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Inaugural A Hoy Awards

Posted Dec 21 2008 5:13pm

Several months back, I was contacted by Matthew Holford, of It's Quite An Experience, to work on a new internet blog award, called the A Hoy. I am a Co-Founder! How cool is that?

It's been my pleasure going through blogrolls, reading blogs left in hyperlinked comments over the the last three months.
I want to stay away from the usual suspects and find some really awesome blogs, worthy of these inaugural picks.

And I am pleased to give the brand new A Hoy, to these following blogs.

In no particular order-they are all fabulous. All are keepers to me.

1. Healing Philosophy
This blog is run by a Canadian named Alex. Alex's bio says he speaks English and French, and I am grateful he blogs in English because my French is poor.(faible). The blog discusses Eastern and Western philosophy and every time I read it I am amazed by what he knows and how succinct his entries are. I always feel uplifted when I read this blog.

2. Merely Me's Writing to Survive.
As Merely Me states on her redesigned blog-" From my mother's schizophrenia to my son's autism to my depression and Multiple Sclerosis, I can honestly say that I am a survivor. I write to heal but more importantly, to give back."
Great blog, runs the gamut between writing about depression, about MS, and writing prompts.

3. A New Beginning
I don't know why I love this blog so much. It's written by a guy in his Twenties, who just finished Graduate School and is now teaching. Maybe I love this blog so much because it's something everyone knows= now that I am out of school what am I going to do with my life? But G writes about it so eloquently, so very candidly you feel you are in Norway or Dublin with him. He isn't blogging as much as he use to , but his writing is spot on and a joy to read.

4. Apocrypha
Mala is a writer in Africa. She writes of Africa so clearly, you can close your eyes and feel you are there in the heat. She writes of food, like a modern MK Fisher, and of everyday life with something silly like training her puppies. Mala says she writes to help her with her depression and cure her writer's block. I love this blog. I seriously doubt I will ever be able to travel to Africa, but reading Mala's blog, I feel like I have already been there.
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