Versatile Blogger Award
I have been presented the Versatile Blogger Award by dear Donna of the wonderful blog Heron There & Everywhere. With a title like that, how can I, blogger of herons, not have been drawn to her blog?
I’m honored by Donna’s thoughtfulness in acknowledging my great blue heron blog in such an unexpected and kind way. Thanks so much, Donna!
I feel like it is I who should be rewarding Donna for being versatile, rather than the other way around. She is working full time, in the final days of completing her college degree this month, as an adult learner, she’a mother to two young-adult sons, and blogging. On more than two blogs. She has a delightful squirrel named Sera, who now has her own fanciful blog.
I admire Donna for undertaking a college degree as an adult. Her program sounds intense. As she recently blogged
I have three weeks to go before I am done with school. I am still working hard on trying to put together the final project I need for graduation.
When I began this class, there was a fellow student who introduced herself by saying that this was her second time through the class. She failed the first time because it was such a challenge.
You’re in the homestretch now Donna, less than a couple of weeks to go! Quite an accomplishment.
It’s humbling that Donna took time out from that heavy workload to honor my heron blog, a generius gesture. I’m touched and just want to say that I value your blogging friendship very much. Thank you again, Donna!
Now, on to the process… For my position on the sometimes hot potato topic of awards, please click here and read Just Sayin… A Word About Awards.
- This award actually has its own site with the official rules listed. Click here to learn more about the The Versatile Blogger Award.
- Versatile Blog buttons for your site are available, click here.
- Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their site.
- Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
- List 7 things about yourself.
SEVEN THINGS ABOUT MYSELF:
1. I’m not a big fan of “rules” so I changed that word to “guidelines,” above.
2. My favorite models are Great Blue Herons.
3. Like most artists, I fall in love with my models: Great Blue Herons, Egrets, comets & meteors. It’s an unrequited love.
4. I practice both Fine Art Photography and Photojournalism – not at the same time, of course, as the rules are very different.
5. A friend asked if I could live anywhere, where would that be? My answer, “Here.”
6. I am shy and don’t enjoy about talking about myself. It’s not about me, it’s about the great blue herons. In Journalism School, they taught us, “Report the story, don’t BE the story.” words to live by.
7. If I were to die and come back as other than myself, I’d come back as a Great Blue Heron.
SOME VERSATILE BLOGGERS
In no meaningful order at all, here are some blogs I am nominating for this award. It’s impossible to list every worthy blog – there are so very many, too many to count – so if I have inadvertently omitted your blog, no slight is intended. Some people may not wish to participate, and that’s fine, no pressure; I absolutely respect that some don’t have the time or interest.
Also, there are some blogs I ache to nominate, but I know upfront the bloggers don’t do awards. So, to you, and you, and you, and even you, please know that you’re appreciated in whatever other way that’s acceptable to you.
And some of the recipients below may scratch their head and say “Who is that Babsje and why is she saying those nice things about my blog?” I’m not a prolific commenter, but I do lurk and read and appreciate your works silently just the same.
I am a person of many dimensions and tastes, and find many different things interesting on many different levels. Be forewarned that this is a very eclectic list of blogs – some rich and deep, some humorous, some earnest, some sassy, some literary, others simply photos, but each of these bloggers is talented and versatile in their own way.
Thanks again, Donna!
A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.
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