5.24.2010

Versatile Blogger Award

While I had a busy and enjoyable weekend, there isn't much to report here. So instead, I'm going to accept my newest award, and pass it on. Then, I have a couple of questions for YOU.

I received the Versatile Blogger Award from my friend Trac @ Welcome to Our World.


Thanks, Trac!

The rules for " The Versatile Blogger" award are:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!
4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

(A note from Betty: Rules are flexible, in case you're not good with rules!)

Seven things about myself:

1. I love classic rock. I listen to it at work and it makes me mellow.
2. I started wanting to work in the medical field when my first child was born. I've been in this field now for over 3½ years, and I love it.
3. My job can be very interesting...there are so many times that I want to blog about things, but can't because of privacy laws. It would be fascinating, I assure you!
4. I love true crime books, and if I weren't in the medical field I think I'd want to be in the criminal law field. I would LOVE to be the next Ann Rule!
5. My hubby and I just celebrated our 6 year dating anniversary. Time has flown!
6. I have bizarre, vivid dreams on a regular basis. Yesterday I dreamed that I was dating Tim Tebow. Guess I forgot that I was married and almost old enough to be his mother?! John and I got a good laugh out of that. (yes, I can tell my hubby about stuff like that!)
7. My favorite color is purple. This weekend I got a new purple handbag and ordered "Purple Passion" checks & address labels. Totally took me to my happy place!

Whew! That was seriously hard and took me forever, I'm just not a very interesting person!
I have recently discovered a bunch of new blogs, and they're all wonderful so go check 'em out! Pretty please on sugar pops (as my son used to say)! And to those of you featured here, if you're not into awards/memes, just skip it, no biggie!


1. Crystal @ Wanna Be Balanced Mom
2. Tylaine @ Just Me
3. Shelley T @ The Trials of Big J & Little J
4. Mrs Mayhem @ Mothering Mayhem
5. Melani @ Serena & Brandon's Playhouse
6. Shawna @ My Girls
7. Alexis @ Running Away? I'll Help You Pack!
8. Frantic Mommy @ Frantic Mommy
9, Tree @ Mother of Pearl It Is
10. Rebecca Jo @ Knit by God's Hand
11. Myya @ Myya Says
12. Cheryl D @ Little Bit Quirky
13. Gina @ Mother of 1 Princess & 2 Princes
14. Daffy @ Batcrap Crazy
15. Shell @ Things I Can't Say

Wow, I thought I'd have trouble coming up with 15 but I could keep going!

So, here is my question for you. I've ready many posts of "what to do" advice on blogging. But recently I thought of a few things that are good examples of what NOT to do in the blog world. So my question for you is,
What is something (or a few things) that another blogger can do to make it unlikely that you will continue to follow or read their blog?
Thanks for your input!

27 comments:

Mrs.Mayhem said...

Thanks for the award! I appreciate you thinking of me!

I'll check back to see the answers about the wrong things bloggers can do. I bet I've done them all!

Mama Wheaton said...

I suppose I don't read blogs that seem to be for families, I mean like updates on the kids, etc. They seem private and meant for specific people. I feel like I'm invading their privacy.

Tree said...

Awww...thank you, darlin! And congrats on your award too. I've also had dreams of being married to a famous person, and told the hubby about it....keeps him on his toes. LOL

I'll share this award with my faves soon too! Thanks again!

Oh, and I will always stay following someone that leaves me comment luv frequently, or at least acts like they read my blog! lmao

The Grasshoppa:Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

I stopped reading and participating with bloggers that do not reciprocate support.

The whole point of blogging for me is to make connections and learn about people.

I also will NOT read blogs that are mostly about give-a-ways or that play music on their page. :)

Ian said...

Congrats on the award!

Cheryl D. said...

Thank you so much for the award!

Gina F said...

AWWW! Thanks so much for the award. I will dream of Tim Tebow but that's all I will do because I am marry too. I can tell my hubby things like that too. My twin brothers favorite color is purple and mine is green. It was nice to get to know a little more about you. HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!!! :)

Gina
motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

Rebecca Jo said...

Ahhh - big hugs - thanks for the award!!!

I think for me - when a blog is just about promoting stuff & not about someone & their life - & what they REALLY use in life - not to JUST get free stuff... I mean, I dig people who have a giveaway every now & then - or talk about things they use.. .but for EVERY entry to turn into a marketing tool - no thank you.. that's why I have DVR, to fast forward through commercials! :)

C said...

this was a cute post... purple is my fave color too, and true crime stuff. if i were younger i might work in detective or CSI work... who knows? i will nevah be younger!!!!

c

cat said...

I stop reading if someone never comments on mine. I mean, what's the point then?

Shawna said...

