Whirlwind Weeks and Winners!


What a crazy few weeks it has been! There was this rad blog phenomenon all started by Elana Johnson who spurred thousands of people to run around the internet reading new blogs. I spent some major time editing the next podcast for The Write Podcast, and you can read all about that here. These last few weeks also brought me a few awards and a contest win!

Phew, so many things to discuss… where to start. I suppose with my contest winner 🙂

Drum roll please… oh wait. That only works in person… and when there’s a drummer. I guess I’ll just come out and say it…

The winner is… Aik! Thanks for visiting my site, thanks for commenting, and I know you’ll enjoy this read! Please email me (chris[at]cmichaelfontes[dot]com) with the address and name you would like me to ship the book to.

Next on my agenda… the podcast. I’ve been working on a podcast lately, and am almost ready to post the third episode (which I call chapters, because I’m goofy like that). This last chapter is late (partly due to the crazy weeks, party due to my laziness), but should be up tonight. If you haven’t given the podcast a listen yet, I encourage you to check it out and give me some feedback. I want to give you a show that can encourage, inform, entertain and enlighten, so feedback is GREATLY encouraged!

What was next? Oh yeah! AWARDS! So I received two great awards recently… a Prolific Writer award from Myrna Foster, and a Sweet Blog award from Mariah Irvin! I am honored to accept awards from such great people, and am happy to pass them on!

Prolific Blogger Award

“By definition, a prolific blogger ‘is one who is intellectually productive…keeping up an active blog that is filled with enjoyable content.'”

For the Prolific Blogger award, I would like to pass it on to Elana Johnson! Not only is she a super nice and talented writer (and blogger), but she truly lives up to the “Prolific” part of this award! With the most recent event she started, the blogosphere shook and people were moved. That is truly prolific!

Sweet Blog Award

And for the Sweet Blog award, I pass it on to Lisa and Laura White! Their blog is both entertaining AND educational. More importantly, these gals are down to Earth. You guys are doing great so keep it up!

I think that wraps this up! Thanks you for the awards, and congratulations to those who earned them!

6 Responses to “Whirlwind Weeks and Winners!”

  1. Lisa and Laura says:

    Woohoo! Thanks for the love! It’s been so great to meet you and hear a guy’s perspective–we are short a few in our neck of the woods!

  2. Myrna Foster says:

    Congrats all around! 🙂

  3. C. Michael Fontes says:

    It’s great to meet you gals too! You know, I’ve noticed a significant lack of male writers (who blog at least)… I wonder why that is? Most of the blogs I follow are women (I don’t follow their blogs because they are women, I follow their blogs because they are good), and most of my readers are also women. Strange.

  4. Should I be concerned about your perception of me? There is Nathan Bransford (blogger, related to writing, don’t know that he actually writes himself), Earl Scialabba – perhaps a few more – and then me. Hmmm. I guess that is a few.

    There’s this strange curiosity burning in me as to why you follow a whole bunch of blogs by females, then mine. Disconcerting. I guess I understand, I do have pictures of babies on my blog. Have I been too in touch with my feminine side? Which side is that anyway? Probably my right side… I smile more on my right; it’s my pretty side. I guess I could have spent an hour late Monday night pumping iron instead of looking at nipple flow rates in the baby section of Target. But alas, I have spent far more time in the baby sections of stores than the sporting or tool sections lately.

    Then I wonder, “Do I want to man up and lose a blog reader… or do I want to accept, or even take pride in, the fact that I have been lumped in with good female writers?” Yeah, I can accept that. 🙂

  5. Thank you for the award! I didn’t feel like I was shaking, but I guess you never know. 🙂

  6. C. Michael Fontes says:

    lol. Well, it was most definitely a significant movement of writers who blog, so great job 😉

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