Versatile Blogger Award

29 May

by Olga SE

I have good news and I’m happy to share it with you: my blog has been awarded by Monica Welch at Word Nymph. I enjoy Monica’s blog and read it whenever I have some time to spare. So it rejoiced me to discover that Monica considers my blog deserving the award. Thank you very much, Monica!

I can’t remember receiving any awards before, though it may be that I’m not thinking hard enough. But it is definitely the first blogging award I have ever received and I’m so full of pride that I’m going to complete all the requirements the award entails though I’m not pressured in any way to that. 

1. Thank the blogger who gave the award and link to his or her blog. I’ve just done that.

2. Share seven things about yourself. Well, let me think…

  • The first thing I had to do after receiving the award was to look up the meaning of the word “versatile”. But now I’m going to remember that I am “capable of doing many things competently” and my blog  “embraces a variety of subjects or fields”.
  • When I started this blog, unlike my blog in Russian, I had no idea what I was going to write about.
  • When I had just launched this blog, it seemed to me there was not a single English-speaking blogger on whose blog I might leave a comment because all the comments I received were spam and each blog I visited had VERY strange content. By now I have discovered many nice blogs and have come to believe that native English-speakers are just like me.
  • Recently I have nearly run out of ideas for blog posts but now I believe that the award will help me to trigger my imagination and productivity as a blogger.
  • I’m thinking of reorganizing my blog so I believe in a few months you are going to see it changed.
  • I’m studying Drupal and find it very difficult and thrilling at the same time. It is taking a lot of my time and energy but I enjoy it.
  • I have recently left my job at the University where I have been working (I can’t even bring myself to say “worked” yet) for ten years and which I loved dearly.

3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers and link to them. I will do that with pleasure as now I know quite a number of bloggers who are really versatile and deserve this award.

  • 1000 Petals – an interesting blog devoted to Axinia’s experience in meditation, her understanding of eastern philosophy and many other things
  • Actual Amy – Amy’s wonderful blog about “learning to accept, embrace and enjoy the person you actually are”
  • Chica Andaluza – a lively blog dealing with cooking, sewing, vegetable growing and other activities that accompany turning from “City Slicka to Spanish Chica”
  • Mindful Productivity – Beverley’s inspirational blog focusing on effective living, achievement strategies, awareness, simplicity and much more
  • My Busy Children – a family blog where Marina shares her two daughters’ daily activities
  • Not Just a Granny – an adventurous blog by Cindy, a passionate traveller, “enthusiastic photographer” and “all round lover of life”
  • Pearl’s Twirl – Ariana’s personal blog on quite a variety of topics
  • The Art of Living – Cameron Brooks’ blog covering such topics as art, literature, teaching, to name just a few
  • The Smart Passive Income Blog – a very friendly blog where Pat shares his experience as a full-time blogger
  • Two Hour Blogger – Martyn Chamberlin’s action-provoking blog that has changed my perception of blogging more than once
  • Worth Saying – a thrilling blog that has to do with “real-life experiments in productivity & positive thinking”
  • Write in Color – Melody Godfred’s colourful blog about writing

You are free to do whatever you want with the award: you can pretend it doesn’t exist or write a post about it. Whichever way you choose, please don’t feel obliged to pass on the award, it is not necessary at all. Only do it if you feel like doing it.

4. Comment on their blogs to tell them of the award. I’m already proceeding to.

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18 responses to “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. chicaandaluza

    May 29, 2011 at 16:18

    Aha – now I´ve read more about the award I can congratulate you properly. So, “congratulations”, and of course a big thank you too. Well deserved, and I look forward to reading more of your newly inspired posts in the near future. Am now going to get my thinking hat on and work on my own “acceptance”.

    • Olga SE

      May 29, 2011 at 18:19

      Thank you and good luck!

  2. axinia

    May 29, 2011 at 20:07

    thank you Olga, although I have got awards so far, every new one still feels very special! you are doing a wonderful job with you blog and your English is really great (much better than mine)…sorry for not commening often on your blog, I really don’t have much time as you may guess.

    I really enjoed reading 7 facts about you and your blog. Glad that you are not giving up blogging, please keep it up!
    LOVE and HUGS, axinia

    • Olga SE

      May 29, 2011 at 22:47

      Thank you, Axinia! And nice to see you. 🙂

  3. Amy

    May 29, 2011 at 20:34

    Congratulations, Olga! And thank you for nominating me, too. 🙂
    Have a great day!

    • Olga SE

      May 29, 2011 at 22:48

      Thank you, Amy! 🙂

  4. Marina at My Busy Children

    May 29, 2011 at 22:07

    Thank you for sharing seven things about yourself and your blog. I am always looking forward to read your next post

    Thank you for this award. It is such an honor to receive it from you.

    I will post this button on my front page and link to you 🙂

    I cant wait to visit and read all the blogs you listed

    • Olga SE

      May 29, 2011 at 22:49

      It is very pleasant to read such words. Thank you, Marina. 🙂

  5. Ariana@Pearl's twirl

    May 29, 2011 at 23:31

    Hey Olga, congratulations!!!! What a great achievement! I really love your 2 blogs Russian and English. They are both very different, but very interesting at the same time. I also would like to thank you for honoring me with an award. I’m humbled and happy at the same time that you thought of me and my blog when passing down the torch so to speak. Congratulations again and i am looking forward for more posts to come from you in English and Russian languages.

    • Olga SE

      May 30, 2011 at 00:35

      Thank you, Ariana! I love your blog too. 🙂

  6. amblerangel

    May 30, 2011 at 05:47

    Congratulations and so well deserved! You TRULY are versatile- and positive and thought provoking too!

    • Olga SE

      May 30, 2011 at 19:11

      Thank you, Emily. Nice to hear that. 🙂

  7. Beverley

    May 30, 2011 at 15:04

    thanks for nominating me Olga 🙂 it is my first ever one too…. Nice to learn 7 things about you and your blog

    • Olga SE

      May 30, 2011 at 19:12

      Will be looking forward to your post. 😉

  8. notjustagranny

    June 1, 2011 at 04:15

    Olga! what terrific news! and thanks so much for sharing it with me. I so appreciate your listing me as one of the blogs that you enjoy, and thank you for the compliment! 🙂
    So wow! what an exciting award, I am delighted for you. Blogging is such a fun way of communicating and meeting people. I love learning about and getting a look at other people’s lives via this medium, and have travelled the world through blogs like yours. xx

    • Olga SE

      June 1, 2011 at 17:39

      Cindy, your award is well deserved. Love your positive attitude towards life and people. Will be looking forward to learning new things about you. 🙂


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