I Received the Versatile Blogger Award!

Despite being somewhat inconvenienced by my internet’s supplier ability to… um… actually supply, I am so happy. Grinning from ear to ear happy. Tuesday started out with a BANG! Of course, it also ended with a BANG (or it could have been a little more like a quiet SNAP, since I didn’t wake up when I fell ‘off line’).

Anyway, what I am really happy about is that I Received the Versatile Blogger Award! from Karen’s Different Corners.

Thank you, Karen! I can’t believe my posts have touched you so much. I am so grateful. And happy. Did I mention that? Grinning. Yeah. That’s me.

For your information, the rules of the VBA are as follows:

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  •  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 the VBA site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

My fifteen nominees are:

Daniel Nest http://nest-expressed.com/top/ (I know you,ve already got it, Daniel, but it’s well deserved)

Paradox Series http://theangelsarehere.wordpress.com/

RachelintheOC http://rachelintheoc.com/

AWriter’sDailyBlissPursuit http://thedailyblisspursuit.wordpress.com/

The Write Transition http://carrierubin.com/

Ritesh Kala http://riteshkala.wordpress.com/

Diary of s Mummy Misfit http://mummymisfit.blogspot.co.uk/

Write-hook http://www.write-hook.com/

The Daily Blog http://www.ericaluckedean.com/

Lesism http://lesism.blogspot.co.uk/

Photobotos http://photobotos.com/

ePublish a Book http://www.epublishabook.com/#axzz1uZMM7rAA

M.G. Edwards http://worldadventurers.wordpress.com/

Sally Donovan http://www.sallydonovan.net/

Eri Nelson http://www.dearharts.com/

And the seven things about me (oh, this hurts):

1. I am a people watcher. I sit (or stand) somewhere out of the way and watch. I don’t comment, I just take it in. It helps me understand people. Or I could be kidding myself…

2. I don’t judge. Because I understand the reasons behind people’s behaviours (or I think I do), I often cannot blame them for what they’ve said or done. I don’t judge and I don’t blame, but that doesn’t mean I forget.

3. I’m really really bad with names. Seriously bad. I work best in a world full of pictures. I remember people by their faces, or something they’ve said, but not their names. Ugh! That can be so infuriating. Especially when you are trying to explain the name of the band that plays that song, the one with… Or the book with such and such on the cover, in which the protagonist… On and on it goes. I’m useless with names and I accept it. I’ve learned to live with it.

4. I like Tim Minchin, despite his frequent use of the F-word. Especially his song ‘Lullaby’. I dare any mother to tell me they didn’t feel that way at least once!

5. I can speak enough languages to get by in about 80% of the countries in the world. Not as good as English, but enough. I also have friends or acquaintances in a lot of countries (and no, I’m not talking about facebook or twitter friends here).

6. I am a nit-picker. It comes naturally to me to find little defects in places most people would consider perfect. I ignore this tendency when I’m reviewing, obviously. Besides, there are a lot of things more important than perfection. And nit-picking can be useful when I’m editing. Hurray.

7. I am a minimalist. I could quite happily live in one room for the rest of my life. One room with a comfortable bed, a chest of drawers for my clothes and my own shower cubicle. And an internet connection. And NO shelves to dust or knick-knacks to polish. No, my husband doesn’t do dusting. How did you guess?

11 Replies to “I Received the Versatile Blogger Award!”

  1. Thanks so much for the nomination! What a pleasant surprise. It is always nice to be recognized. 🙂

    And I’m with you on the name-remembering thing. I try to repeat the name after I’ve heard it, but sometimes even that doesn’t work!

  2. Congratulations on the nomination, happy for ya! 🙂 Also, thanks a lot for putting me up there. Even though it’s my second VBA it makes it no less gratifying! People watcher, eh? Sounds remotely ominous somehow 😉

    As for speaking enough languages to get by in most countries – wow, impressive. I know you’ve mentioned you lived many places, but I didn’t realise you’ve also learned the languages. My hat off to you!

  3. Than you so much Ella! This is the second time I am receiving this award, but it is always great to know that people are actually reading what I am putting out there and actually noticing! Personally, I am bad at remembering names too. I can’t even remember faces most times, and this has led to so many embarrassing situations. For example, I’ve had old acquaintances coming over and addressing me by my name, and leaving me wondering who the person is, or from where I know them. LOL

    1. I’m ok with faces. It’s funny what details I remember. For example, I recognized someone today by his eyes. He’s grown a beard since last time I’ve seen him, about a year ago. I even remembered what car he drove, and that by image only because I’m useless at names of cars, too.

  4. I’m really sorry about your internet, know how that feels. And I can’t believe how much we have in common! I’m with you on #1,2,3,6, and #7 And I find it quite embarrassing when I can’t remember someone’s name. I’m better at numbers so I believe everyone should be given a number 🙂 Hope your weekend is wonderful and your internet hangs in there!

  5. Yeah. That’s a good idea. I’m good at maths. I did one year of advanced maths at uni, not that I remember any of it, but I found it easy. Cool. We’ll change the world. Numbers it is. And pictures of cake. Yum! : )

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