Thanks, Thoughts on Blogging Awards, and 7 Things About Me


Thanks to Diana for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. She was nominated by E. of The Playground – a blog I heartily recommend. This is one of the first awards I noticed being passed around when I started my blogs, and it’s one I really wanted. I don’t rush to do nominations, but I do say thanks with a link within a day or two of receiving them.

I’ve said some of this stuff on comments threads and on Sourcerer’s awards page, but here is how I feel about awards. I love them. I enjoy receiving them and I enjoy passing them on. I think they are a good way to complement other bloggers on their work. I don’t attach any real status to them, but I do enjoy looking at a blog’s side bar and awards page when I first discover it to see which awards they’ve won.

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I have said this before, but I will say it again:

I will never not say thank you for an award.


Irene has nominated me for: Field of Flowers.

I always say thanks as quickly as possible, but I do nominations on my own schedule.

Sometime this weekend, the Field of Flowers will be added to my awards page.

I will not go on and on about awards in this post. I ill just say: I cherish this one.

Just so you know, I am holding two or three Sunshine Nominations, an ABC, and a  Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I will  be giving out some awards soon, I am just not sure which ones yet.

A.M. Roundup

I’m going to start doing a few of these, and not on any particular schedule. They’ll be three to five links to other blogs. Sometimes they’ll be themed. This one is a random selection from blogs I visit frequently.

Part Time Monster contributor Lyn has one of the best-illustrated award acceptance posts I’ve seen yet at Lazy Lady, and a few Awesome Blog Content and Sunshine nominations.

Therefore I Geek discusses movies and t.v. shows that have influenced them.

OpinionatedMan has some opinionated thoughts on the blogger-audience relationship.

Awesome Blog Content Nominations

ABC Badge

Thanks to Peace, Love & Great Country Music for the nomination.

Here are the rules for accepting the award as I understand them:

  1. Download the award logo and add it to your acceptance post.
  2. Nominate a few fellow bloggers and share the award. Doesn’t matter how many; it can be 2 or 10.
  3. Since the award is ABC, take each letter of the alphabet and use it to tell something about yourself.

My nominations:

The Leather Library

A Tolkienist’s Perspective

Part Time Monster

Alva’s Almanac

26 things about me:

Alabama is where I was born.

Baseball is the only sport I follow.

Cold: I absolutely hate it.

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