Over the last year or so, I had seen this award and the nominations on several blogs, but I never really knew the history or much about it. So, I decided to do research.
I found a Versatile Blogger Award site that explains the rules and displays the button for adding to your blog. However, I could not find the history or origin of this award. It seems as if it is something that has been floating around the blogosphere for quite some time. Regardless of its origin, I think it is a great way to reward us bloggers for all our hard work. Thank you, again, Virginia.
- Write a post thanking the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
- Include the Versatile Blogger Award.
- Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly and nominate them for the award. Include a link to their site.
- Inform each of the bloggers that they have been nominated by posting a comment on each of their blogs.
- Include these rules in the post.
- In the post, include seven things about yourself.
Versatile Blogger Award Nominees
Blogging in Myrtle Glen - Evelyn gardens in Florida and blogs about gardening and wildlife. One of her features is, Interesting, where she makes short observations about various things.
Gardens Inspired - Debra is a gardener and landscaper who lives in Michigan. One of my favorite series was her Butterfly Gardening A-Z.
Tropical Texana - David gardens in Texas, and his blog reflects a knowledge and humor that is a joy to read.
Tales From My Garden - Rosemary, from Montreal, QC, Canada, often pairs beautiful garden or nature photos with lovely prose or quotes.
Eden's Container - Tracy provides helpful information on container gardening. Examples of her articles include, Theme Containers - Plant a Pizza Garden and How to Make Your Own Garden Gazing Ball.
Foxglove Lane - She provides a respite, if you will, on her blog which captures the soul of nature.
The Potager Page - Malinda gardens in the Pacific Northwest. She captures photos of wildlife and muses about her garden. One of my favorites is The Hen House Diaries.
Signature Gardens - Toni gardens in Texas and covers various subjects that pertain to gardening in the west, such as Blooms Among Foliage and A Colorful Conclusion.
Garden At Nina Place - She writes about her gardening adventures and also has accompanying cooking blogs to use some of those vegetables she grows in her garden.
Aquascape Your Landscape - Jennifer presents numerous ideas and photos on adding ponds and water features to your garden.
Grafixmuse's Garden Spot - She uses her expertise in graphics design to create garden designs. I like how she uses graphic plans to illustrate her garden plans.
Rock-Oak-Deer - Shirley Fox gardens in San Antonio, Texas and shares lots of information about gardening in Texas soil and heat. One of her most recent posts is Propagation Class.
Nadezda's Northern Garden - Nadezda, from St. Petersburg, has some of the most beautiful winter shots of snow.
My Mimico Maison - Donald gardens in Canada. He shares his gardening adventures and travels. Examples of his posts include Dunrobin Castle Gardens and What Happens When You Don't Really Have a Plan?
Wellywoman - She gardens in Great Britain and writes about Sweet Pea Sowing and Carpets of Snowdrops.
Seven Things About Me
1. I enjoy crocheting, knitting, and quilting.
2. I write poetry...and technical publications.
3. I am a U.S. Army veteran and was awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal.
4. I once tried to live a vegetarian lifestyle for about four years but discovered it was not for me.
5. My favorite color is green.
6. One of my favorite movies is Enchanted April.
7. One of my favorite musical performers is Nina Simone.
There are so many great blogs out there, and I just want to say how much I appreciate all of them. You inspire, inform, and educate so many, and I, for one, am extremely grateful. You all deserve much praise and support for your hard work, and whatever support you have sent my way, I deeply appreciate it. Happy blogging!
© copyright 2012 Michelle A. Potter