The Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks so much to The Emporium of Lost Thoughts for nominating my blog for The Versatile Blogger award. It’s great to be nominated by the creator of such an interesting, insightful and well-written blog. The nomination really encourages me to continue working on my blog, thank you.

The nomination requires the completion of a set of rules which include nominating 15 deserving blogs. I have included a list of blogs which are written on a variety of different subjects ranging from history and film to Pilates and photography, however, all these blogs share one characteristic they are all a testament to the individual writer’s talent, passion and ability to entertain and inform. Thank you all for creating fantastic blogs. I have also included a list of the rules and seven interesting things (hopefully) about me.

The Versatile Blogger Award: awarded by The Emporium of Lost Thoughts

The Versatile Blogger Award: awarded by The Emporium of Lost Thoughts

Nomination rules:

  1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog – and link that image back to your nominator
  2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
  4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
  5. Post seven interesting things about yourself.

Fifteen Blogs:

1: Surface & Surface: A beautiful design blog featuring lots of interesting illustrations, graphics, videos and works of art.

2: Tracy Loves History:  I too love history and this blog melds together anecdotes from the writer’s life with interesting historical accounts and facts.

3: Logical Misery: Interesting and thought provoking articles with an element of dark humor.

4: The Girl in the Cat Frame Glasses: I once worked as a teacher so I can relate to all the funny, teaching related anecdotes. Also features some great observations and imagery.

5: Fendi and Fellini: A lovely blog, filled with images of gorgeous fashion, stylish inspiration and DIY tips.

6: EsoterX: The Twilight Zone of blogs, intriguing, well written and may keep you up at night.

7: A Pen Pusher’s Quest: This blog features lots of beautiful images of Dublin, interviews with interesting cultural figures and chronicles and reviews all the great cultural events happening in the city.

8: The Globe-Trotting Geek: I love reading about this writer’s adventures and it features some great travel photography which really gives you a sense of the different locations.

9: Irish Writing Blog: A great blog dedicated to Irish writing, featuring reviews, lists of literary events and interesting articles.

10: The ReFRAME Girl: A really inspirational blog on health, motivation and Pilates, with a little help from Dolly Parton.

11: Musings of a Dancing Wino: Featuring cat pictures, stupid news, great short fiction and wine.

12: Tilt-Shift Dublin: A really unusual, evocative and creative photography blog.

13: Cynical Bin Bag Fashionista, With an Eye for Dark Matter: Hilarious, blog filled with relatable anecdotes and stories from the writer’s life.

14: My Name is Not Ciarán West: A great blog, featuring funny observations and the writers commentaries and criticisms of news stories, society and life.

15: Early Bird Film Society: An insightful and funny film review site.

Seven Interesting Comments About Me:

1: I am not very good at this old blogging business so the blog looks pretty sad and boring only recently started putting pictures up.

2: My hair has gone on fire twice in my life. (It didn’t spontaneously com-bust or anything I just got to close to some candles, twice)

3: I am scared of a lot of things but mainly the dark (I have a very adult nightlight but really want one of those moon shaped ones) and dinosaurs, particularly t-rex’s, which people usually laugh at but, they are/were massive terrifying human eating beasts (yes, yes with tiny arms) and when I was younger a science friend told me Jurassic Park could happen and that has really stuck with me ever since.

4: I’m dyslexic which, results in some pretty bad spelling and grammar. (There Vs. their? A constant battle)

5: Despite having the grace and agility of a drunken camel I always stay on the top bunk in hostels and I have never learnt how to properly get down or use the ladder, some times I try and jump some times I just kind of roll down like a slug. (But everyone knows the top bunk is the best because it’s like your own little world up there)

6: I love a story which is why I’m interested in film, books, history, writing, music, theatre, etc. I thoroughly recommend the books Slaughterhouse-Five, The Master and Margarita and Anna Karenina and the films Lawrence of Arabia, Waltz with Bashir, The Lives of Others and pretty much all of the Monty Python films.

7: I have had a range of jobs from classical studies teacher to shop assistant but what I would really love to do is write, preferably scripts.


  1. Thank you for your kind words! As I’ve stated, I thoroughly enjoy your blog and I find it quite funny which always makes the day better, 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for the nomination, I am so glad you enjoy it.

  2. Thank you so much! It is so great to hear you like my blog. I love originality and honesty in your blogging so never change! I will make sure to follow all the rules above and I will keep fingers crossed for all nominees 🙂

  3. Thanks for the mention. It is much appreciated.

  4. John Noonan · · Reply

    Thanks for the nomination. Really appreciated. I’m on holiday at the moment, but when I get back, I’ll setting up our nominations.

  5. Whoop! I’m always late with these dang posts but thanks so much!!

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