OH my! oh my! Versatile Blogger Award?

Such great thanks to Liv Rancourt  who has nominated me for this award. It sets me wondering if versatile means diverse and unfocused or really multi-faceted, like a diamond. I hope it’s the latter.

If I, in turn, have nominated you, here are the rules to apply:

Rules
1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award
2. Add an image of the Versatile Blogger Award
3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog
4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself
5. In the same post, include this set of rules
6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs
So here goes on the 7 random pieces of information about myself
1, When I’m writing, I play Fleetwood Mac’s album ‘Tusk’, on repeat!
2, I’m often mistaken for someone who is well organised
3, I studied silverfish (the insect – lepisma saccharina) for a year.
4, I never wanted a girl (I have 4 boys… people assumed I was trying for a girl)
5, I won a medal for .22 target shooting when I was 10
6, Jogging makes my head hurt.
7, Love words but have trouble with numbers (this is the last one isn’t it 🙂 )
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At last, after a bit of a delay, sorry folks ……. I nominate the following diamonds!!
3, English Mum http://englishmum.com/
12,SM Nonnemacher http://smnonnemacher.com/
13, Julie Kenner http://juliekenner.com/
14,Ian (the pict – scots history) http://iainthepict.blogspot.com/
15,Another Ian (pict – history) http://lastofthedruids.com/

 

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Under transformation ….

OK, so I realise I haven’t blogged for a while now – what with the Christmas and New Year rush and all, but the big reason is that I am doing a course on blogging… I do like to do things properly when I can, and so this blog may be about to undergo some kind of transformation … or not.

It all depends upon the blogging-for-brand course that I am doing under the auspices of the entertaining Kristen Lamb  (almost worth it just for the laughs) and her blog is great if you are interested in what it takes to be a writer today and succeed. You can find Kristen Lamb’s blog here if you promise to come back.

So far I have had to come to grips with Twitter (rather than just having an account and collecting a few followers), and to manage my new larger numbers of followers (now 120, which is peanuts may I add) I have to get my head round Tweetdeck – it is supposed to help and I am sure once I work out some of the shortcuts to using it I will find it indispensable …..

At the moment I am struggling with trying to find the aspects of life that I know and can write about with some feeling of interest, authority or passion on a regular basis that will also connect with other people as an everyday interest but with some deep levels of attachment, so that they will want to come back for more with every blog.

I also need to think that the people I want to attract to my blog should be the people who would like my novels, as part of the reason for actually getting this blog up and running was to help with the publication and publicity for my novels. So not much use me blogging about football, say (hehe haha – as if I would – as if I could!) as the target audience would be quite different.

And I need to find my blogging voice. My natural ‘voice’ is that of the teacher — I have said many times and it is true, ‘give me half a chance and I will teach you all I know’ but I don’t think that this is a good voice for a blog unless it is a technical blog where people go to learn – but what do you think?

So, lots for me to work through and think about, and your thoughts are welcome to help me sift things. Which of the blogs I have done was the most interesting and would bring you back for more of similar and why? What type of blogs to you bookmark or sign up to and why?

On a weightier  lighter note, I  have been posting daily additions to my new page *Fat Woman Thinning?* – you’ll find it on the cross bar. Its a 52 week log of my attempt to lose weight and get fitter following a simple weights programme and sensible eating. It is updated daily on the drop down menus for the weeks as I go. Encouragement welcome!

And don’t forget there’s a special offer, of all three of my novels for e-readers for just £5.99, running at the moment – click on the new *Ann Foweraker NOVELS*  on the cross bar for more information.

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