Cat: The editorial board (George and Lenny) and Snoops and Kommando allowed me to write this post myself.
I’ve been ambivalent about these awards for a while. I think they’re an awesome way for people to tell other bloggers how much they like their work.
On the other hand, I am one of the most disorganized people you have ever met. The first time someone nominated me, I thought that was the end of the process. The second time, the person included instructions but I didn’t know enough bloggers to fill out that part of the award.
The third time I was nominated, I thought it was a cool award so I remembered to complete it. But then I had no idea how to make it appear on my blog. I tried the forums, but got a response along the lines of “WordPress does not create or distribute these awards.”
The fourth and fifth times, I had every intention of completing the nominations, but they got buried in my inbox. (You may have noticed that I am often up to a month behind reading your posts.) By the time I came upon them again, I was embarrassed to follow-up.
Which brings us to today. I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger by two bloggers, Purrseidon and The Planet According to Dom within a couple of weeks of each other. It was also in the time range of reading a post from the tennis-loving cat Frazier at Frazier’s Racket which talked about how nice it was to be recognized by a fellow blogger. I’m sure it’s a sign. (Although the animals want to make sure everyone knows they do all the work.)
Step 1: Say who nominated you. See above.
Step 2: List 7 interesting facts about yourself. (Who’s defining interesting?)
- The editors are named after characters in Of Mice and Men.
- I talk to everything as if it understood me (surprise!) but only have ongoing conversations with animals. Mainly cats.
- I am afraid of birds.
- I broke a bone in my foot stepping off a curb in Manistee.
- My son almost drown in Lake Michigan when he was caught in a riptide.
- I can draw landscape fairly well.
- I have a Master’s Degree in Russian Studies. (Nope. Never used it professionally)
Step 3: Nominate 15 blogs to receive this award.
- Bertie’s Blog
- Cattitude Chronicles
- Catwoods Porch Party
- Deziz World
- Feline Opines
- Hairballs and Hissyfits
- Marvelous is Marvelous
- Noir Kitty Mews
- Peacock Poetry
- Three Chatty Cats
- 15 and Meowing
Note: I did not check your blogs to see if you are award free.
Step 4: Notify the recipients that you have nominated them. No mention of hand-written notes. Blog comment it is.
Step 5: Someone please tell me how to get the picture on my blog
Word from the editors: We’ll be back in a couple of days with something more interesting. Involving animals.
17 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award”
Congratulations George and Lenny, Snoops and Commando, and everyone involved in Adventures in Cheeseland! I think y’all are richly deserving of this award! Ultraviolet and I are honored that you have chosen us along with such great blogs, and we thank you so much. Unfortunately we are unable to carry out the obligations of the award as we are swamped with obligations and rather overwhelmed at this time. But you gave a lift to our flagging spirits today so again, thank you!
You are more than welcome
Congratulations. I got that a couple of times but did not know how to decide wh to nominate.
I know. I wasn’t really sure what they meant by versatile.
Congrats on your sell deserved award and thank you for nominating us, that was so sweet of you. Nice to learn more about you. That must have been very scary with your son, I am glad he is OK.
Thank you. It didn’t sink in until a couple of days later.
Great answers, I’m so glad I nominated you. I’m now off to make a cup of tea whilst I check out your nominees. BTW I love the top image of the beautiful tortoiseshell, she is very much like my first cat who is still remembered with as much love and affection as when she was alive.
Thank you! Things are always better with cats. 🙂
Sorry for the late reply – just catching up with everybody…
Thank you very much for nominating me, it’s lovely of you to think of me! I must say though, that I don’t do them any more as I could never decide who to nominate…great answers from you and it was interesting to hear a little more about you.
Re: the award badge – have you tried screen shotting the image then copy and paste? On the main WP dashboard bit…try that. Congratulations once again – lots of love to you! 😺💕xx
Thank you! And I will look for it to copy. Hope your time off was wonderful
Thank you very much – I hope it worked… xx
As a matter of fact, I couldn’t find it on the Dashboard.
That’s annoying – does Google give any instructions? Sometimes it can be more helpful.
Sorry, I’ve given up doing awards, nominating gives me too much anxiety, plus the squabbles over who actually runs the blog. I really appreciate the nomination though. Thanks!
A big round of APPLAWZ to you Snoops & Kommando kitty and all your crew! Woot Woot! You certainly are most deserving of a Versatile Blogger Award! And that was so-o very kind of you to nominate my bloggie. Purrs, hugs and tail wiggles!
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You are very welcome. You are a very versatail kitty