The Versatile Blogger Award

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I recently received nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award, from two of my colleagues! In the last couple of months, as I’ve worked diligently on the blogs, I’ve joined multiple blogger groups on social media. How delightful to get to know amazing bloggers from around the world. The groups provide a means to encourage and support one another and to learn and grow and improve our blogs. I’m grateful for the fellow journeyers and for this honor.


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The Versatile Blogger Award Criteria

From the Versatile Blogger Award website, the following criteria is suggested:

“When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, and the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.” Versatile Blogger Award WordPress Site

I appreciate the vote of love and confidence! What began as a desire to move beyond my comfort zone, and develop the habit of writing, has evolved into two blogs and a desire to write full time. I would not be where I am, currently, without the knowledgeable input and encouragement of many.

The Versatile Blogger Award Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Link to the blog of the person who nominated you.
  3. Share 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 more bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.

I received two nominations, a few days apart.

Thank you to Angela, with Mean Green Chef. Her blog features an array of recipes and food tips, captured with stunning photos. Click the link to check it out.

And thank you to Kathryn, with Kathryn T Hall. Kathryn is an author who also writes a blog about books and culture. Check out her website and blog by clicking the link.

I appreciate both of you tremendously, for thinking of me!

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Seven Facts About Me

Here we go…seven things that are true about me:

I love movies. They’ve shaped my life since early childhood, when I frequently attended Saturday afternoon matinees. I receive deeper messages from this art form…life lessons and ahas and symbolism. Movie reviews get featured often on my blog. Favorite films include The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Phantom of the Opera, The Greatest Showman…and just recently, Bohemian Rhapsody.

I’ve wanted to write since childhood as well, influenced by film and by my mother, who is a storyteller herself. She bought me a child-sized turquoise and white typewriter, to get me started capturing my stories.

Edinburgh, Scotland is my favorite city in the world. I can’t explain why, exactly. However, when I’m there it feels like I’ve returned home. I’m excited to visit again this July, for 10 glorious days.

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Speaking of Scotland, I’m a member of the Maitland Clan. I have a Clan Chief, a tartan and a motto…Consilio et Animis – By Wisdom and Courage.

Traveling is a passion! My big WHY, for creating income from anywhere in the world, is so that I can do just that…work from anywhere in the world.

Life truly is enchanting for me. Because I believe it is, and see it thus…it is. My days are full of signs, wonders and synchronicities.

I’m an avid gardener. A silver lining, from the EF5 tornado that destroyed a third of Joplin in 2011, was receiving a new yard. Removing two feet of lead contaminated dirt and bringing in fresh, rich soil provided a blank canvas to create upon. My garden is ever changing and brings me much joy and beauty.

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Nominated Bloggers

Here are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award:

If you are looking for insightful reading and great ideas, check out these bloggers.

When I began my blogging journey, I chose to go it alone, like I do so many other things in life. There’s nothing wrong with that, except I had to figure it all out on my own as well.

It truly has been a joy to connect with others, learn from them, offer to them and share in this adventure together. We all do our own unique things, together. And that makes all the difference in the world.

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