In the past few months, lucky duck that I am, I've received "The Versatile Blogger" award from three wonderful blogger buds. I would like to thank:
C. Lee McKenzie - TheWriteGame
Debra Kristi's Blog - Sparks in the Fire
Paige Kellerman - There's More Where That Came From
In accepting this wonderful award, these are the things we need to do:
1. Thank the person who shared the award with you by linking
back to them in your post.
2. List seven things about yourself.
3. Pass this award on to 15 newly discovered blogs and let them
know that you included them in your blog post.
Here's my seven things:
1. The first few blog awards I received, being a new blogger, a
tech idiot, and an A-1 ding-a-ling, I didn't realize I was
supposed to snag the picture of the award and put it in my
post so the recipients I passed the award on to could copy
it, add it to their posts, and keep it going.
So I apologize to all those I passed awards on to.
2. I didn't know how to get the picture from the other blog to
add to my posts, so maybe ignorance is bliss after all. Well,
temporarily. I felt mighty dumb a couple months later when
I realized I'd goofed up. I've made many stupid mistakes in
my blogging journey.
3. Twice our family has moved into the house next-door. The
first time was when we were renting and wanted a bigger
house when we had our second child. The next time was
years later when we owned a three-bedroom home. After
we had our fourth child, we were pretty cramped. When the
four-bedroom next-door went up for sale, we bought it. To
move in, we took a section of the fence down and moved
our stuff to the new patio while the sellers finished moving
their stuff out the front door! Haha!
4. I can do the moonwalk. Not too good anymore, but I can
still do it!
5. My husband and youngest daughter say I remind them of
the mom in the TV show Malcolm in the Middle.
6. I like to eat cold pizza and meat right out of the fridge.
7. My mind draws a blank quite often, and it's doing it again
Okay, now that I listed all those spiffy facts, here's the fun part. I'm choosing 15 newly discovered blogs to pass The Versatile Blogger award on to:
Karen McFarland - Expressions From the Heart
Asrai Devin - the Mavin of Mischief
Sheila Seabrook - Two Time Golden Heart Finalist
Rachel Funk Heller - Too Clever For Her Own Good
Colin Falconer - Looking For Mr. Goodstory
Fabio Bueno - Diamonds & Rust
Ginger Calem - I Am Blogger. . . Hear Me Tweet
Louise Bihiel - Journey of a Thousand Miles
Anthony V. Toscano - Spilled Beans
Pat O'Dea Rosen - Reading, Writing & Rambling
Sharon K. Owen's Blog - Simply Creating
Sharon Esposito's Blog - Florida Mystery Writers Online Home
Jessica O'Neal - The Sexy Little Nerd
Jennette Marie Powell - Making the Mundane Magical
Prudence MacLeod - Valkyrie Rising
Note: Being a new blogger can be overwhelming at times, and if accepting this award and passing it on is too much for you right now, don't be stressin'. You can either hold on to it and share it weeks or months from now or whenever you want, or you can choose to not pass it on.
No pressure. This is all for fun and recognition!
Are you ready for another round?
I'm also honored to be the recipient of another award, the Inspiring Blogger Award, given to me by the amazing Haley Whitehall - Light on History, Historical Fiction Author. She also started the #lightonhistory hashtag on Twitter, so if you write historical pieces, check it out. They're a great group of writers that offer support with historical research or other questions you might have.
Pretty cool-looking award, huh?
Now I get to pass on the Inspiring Blogger Award to five blogs that inspire me, so here they are:
SJ Driscoll - Come Sit By My Fire
Samantha Warren - Stealing Starships
Susie Lindau - Susie Lindau's Wild Ride
There are many other wonderful blogs I've discovered lately, but I've reached the limit. I'm enjoying your posts and I'm loving all the comments.
So, congratulations to all of you, especially the newbies who have just ventured into the wild, wide blogosphere.
I'll leave you with the same questions I asked the last time I passed on blog awards when Gene Lempp offered some insightful comments in my post Blogger's Insight Re Blog Awards:
How do you feel about blog awards?
Do you love them?