I am officially Mr. Flexible! I woke up this morning to find a blog nomination for The Versatile Blogger Award! After being here for only two months, this award is very distinct from the rest. This award acknowledges versatility, or flexibility instead of evaluating inspiration or quality. I know I have great characteristics, I just never acknowledge them.
What makes me a versatile writer?
First, let’s define it:
[vur-suh-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl]
1. capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.: a versatile writer.
Writing across different topics is challenging for many bloggers or writers. If you have a blog designed for one topic, there will be a restriction on work flexibility. If my work was primarily focused on kittens, why would I write about seashells? If I have a weight loss blog, you should never come across an article titled, “Game Over; Top 5 Things Not to Do with a Gamer Boyfriend.” Actually, that sounds like a great idea for my blog. I am not much of a gamer anymore, and I am not much of a boyfriend being alone either. However, it would relate well with my topics. The chosen topics focus upon establishing and balancing out relationships with other priorities in life. The most inspirational advice I can give anyone is to use what you know from learning and experiencing. You might have read many articles about something, but the experience is what builds it even stronger. You might have never traveled to France, but learning about the language and culture will help you become a versatile writer. Many journalists will do their homework. Bloggers might also do some research, but it is not necessarily required if they can persuade their followers with their writing. I am not interested in spending too much time in all my articles. If I spend over a day thinking and researching about a blog post, I just lost an idea for tomorrow’s post. I think of an idea that could transition nicely from my last post or something relevant for my hopeless romantic community. As a versatile writer, I am not only improving my job flexibility, but interpersonal communication across different fields.
Versatile Blogger Award Rules
1. Display the Award Certificate on your website
2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself
1. I noticed that there are two possible pictures for this award. Although the one used for my nomination was the one above, I chose the lime green one because it stands out more.
2. I would like to acknowledge Cookie for this nomination, and I am more than pleased to accept the Versatile Blogger Award on January, 15, 2013. The relationship that blossomed with each other is invaluable, and I’m excited to transition into 2013 together. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. You have been an amazing mother of three, and an inspirational blogger of many.
3. The following 15 people deserve this award:
Please understand that this list is not influenced by rank.
The Seven Things About Myself
7th Grade into High School Edition:
1. In 7th grade, I just started opening up my mind to poetry. Robert Frost was one of my first poetry book purchases. I didn’t start writing until freshman year of high school.
2. In 7th grade, I feared for going into a public high school from the transition out of a parochial school. I graduated high school with perfect attendance for all four years.
3. In 7th grade, I started Spanish. I thought it was amazing to learn another language that quickly. I graduated high school with Spanish 4 Honors, French 3 Honors, and Chinese 1.
4. In 7th grade, I refused to kiss someone because they had braces. In high school, my sister is now wearing braces. Coincidence? Possibly.
5. In 7th grade, my longest online relationship officially ended after 9 months. In high school, I went for four years with perfect attendance without dating anyone in the same school. I was always focused on a town away from where I lived.
6. In 7th grade, I never imagined myself being attractive. In high school, compliments were very foreign, and I didn’t understand how to accept encouraging words of honesty.
7. In 7th grade, I barely knew how to attract women because I was socially awkward. In high school, I met over 15 people from the Internet.
Very Inspiring Blogger Award #2 and #3
I received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award on the following dates: 12/15/2012, 12/19/2012, and today on 01/15/2013. The links provided will take you to the original blog post for the nomination, not my response back. I urge you to check out all three nominators for acknowledging my work here at WordPress.
I was wondering why I never published any official acknowledgement for my second award, but now I can see why. On December 19, I published two posts already, “Thinking Outside the Fingers; Linguistic Enthusiasm and Cultural Awareness,” and “Mr. Enchanting.” After 3,000 words that day, I needed to relax. Sorry for the inconvenience. I must have been busy that week, so I decided to throw a big post shortly before the apocalyptic satire post. Well, anyways, let me make this an official acknowledgement.
I am going to acknowledge the second Very Inspiring Blogger Award given to me on December 19, 2012 by elixirofmemories. I appreciate your nomination, and I am sorry I was lazy to acknowledge it earlier before. As mentioned before, the really long blog post and a busy week pushed me aside.
Today, I acknowledge and accept the Very Inspiring Blogger nomination from Charles. Thank you for your support and encouraging words for feedback on my blog. It is greatly appreciated.
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.
The 7 Things About Myself
1. I raised Cockatiels throughout my whole life. The oldest one living today is Joey, being about 20 years old.
2. I have raised a rescued Nanday Conure named Willy.
3. My two goldfish, Tom and Jerry lived really long lives.
4. The Crazy Cat man history: 1 Seal Point (Chloë), Blue Point (Buttons), and Flame point Himalayan (Whiskers), and 1 Tortoiseshell Persian (Holly). My family only has Whiskers and Holly now. Holly just turned 4 in October. She’s extremely adorable, and Google Images cannot compete! All of our adopted cats came from different shelters.
5. I only like small dogs. My background in being a newspaper carrier and raising cats might have caused this situation.
6. My parents are aware that they might have grandkittens in the future.
7. My next blog post might actually be focused on cats. I’ve been thinking about a really good topic for last 48 hours.
Nominations for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award (x2):
Please understand that this list is not influenced by rank.
Wow! I did it! 45 blogs! Please note, I did not award anyone with more than one award on this page. There are absolutely no repeats! I did this for the sake of having 45 original bloggers. If you are not on this list, please don’t feel bad. This was the first time in the two months that I was here to have this many blog nominations.
I wish the best of luck for everyone this year! Take care.