Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

I might have mentioned this before once or twice, but I'm a little new to the Blogosphere and so to get any sort of cool award for anything makes me happy.  I realize that it is more of a game and a means to get a person more involved in the Blogosphere I'm happy to be working with it. Asrai Devin-Mavin of Mischief gave me this award and I appreciate her kindness in sharing it with me.

The rules of the game are as follows: 
1. Thank the person who gave it to you
2. Include a link to their blog: Asrai Devin
3. Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
Here are several ROW80 bloggers, because most of them deserve this award: Here
And here are my nominees for Versatile blogger... who I know most have received this award before.
Piper BanardJulie Glover, Amber MaeRobin Oyeniyi, Rachel Peterson, and Natasha Guadalupe.  I'm new at this so I don't have a lot of people I follow as of yet.  Added to the list K.M. Weiland
5. Finally tell the person who nominated you seven things about yourself
List of Seven things about myself:
1- I am a Veteran.  Been to Iraq twice now.
2- I am studying English with an emphasis on Creative Writing in College.
3. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  You know that same one Mitt Romney belongs to.
4. I am an extrovert and I need social energy to fuel my writing.
5. Will Smith and Martin Luther King Junior are two of my role models.
6. I have talking hands (and am in need of a good ventriloquy teacher).
7. I am at work on my first novel called: Crimes of the Umbramancer.

Speaking of my novel my ROW80 Goals for this week:
1. Finishing a single scene of “Crimes of the Umbramancer” each day.
Almost caught up! Only a single scene to finish catching up today.
2. Comment on 10 different blogs in ROW80.
New week! New blogs to comment on!
3. Video games for only twelve hours for the week.
New week! Going to not play all week long. Have too much to get done this week (Okay I might play a little on Sunday before the Super Bowl.)
4. Bedtime between 11PM and Midnight to wake up at six or seven in the morning to take advantage of the early hours to get my writing all finished each day.
This goal went really well except for Sunday Morning. We'll be back on track on Monday Morning.
5. Walking at least a mile, five days a week.
I'm a scoutmaster and I wanted to help some of the boys who are a little less active reach for some goals. So I'm going to be doing a goal that gets me walking so I can keep him accountable cause I'm doing the same work I've asked of him. So far I walked Thursday, and I missed Friday and Saturday. I think I'll take a little walk Sunday morning!
6. Finding the perfect job within the next month.
Prospects are moving up. Hopefully will have a new job in the next two weeks!

Well if I nominated you, don't feel obligated to respond.  And as for if you want to know any more information about the above please feel free to leave it in the comments below.


  1. Congratulations on the Versatile blogger award. Yes, it is a bit of a game, but in consideration it is an acceptance of your blogger peers for excellent work. From what I've seen you are more than worthy and I'd bet more will coming your way in time.

    Nicely done on your goals. I especially like the scout walking goal. I have a feeling that one day you will be on someones "role model/hero" list. Way to lead by example!

    Have an excellent week, Jayrod :)

    1. Gene, you are always such a pleasure to hear from! Your encouragement doesn't fall on deaf ears and I hope to live up to the praise you send my way. Thank you for your kind words.

  2. Sounds like it's been a good week for you! I'm new to the blogging world as well. Not really sure what to talk about but I'm slowly getting the hang of it by reading other blogs such as yours! Keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you Carolyn! Well I'll keep up on your blog and make certain I visit often so if I learn something that can help you, I'll share it with you. I figure thats one of the best ways to learn! Thanks for commenting!

  3. Congrats on the award. Those are always fun :) Sounds like you had a wonderful week. Best of luck for this week.

    1. Thanks Raelyn! This really was fun to figure out. Now I have more to learn about my blog... where do I put an award of all things?!

  4. Thank you so much! You've just made my day.

  5. Before we go any further: what video game do you play? I'm a total gaming addict.

    Your goals are pretty similar to mine. Last night I declared no video games for this week (well, maybe an hour a day). Hopefully see you around the Twiterverse for wordmongering. Or procrastinating. That's good too.

    1. I've been playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. I love the Zelda games and it is so much fun. But my wife doesn't like it when I zone out playing for hours and all, not very good for our relationship. I am thinking about getting Final Fantasy XIII-2 when I finish Zelda, but probably won't. Just doesn't seem like a good idea.
      Hope to catch you around and about for wordmongering and procrastinating. Both are important for their own reasons. :D

  6. Congratulations on The Versatile Blogger award! It's a pleasure getting to know you a bit better.

    Thank you, too, for passing it to me. I'm honored.

    1. Thank you, Piper! It has been a joy to get to know you. And thank you for all your help in building more of a community around myself.

  7. Thank you very much and CONGRATULATIONS to you.

    Sadly, you will find I am very remiss at passing on awards and I tend not to follow the rules so please feel free to "unaward" me if that is not suitable. Unfortunately with four kids new to Australia, a full-time job, a web site to maintain and a manuscript to write, not to mention a husband to love, I find juggling my time MORE than a problem if I am still to get ANY sleep at all!

  8. Thank you so much! And it is fine if you don't pass it on. You are far ahead of me in the blogging department. These seem to be mostly to enable new bloggers to stay encouraged while they find an audience and encourage their participation in the community. Just get some sleep once in a while. That's really important.

  9. Congratulations & thanks so much! On a personal note, I appreciate your military service. I am impressed with the men and women who dedicate themselves to protecting our country. And I am also a hand-talker.

    1. Thank you so much Julie, on various counts. Always glad to meet a fellow hand talker. :D


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