Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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The Creative Cat is awarded the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Thanks to Lloyd and Louise Edwards of L&L Photography for honoring The Creative Cat with this award. I’m flattered at this coming from two incredibly talented photographers whose blog features a Photo of the Day and a Flower of the Day as well as inviting other photo bloggers to submit guest posts. In addition they have a website devoted to their photography which is hard to leave before you’ve seen each stunning photo. And as if that’s not enough, Louise is the author of a science fiction fantasy novel House of Thoth. Avowed cat lovers they also have two well-loved cats, all black Lady Morgana and tuxedo Mr. Perkins. thank you, L&L!

Here are the requirements for this award but I don’t always follow the rules.

  1. Display the award logo somewhere on the blog.
  2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.
  3. State seven things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.
  5. Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.

Okay, seven interesting facts about me…I am going to recycle the seven interesting things from my Kreative Blogger Award just because I can’t come up with anything else interesting.

  1. Under my henna-red hair I am nearly 100% gray. Still shocks me when my roots start to come in.
  2. My college degree and advanced education is not in art as everyone seems to think—I have a BA in English “emphasizing creative and professional writing” (Edinboro State College didn’t have a major in writing). Later that degree helped me get a job when the person reading my resume assumed I was a good typist with all that writing I’d done (I was, 103 wpm) so I got my first job as a typesetter. Sometimes, that’s how it goes.
  3. I am a Master Gardener and about 25 years ago nearly purchased a greenhouse business intending to make it into one of the first all-organic greenhouse and landscape operations in my area, starting all the plant seeds myself and using as many heirloom vegetables and plants as I could find.
  4. I still garden in my back yard, and for nearly a decade I grew nearly everything I ate out of this little plot, with cold frames and raised beds, and canned and jellied and otherwise processed everything I could for winter. My yard grew shady as my neighbor’s trees grew (natural air conditioning) so it no longer produces enough and it’s still odd to go shopping for food.
  5. I work with environmental organizations to work on brochures, websites and other projects that need to be publicized according to grant requirements and also designing newsletters so I know all sorts of cool facts about how much rain water can be collected off your roof into a rain barrel and just how abandoned mine drainage is formed in old mine chambers.
  6. I don’t have a television, and haven’t had one since 1993—cable became too expensive and I wasn’t watching it anyway. I listen to the radio (public radio) and recorded books, and now I can find a lot of news on the internet. No sign of a TV coming back into the house.
  7. I’ve been working on a computer since 1979, yes we had computers then, just not personal computers, and data entry was done on them at colleges, one of my many work-study jobs; I continued with computers through the 80s with my “unintended career” as a typesetter and then graphic designer, and I’ve owned a personal computer since 1993.

Now for the part I am always uncomfortable about in this award practice: name 15 blogs who win the award. First, how could I limit it to 15? Second, how could I explain to the ones who are not on the list?

I’m going to take the chicken way out. Go to the home page of this blog. See that list on the left at the bottom of the pate? It’s pretty well up to date. Choose any one there and visit them!


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From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

5 thoughts on “The Creative Cat is awarded the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

  • Seven interesting facts about you, indeed!
    What was your first personal computer? An Apple?

    And thanks for keeping the blogosphere a beautiful place. When I’m here I always pick up litter.

  • I think you are definitely inspiring on so many levels, Bernadette. Congratulations! I hate nominating too. It seems so subjective. But then I suppose it is meant to be!!

    BTW I receive your posts in a daily email update now, so peruse the content without necessarily coming to the site. I always enjoy your postings but don’t always comment. I run out of superlatives, but you must know by now, I’m a big fan of your work 🙂 xx

    • Carolyn, thanks so much! I still don’t think I can nominate blogs, or it would be such a long list that it would be meaningless as an award. I’m glad to know you visit and that you enjoy things. I don’t post on all the blogs I read every day–how could either of us–but like me you probably wait until I have something meaningful to say. That way, when you do comment, I know it’s something that really moved you. thanks again!

  • Congratulations, Bernadette.. an appropriate award as your Blog is definitely Inspiring. Enjoyed the little trip down your Memory Lane. I have a lot of gardening in my history, too. Excellent ploy to get around the who to recommend conundrum.. was thinking as I read it of your list.. from which I found Wasaeu’s World, another favourite of mine.
    Thanks for all the Delightful n Inspiring artwork n updates about your dear furry family, that I feel I know so well. xxx

  • Thank you so much Bernadette for your wonderful words about L&L Photography. We are very humbled by your recognition. We enjoy your blog so much and love the aspect of featuring your cats. We also love the fact that you are a member of the Cat Writers Association. Thank you also for your continue support of us and our work. Lloyd and Louise Edwards


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