When I checked my e-mail Sunday morning I was surprised to learn that I had been nominated by http://willofheart.wordpress.com/ for the Versatile Blogger Award.
If that’s not a boost to a blogger’s day, I don’t know what is!
I was very happy that http://willofheart.wordpress.com/ nominated me, so of course I’ll pass it on. It’s particularly gratifying to receive the nomination from a blogger that I enjoy so much. Thank you http://willofheart.wordpress.com/ for nominating me! I am honored and touched.
As with everything in life, there are some rules that I have to follow. The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are:
- Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.
- Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
- Share 7 random things about yourself.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Add the Versatile Blogger Award pic on your blog post.
Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Me
Since I like to get the hardest things over with first, here are the seven random facts about me that I have not mentioned anywhere else on the site.
- I am slightly addicted to sugar-free gum.
- Even though I work out six days a week and eat healthy foods most of the time, I adore sweets. Chocolate in particular.
- I’m very good at rationalizing that chocolate is good for you. (Hey, there’s research!)
- I would still like to lose 10 pounds. (Maybe if I cut out the chocolate . . .)
- I currently don’t want to lose 10 pounds enough to cut out the chocolate.
- The best decision I have ever made was to marry my husband, David.
- I spend much of my time focused on appreciating my marvelous life. Life truly is good!
In no particular order here are the blogs that I chose. These are all bloggers that I follow and read regularly, and who have touched and supported me.
I love the writing in this blog. It’s like sitting down and chatting with a good friend over a cup of coffee. This writer is the epitome of versatile!
This under-read blog about a woman and her relationship with her five cats is both funny and touching. And certainly, if you’ve ever had a cat, you will be able to relate.
Well written and insightful, this Jamaican writer is worth checking out.
This blogger is a dreamer who dares to live his dreams—and share his insights with others. Also one of the most genuinely supportive bloggers I’ve had the pleasure of running into.
These short but vibrant posts are like bonbons for the soul.
She’s come a long way, baby, and she’s doing it her way! This young woman’s weight loss journey has me cheering from the sidelines.
I’m married to a great man who is always striving to be a better man. Maybe that’s why I enjoy this blogger’s journey to be a better man.
This prolific blogger combines beautiful photos and pearls of wisdom.
The refreshing blog is written by a school superintendent in Southern California who doesn’t play the victim.
While the English isn’t always perfect, I find the blogs from this Romanian psychotherapist an interesting read.
I don’t know much about this blogger, who I’ve just discovered, but I enjoy the practical and insightful posts.
This fascinating blog from a writer in India covers diverse topics ranging from world history and global trends to human psychology and development.
You have to scroll down past the ads to find this blog, but these inspiring posts are worth seeking out.
Quirky and positive, this English woman shows that having a disability doesn’t define who you are.
Finding mystery in the mundane, this writer shows we can never underestimate the power of the small things in life.
I hope you enjoy some of these diverse blogs, and will keep an eye out for the blogs they nominate. There are many more that I could have included and many bloggers whose support I truly appreciate.
All that’s left to do now is notify the lucky winners that they have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. I hope they’ll find their nomination a great reason to keep writing.
Together we can do it!