Thursday, August 2, 2012

Versatile Blogger Awards

A looong time ago (shamefully long, really), I was awarded a Versatile Blogger Award by Julie on her In Pursuit of a Hidden Artist blog. You may also know her from her other blog - Pens Paper Inks...Whatever! This is a huge honor coming from someone as awesome as Julie - so thank you very much Julie!!

When I first received the award (in November 2011...), I really didn't know many blogs that hadn't already received the award, or who weren't already on Julie's list. Many months later, my blog discoveries have grown exponentially - and I am really happy it has because I've discovered amazing blogs and really great people. Now it's my turn to award some of my favorite reads with the Versatile Blogger Award! This is actually really tough because there's probably like 100 blogs I'd like to mention. I'm pretty sure for every blog I list, you're going to be wondering, "Why weren't these nominated already?" Without further ado (and in no particular order)...
Rules for The Versatile Bloggers Award
  • Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.  
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Send the award on to fifteen other bloggers whose blogs you appreciate and  let them know that they have been given the award. You are not allowed to give the award to any of the blogs that are awarded together with you. 
1. Peninkcillin

2. 365 Drawings Project

3. Melody Nunez

4. A Penchant for Paper

5. Pentorium

6. Write to me Often

7. Colin Purrington

8. Pens, Ink, Beer, and Books

9. #Penswag

10. Ethereal Voices

11. Jenny's Sketchbook

12. Mr. Guilt

13. On Fountain Pens

14. Quinn Creative

15. A is for Anika
Seven Things About Me (this took me forever)

1. I hate thin socks and the way tiled and hard carpeted floors feel through the sock on my feet.
2. I like having a variety of toothpastes. There are currently four in my drawer that get rotated.
3. I don't have cable. I survive on Netflix. (Which has way better shows than most of the crap on TV now anyway. Like Wonder Years.)
4. I started University when I was 16. (Bad idea.)
5. I used to be a swimmer and I was always terrified of the lane markers in the pools. They're like sharks. Following me. To kill me.
6. I was born in Trinidad (& Tobago).
7. I am super duper awesome at Minesweeper. And I can type 130 wpm (with accuracy!). These are my only talents in life.

I guess that was technically 8. I couldn't eliminate any because these are all MUST-KNOWS. I found this to be thoroughly enjoyable so I hope you winners keep it going!

Thanks again to Julie for selecting me as one of the recipients :)


Jenny Frith said...

thanks so much for the award! Appreciate the bump. :-) Love your list of 7 things!

Peninkcillin said...

Wow thanks a lot! I feel honored!

O-kami said...

LOL - we have something in common - I start college at 16 also, but for me it was the best thing that could have ever happened.

Zeynep F. said...

OMG! Azizah, thank you for the award. This is my first blog award in my blog life. That's why you are amazing and unforgettable for me.

Pentorium said...

Thanks Azizah! I'll be sure to pass this on :)

Colin Purrington said...

I am unworthy! And I only type 43 wpm, or at least I did in 7th grade. I'm probably slower, now. Thanks so much.

Heather said...

Thank you very much, Azizah! And I'll be sure to check out the other blogs that you have awarded when I have a chance!

Azizah Asgarali said...

You're welcome :D It's well-deserved!

Azizah Asgarali said...

You're welcome Heather! Got your email too :) Again, no pressure to pass it on. But you deserve the award!

Azizah Asgarali said...

Hahahaha oh Colin, you're hilarious. I am an avid follower of your photography, I felt others should see it too!

Azizah Asgarali said...

You're most welcome! I love your blog and you totally deserve it. Congratulations!! I have to stick a VBA button on my blog - you should do the same to show it off :D

Azizah Asgarali said...

Awesome, can't wait to see it, especially the 7 things hehe, that part always fascinates me

Azizah Asgarali said...

You're welcome :) No pressure to pass it on, but I wanted you to know I think your blog rocks! (well.. lots of people think that.)

Azizah Asgarali said...

No way! SAMERS! What a coincidence :) Hey, at least being a youngin' at college worked well for one of us hehe. In the end, it worked out for me too hehe.

Yep, we are fellow Trinidadians :)
Thank you again for the award in the first place. It is greatly appreciated!

Peninkcillin said...

Thanks again. It looks like Peninkcillin is indeed one of the most popular blogs I've started. I would like to pass this on but I'd like to limit myself strictly to stationery blogs. Is that possible?

Azizah Asgarali said...

Yeah for sure! I included others because I know I have a few readers who are interested in arts and photography, but all stationery is 100% fine!

Anika said...

Thanks Azizah! What a fun thing! I am definitely included in some good company! P.S. Minesweeper rules!

Millie said...

Haha, I too am awesome at Minesweeper. I love it :)

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