However, when I read the rules of the award I wondered whether I should accept it. Here they are:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
2. Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
3. Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blogs.
Numbers 1 and 2 are fine; I have no problem with thanking Deb and adding the One Lovely Blog Award logo to this post. However, I have strong reservations about the other two points, and about The Writer’s Drawer being nominated for a blog award at all. You see, The Writer’s Drawer is not a blog; it’s a website, with numerous sections which are fed not by me but mostly by other writers; I just manage the pages. What I’m doing now is writing a blog, but in the blog section of the website. So I might be accepting the award under false pretenses!
In addition, I do not like sharing facts about myself. Whatever you know about me appears in the About Me section of the website and occasionally in my blog posts. I have no intention of adding any more information.
Finally, I am ashamed to admit that I don’t follow bloggers. However, I am aware that many contributors to The Writer’s Drawer have blogs, so I am going to list 15 of them here. They are in no particular order. Apologies to those whose blogs don’t appear; I scanned the writer profiles rather randomly and tried to find a representative sample. Like The Writer’s Drawer, a few of them are more in the format of websites than blogs. They are all very different (about life, love, travel, writing, food, mental health…) and all are worth visiting.
http://www.karentyrrell.com/ (Karen Tyrrell)
http://memoirofjuniemoon.wordpress.com (June Collins)
https://alienorajt.wordpress.com/ (Alienora Taylor)
http://www.susanrodgersauthor.com/blog/ (Susan Rodgers)
https://chaosgatebook.wordpress.com/ (Robert Walton)
http://www.vincequek.com/ (Vincent Quek)
http://elenisculinaryjourney.com/ (Eleni Karipidis-Herrera – food and recipes!)
http://tygerschonholzer.weebly.com/ (Tyger Schonholzer)
http://anne-otations.me/ (Anne Hosansky)
www.jillsmentalhealthresources.wordpress.com (Jill Sadowsky)
peterheppo.blogspot.com (Peter Hepenstall)
http://www.robinratchford.com/ (Robin Ratchford)
https://emandyves.wordpress.com/ (Darlene Jones)
https://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/ (Marina Sofia)
https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/ (Morgen Bailey; also nominated by Deb)
All you bloggers who are listed above can consider yourselves recipients of the One Lovely Blog Award. You can post the logo, list facts about yourselves and nominate other bloggers – or just decide whether and how you comply with the rules, as I did (or ignore the nomination altogether).
Despite my reservations about the award, I am happy to accept it on behalf of all the contributors to and friends of The Writer’s Drawer. Congratulations to you and thank you, Deb! Check out her blog.