By Milli ThorntonCall me a double Aquarian but I’ve never been into awards. If I ever received a national or international award for anything about my life’s work, I would have to sort through a mass of conflicting emotions about it.
But isn’t it typical of a writer to magnify something into the Worst (or as least, Biggest) Case Scenario? All this because I’m actually very touched to have twice received the Versatile Blogger Award.
I’m touched, but also conflicted. But, don’t worry. I deleted the long and winding thing I started to write about my inner conflicts. ;~)
(Update: Since at least one reader was worried about me, I’d like to clarify that it has nothing to do with feeling like I don’t deserve recognition.)
The first time I received it, from my friend Julia Munroe Martin over at the excellent wordsxo blog), I responded to the award in what I felt was a fun way but I didn’t follow all the rules of the award. You can read that post here (opens in a new browser tab), see my list of 7 Random Things and take advantage of some very cool guest blogger links:
This latest time the award came from Robin (@Zumbalicious_) at A robin’s View. Thank you, Robin! I loved reading your award post and seeing the Fear of Writing blog featured!
Rather than presenting a list of 15 bloggers I’d like to pass the award to, I’m going to highlight Robin herself.
If you haven’t ever visited A robin’s View, you’re in for a treat. Especially if you deeply enjoy blogs that feature “honest and moving writing from the heart” (which was how Robin’s writing was so aptly described by the blogger who passed the Versatile Blogger award onto her).
Here are three posts that I’ve lovingly selected for your convenience. Choose one, click the link and indulge yourself in a little quality time on Robin’s blog. You won’t regret it.
Somewhere between all the embarrassing incidents, the heartbreaking regrets, the laughter and triumphs, or even the inane, lies our humanity. It’s our stories that make us who we are.
What have you let go of this year and how has it affected you?
This post has everything! Humor, fun, honesty, grandiose dreams, realism. We’re almost half-way through 2012 and this post can give your dreams (or did you make New Year’s resolutions?) a healthy kick in the pants.
Or, just go to Robin’s home page and start exploring!
Milli Thornton is the author of Fear of Writing: for writers & closet writers. She is owner of Unleash Your Writing! and the Fear of Writing Online Course, where her mission is to put the fun back into writing. Milli also blogs at Screenwriting in the Boonies and Milliver’s Travels and coaches writers at Writer’s Muse.