My reception of “the versatile blogger award”

I’m so delighted to have been nominated for “The Versatile Blogger Award”—about 2¾ years after starting this blog. One award after 2¾ years? That’s quite a long time; isn’t it? Don’t you think so?

Words won’t be enough for me to express how much I appreciate the nomination from Ribana: It’s really a great honor!

A very big thanks goes out to Ribana for nominating me for “The Versatile Blogger Award”. You can read her Versatile Blogger Award blog post by clicking the following link:

The Versatile Blogger Award was created to celebrate bloggers who create blogs that have unique content, good writing, and beautiful images or photographs.

This award is the second blogger award Ribana has nominated me for. On March 13, 2019, she nominated me for “The Sunshine Blogger Award”.

But one of “The Sunshine Blogger Award” rules that requests nominees to nominate 11 new blogs, presented a challenge that made me lose the award because I wasn’t yet familiar with that number of blogs. I had to contend with the issue of unfamiliarity for a while, before I ended up losing the award.

Please, permit me to take a little break before I receive the Versatile Blogger Award: Before I go ahead to receive this prestigious award, I would like to give, at least, a little motivation to some bloggers (especially new, or inconsistent bloggers) by stating some stats about my blog.

Stats about my little, small and tiny blog (***laughs***)

My blog, which refuses to agree that it’s little, small and tiny, is about 2¾ years old. It’s content covers interesting topics on motivation, spirituality and environment.

I always tell my blog that it is little, small and tiny because, as at today (April 11, 2019), it has only 50 articles/posts, and about 10k+ views .

My blog always responds by telling me to hit top gear so that it won’t remain as little, small and tiny as my ego wrongly assumes.

I gave a lot of thought to my blogs query, and have been increasingly hitting top gear since the beginning of this year (2019), and getting appreciably higher stats, even beyond belief.

Not so much, but since the beginning of this year, I’ve published 26 articles (out of the total 50). Not only that; my blog has been viewed 9k+ times (out of the total of 10k+), and about 760+ blogs have followed my blog (out of the total 960+).

My stats have been multiple times higher in 2019 alone—almost 900+% return on investment; this is far ahead of the much lower stats recorded between July 2016 (when I started) and October 2018—a period in which I was blogging inconsistently.

Award Rules

In order to receive the award, each nominee will have to:

  • Thank the person who nominated him/her.
  • Link to the blog of the person who nominated him/her.
  • State 7 facts about himself/herself.
  • Nominate other bloggers who bring joy into their daily life (Note: There’s a different rule which asks nominees to nominate 15 more bloggers.)

Seven Facts About Myself

(1) I believe in GOD. Faith in GOD—first—and faith in myself—second—are very important to me. I follow my heart a lot, and have a lot of faith in my abilities. At the same time, I am my best critic and greatest admirer, and I do all I can to keep doing what I believe in.

(2) I live by laws/standards, and treat others the way I would like them to treat me—irrespective of status, language, religion, race, political views, culture, nationality, or any other differences; it doesn’t matter.

(3) I look for positivity in every condition and experience, and I trust my inner voice (intuition). Instead of expecting that things would/could go wrong, I always look for positive perspectives.

Our minds are powerful, and if we fill it with positivity, our lives will naturally radiate and exhibit positivity. If we think positively, positive things will likely happen around us.

And we don’t have to allow anyone talk us out of being consistently positive.

(4) I’m inwardly strong and tough because of the tough but adventurous times and experiences I’ve been through. Tough times, which are good teachers, have helped me discover a lot of things that money can’t buy.

(5) I’ve accepted that there are things I can’t change, and I’m grateful to GOD for this wonderful and adventurous life—and the life to come. I’ve realized that there’s no need to waste time thinking about things I can’t control, especially when they won’t matter in 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100 or more years from today.

(6) Although I don’t know everything (actually, apart from GOD, no one knows everything), at the same time I believe it’s okay to seek the opinion of other people.

However, one doesn’t have to define their life on the basis of how others think it should be. We don’t have to tie our expectations and contentment on what others expect them to be. It’s left for us to choose whether to give people our remote controls to happiness/satisfaction, or not.

Most times, human beings are nothing but idle: whether you’re doing everything necessary, or nothing at all, people will always have their own opinion about you.

(7) I have been a mentor and lecturer/teacher.

With backgrounds in civil engineering (BSc), and water resources & environmental engineering (MSc), I’ve delivered an uncountable number of lectures to hundreds of undergraduate university students, for about 6 and a half years. Within the same period, I supervised not less than 15 final year students’ theses/researches/projects, from start to finish.

It was a great learning experience, both for me, and for the students as well.

…And that sums up 7 important (inspiring/motivating) facts about myself

Now, without further ado, my nominees for “The Versatile Blogger Award” are:

Michael Ogazie’s Blog at

Denise421win at at

Aroused at



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