Thanks to the awesomely named and awesomely talented Color Lime (http://thecolorlime.wordpress.com/), I have been nomiated for a funny thing called the Versatile Blogger Award. Which is why, slightly unusually, I come to you on a Thursday and with a post that has very little to do with writing.
Now, the deal with this award is that it’s both very meaningful and rather meaningless. Nominations are not judged or scrutinised – everyone nominated is automatically a winner; Anyone who writes a blog can nominate others and the rules suggest that if you are nominated, you should nominate multiple others – a little like a chain letter (except that there’s no bad luck or lack of sex if you don’t!).
But at the same time, I like to think that if the Lime nominated me, it’s because she genuinely appreciates reading my blog. And that is a big deal to me. She is telling her friends, readers and fans – go see what elmowrites has to say! And that’s the sort of nomination that makes me proud. So thanks, Lime!
For my nominations, I’ve thought about the blogs that i read and follow regularly. I suspect most / all of thse folks have already been nominated, but I’m not going to let that stop me linking them here.
Madison Woods (http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/) – inspirational leader of the Friday Fictioneers, Madison is a fantastically professional blogger and I feel daunted by the power of her blog. If anyone is to succeed in conquering the strange world of the blogosphere, it’s Madison.
The Color Lime (http://thecolorlime.wordpress.com/) – she posts a lot, often multiple times in a day. It’s all completely random, and definitely versatile. And a lot of fun.
Ironwoodwind (http://ironwoodwind.wordpress.com/) – A key member of earth’s last line of defence against alien attack. His friday fiction stories are often intellectual and /or political. I enjoy the challenge, and the broadening of my American history education, and the skill in his writing.
Craig Towsley (http://cleveroldowl.wordpress.com/) – I genuinely think Craig’s stories are my favourite more often than any others. His ability to provide 100 words in the ongoing story of Owl and Raccoon every week always keeps me bounding back to his blog on a friday afternoon.
- Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your acceptance post. [done]
- Share seven (7) FACTS about yourself. [see below]
- Award 15-20 other bloggers the versatility award. [ 15-20 is more blogs than I regularly read. I’ve kept this list short to give the real highlights]
- Contact your nominees so they know you nominated them. [will do!]
Which just leaves me….
1. I anthropomorphise everything, including the laws of physics.
2.I am virtually incapable of visualisation, whether of real things, the future or memories. By way of example I’ve got NO IDEA what my husband looks like. I could not describe him to you.
3. Many things amaze me – the fact that I can post a letter in any post box in the UK and have even a chance that it could land on someone’s doormat hundreds of miles away the following day; the fact that planes fly; the images on the television screen…
4. I have a strong moral compass, but I firmly believe in forgiveness.
5. I can’t write if the TV’s on or I’m listening to music, but background music in a coffee shop doesn’t penetrate my concentration once I’m in the zone.
6. Since I started to take writing seriously, I find myself thinking about plot and characterisation when watching TV, movies or reading a book.
7. I didn’t watch Sesame Street until i was 12 years old.