Marlyn Exconde of Kintal has been kind enough to nominate me for the WordPress Versatile Blogger Award.
As part of the award, nominees are asked to answer 7 questions made up by the person who nominated them, so here are Marlyn’s questions for me, and my answers (and you can find out how her other nominees answered by following the links from her post here!)
1. If you were to conceive and design a new award in WordPress what would it be?
I’m a little new to the WP award system, but I love browsing blogs with great photography of the outdoors, like Searching for Tomorrow and Tomboy Style, so it would probably be something to do with that!
2. Which do you prefer, charge cards or cash?
I get a little stressed out by either, but I think I marginally prefer cash as it’s easier to keep track of!
3. For you, what is the colour of love?
Blues and greens. The colours of the sea, the sky and the fields.
4. What does your name stand for?
Amy means beloved.
5. Noodle, rice or bread?
Noodles 🙂 One of my favourite foods is Pad Thai.
6. Do you have any favourite wierd food combination? If so, what is it?
It’s not really a combination, but I love canned hot dog sausages in white rolls with lashings of ketchup, and most of my friends seem to think that’s pretty wierd!
7. Do you believe in fairies?
No, but I think nature has a magic and mystery about it that has inspired myths and fairy stories over centuries.
I’m now meant to nominate people who I think are versatile bloggers, which is a difficult task as there are so many great blogs out there. Not all of the blogs I read are on WordPress, and some are specific rather than versatile, so rather than keep the chain going, I’d like to just offer you some links to some of my favourites 🙂 If I could ask them all one question, it would be, ‘What does the phrase ‘Life Lived’ mean to you?’
These are some blogs I’ve been discovering/rediscovering lately…
BThoughtful – Braintree’s blog about sustainable living. It has a great range of topics and contributors.
Educating Cedric – this is a blog about my friend’s journey into home educating her son. Even though I’m a teacher and work in schools, I have found her ideas really interesting to read! She has covered a surprisingly versatile range of topics already, from learning french, to living in the city, to what the law says about education, amongst other things.
Breakfast Reading – this is my brother’s blog, which provides essays on a range of topics, written with insight and wit.
Liberate Fitness and Wellbeing – this is my sister’s blog. She is a Personal Trainer and has provided me with lots of inspiration on diet and fitness and given me confidence that healthy living does not have to be boring and can fit in with any lifestyle. Her blog has covered recipe suggestions, thoughts on exercise and motivation, and ideas for getting active.
Searching for Tomorrow – beautiful photos and eloquent, evocative descriptions.
Tomboy Style – full of quirky and glamorous icons, locations and products.
Shauna Niequist – a Christian writer whose books I love and whose posts are interesting, honest and perky.
Sarah Bessey – another Christian writer who I don’t know much about yet, but I can really relate to several of her blog posts and am looking forward to reading more.
Enjoy following these little links, and thanks again to Marlyn for the nomination!