Mark Bialczak is a veteran journalist who has lived in the Syracuse area since 1983. In early 2013, he was set free to write about whatever he wants.
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Check out his twice-weekly film blogs at http://www.syracusenewtimes.com.
He blogs weekly about his community at http://waer.org.
In June, 2013, Reedy Press published “The Syracuse Fan’s Survival Guide to the ACC,” co-written by Mark and veteran basketball beat writer Mike Waters. Click here to buy the book.
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In November, 2013, I was nominated for:
Two days before Christmas, I was nominated for my second star on the Blog of the Year Award:
Also two days before Christmas, I was nominated by award originator Don Charisma to be one of the first recipients of the Inventive Blogger Award. The logo includes a cool photo of a German bridge:
Two days after Christmas, my friend Judy Berman nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. This means a lot to me because Judy and I were friends in the real world before she and her husband — also my friend — Dave moved from Syracuse to Florida:
And then it became 2014. On the sixth day of January, Irene A Waters from Australia nominated me for The Lighthouse Award, given to blogs that shed light on a dark world. I think that’s very cool.
On Jan. 16, I was nominated by Mr. Don Charisma for The Sunshine Award. This I take as a special blessing during a Syracuse winter.
On Feb. 3, Don Charisma was back from a holiday in his native London. He wasted no time in sharing the fact that he’s been given the Dragon’s Loyalty Award five times. I was one of the lucky ones on his list of nominations. Now isn’t this a neat badge?
On Feb. 15, my deep-thinking fellow Syracuse blogger Chris Malone bestowed the ABC Award. That would stand for Awesome Blog Content. I think it could also stand for Amazing Badge, Coolio. If I were a graphics type, I would start a cottage industry designing blog award badges for WordPressLand.
On Feb. 25, the night before my one-year anniversary with this blog on WordPress, Irene A Waters nominated me for the Shauny Award. The award was started out of love for a special lad, and it’s supposed to go to bloggers who spread the love with their work. Thank you, Irene, for thinking I fit that bill.
On March 1, as I was coping with the lion that I so dearly wished was a lamb, simplyilka popped up on my comment section that she’d nominated me for The Seven Award.
I can’t be frozen about this one. The Seven Award bundles seven honors all into one award-aganza.
Here are the badges, top to bottom. Some I now own twice. I certainly don’t mind.
Right at the start of March Madness 2014, PeaceLoveGreatCountryMusic decided to nominate me for my second helping of the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.
And this one comes with a whole new badge, below.
A few days after spring did not get sprung here in Syracuse, Jolene of Valley Girl Gone Country nominated me for the Liebster Award. It’s only supposed to go to bloggers with less than 200 followers. Jolene has more than 600 and she accepted it and nominated me. I have more than 300. I hope to grow up to be as successful as Jolene someday.
On April 3, the opening day for my hometown Syracuse Chiefs Triple-A baseball team, my friend Angie from the Kentucky city known for bluegrass music, Owensboro, put her Angel Award badge up on her blog and said it was available for the taking. Her blog post was an acceptance for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award that I had nominated Angie for because of her smart and sassy ways. I proudly accept the award you originated this day, Angie.
On April 4, Amanda Lyle from Inside the Life of Moi nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. It’s No. 3 for me on that what, and I’ll take it because I still try to write about many different subjects. And on April 16, Shelly of MomzHappyHour gave me my stamp of versatility for the fourth time.
On Feb. 1, 2015, I got back into the award acceptance swing by taking on the Premio Dardos badge offered by Doobster on his Mindful Digressions blog. It’s offered for creativity and artful writing. I had to take this award for the first time.
On Feb. 25, I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger’s Award by the storyshucker himself, Stuart M. Perkins. And wow, did this inspire me. Perkins is one of the most down-home writers I’ve enountered on WordPress, a spreader of everyday yarns that roll from his blog in an intoxicating rhythm as they reinforce the foundations of life. Thank you, Stuart. I am honored. And the new badge is a keeper.