Melynda over at The Contemplative Cat honored me with the Versatile blogger award. Am I versatile? Not so sure. Mostly I talk about writing.
I have a few friends who refrain from passing around awards or who feel burdened by the awards. Not me. Every time someone so honors me, a link is formed between their blog and mine. Melynda took that a step further and purposefully used passing on the award as a means of making more links with other bloggers and helping out those of us she selected. Thank you, Melynda.
She gathered some names from the A to Z Challenge site and I was lucky enough to be picked. The challenge is only a week away and I'm already making new friends. I want to do a group thank to all those people who take the time to organize challenges, blogger awards and blogfests. I can't always participate but when I do, it's always helpful in expanding my online presence. So link over to Melynda's and learn a little bit about her and find some more cool links.
Want to join a blog fest or challenge. Visit L. Diane Wolfe if you know some sad songs. Having security issues as a writing, share those insecurities by joining the Insecure Writers Support Group. Want to really meet a lot of fun bloggers, join the A to Z challenge.
Now I'm not passing on the blogger award but I do want to link to a friend of mine who has his first horror novel coming out in April. George R. Appelt Jr. has his trailer up for Shepherd's Fall.
Now only a few things about myself I'm supposed to share with everyone as part of the blogger award.
1. I jog between 5 and 6 miles nearly everyday.
2. I'm retiring from teaching after 33 years in June, 2013.
3. I grew up on a family dairy farm and got up some days at 4 a.m. to milk the cows before school.
4. I hate getting up early.
5. My grandfather was a semi-famous moonshiner during Prohibition.
Enough about my regular, middle class American self. What do you think of blog awards? Are you up to any blog challenges lately?