It’s easy to be cynical about blog awards: imagine the Ouroboros gazing into his own navel. (For that matter, imagine the Ouroboros having a navel in the first place.) I’ve picked up a few over the years — some of them are hanging on the Backdrop — and some of them might even have been deserved.
Certainly Nancy Friedman, the second-smartest woman in the nation — admittedly I’ve never met the first, and I’d probably be afraid to — earned her Versatile Blogger Award, and she was kind enough to pay it forward in the general direction of Your Humble Narrator. Specifically, she said this:
In a typical week, the sole author, C. G. Hill, might cover social media, automobile tires, basketball, My Little Pony, print magazines, transportation in Oklahoma, women’s shoes, and Zooey Deschanel — all with enviable literary skill and brio.
Words like that from someone who makes a living from words — well, either I’m blushing or I’m having an amoxicillin reaction.
The rules of the game:
- In a post on your blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.
- In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
- In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
- In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
- In the same post, include this set of rules.
- Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs. (Or tweeting.)
Seven random factoids:
- The stack of magazines on my breakfast bar is as tall as I am — or would be, were it not subdivided into four substacks.
- Given my limited kitchen skills, it’s perhaps a surprise that I eat out maybe once a week at most.
- There are books in the back room that I have yet to unpack from the last move in 2003.
- I have never owned a television set larger than 20 inches.
- While I have made progress, I’m still entirely too susceptible to implausible impulse purchases.
- I have an amazing capacity for denial, although it usually takes 12 to 24 hours to kick in once the Bad News is received.
- They say the camera adds ten pounds. In that case, I’ve lost seven cameras in the past seven years.
Equally deserving, if not more so:
- Meanderings of Melanie Sherman
- The Sheila Variations [Sheila O’Malley]
- Easily Distracted [Timothy Burke]
- Dr. Boli’s Celebrated Magazine
- All Manner of Thing [C. Burrell]
- Violins and Starships
- Screwy Decimal [Rita Meade]
- Fillyjonk’s Progress
- Bayou Renaissance Man
- Incurable Insomniac [SK Waller]
- Dr. Clare’s Electronicorium Emporium
- Fragments from Floyd [Fred First]
- Ramblin’ with Roger
- Hit Coffee [Will Truman]
- Autumn People
Notifications to follow.