Here’s da rules:
- 1) Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity, design, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community, regardless of the language.
2) Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog so everyone can view it.
3) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.
4) The award-winner and the presenter should post the link of the “Arte y pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) Please post these rules.
I don’t really think of my blog as artistic except in a utilitarian way, but heck — I’ll take any award anyone wants to lavish upon it.
Now to choose five blogs that meet the criteria in rule 1 (in no particular order):
- Eric, of // Internet Duct Tape. Besides sporting a clean WordPress Template Design, Eric provides tons of free software tools. My favorite is the Auntie Spam plugin for WordPress, which makes Akismet manageable even when you have thousands of spam messages to review.
- Cooper, of Wonderland or Not. Whether or not you agree with her “left of most lines” stance, she always makes you think — and her writing style is quite engaging. You’re also guaranteed to see some change to her WordPress theme every few weeks. She helps out the blogging community with her site Should be Famous, which promotes bloggers who are relatively unknown but deserve better.
- Pisces Iscariot, of The Far Queue. Thought-provoking poetry and essays for the 21st century, complemented by well-chosen photos and artwork.
- Paul Raven, of Velcro City Tourist Board. Flash science fiction stories, Friday photo blogging, and some of the most interesting links on the web. Paul also writes for Futurismic, a blog about “Near-future science fiction and fact”.
- Yvonne Tran, of nektros. Site design is her strong suit, and her writing is witty and pointed.
Thanks for the award, Teeni!