Versatile Blogger Nomination


I’ve been nominated for another blogger award, which is nice, although only seems to only humble me further. Although, recognition is the best form of flattery so, hey, why not toot my horn just a tad?

So often are we pressured to control our creativity, and to hide what we say from public view. Too many people in the world are abused, tortured, and silenced. If you are a creative like me, the force of self-expression is paramount to self-discovery.

Many thanks to Patricia Boyd Perkinson, RMT Author and Founder of Willow’s Cabin” who nominated me.

Here are the rules as listed on the “The Versatile Blogger Award” blog:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award
  • Include a link to their blog
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

This award is given to authors whose quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page are of exceptional quality. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them as well.

It is a great honor given to those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.

My Nominees for “The Versatile Blogger Award” are:

*NOTE: the following are not put in any sort of order. They were the first ten to be most unique in subject matter in my reader feed. There are many blogs I passionately follow, so please do not feel excluded. And with that, I share the following 10, yes ten not fifteen as the suggested number. Top Ten sounds much nicer! Kudos lasses and lads!

  1. Áine Órg from The Spinning of the Wheel. Áine’s posts are always so insightful and show such beauty with her descriptions of her earth-based spiritual path. She is versatile because she is both a writer and streams videos on Youtube.
  2. Kaycie on Joyful Cacophony. Kaycers’ posts show such wealth in the level of writing and spirit she puts into her articles. She is versatile because she is both a seeker and a walker, making waves of light wherever she goes.
  3. Wuji on Seshat Nibada. Wuji’s poetry inspires you to higher levels. No matter what the subject material, both the images he chooses and the prose he pairs them with are utterly beautiful.
  4. Tyler C. Pederson on the Ancient Eavesdropper. Tyler is a photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, nature enthusiast and runner from Helena, Montana. His posts always transports you to the spot from whence his art is snapped and written.
  5. Andrew from Haiku Andy. Andy has done something truly amazing: he writes beautiful haiku and then randomly leaves them out in the world for others to discover. Not only that, but he mails them to anyone who asks.
  6. Katy from Bones Don’t Lie. Katy is an anthropology PhD student who specializes in mortuary archaeology and bioarchaeology at Michigan State University. Katy tries to always give a number of perspectives and never favors one view over another. Her articles are in depth and show the untold story of what happens after we die.
  7. Encyclopedia of Exquisite Delights. If this blog ever makes it to publication, I would surely purchase a copy of my own. The photography alone leaves you speechless at nature’s intricate yet profound simplicity.
  8. Violet’s Veg*n e-comics. This “little” blog always brings a smile to my face. The amount of time and creativity put into each comic is priceless. They are “full of stories about children who, growing up veggie/vegan, have battles to fight, victories to win, games to play and cakes to eat.  At Violet’s Veg*n e-comics all the comics are free to view and there’s no waste of paper or plastic in their production!  They’re saving the planet – one comic at a time!”
  9. Chris Fischer Photography. The photos he posts are always stunning and truly versatile. You never know what you will see or what new land you will visit tomorrow. Chris has photographed everything from whales and bear in Alaska to Mayan burial sites deep inside caves of Belize, street photography in Cuba down to wildlife photography in Africa.
  10. Kayla at Dreamrly. Whether it is her passion for dream interpretation or just her fondness for mandalas, I am hooked! Kayla hopes to begin a program to become trained to lead dream groups following Jung’s methods in the spring. Let us all wish her well on her journey!

*Choosing nominees is not as easy as it seems.

Seven things about myself that aren’t widely known:

  • I am a domestic violence and sexual assault survivor. It’s true what they say about the “wounded,” we make excellent healers.
  • All of my past relationships have ended due to some form of mental illness or emotional instability.
  • I have a killer sweet tooth. Homemade pies, cookies, cakes, and dark chocolates with chilli powder are my favourites.
  • I killed a deer with my car on an icy road on Twelfth Night a few years ago. I cried for a week straight.
  • I had a crush on my male best friend in high-school.
  • I have always wanted to finish piano lessons. The piano consistently keeps appearing and manifesting in different ways.
  • I created my own language at age 10 so my parents couldn’t read my journal. It is a mixture of ancient Early Phoenician, Ogham, Greek, and my own symbols.

Thank You again for this honour. 



One thought on “Versatile Blogger Nomination

  1. Derek, thank you with my whole heart for your kind words of encouragement! I am an avid follower of your posts and your feedback is thus much appreciated.

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