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The very wonderful Worrywart’s Guide To… has nominated me for a Versatile Blogger award –

Pretty snazzy and much appreciated.  I have thought a bit about this practice of passing on blogging awards and concluded that it is a useful network-creating practice as it provides opportunities for people to connect with blogs they might otherwise never find.

That’s how it works for me, anyway. So, the real point of this is for anyone reading to check out blogs that they’ve never read before.  These blogs are all pretty different and I’d be sure that herein there’s something to suit everyone – so have a look.

The Versatile Blogger Award carries with it some responsibilities –

1. In a post on your, blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.

Here are the 15 blogs I’d like to nominate for the Versatile Blogger – I would have included others but many of my favourite blogs are already the favourite blogs of others and therefore replete with awards – including this one.

These are all great blogs and if you’ve never read them before then read and enjoy –

Today I Think…

The Incredible Lightness of Seeing

Spirit Lights the Way

Create The World You Want

The Living Room

Judah’s Blanket

Purpose and Dream

Viewfromtheside’s Blog

Pocket Perspectives

Radical Amazement

manicplanet

Joanna Castle Miller

Creativeconflictwisom’s Blog

A Tangled Tree

Make Wealth History

2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.

See above

3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.

Thank you Worrywart – I look forward to enjoying your future posts as much as the ones I have already read – Worrywart’s Guide To…

4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.

7 random pieces of information about me:

1) I spent a good portion of my childhood terrified that the Virgin Mary would appear to me – from what I could tell she seemed to like to appear to little girls (I was one) and, as the centre of the universe, I was clearly a candidate.

In order to maintain my apparition-free status I used to make sure I was never alone for very long.  My investigations had led me to conclude that apparitions tended not to happen to little girls in crowds.

(I succeeded btw – NAD – No Apparitions Detected)

2) I am a very bad traveller and sometimes immune to anti-nausea medication (homeopathic, allopathic – who knows even psychopathic) this means I have puked in all sorts of places – car parks, ferry landings, motorway emergency areas, out car windows…ok I’ll stop now.

Though this is not personal to me (the travel sickness I mean) I’d like to take this opportunity to complain.  What is travel sickness about? Some of us seem to have brains that go – ‘Oh I’m stationary – no, no I’m moving – hold on – no I’m stationary – no moving – which is it –  Moving?  Stationary?  I don’t know so I’ll just vomit…”

Seriously? That’s the best the marvel that is the human brain can come up with? I’m struggling to find the adaptive (or social) advantage in this reaction.  Design flaw perhaps?

3) I was born in the US

4) I grew up in Ireland

5) I take pictures of my feet

6) I love halva

7) And asparagus

(Any profilers reading this?)

5. In the same post, include this set of rules.

Voilà – (is this a meta section?)

1. In a post on your, blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.

2. In the same post, Add the Versatile Blogger Award.

3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.

4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.

5. In the same post, include this set of rules.

6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

I will do that.  Honest.

Thanks again.