I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. A previous version of this post said that I “got” the reward. This is because I didn’t edit the entry to make sure I didn’t make any mistakes. Guess what happens when you don’t check for errors? Yeah. You claim to “get” rewards that you are only nominated for.
1. Display the logo on my blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated me.
3. State 7 things about myself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
5. Notify my nominees.
I’ll follow every rule, except I’ll nominate 10 other bloggers instead.
I have added descriptions of the bloggers that I decided to list, which I didn’t when this entry was first submitted. It seemed to be a good way to increase their traffic. Anyway, without further ado,
Ahem . . .
It is a great feeling, knowing that the words from your own mind are enjoyed and appreciated by others. If someone goes that one step further and says you deserve a reward for your words, then that’s awesome. It is flattering to know that a bright and mature person chose to nominate.
Seven things about me?
- I don’t think my home town is as boring as reported
- I can get good grades at college and still feel like I done terribly
- I think the best place in the world right now is the Adelaide University Library
- My cat failed to jump successfully onto my lap just a moment ago
- My idea of a hard drug is strong coffee
- My favourite film is The Ninth Gate
- Science fiction is not mind-expanding enough anymore so I think I’ll read Chuang Tze
Now all that’s left is to give shout-outs to the lucky lads and lasses I will nominate, who are:
A poetry blogger with a preference for the interesting and exotic styles of bygone times. Can make some fine watercolours, too.
This is someone dedicated to teaching aspects of economics that don’t get mentioned too often by either side of the political divide of Left or Right wing. Not afraid to get into rarely-mentioned details of how money is actually used in society.
More of a free-form poet than Marousia, but that does not mean that she lacks talent. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Mike Williams, PhD
If you’re interested in religion and spirituality as actually practised and perceived in ancient and medieval times, this guy has the credentials and weblog to tell you about it.
Another free-form poet. This one is more Ezra Pound to Beezknez’ Robert Frost vibe, and equal in talent.
An honest look at politics and economics from someone who used to work on Wall Street, but is still a joy to watch and is certainly not all doom and gloom, and even suggests decent ways for the average person to benefit financially where others might not.
This is more of a news source about politics and economics than any of the two people mentioned above. Where other news sources would mention events and not tell you what they entail or what the consequences would be, this one fills in the often-sizable gaps.
A blog that may well change your negative opinions about activism. Despite the primary aim of ending human rights abuses in Tibet, there is still an intense and impressive focus on getting the facts strait and telling things exactly as they are. Not the easiest thing to do when you really believe in something.
Articles and essays about Wikileaks can range from appealing to the intelligent and thoughtful, to appealing to the impulsive and ignorant. Neither its supporters nor its detractors are innocent of the crime of writing badly on this controversial topic. This woman is one of the most intelligent and careful writers on that subject that I have seen so far.
Louise J. Hastings
A nature poet with a genuine concern for the environment and a charming writing style. More like Marousia than the other poets mentioned here.
Thanks for your time, that’s all for the moment. Signing out.