Thanks, Inger D. Kenobi, upcoming guest for Episode 20 on 2/4/15 of CHANGES, and my sangha sister, for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! I am so honored!
Here is her posting with all Inger’s nominations:
The rules are:
- Show the award on your blog.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Share 7 facts about yourself.
- Nominate 15 blogs.
- Link to your nominees’ blogs and let them know.
I am going to take the title of this award literally and nominate those whose blogs are versatile and fascinating (to me, of course):
- Anne R. Allen, who shares her blog and spotlight with Ruth Harris, providing excellent posts, tips and resources
- Rayne Dowell, whom I like to call my Good Fairy for all the help, advice, tips, support and encouragement she has given me, especially for my social media presence and my talk show, *CHANGES*, but she hates that.
- Brian Feinblum, who also provides an excellent newsletter and free guides
- Rachel Byfield, with great tips and resources
- C. Hope Clark, who has an invaluable weekly newsletter I often re-post items from because they’re that important!
- Ian Cleary, who also offers many webinars.
- Shawn Manaher and R.J. Adams, who also do The Author Hangout weekly podcast/video show.
- D’Vorah Lansky, who also does the annual Book Marketing Challenge and many teleseminars.
- Dr. John Yeoman, with excellent guest posts, contests and resources
- Jan Wilberg, who also posts frequently via Yeah Write, which I learned about through her site.
- Ted Summerfield, who keeps me updated about Smashwords and other #indie pub news
- Joan Stewart, who offers webinars, newsletters and resources frequently
- Rebekah Radice, providing multiple sources and guest posts as well as video guest spots
- Chris McMullen, the instigator/creator of #ReadTuesday (2nd Tuesday after Black Friday), valiantly supporting #indie authors
- Chris Graham, The Story Reading Ape (TSRA), offering many marketing opps for #authors
Seven MORE things most people do not know about me…
- My first languages were Yiddish (no longer fluent, though) and English. I also speak/know Spanish as well as some Italian, German, French, Tibetan and Sanskrit.
- I won a competition and represented my school on the balance beam in 6th grade and continued to work the beam until I wrecked my ankle during a poorly spotted dismount in 10th grade. This injury prevented me from trying out for cheerleading as well, which greatly improved my intellectual and artistic lives and friendships.
- I have a negative physical reaction to roller coasters and anything mechanical that carries people to or across high places (ferris wheels, trams, ski lifts) which includes some acrophobia.
- I read about 1000 words/minute unless the text is very dense or complicated.
- I have some friends still in my life whom I’ve known since we were 5 years old. We are now 60.
- My first role in a play was in Kindergarten. I was cast as the rabbit. The day before the play, I sprained my ankle (not the same one as above), so my mother brought me to school in a red wagon (we lived across the street from the school) and I hopped my way through my part: best method acting ever.
- My grandmother (may she enjoy TV in the ether), my mother, and I have all spent way too much time watching a long-running USA soap opera, Days of Our Lives. Knowing this, one of my sort-of-stepchildren gave me a mug with the DOOL logo on it which I recently gifted to my mother.