The Versatile Blogger Award

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I’m honoured that Sally chose me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks Sally!

(Anyone else remember the days of having an Awards page on your blog with little gifs from people? They were so cool in 2002).

Now I have the challenge of nominating fifteen other bloggers and listing seven facts about myself. The chosen are…

Sorry if any of you have already done it! If you’re listed, the steps are:

– Thank the award giver and link back to them in your post.
– Share 7 things about yourself.
– Pass this award along to 15 other bloggers.
– Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

Now for the seven facts about me…let’s see…

1. I lead something of a double life.
My job and my personal life see a weird amount of crossover. Sometimes people will tweet me at my personal account and then tweet the company I work for’s account completely unaware that they’re both me. And they never know.

2. Most of my friends are buying engagement rings and baby clothes, I’m buying domain names.
I have a growing addiction. This time last year I think I had about five, now it’s more like 25. Nowhere near at the levels of your average domainer, but still a lot considering they are almost all developed. And no offence to my friends who have or are having kids, but I’d prefer to have the domains at this point! None of them have much (if any) value purely as names, but I’ve always been more about the site than the name anyway.

3. I originally planned to do a Master’s degree in Forensic Linguistics.
Then I decided I wanted to do a digital Master’s. Now I’ve decided that a BA is definitely all the education I need and I much prefer to be working, being independent and making money instead. I no longer need to use my education as a means of justifying and proving myself, which is very liberating. And I’m a lot more anti-university than I used to be.

4. When I was eleven, my school teacher wrote on my report:
‘Jennifer gets frustrated when other people don’t reach her high standards’. Very perceptive, and even more true today unfortunately! Some people see it as a negative thing, I see it as room for potential

5. I don’t have many regrets, but my biggest…
…is probably neglecting my websites so much whilst I was in university. I’ve never seen the levels of traffic that I had back then. But on the plus side, I’m earning more. I could have invented something really good, or at least maintained the popularity that this site used to have. I’m not sure uni was worth the payoff.

6. I don’t care about my appearance.
I’ve never dyed my hair or had a single piercing. I generally always look scruffy, and I barely ever wear makeup. I found a receipt the other day from my last haircut and was shocked to find out it was actually two years ago (!!) Moisturise face, brush hair is my daily beauty regime. And recently I’ve been pretty slack on the moisturising thing. Showers are ten minutes long at the very most – I just don’t have the time.

7. I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I realise now that’s because it hadn’t been invented at the time. Now I’m doing what I was born to do and I love it; I feel so lucky.

Ok, now it’s your turn to list a fact or three about yourself in the comments!


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  1. aw, yay!! i remember those awards as well.
    interesting facts! 25 websites??? will you ever list them one day? i’ve gotten so rusty with my CSS skills but would love to get back into it at some point

  2. Aww, thanks for the award! We’ll see if I ever will get to it… Especially in my public blog. Haha. But thanks!

    Anyway, I actually know what you mean about having a double life. Haha. That’s crazy that you talk to the same person via 2 different accounts, though!

    WOW, 25 domain names?! You are crazy! LOL!!!

    Oh yep, I know what you mean about school. I can’t go back to school either, I’m enjoying my job-life too much. Hahah.

    Yeah, my sites took a toll too, but I think it was after I had graduated from college. I don’t go online much nowadays in the blogging world, so I’m not sure how big it is now. It isn’t what it used to be, that’s for sure.

  3. Woohoo, I’ve been nominated! So does that mean I save that award graphic and put it in a post similar to this one? Let me know if that’s the case and I will go do that right away!

  4. Those awards were so cool! Lol.

    Those facts you posted are pretty interesting – I’m actually looking for a master’s degree myself at the moment, having taken a 2-year break from studying, but I have to admit I’m really looking forward to it. I miss studying! xx

  5. Thanks for the award! I will go pass it on to other people. I do remember those awards from back in the old days – I think that a few of them might still be around. I’m don’t blog in those circles anymore, so I’m a bit unsure.

    I think that contrary to you, I am looking for a master’s degree because I think that my bachelor’s degree actually just isn’t enough for the type of work I want to do, even though most other people will get along just fine with my degree. But in the states, it seems like most engineering students are expected to have a master’s. If we don’t, we don’t get to do any work that’s actually fun.

    That is a lot of domain names to have! I wouldn’t know what to do with them all. But since you work in SEO and digital media (I think?) then I guess you have used them all well. If you ever list them all down somewhere, then I would be very eager to see what they all are.

  6. Thank you for nominating me! I’ll blog about it later.

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