03 March, 2011

My Crusader Group, Poll Results, And Award

I noticed other people were posting their Crusader Groups, as a way of welcoming the others who write in the same genre/age group/etc., so I decided to do the same. :)

Here's a list of everyone in the Fantasy/Science Fiction Group, which is where I am:

1. Dominic de Mattos (Writes of Passage) [Twitter] Fantasy, science fiction 

2. Anica Grey (Butterfly Mind) [Twitter] Science-fiction, fantasy 

3. Sandra Ulbrich Almazan (Sandra Ulbrich Almazan: Speculative Fiction Author) Science fiction, fantasy 

4. Tony Benson (Fireside Park) Science fiction, fantasy (with a paranormal element) 

5. The Golden Eagle (The Eagle's Aerial Perspective) Science fiction, fantasy, adventure/action, YA 

Me. ;)

6. Mlle Lizka (Laws of Gravity) Fantasy (with science fiction elements) 

7. Chris Kelworth (The Kelworth Files) Science fiction, fantasy 

8. Mercy (Have Mercy! Killer Reviews) [Twitter] Fantasy, science fiction 

9. Rogue Mutt (Every Other Writer Has a Blog...Why Can't I?) Science fiction, fantasy 

10. Charity Bradford (My Writing Journey) [Twitter] Science fiction, fantasy (with a heavy dose of adventure and romance) 

11. Gen Jordan (Living on Earth) Science fiction, fantasy, occasional fan-fiction 

12. Pensheep (A Writerly Pensheep) [Twitter] Speculative fiction, literary fiction 

13. K. Howard (Morike of the Chair) Science fiction, fantasy 

14. Cindy Borgne (Dreamer's Perch) [Twitter] Science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, inspirational 

15. Michael Offutt (SLC Kismet) Science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, dark fantasy 

So, welcome to my blog, fellow Crusaders! I believe I follow all of you, or are subscribed to your blog--if I don't follow you, do speak up so I can get to your blog!


You know the poll I had on my sidebar? Well, it got 61 votes (61!), the question being "Which genre do you write in the most?" and the results are:

17 of you write Science Fiction.
26 write Fantasy.
3 write Thriller/Mystery.
7 write Romance.
5 write Realistic Fiction.
1 write Paranormal.
2 write in another genre I didn't include in the options.

Interesting. Fantasy obviously trumped everything else, but I guess that's to be expected. A lot of you do seem to be in that genre! Which is cool. I've written it myself, and still do--if I'm in the mood for magic and dragons and evil powers and everything else that's in Fantasy--although Science Fiction was my answer.


I was awarded by Cally Jackson at the blog of the same name. Thank you, Cally!

And because I've been awarded before with the Stylish Blogger, I'm going to pass on listing seven things about myself and offer this up to anyone who wants to take it. Seriously. If you want this stylish award and wish to pass it on, feel free!


Also, don't forget you still have until Sunday to ask me questions for my blogoversary celebration!

-----The Golden Eagle


Ann said...

Interesting results from your survey/poll. Us Stylish Bloggers have got to stick together! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I found them interesting, too--I'm thinking about what to put up next.

Yup! :)

Jen Chandler said...

Congrats on winning the award again :)That just means your SUPER Stylish!

There are so many bloggers involved in the Crusade! Thanks for passing along the links :D

Happy weekend,

Summer Ross said...

Those results are very interesting! Thanks for posting them. I enjoy seeing stuff lick that.

Congrats on the award again-Your blog is super styled!

Have a terrific day!

David Powers King said...

Congrats on the award, and excellent list of bloggers! I'll have to visit them.

Charity Bradford said...

Hmm, think I might have to post my crusade group too. Seems to be the in thing to do. LOL

Congrats on the award! And go Fantasy! Although Sci fi was my answer too.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, maybe I should post my Crusader group - I never thought of that! Congrats on your award!! :-)

Carole Anne Carr said...

Was interested in the results. I would have liked to have known how many write historical fiction, as I do, probably not that many.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I love this idea! I actually prefer to read fantasy - but I write action/adventure.
Contrats on your award. keep it up!

Old Kitty said...

Yay for your group of specialist Crusaders!!!!

Congratulations with your stylish award - well deserved! Take care

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Hurrah for your award. Now I have a long list of fellow fantasy writers I need to check out.

Brian said...

Congrats on the very nice award, stylish you are fur sure!

Alleged Author said...

You deserve that award! And oooh...what is dark fantasy? Does that mean a lot of death??

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And there were that many science fiction writers? I need to track some of them down.

Jules said...

Interesting results there. You ever thought how in 10 years those genres may apply differently? Visual phones use to be sci-fi :) Congrats on the award.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

jys said...

Congrats on the award! And as fellow crusader in the same group.... we'll have lots of fun. Nice to meet you!! =)

L'Aussie said...

