I was touched to have been recognized as a “versatile blogger” recently by the lovely Jennifer Butler Basile at the “Chopping Potatoes” blog. Yesterday, she surprised me by recommending “Off Duty Mom” for the The Versatile Blogger Award. She could only select 15 blogs to list as those she most admires, so I am thrilled that she included “Off Duty Mom” as one of them. Thank you, Jennifer, for your kind words.
Many of you have likely seen these awards that bloggers give to one another to help recognize the fact that someone’s words have resonated or have impacted readers in some way. The idea is for bloggers to let one another know that when we take that leap of faith and bare our souls to the vast empire of internet-dom, our words not only reach people worldwide, but make a positive — and often permanent — impression. There is no greater gift than to know that you’ve touched someone’s life.
So, I plan to recognize the writers who have touched mine:
Momma Be Thy Name
Pile of Babies
Dirty Rotten Parenting
Jean Day Friday
Mittens and Boots
Science of Mom
Noodle and Goo
Working Momma With a Baby
My Toddler Peed in the Fridge
Moms Who Wine
The Good, The Bad and the Saggy
The Bookshelf of Emily J.
Making the Trek
Storyteller in the Digital Age
According to Jennifer, “if you find yourself nominated, you’ve been awarded The Versatile Blogger award. And then, you need to pay it forward” by
- Thanking the person who gave you this recognition
- Including a link to their blog
- Selecting 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
- Nominating those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
- Telling seven things about yourself
Here are 7 things about me: I HATE peanut butter and chocolate together (Jennifer says she loves it — I just don’t understand…); I currently have a sign in my cubicle that says, “If Britney (Spears) can make it through 2007, I can make it through this day” (thank you, Buzzfeed); I typically wear completely insensible, uncomfortable shoes to work even though I know I will always regret it; and the last four songs I listened to just now were “Breathe” by Prodigy, “Freedom 90” by George Michael, “Under the Milky Way” by the Church and “Rainy Monday” by Shiny Toy Guns.
Again, thank you to Jennifer and “Chopping Potatoes” for thinking of “Off Duty Mom” for this award.
UPDATE: another FABULOUS blogger has decided to spread some “versatile” love. Check her out here. Thanks, Calibama Mom! I am flattered to be recognized again!