Friday, August 5, 2011

Gmail set up and an award!

Happy Mental Health Friday, blogosphere! 

That's right, I'm taking the day off of work. The past 3-4 days have been brutal and yesterday I said enough is enough. I'm taking back control of my brain and my emotions and so-help-me-God, I'm not crying in my office any more this week. Take THAT, crazy brain!

Do any of you use Google Mail (gmail)? I have my personal gmail account and my blog gmail account (tlconwaywriteshere [at] gmail [dot] com) and I think I have it set up so my blog email is sent directly to my personal email account so I don't need to log out of one and into the other, but it's not working. 

If you have one gmail account directly default into the inbox of another gmail account and are willing to help a fellow writer blogger out, please let me know. You can email me! Hahaha... I crack myself up. No, seriously. Email me with how you did it, please!

In the world of things much more fun and exciting, Nicole over at Write me a World gave me a blog award. Thank you, Nicole! *high five*

The Liebster Blog award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers, so time to spread the love! Naturally, the rules...

   1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
   2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
   3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
   4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
   5. And most of all - have bloggity-blog fun!

Okay, so here is the incredibly humbling part. Not only was Nicole kind enough to give this to me, but in doing so, she inadvertently pointed out to me how few new blogs I actually follow. Le gasp! This needs to change, so thank you again to Nicole for the award. None of the three listed below have a friend follower gadget, so I can't say for certain the number of followers, but don't let that stop you from checking them out!

1. You may know her as Cookie over in the Bransforums, but Caitlin has a lovely new blog that you should check out. Check out her most recent post on music that tells a story and tell me you don't have The Beatles stuck in your head!

2. I stumbled across another budding blogger through the Bransforums (can you tell I spend a lot of time there?!) that I think you should check out. Jen over at The Story Scribbler has a beautiful blog with interesting posts on books and writing.

3. Finally, I'm giving this award to Charlee Vale. You need to check out Charlee's page, her awesome graphic header, and then go read her reviews on some of the hottest YA books so far this year. Her recaps are always super helpful.

Finally, shame on me for messing around with my font and text size. Sorry if this is as small as I think it is. I'm trying to get back to what was normal but I really need to get this posted!


  1. Thank you, thank you for the award!

  2. Awww! Thank you!

    This totally made my day. I was checking posts of the day and was totally surprised!

    Thanks for passing on the love!


  3. Congrats on the award and for the mental health day. We could all use more of both some days. Have a great weekend.

  4. Not sure if you follow me or not, but I do follow you and congrats on the award!! And Nicole is right, the way to get more followers is to follow and comment on more blogs. But I only do it with blogs I enjoy, I don't follow and so forth just to get follow backs, that's way too much trouble!

    I hope you are regaining some peace and equanimity with your mental health day. What a good idea!


  5. @ Cookie and Charlee--you are both very welcome!

    @LG--the mental health day was well-needed, though I didn't get to most things on my list. Apparently, I just needed to vege out. Good for my brain, bad for my list. :)

    @Karen--yes, I am a follower of Celery Tree! I've been trying to manage my Google reader so I follow those who follow me. I just don't have enough time to devote to blogs so I make sure to check in with friends.


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