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The very wonderful Worrywart’s Guide To… has nominated me for a Versatile Blogger award –

Pretty snazzy and much appreciated.  I have thought a bit about this practice of passing on blogging awards and concluded that it is a useful network-creating practice as it provides opportunities for people to connect with blogs they might otherwise never find.

That’s how it works for me, anyway. So, the real point of this is for anyone reading to check out blogs that they’ve never read before.  These blogs are all pretty different and I’d be sure that herein there’s something to suit everyone – so have a look.

The Versatile Blogger Award carries with it some responsibilities –

1. In a post on your, blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.

Here are the 15 blogs I’d like to nominate for the Versatile Blogger – I would have included others but many of my favourite blogs are already the favourite blogs of others and therefore replete with awards – including this one.

These are all great blogs and if you’ve never read them before then read and enjoy –

Today I Think…

The Incredible Lightness of Seeing

Spirit Lights the Way

Create The World You Want

The Living Room

Judah’s Blanket

Purpose and Dream

Viewfromtheside’s Blog

Pocket Perspectives

Radical Amazement

manicplanet

Joanna Castle Miller

Creativeconflictwisom’s Blog

A Tangled Tree

Make Wealth History

2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.

See above

3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.

Thank you Worrywart – I look forward to enjoying your future posts as much as the ones I have already read – Worrywart’s Guide To…

4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.

7 random pieces of information about me:

1) I spent a good portion of my childhood terrified that the Virgin Mary would appear to me – from what I could tell she seemed to like to appear to little girls (I was one) and, as the centre of the universe, I was clearly a candidate.

In order to maintain my apparition-free status I used to make sure I was never alone for very long.  My investigations had led me to conclude that apparitions tended not to happen to little girls in crowds.

(I succeeded btw – NAD – No Apparitions Detected)

2) I am a very bad traveller and sometimes immune to anti-nausea medication (homeopathic, allopathic – who knows even psychopathic) this means I have puked in all sorts of places – car parks, ferry landings, motorway emergency areas, out car windows…ok I’ll stop now.

Though this is not personal to me (the travel sickness I mean) I’d like to take this opportunity to complain.  What is travel sickness about? Some of us seem to have brains that go – ‘Oh I’m stationary – no, no I’m moving – hold on – no I’m stationary – no moving – which is it –  Moving?  Stationary?  I don’t know so I’ll just vomit…”

Seriously? That’s the best the marvel that is the human brain can come up with? I’m struggling to find the adaptive (or social) advantage in this reaction.  Design flaw perhaps?

3) I was born in the US

4) I grew up in Ireland

5) I take pictures of my feet

6) I love halva

7) And asparagus

(Any profilers reading this?)

5. In the same post, include this set of rules.

Voilà – (is this a meta section?)

1. In a post on your, blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.

2. In the same post, Add the Versatile Blogger Award.

3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.

4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.

5. In the same post, include this set of rules.

6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

I will do that.  Honest.

Thanks again.

29 Comments

  1. Heartfelt congratulations on this nomination. I also love asparagus–actually my favorite green vegatable. I also have been nomiated for three blogger awards over the past couple of months, but CANNOT take time to learn how to post the appropriate badges, or even follow all the steps. I DO see the benefit of this blogging awards business: to build networks among us. Yours is the first list I have seen where the author of the list is the ONLY blogger I was familiar with. I will definitely check out some of these; Thanks for the info, very, very much!

  2. Thanks for the nomination! It’s always encouraging to meet like minds, and thus of course I’m loving your blog.

  3. Congratulations!

    I love Fact no.5

  4. Thanks, Patricia! The VBA “is a useful network-creating practice as it provides opportunities for people to connect with blogs they might otherwise never find.”

    Here are my 7 things:
    http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Blogging is such FUN. Isn’t it amazing how a mere 26 letters can be combined in so many interesting ways?

  5. Congratulations to you on being offered this nomination…. you have a very special blog!

    Thank you so much for passing the nomination along to me… aka….Pocket Perspectives…I think it’s a wonderful opportunity to give a smile of appreciation to bloggers one might enjoy and to bring some attention to other bloggers we may not be aware of…thank you…I agree with Nancy…blogging is so much fun…not only to get to use 26 letters….but also music, images, photos and best of all….all of the color of the rainbow, as well… : ) kathy

  6. Perhaps you would consider reading my blog “Free Energy Now”, found at http://www.johnpnts.wordpress.com? I could use some feedback, and I believe that we are on the some page, socially conscience and wanting to help the world.
    Congratulations!
    John Pontious

  7. Thank you so much! I really appreciate you nominating me, as well as all of your informational and well written posts! I feel honored to be a part of this, as all of the blogs on here are truly inspirational and so well done!
    Thank you again, I look forward to creating my own nominations and furthering this wonderful network of intelligent bloggers <3

    xo,
    Nicole Ciccarelli

  8. Thanks, I’ll have to do it some time next week, as all I’ll have time for this weeekend is the theme.

  9. Congratulations! I love the 7, especially the NAD! 🙂

  10. Trisha, you deserve the recognition – you have a great blog! And thank you for including me in your list of nominations. As you know, I have kind of a split mind on all of this, but I am getting over it. 😉 I do really appreciate finding out about other blogs that may be of interest to me. There is a wonderful community out there, and I am honored to be a part of it!

    So, all that said, thank you, I am honored by your recognition, and I will get to my posting next week sometime. Many Blessings ~

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  12. Thank you for the nomination. I will try to follow the rules…

  13. Congratulations and well deserved! I was chuckling at the thought of you as a little girl staying in crowds so the Virgin Mary wouldn’t appear to you. LOL. 🙂 And the puking, oh, boy, I can relate… used to get motion sickness until my teens due to inner ear issues, but got out of it, thank God. I remember not being invited again for car trips with family friends which was a relief for me!

    • Thanks, glad you enjoyed it – it’s a lot easier being an adult and not having to be centre of the universe, isn’t it? As for the puking…’nough said! Thanks for the comment and for your lovely and inspiring blog posts – I so enjoy them.

  14. Congratulations on your award! 🙂

  15. Wow, thank you so much, it means a lot especially from a blog I enjoy and respect so much. I am being held hostage at an internetless location, but as soon as I have the freedom of the waves I’ll be passing on the kindness/freebie publicity. Thank you again, it means a great deal to me.

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