The Versatile Blogger Award

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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.

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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.

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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?)

  1. The editors are named after characters in Of Mice and Men.
  2. I talk to everything as if it understood me (surprise!) but only have ongoing conversations with animals. Mainly cats.
  3. I am afraid of birds.
  4. I broke a bone in my foot stepping off a curb in Manistee.
  5. My son almost drown in Lake Michigan when he was caught in a riptide.
  6. I can draw landscape fairly well.
  7. I have a Master’s Degree in Russian Studies. (Nope. Never used it professionally)


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Step 3: Nominate 15 blogs to receive this award.

  1. autistsix
  2. Bertie’s Blog
  3. Cattitude Chronicles
  4. Catwoods Porch Party
  5. Deziz World
  6. Feline Opines
  7. Hairballs and Hissyfits
  8. littlesilverhedgehog
  9. Marvelous is Marvelous
  10. Noir Kitty Mews
  11. Peacock Poetry
  13. samanthamurdochblog
  14. Three Chatty Cats
  15. 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.

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