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Versatile Blogger Award

It’s hard to believe that just a month ago today, I began creating my blog. Now I have the honor and privilege of being nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Amy at Insights From The Edge and Mark at Down Many Roads. I greatly appreciate their kindness and consideration of my humble beginnings for this award.  A big thank you to Amy and Mark.  Please check out their blogs–both are great!

Here are the VBA rules:


  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Nominate 15 bloggers for the VBA.
  •  Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Seven Things About Myself:

  1. I’ve lived in seven countries.
  2. I’m the eldest of seven children.
  3. I have seven pets (six cats and a boxer).
  4. I was 55 when I retired in 2011.
  5. I have an MBA and a M.S. in Strategic Focus from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  6. I took my first golf lesson from a Scottish golf pro in 2013.
  7. In addition to writing, I participate in two craft areas–candle making and pyrography.

My nominees for the VBA area, which are based on the quality of their writing, the uniqueness of their subject matter, and the level of love displayed on the virtual page are:

  1. Travel Tales 101
  2. Ann Writes Things
  3. Run and Follow
  4. My Mixed Blog
  5. Little Aya’s Cottage
  6. Journey of a Tired Heart
  7. A Short Conversation
  8. Curiouser and Curiouser
  9. Steve’s Story Place
  10. Fleeting Muse
  11. Mystical Writer
  12. Roam Wild and Free
  13. Catwoods Porch Party
  14. Gerry Wilson
  15. Welcome

Ann and Mark, thank you again for your nominations.


13 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award”

  1. Hey Randall, congratulations on being awarded. Also, thanks so much for again putting me on the top of a list. Hey come check out y blog, I have updated it with Infographics.

    1. Many thanks. I just checked out your blog and well done with the Infographics.

      By the way, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. So congratulations to you, too. Now all you need to do is follow the guideline and create a post similar to mine.

  2. What an honor! Thank you Randall, for the nomination! Seven things you might not know about me: I play guitar and used to sing semi-professionally, political and military biographies are my favorite genre of books to read, I was pretty adept at home improvement construction projects and now have a 2,250 sq ft house that has unfinished projects in every room (I never expected to so suddenly lose my ability to do physical labor), winter is my favorite season, my dogs are more precious than life to me, my greatest fear is failure, and I am notoriously guilty of over-analyzing, over-detailing, and over-doing everything!

    Bless you again for this honor and thrill – you’ve made me so happy!

  3. Congratulations.
    Thanks for nominating me for the award. I started blogging exactly a month and half back, so I am not sure if I am versatile yet or not. By the way, crossed a milestone today, 100 followers:). Is that a requirement to be versatile?

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