Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Blues: The Versatile Blogger Award


Life gets busy, and he who hesitates loses track of the original post. That’s why I’m late to The Versatile Blogger party (with apologies and thanks to my nominator at My Random Muse).

The Versatile Blogger Award is akin to a game of Hot Potato, if the potato continually multiplied by an order of five with every pass, forcing you to recruit more and more people to play. The idea is, someone gave My Random Muse the potato, which promptly reproduced, and she passed one of them on to me. So, in my hands, for the past month or so, I’ve had a handful of broiling, scorching, mealy potatoes, and now I’m passing them on. (Yes, it’s kind of like a chain letter, without the threat of sudden death or years of bad luck, but it’s also like sitting down at a cafeteria table and starting a conversation about what everyone is reading.)

The rules….

1) Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post. (Done.)

Many thanks to My Random Muse (as well as to my mother, this blog’s production staff, and Ricky Gervais.)

2) Share seven things about yourself

— I had ancestors on both sides of the Civil War.

— I only know how to play sad songs on the guitar.

— I peed my pants, in class, in the first grade. It wasn’t my fault.

— My first published work was a book report I wrote in second grade.

— I became a Doctor Who fan in the late 1980s.

— The only foods I actively avoid are dried plums (prunes).

3) Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading.

Alisia Leavitt, MFA
An Irish Patel

Diminishing Gene Pool

Geek with Curves

Stop, Don’t Do That

Temporary Knucksline

Twirling in Glitter

Writer Beware

PlayDate NH

Delilah S. Dawson

Indie Jane

Staring Out the Window

Voyage of the Play Actor

Krystal Wade



  1. I figure it beat a kick in the head. I like your stuff and, if nothing else, the award is a good excuse to network.

  2. Thanks, Rob. Now I have to figure out how to do all of this stuff, so I'll learn something as well as feeling good.

  3. You little stinker ...
    Course it's always fun to tag a fellow blogger.
    Thanks RWW, now I'm off to explore your list.

  4. Just sharing the wealth, GPD. It's kind of a neat idea and is certainly more personal than #WW or #FF.

    1. The wealth is wonderful, but you're still a stinker. :)