What is this Blogger Award about?
The ‘Cryptid Cora’ Blogger Award is a peer recognition ‘nod of excellence,’ and exercise…executed by writerly bloggers to other writerly bloggers who are creative, positive and inspiring…while also very busy doing their due diligence in blasting cryptozoological characters towards the greater blogging community. These writers who are nominated, shoot straight into our imaginations and into our hearts. The purpose of this award is for idea generating, inspiration and friendship building. I’m a fantasy writer, and so I found this exercise very useful, and hopefully you will too.
Once nominated (and if you accept the ‘award’), bloggers are required to:
1) Write a post in which they thank the blogger for nominating them and link back to their blog. Nominate them via Twitter using hashtag #CryptidCora, too with a link to your post…if they use social media.
2) Answer 13 questions asked by the person who nominated you. The questions should be about an unusual cryptid found in an obscure book or on a run-of-the-mill folklore site… whatever…Wikipedia is useful here too, of course. Remember to source the best you can. Creatures from long lost cultures are a plus! Please include pictures of the creatures and be sure to photo credit the images as well.
3) ‘Pay’ your good creature ideas forward by nominating 5 other blogs specifically with Cryptozoological themes or writing themes. Writing bloggers or cryptid loving blogs will benefit from this exercise the most, it seems. Gamers, programmers and illustrators too. Heck, visual artists…you get the idea. Also, if you receive a nomination, it means that your nominator loves what you are doing and that is a really cool thing. Congratulations! Be proud!
4) Give your bloggers of choice, 13 questions to answer…you can recycle the same ones that I used, if you wish, it’s the easiest and most uniform way to organize this mass of information that will be coming in. All cryptids are public domain and are for idea generating as this is the point of the exercise. Your cryptid WILL BE ADDED TO THE MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE ARCHIVE by AR Jung. Don’t post a precious, secret cryptid that will appear on your upcoming comic strip or in your award winning screenplay to us….someone viewing this material could very well be inspired to write a short story or develop a protagonist off of this exercise…for their very own upcoming award winning debut novel! So be smart about the character you choose to showcase. I will be talking about a Sumerian Demon as my cryptid here today. It’s Halloween, what can I say?
5) Notify your nominees, through the contact page on their blogs… display the rules as well as The “Cryptid Cora’ Award logo in your new post. Remember, this is suppose to be fun! This is suppose to be thought provoking. 🙂 The BEST entries will be eligible (with the authors permission, of course) for publication in a #CryptidCora anthology.
Happy Halloween 2018! Please use hashtag #CryptidCora in your blog title, so that we all can easily find your creature for continued inspiration long past Halloween. #CryptidCora will nominate 5 new bloggers each month to keep things moving. Consider Cora your spark…your short term muse…that push you needed to get to writing again. She’s elusive… you need to feed and coax her out…she’s that beautiful thing we call imagination and that’s why we love him/ her/ it/ them, so.The Questions