The Versatile Blogger Award

Can we talk about how fugly this graphic is? The creator clearly needed to make up this award because they weren’t getting any recognition for their design work. 

Ladies and Gentlemen (drum roll, please)…I’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award! I’m pretty sure that no one who reads my blog is fancy enough to be called a lady or a gentlemen.

In order to accept this award I must follow the rules, and if you are nominated you’ve got to follow them as well. This makes me uncomfortable.


1. Thank and link the person who nominated you. 

2. Share seven random facts about yourself.

3. Pass this award onto 15 new blogging friends.

4. Contact and congratulate the awarded bloggers.

I’d like to thank the first blog who nominated me:

H.E. Ellis

She’s cool — in the Internet stranger kind of way. Not like a “To Catch a Predator” stranger, but in a stranger with a cool blog kind of way. I think she’s funny  —  and I am ridiculously picky about funny people. Also, I love people who are vain enough to buy their own domain names. So, A+.


ALRIGHT, so I am not going to nominate anyone. Someone has to kill this chain mail/award, and it might as well be me. It’s basically the same thing as when I tell a friend to stop wearing a really ugly pair of pants. It just needs to happen and the world will be a better place for it.

And now onto…


1.  I can twist my arm more than 360 degrees around. Ask me to show you sometime.

2. I am one of those ethnically ambiguous people. I am hoping that this will help me land my dream job or at least a bunch of roles in commercials. Ethnically ambiguous people are so darned relatable, at least according to the people who cast tampon commercials. #needtorepaycollegeloans

3.  I’m vain enough to buy my own domain name, but I am not vain enough to create a Facebook fan page for myself and/or my blog. I just can’t.

4. I was one of the first 800 fans for Metta World Peace on Facebook

5. Jeg prater norsk og jeg skal studere i Norge.

6. I still can’t figure out if Tyra Banks is for real. That being said, I am a huge fan either way.

7.  I have an abandoned Tumblr with 1,350+ followers that I am thinking of selling for like $20.


18 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award

  1. H.E. ELLIS says:

    I’m so vain in fact, that I write my own fan fiction. I’m also curious as to which country’s native peoples would best sell Tampons. I’m thinking it’s the Dutch. I don’t speak Norwegian but my kid knows some Swedish so yeah, I cheated.

    I think you should have an award for your blog that’s more along the lines of “Voted Best Blog Free of Insipid Emoticons and Superfluous Use of Exclamation Points!” (That last exclamation point was meant to be “ironic”).

    You’re too sexy for my blog.

  2. katecrimmins says:

    Love your post. I would still like to know who really come up with it? Some blogger after a night of margaritas? At least it didn’t end with something like, “if you don’t send this to 15 other bloggers in the next ten minutes, your hair will fall out and you will have bad breath the rest of your life.” (Notice no exclamation points at all.)

  3. Brown Road Chronicles says:

    Thank you for your efforts in trying to end the chain mail awards that float around here. That’s why I wrote my post as well, you were just much more straightforward and precise about it… i.e. “Someone has to kill this chain mail/award.” Unfortunately you will likely keep getting them as long as your blog is interesting and active. Oh well! 🙂

  4. John says:

    Congrats on the can hang it, wait its not tangible…you can post it…it will fade with newer posts…you can Brag about being the shit in someone else’s eyes! Well done….read a few posts, definatley gonna follow..keep it up.

    Thanks for checkign my blog out too….being so new it was EXCITING to see someone on it that i didn’t guilt int ogoing there 😛


  5. etomczyk says:

    Ashley: You crack me up! You are absolutely “spot on”. Actually, I think it is a pyramid scheme. If the person who sent the award sends it to 15 people and those 15 people send 15 new blogs to the person who sent the “award,” and you multiply that times all the people who subscribe to the submitted blogs, guess how many new people the originator gets to contact? (I can’t count that fast, but you get the point.) Too bad I didn’t come up with this :). I got one too. I said thank you and then asked for more details (originator, how long its been in existence, how much money do I win 🙂 Cheers!

  6. Jason says:

    How did you not nominate me for this award?!? I’m so offended!! I’m throwing things and screaming! And I just threw up!!!!! Here’s a lot of exclamation marks because I know you love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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