Oprah's got them, why not I? All items that have received awardicons from me.
There are so many wonderful articles and items on WDC, so many in fact that it would be a doozy trying to give each and everyone an award. I tend to give out awardicons to items that really strike a chord, or leave me going wow!, or realize its worthy cause and what a good job they're doing. There's really no indepth philosophy to my awardicon giving. If they're good and I have enough gps to spare, I award as deem fit.
Personally, I feel great whenever I give these out and I think it's a wonderful addition to WDC. So without further ado, here are the receipients.
Kitty is fun! Her port is as well! This was the awardicon she won for taking part in the "The 'Organized Port' Contest" and taking the top prize for her most excellent port. You should all check it out and see why it made the grade. She chose this folder to receive the awardicon and its fitting since she's so active around the website.
Who says talent can't come in small packages? This folder contains items from a daughter of a fellow WDC member, and needless to say, I can see great things coming from her in the future! Check it out when you can.
Tammy's my WDC mother and mentor! No, she's not my real mom! *lol* But she's been a wonderful friend and has seen me through my early days on this site. She's ALWAYS there to help you and goodness knows I've bombarded her with enough requests. This was one of the first groups I joined and it was through them that I got addicted to reviewing. So blame it all on Simply Everything....and Tammy!
KevG is a good friend and a great writer! Seriously, you need to check out his port to find out just how awesome he is. His stories have the tendency to take your breath away, and I was quite pleased to see he and Chester set up a contest to promote the skill of short story writing. It's unique and different, in that there's something new for each two weeks and it's a chance to try out new writing styles. It's definitely a must add to your favorites.
I do not know Kraken personally, but I had the pleasure of going through his port since he entered "The 'Organized Port' Contest" as well and wow, his portfolio blew me away! It was really tough to choose between him and Kittiara, so his second place finish was well-deserved. He chose this folder to receive the awardicon. Self-explanatory actually. Trust me this is a port you'll never want to leave!
Veronica is a sweet and caring friend (even though she seems to be misunderstood a lot), but she's quite active around the site and works hard to become a better writer and member of WDC. This was given as a 'thank you' for being so kind, generous and giving of her time. Be sure to check out her port!
Nikki is the sweetest, funnest girl you'll ever meet! She took FOREVER to set up her port and for all her hard work, I just had to give it this awardicon. You should pay it a visit as well. Well worth the visit.
Nicki is a wonderful storyteller and I encourage you to visit her portfolio ASAP. This is a heartwarming tale that reminds of the true reason we celebrate Christmas.
Robert is another writer that has a way with words - words that leave you either wanting more or wondering how anyone can be that good! I had the pleasure of browsing through his port twice and got to read most of his works. He was supposed to receive an awardicon from me based off a win in an exchange, and this particular story stood out to me because of it's heartugging finale *sniffles* Awesome read!
Okay, there are few stories that I read that make me go awwwwww! because of its contents and how cute and adorable they are! Ann is proud of her kids and its evident in this little story which she shares with all of us. I loved it!
This was another of those awards I had to give because of an auction donation, but geez, this was Kitty's port and is there anything in there that doesn't deserve an award?! I was quite surprised that this hadn't gotten anything, considering what a wonderful children's story this is. It's got a great moral and it's written in such a way that both children and adults can enjoy. Excellent job with this one.
Nikola is an awesome writer and cool friend. She won this in an auction as well, but I had a blast reading through her stories and couldn't decide on which story to receive the award because they were all so good! *lol* So I chose to give the award to the folder instead.
I always regarded Alfred as a great poet! You should check out his portfolio to find out what I mean, but was quite impressed with this short story as well. He did win the ribbon in an auction, and from all the stories I had to read, this one stood out to me because of its poignant story line and heartwarming (almost tearjerker) tale.
Hey now! It's not all about stories and forums, it's about quizzes and fun too! *lol* Spidey has this great and fun quiz that gives you your answers in the form of a fruit. How cool is that? I had a blast playing it and I thought she brought a refreshing aspect to the usually bland quizzes out there. She even inspired me to spice up my SK trivia! Thank you, Spidey!
