The Versatile Blogger Award #Gratitude– Times 2

June 4, 2012 by Rich Weatherly

I checked my inbox recently to find messages from Belinda Witzenhausen ~ and Doris ~  Doris, announcing that my personal blog had been nominated for the “Versatile Blogger Award”!

Belinda and Doris are talented, creative writers and artists. I am honored to have been nominated by them for this award. The rules of acceptance for this award nomination are as follows:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15  bloggers you admire The 7 things about myself which I would like to share with you here are:
  1. My wife and I were married 44 years ago this past May 2012.
  2. We have two lovely daughters and six grandchildren which we dearly love.
  3. I retired from the corporate world and began a career in creative writing last year. Throughout much of my career my work included technical writing, corporate photography and media production. Fiction writing is far more enjoyable.
  4. I’m an avid reader of historical fiction, thrillers and poetry. This has provided a foundation I use in my writing. My first published fiction is pending release in early summer. Closed Doors, a Trilogy consists of two short stories and a thriller Novella.
  5. I have an eclectic musical taste: from Classical, to Folk, Country and Rock N Roll.
  6. I work at staying fit and healthy. Last year I lost 60 pounds by closely monitoring calorie burn and eating fewer calories than I burned.
  7. I’m amazed at how many like minded people I’ve connected with on social media. Many are as close as those in my local community and I cherish their friendships.

The 15 fabulous bloggers I choose to nominate are all extremely talented and giving writers:

  1. Belinda Witzenhausen – Inspirational Creative Coach
  2. Doris – Arts Advocate
  3. Sylvia McGrath – Advocate for people with disabilities
  4. Shelli Johnson – Award Winning Author about the impact of war
  5. Sandy Coelho – Popular Author and supporter
  6. K. M. Weiland – Author and amazing writer’s resource
  7. August McLaughlin – Author and blogger on health issues
  8. Susie Lindau – Humorous blogger and amazing flash fiction writer
  9. Lana Meredith – Strong willed survivor
  10. Kirkus MacGowan – Author, blogger and friend
  11. Elizabeth S Craig   and Author Site – Author and resource for writers
  12. Jeannie Campell – Therapist who analyses fictional characters
  13. Abbie Jones – Fantasy author who presents contests and writing samples
  14. Darcy Pattison – Advice to fiction writers
  15. Eve Redwater  – Poet

Choosing nominees was not an easy decision  ~ there are so many more that should be on this list, so please don’t feel bad if you’re not included! You’re all my favorites! That’s pretty much it! I am honored Belinda and Doris nominated me and thank them for doing so! Wishing everyone a wonderful week!  🙂


Filed under Award, Books, Publishing

16 responses to “The Versatile Blogger Award #Gratitude– Times 2

  1. Wow. Thank you so much, Rich! You have just made my day. 🙂

  2. Wow! Congratulations Rich and thank you so much for the award! Don’t forget to come by on Wednesday…. 🙂

  3. Do not have word you are so sweet, thank you for the award!

  4. Thanks again my friend! It matches your site 😀

  5. jeanniecampbell

    Rich, I’m honored! Thanks so much for the award. 🙂

  6. Hi Rich,

    Congratulations on receiving so many nominations – you will soon be getting the blog award for having the most blog awards. 🙂

  7. Hi Rich!

    Congrats on winning the award. Much deserved! And thanks so much for giving it to me. Made me smile this morning. 🙂

    It was lovely to learn some things about you. Congrats on 44 years of marriage!

    Cheers my friend!

    • Hi Shelli!

      Thank you!
      You certainly deserve it with your insightful posts which make us think and I love your delicious, mouthwatering recipes.
      I admire your new priorities which should serve you well.
      Cheers back at you my friend!

  8. I’m so sorry I missed this earlier, Rich! Thank goodness I dusted off the Facebook clutter today. 😉 Thanks so much for the honor. Means a lot coming from you!

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