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, 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.