The KT Online Awards 2010

The awards season is upon us and to celebrate the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations, I’ve decided to start an end-of-year award to acknowledge all the great people online who have inspired, encouraged and made me laugh in 2010.

I hope to make this an annual tradition. So join me in celebrating the end of another fun, creative and productive year.

Please note that this is my own opinion based on my not-so-extensive observations on hubs/notes/updates I’ve read both on Facebook and HubPages.

So with no further ado:

Books to warm the heart this season

A Heart to Mend
A Heart to Mend

by Myne Whitman

 

Facebook

The Best Poetic Notes – Tee Akindele

Tee is a Nigerian based ‘amateur’ poet who writes poetry that always makes me smile. Some of them include: Owambe and the city; The red eyes of Lagos and My Beauty Queen. Check out his Everyday Poetry for more. http://poetry.tee-akindele.com/

The Best Charitable Status Updates – Kandibe Eya for her one woman vigil/campaign to free the school children kidnapped in Aba, Nigeria.

The Best Poignant/Fun Status Updates – Aviette Chinny Obdk and Noni Anene. Between them, their poetic outlook on life and the hilarious updates always manages to make me cry or laugh.

The Best General Quotes for status updates – Nana Samson Ojo

The Best Ibo proverbs as status updates – Chinwe Odukwe. Chinwe is an model/actress and will be appearing in a silverscreen near you soon.

The Best Inspirational status updates – George Ashiru. He describes himself as an alpha male in pursuit of truth and fulfillment. Visit his blog here. http://manofcontrasts.blogspot.com/

The Best all-round status updates – Queenie Arthur

Best Group admin – Heather Millar for up and coming writers.

Best Group – up and coming writers for the level of interaction and feedback by members

Best feedback on manuscript – Empi Baryeh and Margaret Reuss-Newland. Check out Empi’s blog on here. http://empire76.wordpress.com/

New Author on the Block - Myne Whitman. Myne is one of the hardest working authors i know. She has several blogs, writes articles for several magazines and also hosts a few websites including www.naijastories.com. Her new romance novel A Heart to Mend is available at Amazon. Visit her website here. http://www.mynewhitman.com/

Best Author feedback/interaction – Julia Justiss / Olivia Gates / Nicola Marsh.

Julia writes historical romance novels. Visit her site here: www.juliajustiss.com

Nicola is an USA TODAY bestselling author of romance novels. Check out her site here: www.nicolamarsh.com

Olivia is an USA TODAY bestselling author of romance novels. Visit her site here: http://web.mac.com/oliviagates/

HubPages

Best comment on one of my hubs – Nellieanna for her encouraging comment on Exiled Prince Claimed Bride.

Most consistent commenter – There was a tie here. This is for the most consistent readers and commenters of my hubs:

Richtwf writes fun and thought-provoking hubs. Visit his profile here to see more: http://hubpages.com/profile/richtwf

Michael Ely writes funny hubs on music and sport. Visit his profile here: http://hubpages.com/profile/michael+ely

Tee Akindele writes fun poetry about life in Nigeria. Check out his website on: http://poetry.tee-akindele.com/

Funniest Hub – Dont Go Shopping When You are Drunk by Michael Ely. The title alone made me laugh.

Most inspiring hub – 25 Rules to Live By Soozeqsh. I chose this for her words of wisdom compiled in an easy to read list. One of my favourites in the list:

17. Keep company with good people, but remember that no one is perfect. Check out the hub for more words of wisdom.

Read it for yourself on: http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Sonnowhesgrown

Best lyrical hub – Song Lyrics Im Not Your Usual by The Suburban Poet

http://hubpages.com/hub/Song-Lyrics-Im-Not-Your-Usual

Must Useful hub – Rebuilding Trust In A Relationship by Justsilvie. This was written sensitively about a topic which can be emotive. Read it for yourself on http://hubpages.com/hub/Relationship-Rebuilding-Trust

Most heart-felt hub – Unfinished letter to a fallen soldier by epigramman. This story touched me and I had to stop to think about all the fallen heroes and the one still out there fighting to protect our freedoms. Read it here: http://hubpages.com/hub/Unfinished-letter-to-a-fallen-soldier

Best short-story hubA vampires love...short story by nighthag. This story captured me so much I felt the pain and betrayal of characters. Read it here: http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Vampires-LoveShort-Story

One to watch – Stories Inc. New to HP and writes cool short stories. Check out his profile: http://hubpages.com/profile/Stories+Inc.

And to everyone else who reads, shares, likes, and votes for my posts, hubs, links, notes both on facebook and hubpages, a BIG THANK YOU. Your support has been amazing.

If you want to see your name here next year, you know what to do: keep reading, posting, commenting, interacting, liking and sharing.

Have a wonderful time over the festivities, MERRY CHRISTMAS and May the year 2011 be YOUR BEST YEAR SO FAR!

Comments 27 comments

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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

And if you are mentioned...SPEECH! SPEECH! SPEECH!


