I received the Versatile Blogger Award (VBA) from author and blogger, Lada Ray!
Here is the link to Lada’s post: http://ladaray.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/i-received-the-versatile-blogger-award-vba/
According to Lada, here is what VBA is all about:
Versatile Blogger Award (VBA)
What is it?
As far as I can tell — details are rather sketchy and only the creator knows for sure — this lofty-sounding award is basically a mutual admiration society where bloggers recognize their peers for writing quality blogs that touched them in some way. The VBAs honor the blogger rather than specific posts. It’s a chance for bloggers to pat themselves on the back like the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does with the Oscars. Until someone starts giving out Blogscars, the VBAs will have to suffice.
What are the criteria?
If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. My selection was not only based on website content, but also the support given on Twitter. So, if you’re nominated…you’re not only an excellent author, but an awesome Tweeter.
I nominated 15 outstanding bloggers below. Congratulations!
What do you do?
1) Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
So…Thank you, Lada! This is a very cool honor
2) As a courtesy, include a link to their blog.
Lada’s blog: http://ladaray.wordpress.com
3) Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. (I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!) — you might include a link to this site.
Here are my nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award
The envelope please…
1. Aneeta Sundararaj – http://www.howtotellagreatstory.com
2. Jessica Frellathon/Jess Resides Here – http://frellathon.com/
3. Robin Lovejoy Tolkien – http://sathra-bansheeinthewell.blogspot.com/
4. Patti Roberts – http://theangelsarehere.wordpress.com/
5. Lenore Wolf – http://authorlenorewolfe.blogspot.com/
6. Jo VonBargen – http://twobitbard.weebly.com/
7. Elise Stokes – http://www.cassidyjonesadventures.com/
8. Wodke Hawkinson – http://wodke-hawkinson.com/
9. Christopher Petersen – http://christopherdavidpetersen.wordpress.com/
10. Philip Catshill – http://www.philipcatshill.co.uk/
11. Martha Bourke – http://www.marthabourke.blogspot.com/
12. Virginia Lee – https://dagonsblood.wordpress.com/
13. Robert Hatting – http://blair-pacificpublishing.blogspot.com/
14. Jayde Scott – http://jayde-scott.blogspot.com/
15. Wyatt Davenport – http://www.lunaraseries.com/
(4) Finally, 7 things about yourself.
1. I was born in Fremont, California, but have lived in Oregon since the 1980’s.
2. I have 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
3. My favorite author of all-time is J R. R.Tolkien, but our writing styles are completely different.
4. The smell and mere sight of sauerkraut makes me gag.
5. Once I was published, the hardest element of writing was balancing the time between writing, promotion, and social networking. I still consider myself a novice at all three.
6. I’m a creature from the 1980’s. My favorite bands: 1) Kiss 2) Motley Crue, 3) Bon Jovi 4) Ratt
7. Angolina Jolie would make a terrific Rizela.
Congrats to the new VBA winners, and thanks again to my friend, Lada Ray!
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