Versatile Blogger Award

01 Dec

I’m relatively new to the blogosphere and I love being on board. Thank you Lauren from for nominating me.

Awards like these are blogonours that mean a great deal. When I started out on this blog, I had many doubts- do people read poetry? is it right to put up your work online? how do you promote your blog? why do you need to promote your blog when poetry is not being marketed in a big way yet? should a poet promote?,etc

I got some responses like no big deal, it’s a platform, don’t worry about plagiarism, what can possibly go wrong with poetry online,etc.

It’s more than that. I think my fellow bloggers will agree that they sometimes like to look at their own blogs, just scan through the posts and get this wonderful chapter feel. I think this is the medium for writers- with the possibility for instant comments and interactions, and  the possibility of meeting like minded people from all over the world.

Once you are nominated you have a couple of rules to follow if you accept.

  • Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.
  • Inform the bloggers of their nomination
  • Share 7 random things about yourself.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Add the Versatile Blogger Award pic on your blog post.

Seven random me-things

One….Obsessive reader of fiction,poetry, non fiction, print, blog,and now twitter links

Two….Not a television person, now am starting to realize the beauty of prose on screen.

Three…Look at the keyboard while typing…look at the screen much later

Four…Wake up early.

Five…Fascinated by twins.

Six…Am a quiet sort.

Seven…Try to read poems to my distracted twins(I’ve read somewhere that you can subtly influence children in their reading taste!) with little success.


Fifteen blogs that have taught me about poetry, art, life and blogging in general:


My Other Book is a Tolstoy:

David Francis Barker:

jaywalkingthemoon-poetry by claudia schoenfeld :



It’s Real to Me:


A Creative Place to be:

Caddo Veil:


Broken Bats:

Insane Bloom:






Posted by on December 1, 2011 in Day to day


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14 responses to “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. limebirdbeth

    December 1, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Congratulations! Well deserved 🙂


  2. Steven Myers

    December 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    wordpress is a welcoming land with so many wet waves crashing into each other.
    have a nice holiday season.
    thank you neelthemuse! much appreciated.


  3. brian miller

    December 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    i appreciate the mention…i am an obsessive reader myself…ha…not really a tv person my self either…thanks again…


  4. claudia

    December 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    congrats and thanks so much…feel truly honored.. and agree that posting poetry on a blog is a wonderful medium to connect with other poets and receive feedback for the poetry.. i met so many great people since i started my blog…never would’ve thought this.. so you’re having twins..? this is really cool and think you should continue to read poems to them..smiles


  5. Betty

    December 1, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Congratulations, you do deserve the award!!
    And thank you for the nomination – I’m honored to receive this twice in two days!! (Now if I can only find the time to follow all the rules! 🙂 )


  6. Louise Jaques

    December 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Neel, two things. Firstly, thank you once again for nominating me! And secondly, please persist with reading to your children – they may not appreciate it now, but it will be one of the most precious gifts you ever give them!


  7. neelthemuse

    December 2, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I will try my best Louise, but the visual media is far too strong these days. Thank you!


  8. neelthemuse

    December 2, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Thank you Betty:)You should take all the time you need….


  9. neelthemuse

    December 2, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Thank you Claudia….yes my twin terrors:)


  10. neelthemuse

    December 2, 2011 at 8:45 am

    You are welcome Brian!


  11. granbee

    December 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    neelthemuse, I discovered you through Caddo Veil, whom you nominated for a versatil blogger award. I myself was nominated by almost a month ago. Caddo says you are an English teacher; therefore, I am hoping you will visit my own blog at and be willing to provide some helpful feedback. Right now, I am just writing again everyday after a 20+ year period of self-effacement. I am not trying at all to worry so much about the appearance of my blog, just working on my writing.


  12. ClaireMcA

    December 13, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Congratulations and well deserved, bonne continuation.


  13. Leah

    December 15, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Welcome to the blogging world and congratulations!!!


  14. neelthemuse

    December 17, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Thanks Leah!



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