Friday, June 19, 2009

Sweet Googly Moogly!

I started this bog back in April of 2007. For at least six months before that I read several writing related blogs. The most entertaining and enlightening of which was venerable, Miss Snark. If you are a writer and have never read Miss Snark you are doing yourself a vast disservice. The archives are still there so venture on over and educate yourself.

It was in the comments of Miss Snark that I first discovered MaNiC MoMMy's fantabulous wit. So of course I started reading her blog. Those were the first two I made a point to check everyday. Google Reader was not yet an option a I dutifully clicked everyday to see of they had a new post.

So when in February of '07 I attended a week long writer's workshop in Arizona. There I had several agents as well as an editor tell me it was important to establish an online presence before I sold a novel. Thus One Word, One Rung, One Day was born. I never would have became a blogger without attending that workshop. Or reading Miss Snark and MaNiC MoMMy.

So it is with great pride that I announce that one of my blogging heroes. none other than the MaNiC MoMMy herself, Stephanie Elliott who also writes for Betty Confidential has designate your truly as one of the best of the best Dad Bloggers. You can read what she has to say about me as well as the four other great dad bloggers she highlighted in honor of Father's Day at this link.

I'm stoked to be part of such great company. And to be honored by one of my favorite all time bloggers ... I couldn't ask for more.

22 comments:

David Cranmer said...

Congrats!

I was doing a quick write-up for "Y Not" and noticed we have been corresponding (remember the Patrick Hemingway post?) since June of '08. Where did the year go?

Being Beth said...

Wonderful! And you know -- I have to agree 100%. Way to go, Travis!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Congrats on the honour and on all the new readers you'll have!

Melanie Avila said...

Congratulations Travis!

I LOVE your title. :)

Travis Erwin said...

David -- It does go quick. Yeah I remember that post. A lot of great stuff on NPR.

bookbabie said...

Go Travis!!!

B.E. Sanderson said...

Congratulations, Travis! =o)

Eric said...

Congrats Travis. I stumbled on your blog not too long ago, and I'm quite happy you're among us. Your insights are delightfully different than so many, so I for one am glad you're out here.

Charles Gramlich said...

That's pretty cool. Happy father's day. A bit early. My son is coming up tomorrow for the day.

Teresa said...

Congratulations, Travis!! I agree that you are a wonderful dad and a great blogger. Happy Father's Day!

Angie said...

Hey, congrats! That was pretty cool. :D

Angie

Aimless Writer said...

Yay Travis!

Melissa Marsh said...

Woo hoo! A well-deserved award, methinks. Congrats, Travis!

Hilary said...

Congrats to you, Travis. Well-deserved.

G said...

Congrats!

For me, I've been following your blog for about a year as well. Yours was one of the first writing related blogs that I found during one of my early search and destroys for blogs to read.

And one year later, you're still one of about three from that initial search that I kept around through thick and thin.

Cloudia said...

Loved reading your back story today, Travis.
Congrats, but none of us are surprised. This is a pro blog all the way! aloha and well deserved.

Cloudia's Comfort Spiral

Lissa said...

There is no more deserving soul than you, Travis!! Congrats!!

pattinase (abbott) said...

And it's true!

EriCan said...

Congrats! What a great honor!!


Erica

Junosmom said...

Congratulations, Travis. Well deserved. I cannot remember what catapulted me into the blogging world or how I got my (cough) start. This December, it will be five years now. You would think I'd write my book by now, wouldn't you?

lisazahnwrites said...

Thanks for the links, I will check them out!

Now I'm off to read your story...Lisa

Bina said...

I love Manic!!! She is so very funny!

Congratulations! You certainly deserve it!