My bloggie friend Wendy over at Quarter Acre Lifestyle just nominated my blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Wendy is a fellow kiwi and has a great blog recording her almost self sufficient life-style – all done with humour, honesty and good intent! She blogs about her garden and random daily doings, reblogs interesting posts and also puts up really great recipes and links to healthy and yummy foods – I’ve squirreled away a few of her recipes now and am addicted to the great nut and seed loaf she introduced me to a few weeks back..
There are rules around these awards and I am copying and pasting from Wendy’s blog to ensure I do it all correctly
“When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.
Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.”
- Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
- Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
- Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. (I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
- Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
- Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
So, I’ve said thank you, I’ve given you the link to Wendy’s blog – please do go and have a chat with her, she’s so lovely you won’t regret it.
I have to name 15 names – that’s a lot – I’ll leave it til last I think!
So, 7 things about myself:
I wanted to be a ballet dancer when I was a child, then I wanted to be an opera singer – I can do neither.
I love the ocean with a passion – but you probably knew that already.
I am an early bird, usually up by 5am, sometimes earlier, it’s such a beautiful time of day and it’s often my most creative time.
I love red boots - I love any colour boots!
I am a deep thinker who once took life too seriously.
I love all animals, but am essentially a cat person.
I love living alone.
I could do 15 of these!!
But now I need to find 15 bloggers to nominate for this award.
There’s an aspect to this that I am uncomfortable with because I do not want to miss out any of the people whose blogs I enjoy. And also, I know some bloggers do not accept these awards – I would have been one of them, but Wendy’s words changed my mind:
“I like doing it because it is acknowledgement to others that I really enjoy their blogs, it is a compliment. So…if you cannot for any reason accept your nomination please accept the compliment (nothing more needs to be done.) I enjoy all the blogs I read so if your name isn’t here know I do appreciate all of the ones I follow.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself!
I went through the list of blogs I follow and chose the blogs I read and enjoy regularly that meet my personal criteria of having substance, humour, honesty and interesting content.
Some are blogs I’ve been reading for as long as I’ve been blogging – others are newer friends, one is very new – but I made a connection! Some publish on a regular schedule, some are more like me and publish ad-hoc as and when the feeling takes them – others are quiet for a long time between posts – which makes them even more appreciated when they do reappear!
If I named you and you don’t accept these awards, I understand – just ignore it, but please do accept the compliment
And if I missed you, its only because I wasn’t allowed to list 16 blogs!
Teddy and Tottie http://teddyandtottie.com
A Random Harvest http://arandomharvest.wordpress.com
The Road to Serendipity http://theroadtoserendipity.wordpress.com
Life Is A Camino http://lifeisacamino.com
Gardening Nirvana http://gardeningnirvana.com
My Dogablog http://mydogablog.com/
Patricia Awapara Blog http://awapara.wordpress.com/
Junguemail Contessa http://junquemail.wordpress.com/
The Top 10 of Anything and Everything http://theverybesttop10.com/
Contadina K http://contadinak.wordpress.com/
Marking Our Territory http://markingourterritory.wordpress.com/
Thanks for coming by today, I love that you did! :-)