The Triond Awards for the week ending 16/7/2010 are out. The competition is stiff and yet I have to depend on my instincts to guide me towards picking the best articles published on Triond. Read the entries listed by clicking on the links provided. Are there better articles than these? I would like to read them. Kindly forward me any links of special articles I may have missed. Happy publishing!
Welcome to the second installment of the weekly Writers Awards featuring the best articles published by my friends within the week on Triond. The list has been compiled from the more than 500 entries that were submitted by friends and a few enemies within the week. If I missed out on any entry, kindly forward the link to my inbox and it will be considered for the next edition.
I would like to thank those who welcomed the idea and gave their very useful input into making the awards even bigger than earlier envisaged. The idea of a writers group also crystallized out of this and will soon be a reality after Michael and I finalize the first things first.
I must also applaud the quality of articles submitted within the week and as a result, it became even tougher to pick the best titles for this week’s awards. Read on and check out the titles, I always include links to the articles and their authors as one way of marketing them. Who knows, the future awardees may receive a dollar or two from me via PayPal!
- Poem of the Week – God Slept while he wept by Atanacio. Those who read it on Authspot. will agree with me that even though Frank writes pretty good stuff, this one was way above anything else posted in poetry within the week. All of us can relate to the behavior of God that he pointed out so well!
- Young Writer of the Week – Michal Dorcak for the post ‘Reasons Why I write for Triond’ published on Writinghood. It isn’t because the young man mentioned old Shilaho in the entry but I think he has the kind of determination required to make it on Triond. Read this post and you will understand what I mean.
- General article of the Week – It’s got to be ‘Which Belly Button Do You Prefer?’ By the love doc on Authspot. I have been writing for close to two decades now but if you gave me such a title, I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole but she still made it interesting enough to read, cheers Marlene!
- Health article of the Week – Common Cures in Your Pantry published in Healthmad by Tulan. To be sincere, I had never heard of the word Pantry and had to search for the meaning but if what he suggests would really work, I guess he deserves a Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
- Comment of the Week – For the second week in a row it has to be the LiteraryPrincess for the bracketed comment (Another hit! I agree with most of it except the part about women and money. For me just to find a man who is “willing” to go to work is a great start, these days it seems that men (although they want to be called “men”) want to stay at home barefoot and unable to get pregnant, yet allow women to take care of them. Wrong answer! If you want to be the king you need to earn the crown by getting your bottom out of that bed and earning the green. My husband is the king and I treat him like the king because he takes care of his responsibilities as a MAN. There’s nothing more disgusting to me than a physically strong, able bodied “man” who wants to lie around and let a woman take care of him (and borrow HER car because he doesn’t have one). Unfortunately, women of today allow it and put up with it all for the sake of “having a man”….
…Oh Poohy…Please, give-me-a-break!!! Perhaps we should call these men who want to be lazy, Wo-men…and “wo” to the one who ends up with these “men”.
A man doesn’t have to be loaded with money (that’s what money-hungry women and amateur women want), but he needs to be willing to work.). This was posted on Love Lessons I and was almost an article by itself.
- Friend of the Week – I have many friends and this is the most challenging award. You all deserve it for reading me but I have to pick on LCM Linda, I do not know what LCM (Least Common Multiple?) stands for but I give it up for her (I hope I got her gender right) this week for her comments really inspired me.
- Lesson of the Week – How to Manage Temporary Lactose Intolerance in Children by gaby7. He raised an issue that many of us parents aren’t aware of. Kudos Gaby.
- Hot content article of the week – This one has to be Anita Treso’s Lawnmowers: History and Design published on Quazen. This entry clearly revealed why research is very important for writers, do not say you lack the subject.
- Parent of the week - giftarist again for the article, Scolding with effect which brought parenting to a whole new level. You can read the article again and prove old Shilaho wrong.
- Lifetime Achievement award – Matt Devine. No other writer on Triond has read and commented on all my articles like this jolly old boy. He writes great stuff as well and you might want to check on his wee runs. Caution, he sometimes breaks into Scottish when poetry gets the better of him.
I could go on and on but I won’t leave before handing out special commendation as usual. Thumbs up to all my new fans and friends: Val Mills, jellyjosie and Udi Oz. They write pretty good stuff. Keep it up and never give up. Thumbs up too for all of you for making Triond what it is, a home for some great souls.
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Cheers for all of you. If I happen to pass by a great entry within the week, please send me the link and let’s share the good stuff. I respect quality but the list above remains subjective for like I said, it’s out of my friends’ articles, not the whole Triond community. Are you the chosen one? Leave it for the oracle to decide. Adieus.