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Hey, I’m Award Winning! – The Versatile Blogger Award

First off, and before I forget, many, many thanks to Melanie Marttila over at Writely Goodness for manominating It was a Dark & Stormy Night … for The Versatile Blogger Award.

Thank you Melanie! I mention her name so you will know who to blame in the future. I must say, I feel like I imagine blue ribbon cattle feel; outstanding in their field.

Seriously (if I can be taken at face value), it is quite an honor, especially since it is bestowed by a peer. I wasn’t sure who was reading my ramblings, outside of friends and family, so it’s encouraging. Yes, I have been encouraged and will continue (the last spoken to embarrassed spawn).

Here’s the other shoe; having been manominated, I have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award, with all the attendant rights and responsibilities thereof. I have the right to display the button (see above). Sweet!

And now, the responsibilities:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent! )
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Here are my fifteen manominees, in no particular order:

  1. Joe Konrath – A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
  2. Dan Pearce – Single Dad Laughing
  3. Mur Lafferty – I Should Be Writing
  4. DarthDogCow – Steampunk News
  5. Chuck Wendig – terribleminds
  6. Nathan Bransford – Nathan Bransford, Author
  7. Rob Guthrie – Rob on Writing ™
  8. Amber James – Letters to People Who Won’t Read Them
  9. Sara Walpert Foster – Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition
  10. Brooke Ryter – So, Whatcha Think?
  11. Jeffrey Hite – Jeffrey Hite
  12. Keryl Raist – To Publish or Not To Publish
  13. Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris – The Shared Desk
  14. Cherie Priest – Cherie Priest
  15. Lauren “Scribe” Harris – Ink-Stained Scribe

Finally, 7 things about myself:

  1. I’ve built a studio in my office at home in order to pursue voice work as a podcaster. Currently, there’s so much stuff piled in front of it, I need a pitchfork to get to the mic.
  2. As part of my creative process, I talk to myself … a lot. I do like the fact that I can now hang this behavior on the term “creative process.” Growing up, the neighbors just thought I was odd.
  3. I worked in radio and television for thirteen years before taking the plunge into computers. My fame spread neither far nor wide and as a result I am not remotely famous … not even regionally.
  4. My index toes are longer than my big toes. I can grip and pinch with them. The spawn can as well, so it breeds true.
  5. Last year I was the USA-NKF Virginia State Champion in the Grumpy, Old Men division. This year, I got my walker handed to me.
  6. I’m a big fan of classic & noir films: The Sea Hawk, Captain Blood, Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, The Maltese Falcon, etc.
  7. I enjoy buying polystyrene models. I would like to say that I like to build them, but I haven’t had time to do that in years. They’re currently piled in front of my mic.
About the Author: Paul K. Ellis
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  1. Awesome Paul 🙂
    Am I just too twisted for my own good, or is “manominees” a muppet reference (doo-doo da doo-doo)? Made me laugh anyway, so thank you!
    Your seven things are much cooler than mine.
    You *are* award-winning!

  2. Tim says:

    Filed under: Things You Learned about Your Real-life Friends by Reading Their Blog.

  3. Hi Paul! Don’t let it go to your head, but I’ve also nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! Your blog is awesome and I’ve enjoyed looked around, and I plan to be back;) For your second versatility nom, go to Colorado Girl Writes,

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