Rosanne Dingli

Rosanne Dingli

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award

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Members of WASO
Winning anything is exciting - but getting a mention on the Versatile Blogger list is such an honour, and very flattering, because it acknowledges hours of writing.

I must heartily thank Norma at Beishir Books. I am so pleased she chose me and my website.

I must now release to the world seven things about myself.
1. I love yellow crockery.
2. My favourite colour is yellow (duh!).
3. I really really hate hot weather.
4. My shoe size is 7.
5. My new thriller is about to be released by BeWrite Books!
6. My favourite piece of music is Music for a Found Harmonium by Simon Jeffes 
I love the version by our very own West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
7.My office is a mess at the moment.

That was not hard at all. I could have gone to 14, even.

Now I must produce a great drumroll and announce my selection.
Congratulations go to the following 12 blogs: they are all fascinating, informative, funny, brilliant and very enjoyable. Visit them with my guarantee of satisfaction, safety, and success.

1.  Karla Telega's humorous blog
2.  Duncan Long's exquisite illustrations
3.  Matthew Buchman's excellent writerly advice
4.  Brooke Monfort's extremely useful writer's weblog
5.  John McDonnell's views on life and online
6.  Paul Novak's guide to freelancing
7.  BeWrite Books blog: my publishers! Read them. 
8.  Kat Jordan's blog - a witty writer
9.  Anecdotes from Malta: pictures galore
10. Susanne Dunlap's elegant and infinitely interesting letters
11.Charissa Weaks and her bright blog for writers. Great interviews!
12. The WM Freelance Writers' Connection. Chock full of info and advice

Making this list and showing it to you is probably more revealing than the seven points above it. You now know where I do my blog reading. And when you visit, you will know exactly why. The people on these blogs are generous with their knowledge, experience and expertise. They share with great wit and panache. What's more - they all do it very differently, so the variety is also entertaining.

If you are on this list, kindly let us know seven interesting things about yourself on your blog, and find another 12 blogs that you feel deserve the honour of being listed.


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  1. Congratulations. Great selection of your own, Rosanne. I'll go through them one by one.

  2. Inka - I regularly visit your wonderful blog. I wish I had 13 nominations to make!

  3. Thanks so much for including me in your favorite blogs. It's such an honor being selected by your favorite bloggers. Yes, I'm doing my happy dance.

  4. LOL! A chain blog. And what happens if I break the chain? Do I grow a third arm? Does all my wisdom trickle out my left ear (wouldn't take long I'm afraid)? Thanks so much for listing me... now I have to think about it. I'll let you know as soon as I post.

  5. This was probably started by some hit-junkie somewhere, Matt. "Ours not to reason why.." But my hits have jumped something like 80% since last night, so it peaks curiosity, if nothing else.

  6. Hi Karla - very curious to see what your favourite blogs are.

  7. Hey Rosanne!

    I absolutely LOVE Penguin Cafe Orchestra. And my office is a mess too. Tony

    P.S. No match on shoe size, I'm afraid...

  8. Tony - that piece of music is just a definition of JOY. It breaks my heart.
    (My office does not, and at the moment, it's too hot for shoes around here.)

  9. Wow thanks Rosanne for the lovely award. I feel so honoured to have been chosen among your selected few. My friend Vanessa gave her opinion on the raisins issue.. check it out.