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
by Myne Whitman
by Julia Justiss
by Olivia Gates
by Nicola Marsh
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/
Cool hubbers and hubs
- Nellieanna on HubPages
I'm an ageless, multi-faceted woman. My personal website Oasis (directory) is: Nellieanna\'s Oasis Directory My story is there. Dateline:...
- richtwf on HubPages
I am happily married, and a teacher and writer with a zest for learning. My passions are learning to live simply, learning how to learn, and...
- michael ely on HubPages
Hi, my name is Michael and i am from Scotland. Among my interests are music, film, sport, especially football, although not the American variety.I...
- Don't Go Shopping When You Are Drunk!
Don't Go Shopping When You Are Drunk! If you go out drinking And begin to feel a little drunk Sometimes you might just go home When you think you've had enough. Other occasions when you are...
- 25 Rules to Live By
1. Take advice only when it rings true. 2. Don't indulge in anything that is against your own best judgement. 3. Complain only to your doctor. 4. Don't criticize yourself or others. 5. Let others learn...
- Song Lyrics - I'm Not Your Usual
I don't want to pick you up I'm not gonna give you a line You wouldn't believe it anyway I'm not gonna waste my time You want to meet me? Then why don't you walk on by? You won't be the first girl To look me...
- Rebuilding Trust In A Relationship
Trust in a relationship is a necessary ingredient. When something happens to break it, getting it back and it is not easy and often embarrassing and painful. And you think to yourself I am a adult why am I...
- Unfinished letter to a fallen soldier
Dear Sam: I miss you so much that my mind is weak. Each day is long and hard to bear. I want you so badly to be by my side. I've cried my dear for all the times we've had together. These memories...
- A Vampire's Love...Short Story... Stories
Buried beneath the earth, he twisted in agony as her fear and pain tore through him. Trapped he roared futility as she whimpered his name, every instinct fighting against the paralysis of the sun that...
- Stories Inc. on HubPages
Stories Inc.: (short) stories and poetry for your entertainment and my writing skill's improvement. Drop by sometime? I look forward to hearing...
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
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 hub – A 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!