Versatile Blogger Award


Yesterday (Sunday) I noticed a comment from Jueseppi B, owner of The ObamaCrat, telling me, “Check your spam folder for an award nomination.” Hmm… an award nomination in my spam folder…okay. Digging through my startlingly full, spam comment depository, I found, to my humbling surprise, a nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Thank you Jueseppi for including this blog within your list of notable choices. But as I already told him, this now commits me to maintaining that standard which prompted this nomination. No slacking off allowed now is there?

As I thank him for this, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of this blog’s subscribers, readers and commenters. In its short life online, you all have made this experience rewarding and enjoyable. I hope you continue to visit, to share your thoughts and suggestions and find the writings thought-provoking and even a little entertaining.

And now in accordance with the tradition of this award nomination here are my choices:

  1. Double Dip Politics: A very well-written, thought-provoking political blog covering a wide variety of political topics.
  2. Lack of Environment: A man on a mission to educate us all on the issue of Climate Change. He presents thorough discussions on various aspects of the topic to educate the layperson and “deals with the politically motivated denial of all environmental problems with an emphasis on climate change”.
  3. Reflections of a Rational Republican: Exactly what the title states. This is a well written blog tackling a broad range of political issues providing intelligent, well-researched discussion from the Republican perspective.
  4. EvoAnth: A science blog I recently discovered discussing a range of evolutionary anthropology topics from Neanderthals to the science of belly-button fluff.
  5. The Blue States: After a bit of a hiatus, she is back providing a wonderful perspective on the political world.
  6. Bruce the Economist: A economic and policy blog providing an honest appraisal of the current political environment.
  7. Class Warfare Blog: A very interesting, intelligently written blog discussing everything from social issues to taxation to political corruption.
  8. Punditocracy: This is a blog I am apparently involuntarily following as I frequently find myself on this site without even realizing it while exploring new political postings.
  9. Ajones1021: This is an economics focused blog with engaging discussions about our current economic state.
  10. Ron’s Coffee & Chocolates: This is another blog I find myself visiting regularly as I peruse newly minted political postings. The author tackles a range of topics from a slightly different angle that makes the site worth stopping by regularly.
  11. Young Lady Lib: A well-written blog on a range of topics from politics to food & nutrition.
  12. Smash the Stupid!: A blog by a politically Angry Viking.

Okay, I know I came up a bit shy of the 15 but in my defense a few of my choices have already been nominated before. I know there may well be others I’ve missed here and for that I do apologize but these here are those sites I visit regularly and have a good feeling for their content.

Now for the 7 random facts about myself;

  1. I’m finding this particular requirement more difficult to start than it should be :-)
  2. Despite spending way too much time each day inside, on the computer, I do thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and it’s a beautiful day today!
  3. Like a number of my fellow bloggers I am also an animal person. I have, at present, 3 kids (2 cats & a border collie/lab mix)
  4. I’m a bit of an ancient history buff.
  5. I’m an avid Science Fiction fan.
  6. My favorite city is London, England.
  7. I’m a book hoarder…uh…collector.
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10 Responses to “Versatile Blogger Award”

  1. I don’t know why the comment went straight to the spam folder….could be that my link to my article announcing the award winners was labeled as spam. But you deserve this award. Enjoy!

    • I don’t know why it was sent into spam either especially when I’ve had a few actual spam make through the filter. Hopefully, my messages to the people I picked didn’t end up getting filtered.

      And thank you again!

  2. Thank you for nominating me. However, before a make your comment visible, can you clarify one or two things? Where do I get the image (do I just copy it from here)? Presumably, I am supposed to create a new post specifically for the purpose (as you have done here) – which I could do for Wednesday 8 February. Also, when you say “add a picture of the award to this post” (emphasis mine), do you mean I should also add a small thumbnail of the award to the specific post you chose to comment on? Is it one or the other or both?

    I feel very honoured given that I have only acquired 40 odd subscribers – although growing exponentially (at low % rate). However, at the risk of seeming pedantic, could you edit your description to make it clear that my blog deals with the politically motivated denial of all environmental problems with an emphasis on climate change? (you word it how you wish but that is the message).

    If you can clarify these things, I shall be delighted to accept – and happy to fulfill all conditions. Thanks again. :-)

    • “Where do I get the image?

      For mine, I just saved a copy onto my computer then uploaded it onto the site just for insertion into the post. Should be the same method for inserting other pictures into postings.

      “Presumably, I am supposed to create a new post specifically for the purpose (as you have done here) ”

      Yep.

      “Also, when you say “add a picture of the award to this post” (emphasis mine), do you mean I should also add a small thumbnail of the award to the specific post you chose to comment on?”

      Just the post you create when you nominate others. You can also put a thumbnail picture on your site as a recognition badge if you wanted to. I plan on doing that in the side column.

      “I feel very honoured given that I have only acquired 40 odd subscribers”

      I’d say it’s all about the quality of the work. You’ve obviously done a lot of research on the topic and should have some recognition :-)

      And I did change the text in your site’s description.

      • Many thanks for all those answers (and the edit). If you include subscribers, comment-followers, and facebook followers its over 90 (which sounds better). :-)

        Keep up the good work here too, it helps broaden my geographic and societal horizons, etc.. :-)

  3. Congratulations! And you just made this political junkie very happy here with all these political sites! Whoo-hoooo!!!!

  4. I’m honored to be listed. Thank you.

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