Nominated — and nominating — for The Versatile Blogger Award


The Versatile Blogger Award logoThank you to Finish That Novel! for nominating Public Work for The Versatile Blogger Award! I’m grateful and excited.

As a nominee, I am required to complete the following steps, which I’m happy to do. (I hope the blogs I’ve nominated will also complete these steps:)

  • Show the award on your blog.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 blogs (or as close as you can. . .)
  • Link your nominees’ blogs and let them know!

7 Facts About Me

  1. My wife and I have three daughters, ages 14, 12, and 9.
  2. I had three major stints in the newspaper business, totaling about 11 years. I’ve also been a freelance writer and columnist.
  3. For three years, between a couple of the newspaper stints, I owned and operated a combined coffeehouse and used-book store. The business was a hit but not a success, possibly due to the number of books I took home and kept.
  4. I’m 45 years old.
  5. Like many so-called Generation X-ers, I’ve never outgrown the musical tastes I developed in high school and college, including classic rock, hard rock, some heavy metal and some jazz of the John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus variety.
  6. I teach composition (with a side of old-school rhetoric) and creative writing at a four-year university. I love it.
  7. I’m not a serious cyclist, but I like to get outside on my bicycle and zip up the streets.

My Nominations

My nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award are:

Homeschoolers Anonymous: A Project of Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out is an outstanding blog. Although my wife and I home-school our daughters, we know several dark forces have wormed their way through some parts of the home-schooling world. This blog provides first-person accounts as well as investigations and updates regarding key influencers.

Emilio Cogliani: Environmental Care, Web Insights and Emerging Trends is a consistently interesting blog. Driven by news and emerging trends, Cogliani’s blog always has specific, concrete angles on big topics of the day.

The Science Geek: Astronomy, space and space travel for the non scientist provides clear, easy-to-understand posts about all things outer-space.

Saphiophile — Selected articles and the questions they answer gives a brief summary of current articles and tells you what you can expect to learn from each article. This blog is like an annotated bibliography for new articles.

ladybug and lulu — two little ladies. one continuous adventure is more than a Mommy blog. While mommyhood is the starting point, the blog branches out into related topics, like the recent “Everything They’ve Told You is a Lie: An Open Letter to Newlyweds.” Like that post, some posts are written as letters, which makes for a nice change.

Lemanshots — Fine Pictures and Digital Art displays a fantastic diversity of photography. Subjects include close-ups of fellow humans, still-life images, slice-of-life moments, city scenes, and architecture — all rendered in sharp, compelling detail.

Rob Moses Photography — This Camera Life includes landscapes, city-scapes, and people in action. Scroll through these photos, and you’ll feel better-connected to the world and its people.

Take a look at these blogs — you’ll enjoy each one.

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