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My First Nomination Ever!

My First Nomination Ever!


Well, not really the first nomination in my life, but it is the first one in regard to blogging and I am very excited and proud.

I have been nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award!  Many thanks to novels from the ground up for the nomination.    Novels From the Ground Up  is a wonderful blog about novel writing from the perspective of a ‘rank amateur’.  Please go check out his work; you will enjoy it.

As per the Kreativ Blogger Award rules I must:

  1. Thank my nominator and provide a link to their blog.
  2. List seven things that readers might find interesting about me.
  3. Nominate seven other bloggers.

Seven things about me that readers might find interesting

  1. I train and coach professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighters
  2. Although I have written hundreds of short stories, screenplays and poems, it took me twenty-five years to finally commit to writing a novel and finish it because the idea of writing a novel scared the hell out of me.
  3. I have eight children – seven daughters and one son – in the age range of 25 – 3.
  4. I am a master of indigenous Afrikan martial arts.
  5. I usually spell Afrika and Afrikan with a “k” because the letter “c” is non-existent in traditional Afrikan language phonetics.
  6. I am an initiated High Priest (“Babalawo”) and Priest of Obatala (“Olorisa”, or “Awo Obatala”) – the Spirit of intelligence, humor, peace and light – in the Yoruba tradition of Ifa.
  7. Although I am a martial artist, unlike most of my peers, I am not a fan of Bruce Lee, nor a fan of martial arts movies in general.

And finally here are seven blogs I subscribe to and I am nominating for the Kreativ Blogger Award:

Phenderson Djèlí Clark – A terrific blog by the Afro-Caribbean-American author of speculative fiction.

PANTERIAN TALES – The blog of the brilliant and talented L.M. Davis, author of the Blacktastic novels Interlopers and Posers.

Towrestlewithdarkness – The blog of Alan D. Jones, author of the dynamic and exciting science fiction novel To Wrestle With Darkness.

Beyond Victoriana – Ay-leen The Peacemaker’s  blog about multicultural steampunk and retro-futurism – that is, steampunk outside of a Western-dominant, Eurocentric framework.

Aker: Futuristically Ancient – This powerful blog explores African diasporic cultures and re-examines “popular diasporic cultures” through the afrofuturist and afrosurrealist perspectives.

STEAMED! – A great resource for all things Steampunk!

COLLISION OF WORLDS – The blog of Valjeanne Jeffers, author of the steamy horror / fantasy Immortal series of novels and the Blacknificent Steampunk novel, The Switch.

Please check out these awesome sites.  I regularly read many more blogs than these, however, I could only choose seven. I believe you will find my choices to your liking.

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10 responses

  1. Congratulations, Balogun! It’s a nomination well deserved. Your blogs, are interesting, insightful and unapologetic. Good luck!

    May 19, 2012 at 7:15 am

    • Thanks, Milton! Wish you were on WordPress, I would have most definitely nominated you. Your Wagadu blog is Blacknificent!

      May 19, 2012 at 7:23 am

  2. Congratulations! I agree with Milton, it’s very well deserved! And thanks so much Brother Balogun :)

    May 20, 2012 at 2:55 am

    • Thanks, Sister Valjeanne! And you’re welcome!! :)

      May 20, 2012 at 5:50 am

  3. ch4wordpress


    May 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm

  4. congrats! and holy blogger awards batman! u nominated me!? much appreciated. that’s so cool, if u was here I’d let u have half my roti…well maybe some plantain…

    May 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    • Of course I nominated you…your writing is Blacknificent, Brother!
      You can mail me a quarter of the roti and two plaintains, please.

      May 22, 2012 at 9:19 am

  5. Congratulations! Well-deserved, your blog is awesome! And thank you for the nomination!

    June 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    • Thanks!
      And you’re welcome! The feeling’s mutual! :)

      June 4, 2012 at 3:36 pm

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