Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Blogging Excellence


When Catherine from Versailles and More was tagged with her Blog Award of Excellence last week, she chose ten blogs/bloggers to next receive the award -- and one of those is yours truly and Van Gogh's Chair. Merci, Madame Delors! I am taking a virtual bow, or should I say an elegant curtsey worthy of panniers.

Now I must choose ten blogs to crown with their own excellence awards. Took some thinking, and here are my choices. I know a couple of them duplicate Catherine's list, but proclamations of excellence are worth repeating. In no particular order...

Writing the Renaissance: I learn new things at Julianne's French-Renaissance themed blog and I like reading about her writing adventures.

Museworthy: The very museworthy Claudia is a professional art model in New York City. She blogs about her experiences and about the great muses of art history.

The Earthly Paradise: Margaret blogs about William Morris, the Arts and Crafts Movement, her travels in places like Paris and Colombia, and other things that strike her fancy.

Historical Tapestry: The gals at Historical Tapestry blog about historical fiction, old and new.

Word After Word: I love writing professor Heather Sellers' books "Page After Page" and "Chapter After Chapter" -- I enjoy her blog too.

History Buff: Keep up with current archaeological events with historical novelist Michelle Moran.

Notes on the Writing Life: Blog of novelist Sandra Gulland.

Reading the Past: Keep up with what's happening in HF here!

Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore: The Red Wheelbarrow is a sweet little bookstore tucked in the Marais. The owners blog with book recommendations and other news. Makes me feel connected to Paris!

Looting the Past: Prof. David Gill has been on the front ranks of the fight against looted antiquities for years. His blog reports on the latest developments. A Very Important Read!

20 comments:

Julianne Douglas said...

Thanks, Sheramy, for the nomination! You know your blog will top my list. I'm glad you find things of interest in my ramblings. And thanks for the list of new blogs to investigate!

artmodel said...

Sheramy, you are too kind! Your recognition means a great deal, plus I am flattered to have a place on that list with those superb blogs!

Thanks so very much. I am truly touched. And quite honored to have you among my readers.

Sandra Gulland said...

Sheramy, what a surprise -- thank you! I didn't think anyone was reading my blog. I've bookmarked a number on your list. Now I'm going to give some thought to my own "Top Ten" blog links ...

Sandra Gulland
www.sandragulland.com

Catherine Delors said...

You are welcome, Sheramy. Sandra, I already read your blog, but I will have to discover Artmodel and The Red Wheelbarrow.

Sheramy said...

Julianne, Sandra, and Claudia: You're very welcome!

Sandra--Thank you for stopping by. I do enjoy your blog a great deal, and your new book is next in my reading queue. Looking forward to it!

Catherine--Lucky you, you can mosy over to the real Red Wheelbarrow whenever you please...

Marg said...

Thanks so much...on behalf of the group at Historical Tapestry! It is a labour of love for us, so it is nice when it is appreciated!

Sheramy said...

Welcome, Marg, I'm glad you stopped by and found your award. :-) Your site is great--I've been reading it for a while now and am always jotting down titles of things I want to read!

Michelle Moran said...

Wow, thank you so much, Sheramy! Although my blog is on a short hiatus until I return from Greece, I've been posting a few articles here and there, and if any huge news breaks (like Hawass's promised discovery of Cleopatra's mausoleum) I'll be on it!

BTW, I really enjoy your blog as well ;]

Sheramy said...

Hi Michelle, thanks for stopping by! Your blog is great, and "Nefertiti" is in my reading queue! (Egyptian art was actually my minor field in grad school--I studied with Gay Robins at Emory.) I'm a bit skeptical about the purported tomb of Cleopatra, I have to say, mainly because of its location so far from Alexandria. I've always suspected it to be underwater now in the harbor. But we'll find out, I guess!

Have fun in Greece!

Sarah said...

Hi Sheramy, what a nice surprise to drop by here and see my blog mentioned! Thank you, I really appreciate it! Now I need to make up for lost time and visit some of these other worthy blogs...

Sheramy said...

You're welcome, Sarah!

Margaret said...

Thank you so much for including me! I'm extremely flattered. I can't wait to visit the other blogs on the list!

Sheramy said...

You are very welcome, Margaret! I really enjoy your blog. You get bonus points for putting an ancient Greek vase in a recent post. ;-)

Michelle Moran said...

Sheramy,

Wow, how fortunate you were to be able to work with Gay Robins. He's written a great deal on the art of ancient Egypt, as I'm sure you well know - what an opportunity! Yes, I have to say I'm deeply skeptical of Mr. Hawass's announcement as well, although I'm skeptical of most everything he says. If he does turn up something (so far from Alexandria, as you point out), I'll be incredibly shocked (and pleased, but mostly shocked!).

Sheramy said...

Hi Michelle--
Z. Hawass is a character. I'm not sure what to make of him, honestly! He sure loves the media spotlight...

Gay Robins is one of the nicest, most generous, down to earth academics you can imagine. I feel blessed to have had her for a professor. Her Women in Ancient Egypt book is my favorite among her works--I know you must have used that one when writing your novels!!

Michelle Moran said...
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Michelle Moran said...

Oh geez. Please forgive my husband. He was doing my typing for me on your blog while I dictated yesterday (I sprained my wrist using - don't laugh- a pickax!) and he called Gay Robins "he" versus "she".

And yes, I did use Women in Ancient Egypt!!

Sheramy said...

Hi MIchelle--
Figured it was a typo!

Too bad about your wrist. Swinging a pickaxe sounds suspiciously like hard physical labor to me...*shudder*

Michelle Moran said...

Yes, not much joy in pickaxing. But a great deal of joy in finding Bronze Age pottery!!!! Luckily, I'm only volunteering for a week (mainly because I'm totally out of shape and a wuss).

Sheramy said...

Michelle--Hey, at least you go on digs. I've always avoided them unless it's just for a visit. I have a thing about dirt and much prefer a nice clean museum! ;-)