Here's an email Saturday afternoon from Judd Corizan, who left a comment to Friday's post following up on the Worst 70's Song Contest:
Congratulations on your award on The Rising Blogger. It is a brand new site that awards posts, not blogs. Your post from Friday (04.13.07) won. Since we award posts, you might even win again. We ask winners to nominate a post favorite of a fellow blogger. It is not a requirement. You have won this award because we truly feel you deserve it. Great post, good job!And he included this little button which will eventually make it into the Sidebar:
Rising Blogger is a brand new enterprise: The very nice write-up posted by Mr. Corizan concerning Second Effort is only the third entry that he's made. His profile is particularly interesting for a wannabe like me:
After some years of not helping writers develop their skills in an effort to become both successful and published, The Rising Blogger will award blog authors with potential. The Rising Blogger makes no guarantees in regards to an author not getting published. Step one is simply awarding blogs that are insightful, creative, interesting and original. We award our "Post of the Day" seven days a week. Welcome!And he says he's in the publishing industry in New York.
Hmmmmmm. New York... publishing... I wonder if he knows Miss Snark.
Let's look at that profile again: "[He] makes no guarantees in regards to an author not getting published?" Huh?
Well, anyway, thank you Mr. Corizan -- and best of luck with your new enterprise.