Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you to Lori MacLaughlin, who nominated me a while ago for the Versatile Blogger Award. I am honoured to receive this blogging award. (And I am glad that I finally have the time to sit down and write about it!)

Lori writes about her self-publishing journey on her excellent blog Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams.


For those who are not familiar with the Versatile Blogger Award, you can find the rules here. To accept this award, I need to list 7 random facts about myself and nominate 15 blogs that I feel are versatile (with an emphasis on blogs that I have recently followed).

Here are 7 random facts about me:

1) I hate coffee. No, really.

2) I started wearing glasses when I was ten years old.

3) I watch Love Actually every year around Christmas time, and I’m still not tired of it.

4) I can lift my left eyebrow without moving my right one. (A good skill to have when you need to look skeptical about something.)

5) I prefer sweet foods over salty foods. Hands down. So if you want to bribe me, do it with a brownie and not potato chips. Just sayin’.

6) I’m addicted to my Fitbit. Best fitness tool ever.

7) In one of my high school plays, a Greek tragedy called The Bacchae, I played the role of a wild woman who rips up animals with her bare hands in a crazy rage. Talk about playing against type. Seriously, I’m a nice person. I promise!

It’s tough to pick 15 blogs from the many excellent blogs that I follow. Here’s my short list. Some I have read for a while, while others are new to me but have intriguing and creative voices. I’m looking forward to seeing where they will go.

Writing-Focused Blogs

Eric John Baker – Eric tells it like it is, and helps us to get through it. He has a fantastic sense of humour.

Everwalker – Everwalker provides thoughtful and well-researched posts about the writing process.

Often Clueless, Always Shoeless – Olivia shares her personal observations about life and writing.

Suffolk Scribblings – Dylan gives excellent writing tips and also writes great indie book reviews.

The Write Transition – Carrie writes hilarious observations about life along with informative posts about writing and books.

Creative and Unusual Blogs

Albert’s New York – Albert the dog chronicles his experiences with his People in New York. Albert is super talented. You’ll love this even if you are not a dog person.

Bradscribe – Brad provides well-researched and creative commentary on sci-fi pop culture.

Here, in This Country – Chronicles the experiences of a Norwegian woman living in the United States.

Petros Jordan – Petros features different types of cool and unusual maps.

Planetary Defense Command – Our Planetary Defense Commander gives us creative ideas for story settings along with wonderful book reviews.

Variety Blogs

Here are some life-focused blogs that I started following when I participated in WordPress Writing 201 last December. (There are many more – I wish I could have included them all!) These bloggers write about a variety of topics, so I think they have proved their versatility. I’ll let their blogs speak for themselves:

The Confused Young Adult

Dreamer Girl

Eclectic Odds n Sods

Life In Between

Randoms by a Random

Thanks again to Lori. I’ll do my best to live up to this award! And thanks as always to my readers, for supporting me on my blogging journey.

All the best,


38 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Thanks for mentioning my blog, Sue! What a nice surprise to see while reading your post :). I loved your fun facts. I love “Love Actually” too! πŸ™‚ Happy Blogging!


  2. We have many things in common: I don’t like coffee (I stick to tea), love sweet things (unfortunately), can raise one eyebrow without moving the other, and love my FitBit. Well, I loved it for the two weeks I had it after Christmas. Then I lost it. I had clipped it on in the morning and when I went to check my stats later, it was gone. I have no idea where it is. Sigh. Luckily it was the least expensive one. I’m thinking I’d like the new HR one when it comes out soon. Constantly measures heart rate.

    Thank you so much for the award nod. It’s always a treat to be recognized. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yikes! That’s terrible. They need to come up with a version that sticks to you like a burr and then can easily be removed. It should be a piece of cake for today’s engineers…

      And you’re absolutely welcome. Well deserved! πŸ™‚

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  3. Thank you so much for the nomination and the kind words, Ms. Sue. I am relieved to know that in real life you are not in the habit of ripping apart animals with your bare hands.
    I am not sure whether my secretary will be able to fulfill the award requirements, but we will be sure to sniff out the other blogs you’ve nominated. I am glad we made your acquaintance in Writing 201.

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    1. Hello Albert, my apologies for any inadvertent trauma I may have caused you. If it helps, the imaginary animals were cows and not dogs. I understand about your secretary – it’s so hard to find good help these days. Best of luck in your blog explorations! I am glad we met, too. πŸ™‚

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  4. Awe thank you and you know reading this reminds me i really need to do more writing as that was what my initial intention was. congrats on the award and thank you so much for awarding me hehe, very lovely of you.

    Incase I dont get around to replying to this quickly here are 7 facts, but i am not sure if they are odd, about me:

    1. I have very small doll like ears
    2. I am a red head, though dark now and apparently we go grey the last out of all the hair colours
    3. When I was young I thought I would be famous by becoming some miraculous healer (yup odd i know)
    4. I bite my nails, yup horrible, when stressed and don’t notice it, trying to kick the habit, is getting better!
    5. My dream is to get on a plane again, when I manage to get a better grip on my chronic pain.
    6. I have a sweet tooth but love it with sea salt and caramel
    7. I love fish fingers, baked beans and mash

    Crickey I don’t want to say any more, it feels self indulgent lol xxxx

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    1. Thanks for sharing some facts about you, Justine. I think we all wanted to be famous for something when we were young – I like your idea a lot! If we ever meet someday, I will be sure to bring along the right sweet treats. πŸ™‚ All the best to you!

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      1. hehe thank you the sweet treats are a definite deal grins….yes i still want to be famous lol, not for anything like being an actress but imagine being able to heal the masses, wow, but you know the world is so synical at times they wouldn’t believe that was a bit deep!

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  5. Hi Sue, that was a fun read. I’m with you on 1, 2, and 5. Coffee makes me sick, I’ve needed glasses since the 6th grade (though I eventually switched to contact lenses), and I LOVE sweets. I’m looking forward to checking out all those blogs. Great list!

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  6. I love learning more about blogger friends and family, and I especially like a Q & A format which allows for some in depth moments of revelation. Reading through your list of random facts was equally as charming today, and makes things even more clear as to why I enjoy your personality so much–I find you’re very much like me, but only if I was the classy, well-educated type. Otherwise, we’re twins.
    And a massive thanks for 15 terrific bloggers to enjoy. What a bonus to have somewhat curate through the crowd.

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    1. Yes, Shelley, I believe we are twins separated at birth. I am flattered you find me classy. I will remind my family of this the next time I have bedhair. Enjoy the new blogs! πŸ™‚


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