Thanks to Bardic Blogger (bardicblogger.wordpress.com) and Tammy Holloway (http://tammyholloway.wordpress.com/) I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! Considering my blog hasn’t been around that long, I’m honored and flattered to be recognized!
The Award has three parts:
#1: Thank the person who nominated you.
#2: Pass this award to 15 newly discovered bloggers and let them know you included them in your post.
#3: List 7 things about yourself.
Okay, here goes:
#1: Thank you to Tammy Holloway & the Bardic Blogger. I’m honored!
#2: I’ve been doing a lot of blog reading lately, trying to connect with people on WordPress, talk about writing and stories, and get into blogging. It’s been fun. Luckily, it’s also made it easier for me to think of 15 newly discovered blogs that I’m really interested in and I think are great! These are in no particular order.
1- Tammy Holloway. She’s supported A Story Every Day, and I love reading her posts that play off of the words “write” and “right.” She is encouraging, inspiring, and just… honest! http://www.tammyholloway.wordpress.com
2- The Daily Writer. Features posts on writing, interviews with writers, writing conventions and the like – everything having to do with writing. A great resource! http://rosymoorhead.co.uk
3- Siobhan Curious. I love the posts here about education, and honestly, I usually agree with them. I’m fascinated by the topic of writing and learning intertwined, as well as the subject of teaching writing, so naturally I find myself interested in this blog. They always get me thinking! http://siobhancurious.com
4- Cresting the Words. This blogger likes language. So do I. This blogger likes playing with words. So do I. This blogger writes. So do I. … Enough said! crestingthewords.wordpress.com
5- BohemiaSpeaks. I’m not usually a huge fan of poetry, but I really like this blogger’s stuff. The fact that this poetry has actually captured me speaks volumes. http://bohemiaspeaks.com
6- C.B. Wentworth. Candid and personal. I genuinely enjoy reading what she shares and seeing how we relate. cbwentworth.wordpress.com
7- The Witty Gritty. So recently discovered that I’ve only read the post about seating on airplanes. It was too true. And also funny, in an odd way. thewittygritty.com
8- Words from the Woods. She relates writing life to her real, every day life. catwoods.wordpress.com
9- L.S. Engler. Blogs about her writing journey, and blogs about writer and author quotes (my favorite part!). http://lsengler.com/
10- Caffeine for the Creative Soul. Puts writing into drawings, and vice versa. Love it! http://timcoffeyart.wordpress.com/
11- Savvy Writing Careers with Rebecca. Provides tips and insights into writing careers and freelancing. http://savvywritingcareers.wordpress.com
12- Writers in the Storm. Professional and published sharing their journeys, and their thoughts. They work together to support each other through the wild ride of producing some stellar work, getting feedback, revising, getting published, etc! writersinthestorm.wordpress.com
13- Brainstorms & Bylines. Helpful for new writers and savvy writers a like. Gives newer writers some encouragement and a lot to think about. barbaratyler.wordpress.com
14- Wordsmith Six. Six writers who delve into different genres and topics, sharing their stories and their experiences as well as their views and thoughts. Always some kind of provoking thought to read. wordsmithsix.wordpress.com
15- The Urban Hippie. I simply love her photography style, and I find it inspiring for my own.
#3: List seven things about yourself.
Hmmm. Well, as you can imagine, every one in the world has much more than seven things going on. I’m just going to list seven things that relate to me deeply, and you can get an idea of a brief mold of where I come from…
1. Italy/Italian. I speak Italian; I’ve lived in Italy three times. Speaking in a different language makes me feel like I’m deeply using my brain.
2. Horses. I’ve ridden since I was 9. I have a beautiful thoroughbred who I am very much in love with.
3. Writing. Well, obviously.
4. Photography. I like to take pictures. Of everything. I like to mess with them in Photoshop and Lightroom. It’s an art I’m actually good at – I certainly can’t draw or paint so well!
5. People. I believe in relationships. Take that as you will!
6. The outdoors. I like to hike, camp, run, bike, rollerblade, and breathe fresh air. It’s important. This is why I don’t like large, humongous cities and I’m not sure I could ever live in one.
7. Travel. It’s how we learn, and it’s how we become independent. (Try it if you don’t believe me! )
What are your favorite blogs? Why do you like them? I’m excited to hear!