An idea for anyone interested …

I love to hear about new books as much as the next person.  And I’ve noticed that some of my readership is comprised of writers.  And a simple fact of life is that some have more and others less readership than I do.  Certainly it’s a given that we all have different readership.

I’ve heard of blog tours, guest bloggers, etc.  And this isn’t so different as that; but a little bit, yes. Continue reading

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The Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award (Photo credit: It’s Great To Be Home)

Well, it would appear I’ve been nominated, by Jill of Barefoot Editing, for something called The Versatile Blogger Award.  Thank you, Jill!

I, honestly, have never heard of it before, though I’ve been looking into it now that it’s been brought to my attention.

Seems it works thusly:

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Well, let’s see, then.  Thank you has been given (do people really have to be told this!?  Oh … wait, internet … yes, they probably do … so sad).  Link to their blog … again not just common curtesy, but common sense; check.

15 blogs to nominate?  Oh.  Well, let’s get to counting shall we?

  1. The Kindness Blog
  2. One Picture a Day – beautifully artistic photography, but probably NSFW in a lot of Western culture.
  3. Photography in Patmos – more photography, but this one is PSFW (perfectly safe for work)
  4. EL3 Imagery – I’m starting to notice that I spend a lot of time looking at beautiful pictures.  Some of this one is NSFW
  5. Matthew Richards Photography
  6. Wide Awake But Dreaming
  7. Eric E Photo
  8. Charlotte Hoather
  9. Author Kristen Hope Mazzola
  10. Sky Watching
  11. Ink Stained
  12. Author Brooklyn Skye
  13. Three Wise Guys
  14. Untold Animal Stories
  15. ImeldaCribbin

Whew!  15!  Turns out I follow fewer blogs than I thought I did.  Much of my RSS list is comics and various sub-sites on I Can Has Cheezburger.

Seven things about me?!

  1. If ever I have the chance to do it I plan to emigrate to Norway.
  2. I have a beautiful, absolute sweetheart of a Black Mouth Cur who will be turning 2 this month.
  3. I have three absolute darlings of cats — a 13 year old avatar of Bast, a year and a half old mighty huntress, and a seven week old cuddly little boy.
  4. I read far more science fiction and fantasy than romance.
  5. I love Apple’s OS and devices.
  6. I used to be a huge Linux fan (Debian, SuSE, Mandrake, and RedHat – I positively cannot stand Ubuntu), but have moved away from it for numerous personal reasons.
  7. My favourite computer and OS is the Amiga.

As a friend pointed out, this isn’t an award so much as a cuter than normal chain meme.  But it’s a benevolent and kind of cute chain meme rather than fear-mongering or insipid, so I’m okay with that.

Is it just me or …

Does anyone else ever see that bit advertising “Learn how to drive more engagement to your site” in their WP stats page and you start imagining lots of people suddenly coming to your blog to propose marriage?

How many of you will now I’ve said that?
Mwhahaha … hmmm evil genius laughs are fun. Noted.

update: how odd. I hit publish on this at 6:30 this morning and I just found it in pending status. I was woken feeling very ill. Still don’t feel well. Feel well enough to find this post a little odd, but it made me giggle to read and recall it, so I’ll retry getting it to post.