Nana Samson ojo 5 years ago

Thank you so much for the award, KT!

I sense this is the beginning of greater things to come.

I appreciate the gesture.

May your dreams come true.

Cheers!!


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland

Hi Kirutaye, I was surprised and stunned to see i was mentioned a couple of times in your round up of the KT online awards, or as they are known in the industry -The K's. But it's not just me- there's a big team out there- the producer, the director, the actors...... Seriously, though, thanks a lot for mentioning me and i'm glad that you have liked my hubs and found them funny. Much appreciated. Michael.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I'll admit that I am not familiar with the hubbers you mention.


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Sam, thank you and same to you too. Keep up the good work. Cheers!!!


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Michael, I like 'The K's'. LOL

You are welcome. Just keep writing all the good stuff. Enjoy the festivities!


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Dahoglund, the idea is to showcase these hubbers/hubs. Hopefully, you'll read something you like and become acquainted with their writing. Maybe next year, you'll be in the list.

So please, check them out. :o))


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epigramman 5 years ago

....awesome that someone of your esteem and high regard would mention me - thank you so much for making me feel good about that!

That particular hub/poem that I wrote was inspired by my dad who was a veteran in World War II as a Canadian soldier and in civilian life my best friend!


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Epigramman, you are welcome. Your hubs are well written and either make me laugh or think about life and people around us. Your hub about fallen heroes is one that i won't forget in a hurry. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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richtwf 5 years ago

I was very surprised to be mentioned in your awards but I appreciate your very kind words indeed!

I wish you continued success in your writing for the forthcoming year and may God bless all that you do!


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Richie, you are more than welcome. You deserve the accolade.

Thank you for the support and wishes. I wish you the same too. Take care. :o))


Julia Justiss 5 years ago

KT, I'm so flattered and delighted to be nominated for best author feedback/interaction. With so many authors online at FB, Twitter and all the bulletin boards and websites, it's quite an honor! Thank you so much!

Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Julia, you are more than welcome. I am honoured that you took the time to read and leave a comment.

In a world were authors are busy with one project or another, i really appreciate your one-to-one interaction with your fans.

Wishing you and your family the best of the season too!


Nicola Marsh 5 years ago

This is very cool, Kiru, thanks so much!

I love interacting with people, considering writing is such a solitary job.

And I have no idea what a hub is?


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

You are welcome Nicola. I know what you mean, the interactions are what keep me sane when i'm sitting by myself in front of the laptop plotting the next project. I enjoy your fun updates.

To quote hubpages:

A Hub is a rich web page or article that you write and design on a single, fairly specific topic.

HubPages basically allows you to write on whatever you like while providing a forum for interacting with other writers too.


Master Gee 5 years ago

Awesome!!!


Myne Whitman 5 years ago

Hey Kiru, finally clicked on that link. Thank you so much for the mention. I want to also thank my editor, my blog readers and Facebook supporters. It is people like you who make it all the more worthwhile with your encouragement always. I wish you the best in your work and look forward to your books.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

Thank you so very much!

It has been a real pleasure to share my stories here at hubpages, the support of other writers and readers has been an amazing inspiration and i am just very touched to have my short story included in such a great list of writers.

Thank you!


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Master Gee, you are welcome!


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thank you Myne.


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

nighthag, you are welcome. Your short stories are so engaging. Keep it up!


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jonihnj 5 years ago from Metro New York

This was a truly amazing post, and I'm sure extremely time-consuming to put together on your part as well. I was happy to see that several Hubsters I follow were mentioned, and thanks to this list I have found some new folks to follow. So a hearty thank you from the Hub community, which I'm sure really appreciates your contributions. In fact I'd nominate you for the "Lifetime Achievement Award" in this contest!


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Joni, thank you for stopping by. A 'Lifetime award' for me? LOL. I would really love that but i don't think i qualify for that yet as i'm still a newbie. But who know, eh...?

Take care and see you soon. :o))


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Stories Inc. 5 years ago

Hey Kirutaye,

Wow, I got an award *starts tearing, burst into an emotional speech that has too much stammering to be well-understood and is therefore better left omitted*. Thank you so much, this means a lot to me.

I'm going to go through this day happy-faced, come hell or high water :). I'm always glad when I get some recognition for my stories, but this is more than I had hoped for...

It's a little late, but hey, Happy New Year!!!


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

LOL...It's nice to see you here Stories Inc, albeit it while you are doing a 'Gwyneth'. LOL

You are more than welcome. Happy New Year to you too. :o))


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AlexandraFiennes 5 years ago from Scotland

On behalf of my alter-ego, Margaret Reuss-Newland, I'd like to say thank you for the award. I'm touched that you thought so highly of my feedback and any time you need more, you know how to contact me. Good luck with your writing. :o)


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK Author

@Alexandra, it's great seeing you here again. Thank you for you lovely comments. You deserved the award. Take care. :o))

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