There are two things a blogger can do to ensure that I will not return: write poorly (e.g., weak descriptions and word choices, incorrect spelling, bad grammar) and advertise too much. If the sidebars are full of ads, it turns me off.

I used to have the same love for the color purple (not the movie, although I do like it). Purple things just made me joyful. But now that I'm older, my color love has been transferred to brown and lime green.

Thank you for the award! I'm off to blog about it ... along with a new giveaway. See you soon.

Unknown Mami said...

I agree, you are versatile. I only write in purple ink. Unless I'm told I have to use blue or black, but I buy purple ink pens in bulk.

Just Breathe said...

I guess I should have guessed purple according to your blog :)
Congratulations on the award and to those you passed it on to.
As I work on getting my reading of blogs down I would have to say that at some point I need to let go of those who seldom/never really visit me because they like what they read. They only come over because I came over. I do find that several people that I follow I may not always comment on their post. I just don't follow some of the meme's for the day. I don't like to watch music videos that are 5 min. long. That doesn't mean I stop following them, I just don't read that day. I don't want to comment if I can't give the post 100% of myself.

Tammie said...

hmm....i dont know...there are a lot of things that turn me off. i dont like poorly written blogs, as one person said. i also dont like when a blog suddenly becomes about just one thing. for instance if the writer gets pregnant and every post is about the pregnancy or the baby. i mean, i get that thats a big deal to her of course, but it doesnt interest me so i may take a break from that blog and try again a few months later. i like well rounded blogs about a variety of topics.

also, the commenting thing isnt that big of a deal to me. while i LOVE comments, i know people are busy and i prefer they read without obligation rather than feel they HAD to comment to make me happy. although i love the friends ive made through blogging, i blog because i enjoy the process, not so much to make friends. (though i wouldnt trade my blogging friends for the world!)

angie said...

Congrats! Well deserved!

Kat said...

Congrats on the award! Woot woot!

I don't like the blogs that do nothing but review or giveaway products. I like reading about people's lives.

Dawn K. said...

Congrats on the award!!!

Dawn
www.thewayiseethings.typepad.com

Kathy said...

I'd LOVE to see a picture of your purple purse!

Kirby3131 said...

I have read every single Ann Rule book she's written so far. I told my husband that he'd better not die a mysterious death because I'd get hauled into jail from all of the crime books and shows on the DVR LOL



My blogging deal breakers

- Black background and white writing. My eyes go buggy and I just can't read it. If they are on my reader, I read it there, but if I want to comment, I usually don't because I have to deal with the harsh colors.

- consistent foul language or talking about gross things often. I have a weak stomach when it comes to reading about kitties who throw up or picking up dog poop! My cringe factor is high when it comes to foul language. I have a potty mouth at times, but I don't use it often and I don't write that way. I can read about a murder scene but if the dog throws up, I'm done :)

- I stay away from the mommy bloggers for the most part. I don't have children and although I love them dearly, I just can't read about the kid stuff daily.


- NOT a deal breaker.

If someone doesn't comment on my blog and I visit them often, I don't mind. My writings and photos may not be interesting to them and that's OK. For some reason or another I enjoy their blog and that's what really matters.

Kristin - The Goat

Shell said...

Love the purple. :) I'm like that with pink.

Thanks for the mention!

Things not to do with blogging? One thing that really bothers me is when a blogger has it set to send an automatic reply when you leave a comment. I'd rather hear nothing from them than an automatic reply.

Dr. Heckle said...

Tim Tebow huh? Yeah, I had a dream about him too...except in my dream he was a synchronized swimmer from Utah with a giant handlebar mustache. Wait...that might have been someone else.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Muah thank you!!!!

Oh yes give me classic rock any day!

ElizabethSheryl said...

I really dislike it when bloggers will attack another blogger, especially when its petty. A lot of people diss on popular bloggers, especially if they make good money at it, and nit pick at any little thing. I think we cut the little guys slack, and as soon as they gain popularity all of the sudden any typos or vaguely un-pc phrases get attacks. It just reeks of jealousy and turns me off.

Tylaine said...

Thankyou so much for the award! Now I gotta pick my brain to come up with seven things :)
...and please boring! I don't think so :)

Melani said...

Thanks for the award! I feel so blessed! :)

umm as for what bloggers can do to get me to stop reading their blog...that is an easy one, when they directly talk crap about me, on a personal level, but don't come out and actually use my name. I happen to know this blogger in person, we were friends for over 20 years and the communication stopped for some unknown reason...so why does she have to bring it up on her blog???? Man that hurts! so that in a nutshell will get me to S-t-o-p reading a blog.

Shelley T. said...

Thanks so much for the award! I am working on mine right now. I also want to say I am determined to stay in your top 5 fans!

Crystal Escobar said...

Thank you so much for the award. You're very sweet!