Over the past few weeks I have been lucky enough to receive a few of these online awards that are doing the rounds. I always take them in the way I think they are intended, and that way being from one blogger to another who likes or appreciates your work. I know some people dismiss them, and that's cool, to each their own, but I feel that the person choosing me and my site at the very least deserves a public thankyou!
Bern Davis of BlahBlah Blog nominated me for the “Versatile Blogger” award. I would like very much to thank her for her kindness and encouragement. Any woman who has a favorite part of speech is my kind of gal!
Having never previously heard of the award and having never received any award for anything ever, I am thrilled and grateful.
There are some rules that go with this nomination … which, it turns out, is the same as receiving the award. I couldn’t think of any way to say thank you that would improve on “Thank you.” I’m honored. If this were the Oscars, I’d make a long, boring speech. I would thank everyone I’ve ever known and people I would like to know until they gave me the hook and dragged me bodily from the stage, but this isn’t the Academy Awards and I’ve always thought those endless speeches were stupid. Just say “Thank you” and get on with it. So I shall.
Here are the RULES for The Versatile Blogger Award:
- If you are nominated, you’ve been actually gotten the Versatile Blogger award. How cool is that?
- Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s courtesy. Not as common as it ought to be.
- Include a link to their blog. That’s also courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it. Bet you can.
- Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you have discovered and/or follow regularly. Pick blogs or bloggers that you think are excellent (perhaps that is self-evident?)
- Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you should probably include a link to the Versatile Blogger Award site. You can click this link to get there and check it out.
- Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
First, my nominees:
The Human Picture: From Israel, a thoughtful and unique commentary of life and the human condition.
Kim Harrison’s Website: One of my favorite authors … her books, her process, her past and upcoming books. If you are a writer, she’s wonderfully encouraging and sharing … and if you’re a fan, she will actually answer your questions! Wow! I love her website and I love her books.
A Traveller’s Tale: Photography and Travel Interests, Places and Things. If you’ve ever wanted to roam the world, you can do it vicariously here!
Coco Ginger Says: A refreshing voice from the younger generation and a joyous celebration of life!
The Turner Feed: Activism for a better society (and some other writing). Another delightfully well written blog by a young voice … thoughtful and fun!
Photo Nature Blog: Great photography of beautiful stuff in our world.
ShootAbout: Life Through the Lens … Lot of neat pictures, especially old cars. I actually like old cars and trucks and enjoy taking pictures of them too!
TwoDogsandaVegetarian: A quirky, interesting blog that I can’t define but always enjoy.
PhotoBotos: Come travel with us. A great roaming photography blog for those of us who enjoy seeing high tech photography from everywhere in the world.
Rantings of an Amateur Chef: Recipes and a lot more.
A Detailed House: Great houses I could never afford and might not even want but great stuff to look at and some good ideas that you can adapt to your own home.
It’s Alive: Great pictures, just pictures but such wonderful pictures! I’ve learned a lot from Bob and I thank him!
Now, about those 7 things about me I haven’t mentioned before:
- I don’t have nipples or a belly button. Does that mean I’m an alien?
- I talk too much or not at all. I do not seem to have a “slow down” switch: it’s full speed or silence. My friends know this and put up with me anyhow. That’s how I know they are really my friends.
- I’m so happily married that it scares me.
- I’m terrified of spiders, but have no problem with snakes. Unless they are poisonous.
- Twice I have found a cockroach in my box of Dunkin Donuts. I try not to think about the implications of that.
- My friend Sergei taught me everything I need to know about computers. He said “Just keep hitting buttons. Something will happen.” This sounds better if you say it with a Russian accent.
- If the Mother Ship comes and offers me a ride to anywhere in the greater galaxy, all bets are off.
When I told my husband about number 7 on the preceding list, he actually looked worried. That worries ME. Do we read too much science fiction?
And so it goes. Thanks again for the honor and I’m glad to pass it along. Have a great weekend!