I took part in the poll but it was to be expected with your crusader group. Tres interesting. It's a great idea to post the groups (and add to your sidebar for easy commenting.) Lovin' this crusade.


L'Aussie said...

And congrats on your award. Much deserved...

Clarissa Draper said...

I noticed that not many people write mysteries. But, I'm happy for your writing group.

ali said...

What a great idea! I've totally got to do that. The thing I love about the Crusades is that it's introducing me to bloggers I've never met, and I thought I had a pretty wide net over the writerly blogging world! Thanks for the inspiration Golden!

And congrats on the award!

Rachel Morgan said...

Interesting poll results. I would have thought there'd be a few more paranormal votes!

And congratulations on getting the stylish blogger award again!

Sophia the Writer said...

Ooh too bad I missed that poll!

I was in Taiwan when the Crusades were happening (how many middle ages Europeans wish they could say _that_), doh. I would totally be in your group.

Thanks for coming by! I didn't know you made Ali Cross' ninja buttons! Some of them were so chinky I was going to get offended; but now that I know that an actual yellow sister makes them I love 'em!

J.L. Campbell said...

Writer of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Historical novels are right up there in book. The thought of all that world-building and research makes my head ache. Kudos to you all!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on the award. Lots of people in your Crusader group.

Happy Weekend.

Angela Ackerman said...

I found out about this too late, but I think it's a great idea. I've read a ton of comments from crusaders on the blogs I visit.

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Heather said...

Congrats on your award! That's very interesting about the genres everyone writes. Thanks for sharing that! And thanks for introducing us to all of your friends! I'm surprised there aren't more paranormal writers.

The Golden Eagle said...

Jen: Thank you! :)

I know--but I've gotten through all of them, finally, and now I can focus on other things. You're very welcome for the links!

Summer: You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it--it was fun to see what people answered. :)

Thank you so much!

David: Thank you!

I hope you find the links helpful! There are a lot of great bloggers in there--I know a lot of them pre-Crusade.

Charity: That's why I did it. I don't believe it's necessary, but it is something nice to welcome all the new people.

Thank you!

Awesome. SF-writers unite! ;)

Shannon: I've noticed at least a few people (most of them are Wordpress bloggers) who did it . . . so I thought I'd join in.

Thank you!

Carole: I've tried writing historical fiction--I didn't have much of a plot or anything, though, for the novel I started which is probably why I never finished it. I should start it again sometime--history fascinates me! :)

Terry: I like a lot of books, but SF is the genre I write--I wonder why the discrepancy?

That just gave me a post idea. :P

Thank you! I'll try to do so.

Old Kitty: They're an awesome group!

Thank you! :)

Susan: Thank you!

I always wondered why SF and Fantasy were combined--yes, they both involve world-building, but they're so different in other ways. Which is one of the reasons why I always find it fascinating when SF and F are combined. (Herbie Brennan did it well in his Faerie Wars series.)

Brian: Thank you! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Alleged Author: Thanks! :)

According to Wikipedia "Dark Fantasy" means fantasy with elements of horror in it.


It certainly sounds like an interesting blend!

Alex: Thank you!

LOL. I wish I could track them down, too. I always like meeting people who write the same kinds of books that I do. :)

Jules: And Internet was a fairly recent invention. It would be interesting to compare something from, say, 50 years ago with something written 50 years from now. :)

Thank you!

Jys: Thank you!

It's nice to meet you, too, fellow SF/F writer. :D

L'Aussie: Thanks for casting your vote!

Interesting indeed. I'm still amazed by the number of votes it got--my polls have always gotten like 10 or so in the past. :P

The Crusades have been a lot of fun! And even if following and subscribing took time, it's great meeting so many new people.

Thank you! :)

Clarissa: No, they don't--but remember, I asked which genre do you write the most. I've tried writing Mysteries, and I bet a lot of other people have as well. :)

Ali: I know--I thought I had a pretty firm net among the blogs, but as I keep meeting new people and finding blogs I'd never even heard of before . . . yeah. Blogger is big. LOL.

You're welcome! :)


Rachel: It was predominantly Fantasy and Science Fiction, true--that's probably because of my group. :P

Thank you!

Sophia: I wouldn't have wanted to be in Europe during the actual, physical Crusades . . . there was so much violence then.

You're welcome! :)

Actually, I didn't make them. I think Ali did--I make buttons but I didn't do the ninja ones.

J. L.: World-building can be difficult! But often it's fun, too--there are so many possibilities!

Carol: Thank you!

Yup, lots of people in the Group. :)

You too!

Angela: I agree--Rachael Harrie had the right idea when she started this! :D

Heather: Thank you!

You're very welcome, for the results and for the links.

Probably because of the group I'm in, Science Fiction/Fantasy. There are a lot of Paranormal authors out there, I'm sure!

Cally Jackson said...

A belated 'You're welcome'! :-)