Monday, February 10, 2014

Award! - Awesome Blog Content "ABC" Award and the Sunshine Blogger Award

Lovely and gracious Marietta over at Witchy Words has nominated me for two (TWO!) blogger awards. Can't I just say that I'm on cloud nine?

Though I've been a long time blogger (since 2003) I've not maintained a public blog very well in recent years, and I'm so pleased with how my Space Witch project has been turning out! It's because of people like Marietta (and you!) that inspire me to blog. So thank you, Dear Marietta, and thank you, dear readers, for taking the time out of your busy lives to read and (occasionally) comment on my spacey, witchy posts. I wouldn't be where I am today without you!

The rules for the Awesome Blog Content award are simple:
  • Download the award logo and add it to your acceptance post.
  • Nominate a few fellow bloggers.
  • Take each letter of the alphabet and use it to tell something about yourself. 
 So, here I go! These are all things that are important to me:

A - is for Ariadne
B - is for Baubo
C - is for my Circle
D - is for Doctor Who
E - is for eating
G - is for Gnostic and Gnosis
H - is for Hestia
I - is for Inanna
J - is for Joseph Campbell
K - is for Kosmonauts
L - is for local Pagan shopping
M - is for meden agan
N - is for North Carolina
O - is for Orpheus
P - is for Priestess
Q - is for questions
R - is for rocks
S - is for social work, because I'm a social worker
U - is for the Universe
V - is for Venus
W - is for water
X - is for Xenia
Y - is for yummy food
Z - is for Zagreus

Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award are as follows:
  • Nominate 10 other blogs
  • Write 11 facts about yourself. 
1 - I'm in graduate school for social work. I'm going to be a licensed therapist.
2 - I've lived in Montana, Washington, New Mexico, Texas, and North Carolina.
3 - I'm an ordained minister and an initiated Neo-Wiccan.
4 - I identify as a Contemporary Pagan, Neo-Wiccan, and Gnostic.
5 - My favorite authors are Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, and Herman Hesse.
6 - I was a professional barista and free-lance writer from 2008-2012.
7 - I've been a practicing Pagan since 2005. (doesn't seem so long, does it?)
8 - One of my favorite scents is sandalwood.
9 - Some of my favorite bands are Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, LCD Soundsystem, The Beatles, and Joy Division.
10 - Some of my favorite movies are Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and the Wickerman.
11 -  My undergraduate degree is in journalism. 

Unfortunately I will not be able to nominate 10 other blogs. I know! I'm not doing a good job of supporting my Pagan Blogging community! But my excuse is that I'm a busy graduate student and I really rarely have time for reading blogs these days with any consistency. Also, not many of my friends blog! (friends, you should start blogging). Also, I spend a lot of my on-line Pagan time over at Tumblr, and I promise that those people are totally uninterested in blogging awards. (Too bad! They're really missing out!)

But I do nominate my good dear friend Aoibheal over at Aoibheal's Lair and Jessie, who is the Kitchen Witch of the South. Both ladies really pour their hearts out over their blogs, and are good examples of day-to-day Pagan living. Check them out, and of course, I love you, Ladies!

And be sure to check out Marietta's stellar award post. She put together a photo-collage of the ABCs using pics and themes from previous Witchy Words posts. How creative and beautiful is that?

Thanks again to Marietta, and thanks again to all who read this blog. Clear skies, everyone!


  1. WOW Amanda! This is cool! Two awards in one post. CONGRATS!! Am I doing both of them as well or ???

  2. You're incredibly welcome! The awards are more than deserved. I'm always looking forward to your posts. Keep up the fantastic work!