Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Versatile Blogger: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The Wednesday discussion will return next week.  Today's article is dedicated to the Versatile Blogger Award.  It's a post that's way overdue, since Alexia, over at  The Life and Literary Pursuits of Alexia Chamberlynn, named me one several weeks ago!

The most rewarding part of being a Versatile Blogger is passing the award forward! But before I do that, a couple of other things come first.

Thank you, Alexia, for naming me a VB! I'm thrilled once again to receive it! If you're not familiar with Alexia's blog, be sure to visit and become a follower!

On to seven things about me.  Last time I shared all the exciting stuff I could think of--which wasn't much!  So here are a few tidbits from my very ordinary life:

1. I love chocolate
2. I was vegetarian for about six years
3. I love meat
4. Being pregnant brought me back to eating meat. I didn't crave it, but I did crave protein in the form of cheese and nuts. I decided eating chicken would be less fattening than the mac and cheese and pizza I wanted all the time. Now I eat all meat!
5. I love movies
6. My favorite book is the same as my favorite movie: Gone With the Wind
7. I didn't start writing until I was in my 30's. I never dreamed of writing a book. I'm not a talker, so I figured I could never think of enough to say to fill one. But we non-talkers internalize a lot, so it's much easier for us to write!  Go figure.

Now it's time to pass it forward! Here are seven wonderful bloggers that I'm naming Versatile Bloggers:

1. Kittie Howard, The Block
2. Ivy, The Happy Whisk
3. Old Kitty, 10 Lives, Second Chances
4. The Words Crafter, Rainy Day Wanderer
5. Donea Lee, Queen of Procrastination
6. Julie Musil, Writing and Blogging Beteween Carpools
7. Nas Dean, Nas Dean

If you haven't visited these blogs, pop by today! Thanks for visiting!


The Happy Whisk said...

Thanks, Maria. Very kind of you. I enjoyed reading your seven things about yourself and I see on this list, that there are a few blogs I haven't seen yet. Cool beans. Thanks. I've been distracted with Ethel. She's a big girl and needs filling. So fun.

Happy Eating :-)

Maria McKenzie said...

You're welcome! I think you'll enjoy all those blogs you haven't seen yet:). But make sure Ethel's taken care of first!

The Words Crafter said...

I've never read Gone With the Wind and when I was younger (a teen) I hated the movie. When I saw it with mature eyes, I understood it better and really liked it. Maybe I need to get a copy....

Thank you very much for the award! It's funny; I have goodies for you, too!

The Happy Whisk said...

I love Ethel. She's so big. I'm getting together my Wednesday Wonder Woman Quiz, now. But I keep opening Ethel to look inside. She's so pretty.

Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on the award! It's well-deserved!

Nas said...

Hi Maria, thanks for the award. I've visited all the other six blogs and became follower. Cool blogs!

And it is interesting to learn seven more things about you!

Happy New Year!

Carol Riggs said...

Congrats to you for yet another award! and to those whom you passed it on to. Gone With the Wind, huh?--I haven't ever read it! (should I admit that?) I have seen the movie, however. LOL

Kimber Leszczuk. said...

Congrats for the award!

Old Kitty said...

Congratulations with your fab award!! And thank you for sharing these tidbits about you!! Yay that you love chocolate!!! I always say - it's the quiet ones you look out for! :-)

Awww thank you for nominating me and my silly blog!! Yay!! Take care

Southpaw said...

Your #2 and 3 go perfectly together.

Maria McKenzie said...

@Words Crafter: GWTW is a great read, especially if you're a romantic and a history lover! Re: VB Award, you're welcome!

@Golden Eagle: Thank you!

@Nas: You're welcome!

@Carol: Thank you! Put GWTW on your reading list.

@Kimber: Thank you!

@Old Kitty: Thank you, and you're welcome! I think there's something wrong with anyone who doesn't like chocolate--just kidding. But non-chocolate lovers are one minority it's okay to make fun of (tee-hee).

@Holly: They do, don't they? It's odd, but the whole time I was a veggie, I never craved meat. I didn't miss it that much, but I'm not really sure what I was thinking--meat lover that I am!

Julie Musil said...

Thank you so much! I feel terrible, because I saw this while I was on vacation, and I tried commenting using my iPhone. Now I don't see my comment, so I guess that was an epic fail.

Anyway, thanks so much for the award, and I wish you a happy new year!

Donea Lee said...

Thank you so much, Maria! Finally getting to this (sorry!), but I do appreciate it so much! Giving you a lovely shout out on my blog and a bloggy "thank you!" Hope 2011 is treating you great so far!! (Oh, and love your fact #7 - I'm a non-talker, too!)