Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Kreativ Blogger Award
The day started with a nice surprise. Despite my continued insistence that I’m rubbish at this blogging business, I found that I’d been awarded the Kreativ Blogger stamp of approval, thanks to Linda M Faulkner’s recommendation. Linda’s on my own list of blogs with her On Writing. You’ll find it at http://lindamfaulkner.blogspot.com/. So thank you Linda for a positive start to my Wednesday.
Now, just in case the award comes with not only prestige but a gold statuette and a huge cheque, acceptance of it involves certain rules, which are as follows:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to him/her.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting – or that they don't know.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
And that’s it.
So, 7 ‘interesting’ things about me. Hmmm, can’t think of any. So 7 things you might not know.
1. I’ve had 5 major job changes through my life and each one involved a drop in salary.
2. I’m tall so, for the moment, the only people who know how bald I am are the ones on the top decks of buses.
3. I’m in slight awe of my son (who’s now a father himself) because when he was very little, his favourite colour was black and his favourite animals were pigs. In both cases it was ‘because nobody else liked them’.
4. I’m depressed by any form of bigotry except my own.
5. I frequently seek cheap laughs through inappropriate references to Mother Theresa and places with silly names.
6. I don’t like reading books ‘which are good for me’.
7. (This is a risky one) I don’t like brandings such as Krazy Kuts. (Sorry Kreativ.)
Next, some of my favourite blogs.
A dead man fell from the sky – varied and always interesting offerings from Gary Corby
An awfully big blog adventure – which calls itself the ramblings of a few scattered authors and never fails to amuse and provoke.
May contain nuts – Michael Malone’s hilarious accounts of his doings and writings and, especially, his amazing conversations with his wee son.
Murderous musings – Jean Henry Mead’s postings about all aspects of Mystery writing …
… her interviews with and articles from other writers of the genre, Mysterious people …
… and also the blog which does what it says in the title Writing advice and good books
And finally, one which never pulls any punches and yet still entertains and celebrates writing and writers – Anne Rooney’s Stroppy author’s guide to publishing