I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Sonja from the Too Much Character Blog. The Versatile Blogger Award is given to bloggers by bloggers. This award is peer recognition for bloggers, and their versatile work.
Versatile Blogger Award Rules: (1) Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their blog, (2) Share 7 facts about yourself, (3) Nominate 15 bloggers for the award.
I want to start by properly thanking Sonja for this nomination. Sonja’s blog, Too Much Character, is really cool. She writes about her life as a stay-at-home-mom, and she does it with a flair that I absolutely love. Her blog is personable, funny, and honest. From mental health posts, to fun how-to posts, and memes — I always love Sonja’s blog. So, I’m delighted to receive this nomination from her. Thank you, Sonja!
7 Facts About Me
I’m a very versatile and eclectic person, which makes it extremely easy for me to give versatile facts about myself. Additionally, I blog about some really versatile content… So, I’m revealing facts about myself by reintroducing my blog categories:
I am a housewife
I never planned on being a full-time housewife, or living on a farm…. but now I’m doing both, and I love it. In my blog’s Housewife Confessions Category I write about my marriage, myself, and some of the things I’m discovering along the way.
I love cooking
Cooking is the perfect balance of self-care and care for others. No matter how bad my day has been, when I start cooking all the badness seems to fade into the background. Suddenly it’s just me and pasta, or pizza, or soup, or risotto… or whatever the meal of the day is. Cooking is also something I can offer to others: cooking a meal for someone is the prefect act of love and service. I also share some of my favorite step-by-step recipes and food stories in the Cooking Category of my blog. I hope you’ll try the recipes, and enjoy!
I am a huge geek
Being a geek means never having to play it cool about how much you love something. Geeks are allowed to be unapologetically enthusiastic about things, and that’s what I do in my blog’s Geek Category; horror films, comic books, Broadway shows, and beyond!
I don’t mind talking about mental health
I have Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Anxiety. I don’t mind talking about my mental illness and mental health, and that’s what I do in the Mental Health Category of my blog… I hope my words help and encourage others.
I want to help other people talk about mental health
I want to show people that they aren’t alone. So, I started the Not Alone Series: This series allows individuals to tell their mental health stories on my blog and social network platforms. I hope that people will read these stories, and realize that they are not alone.
I care about social connectivity
Although I’m not good at social connectivity, I sincerely care about connecting with others. I’m socially awkward, and my anxiety makes social connectivity difficult for me… But I try, really hard, especially online: in addition to my personal social network accounts, I have blog accounts. You can connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Also, there is a Collaborations and Contributors Category on my blog: a place for me to share collaborative works.
I love writing eclectic content
My blog is a representation of my life, and I write about a variety of things. One day, I can write a vulnerable and personal post about mental health, and the next I can write a fun post about comic books… I LOVE IT! In addition to the eclectic things I’ve already mentioned, I also write about; travel, religion, and many other topics… I’ve even dabbled in poetry. So, my blog is odd, and uncustomary, and covers a lot of content… but that’s me!
My Nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award
Fiona: Like as the Waves
Tiffany: Love Always, Tiffany
Anja: The Calculating Mind
Jen: The Frozen Mind
Zoe: No Light Without Darkness
Ruth: Ruth in Revolt
Sarah: Insecure Housewife
Lynne: Awesomism Mom
Ida: Around the Ward in 80 Days
Jay: The Queen of Ambition
Briana: Home Sweet Bri
Amanda: Real Mom Blog
Beth: Books Nest
Ross: Man Vs Adulthood
Be versatile and be awesome! Remember: “Don’t waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself, because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful.” – Tony Winner, Ben Platt
Sincerely, the Uncustomary Housewife
Thank you for the nomination. It was fun to learn more about you!
I wish I loved cooking as much as you do! I enjoyed reading your response to the award- especially hearing more about your transparency and work in helping end the stigma around mental health.
I love this statement, “Geeks are allowed to be unapologetically enthusiastic about things…” I’m grateful you don’t mind talking about mental health. And it’s good to know we’re not alone! Eclectic, variety, mixed, just like me and just like everyone I think. We all have many facets to ourselves. Very few people IRL are one-dimensional, right? Thanks for blogging. Take care!
Thank you so much for reading, and for your kind words. I sincerely appreciate it… And you are right, we, as people, have many facets; and I’m proud to be a geek!
I love what you wrote about cooking. I feel the most loved when people cook for me. It’s really a special thing I want to start doing in my life.
It always makes me feel good. Cooking for someone makes me feel needed, and it’s nice to do something nice for someone else. Thank you for reading my blog, I really appreciate it.
Congrats on the award. I really enjoyed learning more about you. Thank you for the nomination.
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