I had the pleasure of going through Cookie's portfolio as a part of her win in an auction, and boy, is she a poet or is she a poet??? Not only does she write a lot of them, but she's even got a library of terms that can be helpful to anyone who wishes to know more about this genre of writing. This poem was one that spoke to me - well should speak to all women who have to deal with being second fiddle to the guys. Good stuff!
Another most awesome writer is Lynn! She's got a way with words that just transports you into the story and makes you want to remain there and never leave...well unless its the gruesome kind and she's good at writing those too! *lol* This story was awesome as it spoke to a part of every woman who is guilty of experiencing such things. In this story, she let's us know it's okay!!
NavWorks did a great job with this article and I have it stuck to my favorites folder like glue! It's a grammar checklist and I read it as much as I can especially when I begin to write a story or review others. It's really helpful and informative.
KevG makes another appearance and why not? Like I mentioned earlier, the guy's got a way with words and I'd suggest anyone to visit his port and to get lost in it as so many others have. This particular story was...touching...it's a brief moment in time between two unlikely students and through music they are connected in a way that's stronger than words could ever say. Good writing!
To write a children's story or poem - in my opinion - is one of the hardest things to do. You've got to take into consideration the audience you're catering to, and be able to appeal to their senses through your words. Kids are a tough crowd to please, and if you are able to weave a spell with your poetry or story, then you've indeed achieved something wonderful. Going through Daizy's folder of poems was like walking through a garden of wonder, excitement and fun. Every poem or short story in there is a lesson in rhythm and leaves the reader with a pleasant smile on their faces. This is definitely a must read for everyone!
If you do not know who Sherri Gibson is by now, then you must not have been on WDC for a very long time! She's everywhere! And why not? She's a positive bundle of energy who tirelessly reviews for everyone and anyone. Her stories and poetry aren't bad either. I went through her port and it was hard finding something to give an award to since she already has so many! But I noticed her short stories folder and had fun reading through the pieces in there. Opinions are great things and she makes no apologies for voicing hers. A must-read port!
I had the pleasure of being introduced to Dottie through Simply Everything and she's such a wonderful short story writer. Most of her items were autobiographical pieces and one gets an opportunity to see the world through her eyes as a young girl growing up in the forties and fifties. How fun is that?! I decided to award this poem the awardicon, because it sums up just about everything we all feel inside of us. The need to be:
There are many inspirational stories on this site. Stories of triumph over adversity and of fighting against the odds to become successful. After a post on my journal about my father's battle with glaucoma, Brian was nice enough to stop by and offer some helpful and uplifting thoughts about the situation. His situation is one that had me surprised and yet amazed at how well he's able to manage despite everything. It gave me hope. It gave me strength and courage to continue to live each day with my father to the fullest. I decided to award his entire personal folder the awardicon because he truly is an inspiration to all.
Ah man, every remember the days of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and great detective novels of which names escape me now? Well, let's introduce you to Tom Fish, who is anything but great at this detective thing. And who brings him to life? A very talented and funny as heck writer. I guarantee that you'll be rolling in aisles, while rooting for good ol' Tom as you read through this.
Hoosiermomma is a sweet woman! She almost always leaves comments on my journal and I got a chance to take a sneak peek into hers as well. She's a woman of faith who loves her kids very much. Quite inspirational! I urge you all to take a look at it.
Oh man, did this story break my heart or what? I still get teary eyed when I read through it and Ski did a fantastic job with this. Read this if nothing else!
Ah, Jessica the history nut! I still insist she was born in the wrong era and would have fit quite well with those of the past. She's VERY knowledgable about history and all it entails and I bet she can rattle off stats like crazy. Check out her port!
Peanuts has an interesting life and an entertaining one at that. I browsed through her port and came across this one that really struck a chord with me for some reason. It's short, but packs a punch. Read, laugh and thank goodness for your 'normal' families.
This folder you have got to read!
Some other gems around the site!