A Versatile Blogger Award ~ A gracious way to acknowledge others and their Blogs

6 Oct

versatile-blogger-award-green I’m always thrilled to accept an award, and humbled when I think about how much reflection and attention it takes for a fellow blogger to thoughtfully compile a list of nominees. Thanks to The Empathy Queen for this nomination! I will try to do her justice by following the rules although I’m not really keen on rules of any kind. Because The Empathy Queen is so super cool, I’m putting her site at the top of my list even though it may be interpreted as a bit redundant or kind of weird.

Giddy with anticipation, I am going to try to pull myself together and begin.

The rules I received are as follows:


1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.

2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.

3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.

4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know about their nomination with a comment.

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

I enjoy many blogs, but I’m limited to 15, so I’m going to nominate those that most move me to the bone with one emotion or another, hoping that others will explore them and discover the magic!

In no particular order:
















Okay, that was the easy part, but now it’s time to list 7 interesting things about myself. Hmm, let’s see…

1. Like my friend, The Empathy Queen, I have a hard time handling compliments.

2. I’ve never missed an episode of Project Runway. Ever.

3. I love to wear novelty socks.

4. I bake all of our bread.

5. I’m a published poet.

6. When I was 6, I thought I saw the Easter Bunny but it turned out to be the milkman.

7. I quit holding my stomach in when I turned 60.

If there was a #8, it would be about how I feel every time I get a new Comment or Like on either of my blog sites. When someone new Follows me, I celebrate by eating a forbidden food like a real cookie, not one of my husband’s sugar free jobs.

I am sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, tickled to death when my work is read, and I thank each and every one of you for your kind support.

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15 Responses to “A Versatile Blogger Award ~ A gracious way to acknowledge others and their Blogs”

  1. wantonwordflirt October 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Thank you for awarding me the Versatile Blogger Award as well. I am rather swamped today, but will try and accept and fulfill the requirements tomorrow. (P.S. I am glad you stopped holding your stomach in. I would like to know the rest of the Easter Bunny – Milkman story!)

    • ittymac October 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

      These awards are wonderful but I realize they take valuable time.., your site is just too good not to include. So your welcome AND I hope I’ve not caused you a problem.

      • wantonwordflirt October 10, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

        No problem at all! I am glad you believe my blog worthy, and I shall get to responding to the award as soon as I am able. Thank you so much.

      • ittymac October 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

        You’re blog is wonderful!

      • wantonwordflirt November 11, 2013 at 12:57 am #

        I finally posted a new little something on my blog. I hope to get to the blog award post this week too!

  2. Archita October 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Thank you very much, Itty , for the award. I am honored and happy to accept it from you. And congratulations to you too, your amazing blog deserves every award. 🙂

    • ittymac October 6, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

      Your support means more than you will ever know. Thank you. Your work speaks for itself and is very deserving of respect and praise.

  3. theempathyqueen October 7, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    I am so flattered!!!! You are so kind to me and have been so supportive of my writing from the very first post. Your newest photo is so beautiful because it reflects you inside and out. You are an inspiration and I am glad to have your perspective on life, women and wisdom. Oh, yes, your humor is wonderful too!

    • ittymac October 7, 2013 at 10:43 am #

      I still blush, my friend, and it’s full on right now!

  4. Main Street Musings Blog October 9, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    #7 totally cracked me up! I love your sense of humor. Thank you so much for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award and congrats to you too!

  5. Theresa October 15, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    A much-deserved congratulations on your nomination from Empathy Queen. Also, my thanks for this gracious gesture; you do Soul Gatherings an honor by nominating it, and I send along gratitude and blessings… [I apologize for the delay in response; I just returned from vacation.]

    • ittymac October 15, 2013 at 8:51 am #

      😊 I’m hoping your vacation was everything you needed it to be. Thank you for your kind words.

  6. Tammy November 6, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    You’re just lovely. I’m sorry it took me so long to get over here. I’m pretty sure I read your comment in an Ambien stupor, got really excited, and then promptly forgot the next morning. Trying hard not to do that much anymore…

    Love that you eat a cookie whenever someone follows you. But soon you’ll be super popular and then what!

    • ittymac November 6, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

      Maybe I’ll get fat. I’m 64 so it’s expected…adds to the whole crone mystic thingy.. I’m such a fan it’s easy to promote your blog with an award you certainly deserve.

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