hmmmm….

  1. I love to laugh, and have been known to snort as well as have Hawiian Punch come out my nose
  2. I’m really lame about pop culture… I don’t watch much tv or see too many movies. So I never know what people are talking about at lunch.
  3. I’m socially awkward and think too much
  4. There was a time when clear was my favorite color. And rainbow.
  5. I really love my family
  6. I suck at math
  7. I’m addicted to reading

How’s that? Those are some things that most people don’t know about me.

Thanks for the award, Melissa! You really made my day!