Versatile Blogger Award

26 Feb

I’m so pleased to say that I have been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award. I’m thrilled that people read Sockilism at all, and it means so much to me that they enjoy it!

The Versatile Blogger Award – passed on to me by Luminous Vegans (one of my favorite blogs) – is a way for bloggers to recognize each other and recommend quality blogs. If you are nominated you have won the award, and it comes with a few rules, according to the VBA blog, and those rules are:

  •  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.

I must say, I don’t read a lot of WordPress blogs. I have a few that I subscribe to and stay regularly updated on, but for the most part I spend my time knitting, reading books, and trying to be a good wife/mother (note I said “trying” and bought myself some wiggle room there).

I read up on this award a bit after recognizing that it feels a bit like a chain letter. Essentially, it is a chain letter, but one that you use raise awareness of great blogs. The VBA Blog asserts that by selecting excellent blogs for your nominations, you can maintain the quality of the Versatile Blogger Award. With that in mind, I will only be nominating two blogs. I would be nominating three, but as I mentioned above, Luminous Vegans has already been awarded the VBA and passed it on to me.

The two blogs I nominate for the Versatile Blogger award are about things I really love: Libraries and veganism. Both of these blogs do a fantastic job of spreading great information with quality writing. My Versatile Blogger Award nominees are:

  1. Oregon College of Art and Craft Library
  2. Save the Kales!

There are many WordPress blogs that are well-written and can teach me so much, but I just haven’t explored them enough to include on my list of nominees. In the next year, I will try to read more new blogs and develop a better sense of the WordPress community.

On to the seven facts about me:

  1. I’ve practiced a vegan lifestyle for more than four years, and I approach it from the spiritual perspective of ahimsa: To Cause No Harm. Through this I respect the planet, my body, and the other living creatures that belong to the same web of life that I do.
  2. I sometimes will peel an avocado and eat it like an apple. This is messy and strange, and I don’t even care.
  3. When I travel, if I’m not with my family my body begins to shut down from stress. Within three days I’m totally sick and miserable, but within a couple of hours of returning home to my husband and my own bed I am right as rain. This is often inconvenient, but I think it says a lot about the way I love the people in my life.
  4. I have a vegan pet so I don’t have to compromise my values to take care of my companion rabbit.
  5. I met my husband in the comic book store where I worked as a teenager. I love that we have a cute, interesting story to tell people when they ask our history.
  6. In college I was a very controversial sex columnist. I feel this was blown out of proportion.
  7. I hope to become a special collections librarian within the next five years.

As I said, I am so pleased to have been nominated for this award, and I’m sorry I can’t follow through and pass it one to another 15 bloggers. I can only try to improve my knowledge for next year.

Thank you, Luminous Vegans, and thank you to all my other readers!

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One Response to “Versatile Blogger Award”

  1. luminousvegans 02/26/2012 at 9:41 AM #

    Love the seven things! I also have a love affair with avocados, but have yet to try to eat it like that…I may give it a go though 🙂

    Thanks for reading my blog.

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