24 February 2009

Blogging Award of Excellence

The aim of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award is to acknowledge writing excellence in the spirit of Jane Austen’s genius in amusing and delighting readers with her irony, humour, wit and talent for keen observation. Recipients will uphold the highest standards in the art of the sparkling banter, witty repartee, and gentle reprove. This award was created by the blogging team of Jane Austen Today to ack­now­­ledge superior writing over the Internet and promote Jane Austen’s brilliance.

It was great that Viola at Royal Rendezvous nominated me for this award! Here are my nominees:
An Edwardian State of Mind. Clare is a woman, she was raised in England and Australia, she writes beautifully and Edwardian topics are always fascinating. These four factors alone make the blog worthwhile. http://edwardianstateofmind.blogspot.com/

Victorian History. Bruce writes one of my favourite blogs because the quality of the writing is top notch. Several times I have used his material as a springboard, then gone on to read more about the topic. http://vichist.blogspot.com/

The Earthly Paradise. Margaret is a historian with a passion for art and literature. A woman after my own heart. She writes about the art of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, romantic literature and other wonderful stuff. http://www.theearthlyparadise.com/

Van Gogh's Chair Sheramy combines art history, travel, popular cul­t­ure and, her favourite, Van Gogh. Being an art historian, I need the objects to be displayed. But her text is super too. http://vangoghschair.blogspot.com/

The Yorkist Age Brian writes on material outside my area of expertise so I love the challenge of his posts. http://yorkistage.blogspot.com/

Art Deco Buildings David has located and described the most amazing Deco buildings and objects from around the world. http://artdecobuildings.blogspot.com/

Cardinal Wolsey's Today in History. The Cardinal writes outside my own area, but I love his writing and images. Witty writing. http://this-day-in-history.blogspot.com/

Recipients, please claim your award by copying the HTML code of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award badge, posting it on your blog, listing the name of the person who nominated you, and linking to their blog. Then nominate seven (7) other blogs that you feel meet or exceed the standards set forth. Nominees may place the Excessively Diverting badge in their side bar and enjoy the appreciation of their fellow blogger for recognition of their talent.


Hels said...

Brian at The Yorkist Age said...

Thanks very much!
Will be over shortly to collect it.
(First time I've ever won something - must be down to going to church on Sunday, God is probably still in shock.)

David at Art Deco Buildings said ...

Today I was nominated to receive an Excessively Diverting Blog Award by Hels at ART AND ARCHITECTURE, MAINLY. Thanks Helen, I've found your posts entertaining and informative.

Bruce at Victorian History said ...

It is with great pleasure that this blog announces that it has been nominated for The Excessively Diverting Blog Award. The nomination came from Helen Webberley, blogmatresse of ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly. Please forgive us this little "ego" trip, but we are touched and honoured by this recognition from one of our peers and want to share it with our readers.

Hels added:
I have traced back through the award winners and found a distinct pattern. Readers apparently want to read intelligent blogs on history, art, music or literature. The award winners were not 17 year olds, moaning about their tragic love lives - rather they seemed to be mature people reflecting on fascinating world issues.

Clare said...

Thanks Hels! I appreciate the nomination for An Edwardian State of Mind. Cheers

cardinal_wolsey said...

I am very grateful to be nominated for this award..it is bound to increase my influence at Court.