Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life


Fellow blogger and online friend Sylvia Morice just gave me the Versatile Blogger Award, a floating blog award that travels around the net. I am excited to accept this award, and happy to pass it along to other bloggers whose writing on many and varied topics has intrigued me.
One of the things requested of the versatile blogger award recipient is to list seven things about yourself. The other is to recommend seven other bloggers to your reader. Here it goes:

  1. The person who gave me this award recently wrote a great blog about mosquitoes. And that reminds me, I’m one of those people you want at an outdoor party, because the mosquitoes all flock to me.
  2. I learned to fly an airplane before I learned to drive a car.
  3. I spent 6 years of my life studying worm sperm.
  4. I am a graduate of the first school in the world chartered to grant degrees to women.
  5. I have a long commute to work everyday, during which I think of all these wonderful things to write that disappear into the mist as soon as I get out of my car.
  6. I write for a living, but one day, when I grow up, I’m going to be a real writer, whatever that means.
  7. I’m still trying to figure out what you do with a dissertation on worm sperm. I don’t think I can turn it into any kind of self-help book.

Okay, enough about me. Now here are seven bloggers who I enjoy reading.

  • My Wintersong A great blog about journeys–traveling around the world particularly in India. Journeying through cancer. Powerful reading.
  • Kate’s Channel A mom who is learning about parenting the way we all do…experience.
  • Tattoos, Love and Lunacy A delightful blog by an incredible writer and story teller. I can’t wait until she publishes her first book.
  • At the American Table: A mother-daughter food blog with wonderful recipes and even more mouth-watering pictures.
  • Writer by Night A great blog about writing and the technology that helps and, sometimes hinders, us.
  • Promega Connections I would be remiss not to highlight the work of my fellow bloggers at Promega. Yes, I write for this blog, but read some of the other writers. They are excellent, and I consider it an honor to be included among them.
  • Finally, I highly recommend Needled. It’s a fiber arts blog written by a young woman who is recovering from a stroke. She tells the story of teaching her hands and brain to knit again, and she is a gifted storyteller as well as photographer.

All of the blogs on the Grits and Purls blog roll are excellent, and I probably could list ten more besides that I enjoy and learn from every day. I tried not to list bloggers who are already extremely well known and followed, but instead focused on ones that I have discovered through little strokes of serendipity. Do you have a favorite blogger? Please share.

4 thoughts on “Wow! Versatile Blogger Award!

  1. Ken says:

    Congrats, and thanks for the mention!

    1. Michele says:

      Hi Ken,
      Feel free to pass the Versatile blogger mantle on to folks you enjoy reading as well.

      Michele

  2. Thanks for passing along the Versatile Blogger torch! I loved finding out new things about you, and will definitely check out the 7 blog sites you recommend.

  3. Thank you for mentioning my blog! It’s always such an honor to be noticed by a stranger 🙂 I’m glad you enjoy reading my posts.

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