Versatile Blogger Award


Thanks and appreciation goes to Jay Rando http://jayrando.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award.

I am very grateful for this award. Thank you for the encouragement to keep writing. Thanks to all of you who have been reading “Influence Versus Control”. I am glad to be a part of the blogging community.

Here are the rules to the awards: Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them when you create a post on the award. Share 7 things about yourself. Pass the award on to 15 people you know who have blogs that you follow and enjoy. Contact those people that you have nominated.

More on the Versatile Blog Award http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com

7 things about me: (Andrew Gilbert)

  1. I have an incredible wife who is an artist/ muralist (http://www.insideemilyshead.com/)
  2. I am a proud father of Connor who has started writing a book at 8 years old (http://hillsideelementary.wordpress.com/)
  3. I am a proud father of Aidan, who had probably taught me the most about love and whose early struggles in life facilitated my “cynical recovery”.
  4. As an occupational therapist, I have created a program to teach handwriting / penmanship to Kindergarten students (see http://occupationaltherapystrategies.com/ and http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19411243.2011.629554#preview)
  5. I love surfing
  6. I enjoy mountain biking
  7. I play guitar, bass and a little bit of drums

When creating this list, I realize that I have defined myself by what I do. However, from my blog postings I feel that it may appear evident that I am doing my best to replace previous cynical thought processes with appreciative, forward thinking, thankful, compassionate and grateful practices.

15 Blogs nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award

I am amazed at how many good blogs there are “Wordpress”. I know that there are more than 15 blogs out there who are deserving of the “Versatile Blogger” award. Two of the blogs that I read regularly http://saymberblondi.wordpress.com and  http://thebettermanprojects.wordpress.com
 are already on Jay’s list.

I wish that I could include everyone on my list of 15. However, like Jay Rando, I choose to list those blogs that I have been following for a longer period of time.

My 15 nominated and most favorite blogs are:

  1. http://jessicacoleman330.wordpress.com/ – My first “follower”. This is a gratitude blog from a good friend.
  2. http://onlyartblog.wordpress.com/ -Great art!
  3. http://goalhabits.com – Good advice for self improvement
  4. http://bellableue.com/ – Healing Health and Inspiration
  5. http://mikepoliquin.com/ – Mr. P’s math blog
  6. http://journey2enlighten.wordpress.com – A “Journey to Enlighten”
  7. http://pamjackson9189.wordpress.com/ – “Inner Peace Transformations”
  8. http://isleofbooks.wordpress.com – A great source of good literature
  9. http://thejourn3y.com – A description of one’s Journey to be the best they can be.
  10. http://orples.wordpress.com – Author of a children’s book with good life lessons
  11. http://iamnotdefined.wordpress.com – Great perspective and advice
  12. http://mazeaday.wordpress.com/ – Great quotes and awesome mazes!
  13. http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/ – “Have a Dream” – A very positive guy.
  14. http://henriksenlearning.wordpress.com/ – “It’s All About Learning” This is a great blog for educators.
  15. http://photobotos.com/ a lot of amazing photos

Thank you to all of you!

-Andrew Gilbert

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15 Responses to “Versatile Blogger Award”

  1. Thank you so much for the blog nomination. I have several that I need to attend to so it may not get posted immediately, but it will get posted. In the meantime, your thinking of me is very much appreciated. Thank you so much! And congratulations on your own award.

  2. Congratulations 🙂 *holds beers up to you* you have an awesome blog.

  3. Thank you for the link and the recognition! You humble me (not an easy thing to do some days! ;-))

  4. Thank you so much for the nomination. That was very touching.

  5. http://onlyartblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/my-versatile-blogger-nominees/

    Here are my nominees in case you’d like to check them out! And thanks again for nominating me!

  6. Thank you for the award and for your comments always! Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue
    http://bellableue.com/2012/03/09/versatile-blogger-award/

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