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The Versatile Blogger Award…

02 Feb

imageI’m very pleased to announce that I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Annette’s place.

After accepting two others fairly recently, I’m very flattered that so many other bloggers think I am worthy of recognition and, despite the generic nature of these awards, I think it’s only polite that I should mark the occasion in some way.
As those of you who have followed this nonsense for any length of time will know, I generally like to add my own twist to the standard nomination format, so despite the fact that there are rules for this award, I’ve decided to go in different direction.

[I’m also fully aware that some blogs are “award free” and do not accept such things, which is why I shall leave it up to the individual bloggers to participate in the nomination or not, depending on their preference. After all, the aim of these awards is to make people aware of new talent that they would otherwise have missed, so consider this a list of recommendations; if the recipients of the nominations choose to pay them forward, so much the better.]

To assist me in this, I have once more engaged the services of the Diary of an Internet Nobody‘s official awards mascot…

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…to add some all-important, randomly retro musical accompaniment to the process, which will be determined by the letters of the word, VERSATILE.

So, let us begin with;

V is for Video: photography, documentaries, music and video come together in a multimedia celebration of all things African, over at Juju films...

…making the first of our tunes fairly self-explanatory.

E is for Exposure: the chance for experience and exposure in an online magazine is what’s being offered to new writers by KG Bethlehem

…and Bethlehem is in the holy land, which takes us here.

R is for Restaurants: this is a popular topic that Suzie speaks about on her blog…

…and her namesake is the subject of this, the extended live version of an American rock classic.

S is for Sometimes Sexy, Sometimes Surreal: you never know what you’re going to get from the cutting edge arts, video and photography showcased on d|gI+Al hEGeM0n (digital hegemon)

…but I think they would approve of this post-punk anthem.

A is for Art: you’ll find countless examples of vibrantly coloured graphic design on Dully Pepper24H

…leading us to these equally vibrant and colourful gentlemen.

T is for Thoughtful: the sort of socially and politically themed article you will find on the blog curated by The militant negro

…and there aren’t too many tunes that link to a title like that, which means I get to play you a demo.

I is for Images: like the stunning photography you will discover if you visit Doru’s blog, Vultureşti

…which, in translation, probably bears no resemblance to this modern rock supergroup, but that’s never stopped the Tenuous Lynx before.

L is for Literacy and Little people: the twin specialties of Linda at A writer’s playground, where you will find games, activities and songs “for kids and those young at heart”…

…giving me a great excuse to play this.

E is for Eye: let Mark and Marco be your tour guides, with their beautifully captured travel and street photography, complied on their Barcelona-based blog, Transient eye

…allowing me to finish with an epic live performance by one of my favourite bands.

Thanks again to Annette for the award.
When you’ve checked out the links here, please head on over to her blog and see who else she nominated.

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8 responses to “The Versatile Blogger Award…

  1. joey

    February 3, 2016 at 12:23

    I enjoy playing the music as I read the posts 🙂

     
    • dalecooper57

      February 3, 2016 at 12:29

      That’s the idea, yep. I do like to crowbar in some tunes whenever possible. ;~}

       
      • joey

        February 3, 2016 at 12:30

        I’m only on RHCP and now I have to drive. Boo.
        I appreciate the tunes 🙂

         
  2. lindamartinandersen

    February 4, 2016 at 19:39

    Dale, thanks so much for the nomination, but I choose to pass at this time. Hopefully some will visit me anyway. Too much going on in my world right now.

     
    • dalecooper57

      February 4, 2016 at 20:26

      No problem, just bask in the glory. ;~}

       
  3. Lori Carlson

    February 11, 2016 at 16:52

    This is such a clever take on the Award! Love it… will be listening to the music and visiting the blogs you’ve mentioned. Cheers!

     
    • dalecooper57

      February 11, 2016 at 18:10

      Haha, thanks Lori, I always like to spin these things a little bit. ;~}

       
      • Lori Carlson

        February 11, 2016 at 21:51

        My pleasure, dear.. you do a great job of it!

         

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