This past week, I received two more awards for newsofthetimes.org!!! I am so thrilled, in a world with so many creative bloggers, writers and photographers, that anyone would take the time to recognize my work. It is truly an honor and a privilege.
I am overwhelmed with the kindness and encouragement I have received from this creative and supportive community. So, THANK YOU!
First, a little delayed, I would like to thank FortheLoveofBooks, who nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I hope that all of you took a moment to visit his blog, since he was on the list of blogs that I nominated for the Sunshine Award this past weekend. If you can believe it, Life With the Top Down also nominated me for this award. I am so honored and can’t wait to check out the list of fellow nominees chosen by these creative individuals!
Rules for The Versatile Blogger Award
- If you’re nominated, you’ve been awarded The Versatile Blogger Award.
- Thank the person who gave you this award.
- Include a link to their blog.
Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
So, let me start with the really fun part – naming 15 bloggers whose work I admire.
Some blogs that have really inspired me lately are:
Salty Political Musings: Good insights into all things political
Postcard Intellect: Absolutely stunning photography and great adventures
Waiting for the Karma Truck: Thoughtful, interesting and funny commentary on work, life and everything in between
Hungry Lindsay: Book and movie reviews with a healthy dose of humor
Where’s My Backpack: Fantastic photos and fun photo challenges with lots of participation from a bunch of great blogs
The Jotter’s Joint: Well written, visually appealing and funny
The View Outside: Currently hosting interesting guest blogs where readers get to see the people behind the blogs!
Orange Spice Drop: Funny with great colors and visuals
The Bookshelf of Emily J.: Great book reviews and interesting choices of books
Policy Thinkshop: Encourages us to “Think Together,” frequently link to the same news stories that I write about
Politics from the Eyes of an Ebony Mom: Always thought provoking and informative
Beyond PR: Helpful tips for working in the world of public relations and writing
Thinking the Unthinkable: This blog is just getting started, but the author is thoughtful and thorough in his analyses
Craves Adventure: This blog just exudes fun and adventure, and makes you think at the same time!
Talk to Diana: Always good for a giggle and has been very supportive of my work
Seven things about myself:
1.) I am right on the line between introvert and extrovert, although most people think I am an extrovert. Too much time with people or too much time away from people and I get cranky.
2.) I have always wanted to volunteer for the Peace Corps.
3.) I have done 3 marathons and two 500 mile + bike rides and played sports throughout high school and college, but now I am pretty lazy.
4.) Nothing makes me happier than a Saturday morning walk with my pup.
5.) I love mashed potatoes. It is almost weird how much.
6.) I am torn between wanting to live closer to my family and wanting to live near mountains.
7.) I frequently wish I had studied Spanish instead of Russian in college. Especially since my in-laws only speak Spanish.
I was also nominated for the Readers Appreciation Award by C’est La Vie! Thanks so much for the nomination C’est La Vie! With a tag line like “Learning to accept whatever curve ball life throws at you,” how can you NOT check it out?
- List something you’ve been up to lately.
- Nominate 6 other blogs.
Six blogs that I find interesting:
Management and Career: Interesting commentary and advice on how to survive and thrive in the professional world
Writing More Than a Few Words: A fun blog with great visuals and interesting fashion tips and advice
A New Thing Every Day: This has been a fun blog to follow. I especially loved her letter to her mayor about the importance of libraries.
Sweetandweak: This blog makes me laugh out loud
Sticky Notes and Quotes: What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good quote!
Truth and Cake: Thoughtful and fun to read
And finally, something I have been up to: My husband and I are trying to work out the details to go on a summer vacation – maybe Spain. If so, this may turn into a travel and photo blog for about a week. 🙂