A long, long time ago, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by two fellow bloggers: Pat Bean of Pat Bean’s Blog and Tracey at Snagglewordz.
Pat blogs daily about her travels in an RV with her dog, Pepper. For the past few days, she’s been writing about the Grand Canyon. A former journalist with a great sense of adventure, she’ll be moving on soon to wherever her fancy takes her. She posts beautiful photos.
Tracy is “an aspiring novelist with an ‘excitable* brain'” and an “introvert (mostly),” two conditions with which I am familiar. Snagglewordz records her journey to publication, a route that takes her on the most interesting side trips.
In accepting the Versatile Blogger Award, I was to observe the rules below.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Add the Versatile Blogger Award pic on your blog post.
- Share 7 random things about yourself.
- Award 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading.
- Inform the bloggers of their award.
Although honored to receive the award, I was at that time going through a period of blogwhelm**–and a few other whelms as well–and postponed public acceptance. I think–I hope–I replied with thanks when the bloggers contacted me on my blog, but I’ve never thanked them on this blog or carried out the associated tasks.
Tonight I shall remedy that. But I’m going to alter the rules. Instead of nominating thirty blogs at once, I’m going to nominate one or two blogs per post over a period of days.
Thanks, Pat Bean’s Blog and Snagglewordz. I appreciate this gift from two such Versatile Bloggers.
1 Random Thing About Myself
I studied belly dancing but had to drop out after four classes because I was too tired in the evenings to walk four blocks to class, so when anyone tells you all librarians do at work is sit around and read, tell them to think again, or, better yet, give them a clop in the chops.
My 1st Nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award
Every Day I See a Cow
This blogger is a powerhouse, a mom of two small boys, who writes the blog Perfecting Motherhood and still manages to see a cow every day and to blog about it. Every Day I See a Cow was showcased by WordPress in 2011 as one of “10 Themed Blogs That Rock.”
I hope you’ll visit and enjoy.
Note: On the sidebar is a picture of Olivia dressed in her cow costume. Olivia is a pig. If you don’t know her, you really need to meet her, especially if you have young children or grandchildren or students or acquaintances.
A cow, not Olivia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Another Note: Any nominee who prefers not to accept the Versatile Blogger Award should feel under no obligation to do so. We all have different aims, modes, and audiences, and such awards might not fit yours so well. Just know that I’m glad you’re blogging.
* Spellcheck wanted me to write a excitable, but I chose not to.
** Blogwhelm is a word coined by my friend Nita Lou Bryant.
It’s such a fine word, so useful in the Blog Age, that it should receive more attention than it’s gotten so far. It should be in the OED