Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Armchair BEA: Awarding bloggers I love!

I'm relatively new to the blogging world. Yes I've known of its existence but much like my TBR pile, blogging was on my steadily increasing "To Do" pile. However, this year, I got around to joining it - and I'm glad I have. I'm a procrastinator by nature so blogging is the perfect activity for me, not to mention my nosiness of other people's lives, but then that comes with the territory of being a journalist!

No seriously, it's more than that. There are some incredibly talented people out there and the blog'o'sphere allows me an insight into their daily and weekly antics, whether it's reading, reviewing, baking, running or sewing!

So today is the perfect day to not only rave about some of the bloggers I've met during my first five months in the blogging world, it is also a day that I can reward them, with an award that was kindly given to me - and that I still have to pass on! (What was it I was saying about procrastination?!!!)

The Award
I was given this award by Talei at Musings of an Aspiring Scribe after meeting her during the April A-Z blogging challenge. She has a fabulous blog - beautiful writing, great quotes, and most of all a wicked sense of humour. Plus she resides in London so I can't help but love her recollections of that wonderful city!
Anyway, back to this award. It required me to reveal seven interesting facts about myself - you can view these here - and also to pass it on to 15 other well-deserving bloggers (that part I have been procrastinating on!) But no longer... so with much hype and fanfare, I pass on the Versatile Blogger award to these fellow bloggers who have inspired me during my introduction into the blogging world!

These were my favourite blogs that I first came across and all have remained firm favourites!

I came across a few other newbies when I first started out and have watched their foray into the blogging world with much wonder:

These two help me to start - and end the week. I look forward to Monday's just as much as I do Fridays!

And no blogging session is complete without a quick squizz at these ones:

Right - now it's back to the armchair!


  1. Obviously I have a few blogs to check out now! :o) Thanks!

    Also, I used this template when I first started my blog. I love it!

    I interviewed Bob @ The Guilded Earlobe. Check it out? Thanks!

    Mickey @ imabookshark

  2. Thanks so much for the shout-out! :D I enjoy visiting your blog every week!

  3. Thanks so much for the award! I really appreciate it! I love your blog as well!

    Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

  4. I'm so glad you check me out so often!! :) Thanks, I really appreciate it!

  5. Aw, you're so sweet! Thanks for the award. I'm glad you enjoy my scribbles over at Carabosse's Library :)

  6. Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the compliments! I adore your blog as well!

  7. Ann, thank you so much! You just made ARGH day and he's currently on cloud nine right now because of an award he received. It used to be that all the awards were just for me, but it now says, "Nina and ARGH" and he's thrilled!

    Again, thank you, thank you!

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  8. Thank you so much, Ann!!! :D You made my Wedneday even better!