The Eclectic Blogger Award

The Eclectic Blogger Award
I think it’s freakin’ gorgeous. (Image credit: CygX1 DeviantArt)


“An award? On this blog? I mean, look at the sidebar — do you see any other award stickers? Have you known Space, Time, and Raspberries to nominate anyone for an award? Ever?” You, exercising your ironic sense of reality.

“I don’t agree that ‘the exception proves the rule.’ I think any exception proves the rule is arbitrary and capricious, and can be righteously ignored. But in this case, I think The Eclectic Blogger Award deserves to be excepted from my habitual non-rule. And accepted. Proudly. Thanks for asking.” Me, hoping for your indulgence.

The Shameful Narcissist Speaks, (gamer, writer, reader, and reviewer extraordinaire), has created an award to “give back to the WP blogging community”. I am honored to be on her list of original nominees, and I am happy to spread this recognition and love to those whose work affects me in the way she describes below:

The Eclectic Blogger Award

“…is presented to those blogs that are both eclectic and engaging, where conversation flows freely, where new and different ideas are always welcome. It’s to recognize blogs that always have interesting content to match the amazing, creative, and hard-working creators that make them possible. These are the blogs that inspire you to read, watch, play, and/or create content to further enhance not only the blogosphere but also the general zeitgeist, because they themselves enrich it with their existence.”

The Rules
  • Nominate whomever and however many bloggers you want for the award.
  • Share links from your blog for some of your favorite (or most eclectic!) posts.
My Nominations
  • The Shameful Narcissist Speaks embodies the ideal candidate for The Eclectic Blogger Award. She explores life and her favorite pastimes with research, thought, and a very clear view of both her inner self and the world around her. Lots of open and enthusiastic conversation in the comments. No BS here.
  • A Cornered Gurl I suspect Tre will graciously decline this award, just as I would have if I’d allowed my non-rule to rule on principle. And I totally understand if she does. But you should get to know her — she is eminently approachable. She writes touching stories with well-drawn characters. She writes powerful poetry that often makes my heart pound harder. Tre is a deeply human Being I consider a true friend, and whether or not she accepts, I know she will appreciate the offer.
  • Aloada Bobbins Haylee is the first to admit she’s quirky. Her writings and occasional vlogs always make me laugh. She engages on a delightfully personal level, and we’ve developed a long distance friendship-across-the-Pond. She adopted a dragon lizard named Jorah Greyscale, so she is in fact, Mother of Dragon. He has his own Instagram account.
  • Atherton’s Magic Vapour is also an award-free blog, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, Melanie Atherton deserves The Eclectic Blogger Award. For pure eclectic entertainment, Melanie’s mind is an overflowing Victorian fountain. I can’t help but abandon myself to her tales — wildly — and leave reluctantly. They are brief time travel escapes to a more elegant era, and her comments and conversations are always supportive and beautifully adorned.
  • Laura Bruno Lilly is an accomplished musician/composer. She infuses her soul into everything she writes about: music, family, spirituality, education, society — the list is unlimited, as is her interest in those who interact with her. Oh, there will be brownies.
  • Mellow Curmudgeon might well brush off the offer of an award, but I think he’ll understand I believe his blog represents what The Eclectic Blogger Award honors. Whether it’s his answers to photography challenges or his analyses of language, prose, and poetic forms, he engages on a thoughtful, challenging level.
  • Writers Co-op is a small but open group of writers, some published and some working toward it. Subjects vary, but they don’t just elicit comments, they spawn discussions that explore, inform, and support. There are opportunities to share your own work for feedback. There are even opportunities to have a short story or two published in an anthology. Every writer’s dream, right? Write!
Links I Hope You’ll Click

Author: Sue Ranscht

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15 thoughts on “The Eclectic Blogger Award”

  1. Sue! I’ve only just seen this as I work through my emails. I was so pleased to see an update from you and equally as pleased to be thought of in your nominations – Oodles of thanks.

    I may not indulge in the awards that make up the blogosphere but it’s a great way to find new bloggers and I’ll definitely be checking out your other eclectic friends.

    P.s. Jorah thanks you for promoting his Insta!! 😉

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  2. Many thanks for the nomination.  Glad this award does not have elaborate rules and deadlines.  Some of the blogs I follow are eclectic (and not already yours or among your nominees), so I suppose I will be able to accept the award by writing a post with a paragraph on each on them.  Would be a good excuse to use the award’s image, which is indeed freakin’ gorgeous.

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  3. Welcome back!!!!! I’ve missed my daily doses of you-know-who!!!!!
    And oh yes, thanks for the nomination – may I do this later in the summer please? I am in the throes of getting Ma&Dad’s house up for sale and it finally goes on the market the first week in August (almost to the finish line whew!)
    Take care, dear one.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. Of course you many do this whenever you choose. I’m intimately familiar with getting the Parents’ house ready and sold — a work of heart fraught with memories, tough choices, and surprises. “In the throes” is a great description. Best of luck with the sale.

      Elliot is waiting in the wings for a few other writing projects to wind up. I also need to create a “Previously, on Elliot’s Adventures” post to refresh our collective recollections — which means I need to re-read the series first, lol.

      I’ll be thinking of you!

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  4. Sue! What are you doing Sue?! Haha. A new post from you! Yay! This award is well-deserved, what you bring to WordPress is definitely eclectic and meant to be read.

    I’m honored you would nominate me. Thank you. *gives you a big hug* Congratulations!


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