The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

I have been blogging for one year. It was my first blogging birthday today, and I know this because WordPress told me so. Unknowingly, I was also nominated for my fourth blogging award and this time, it was for the Versatile Blogger Award. I was nominated by a versatile blogger herself, the talented and gorgeous Lauren Green. Thank you so much for the nomination Lauren! I am deeply moved that my blog appeals to you and I appreciate the acknowledgment.

The things I like about  Lauren’s blog are not only her talents and her creativity, but her openness in conversation, which shows through what she discusses on her blog posts.  I immensely enjoyed a recent post which she tales about how she wanted people to remember her, when she had passes on. A very interesting post. Thank you for you nomination Lauren!

I guess I could say that I enjoy being a ‘versatile blogger’ because I can blog about anything, person, object or place, even when my focus is about my culture. My greatest blogging pleasure is in finding a story which I think my readers will enjoy.

The Versatile Blogging Award rules are as follows:

  1. Show the award on your blog.

  2. Thank the person who nominated you.

  3. Share seven facts about yourself.

  4. Nominate 15 blogs (I do read and follow more..)

  5. Link your nominee’s blogs & let them know. You can click on each one mentioned to get to their blogs.

So my seven facts are:

  1. I speak Bukawac as my first language and speak two other languages from Papua New Guinea fluently apart from English, with a little French, Spanish, Cantonese.

  2. My favourite genre of music is World Music. My goal is to go to an international world music festival in the next two years.

  3. I have two sons, 16 and 19 who are amazing people.

  4. I love art, culture and heritage. I am passionate about the Melanesian culture, which I grew up in. I am very lucky and proud to be able to maintain my culture.

  5. I am a Jack of Many Trades and master of most. I am honestly not bragging. When I do something or create something, I can only stop when I have truly mastered it. I have been blamed for being obsessive and I know it works against me sometimes, but I love ‘conquering’ whatever I have set out to do. Isn’t that what life is about?

  6. I have a Bird Of Paradise tattoo on my back. It was a swallow to begin with. The Bird of Paradise is the national pride of Papua New Guinea. The reason I have this tattoo was because, I got sick and tired of being hassled for tattoos in Bali during a trip. One day, I sat down at the shop and said: “DO IT!”. The  tattooist was shocked. I showed him a shallow, and told him, “that’s what I want, do it now before I change my mind.” The process hurt like hell as he carved through my flesh. I had to ask for a Gin and tonic or a Scotch to help me through the pain. He thought I had joked so he and his friends laughed and brought me a bottle of coke. The coke did not help, and  I don’t drink coke anyway. After two more hours of flesh-carving, he brought a mirror and the Swallow looked like a Bird of Paradise. I was raw and sore but surprised and delighted. I asked him to extend the tail and fixed the wings. It was too late to turn back. The tattoo became the bird I truly wanted, so I guess it was meant to be.

  7. I love being on my own. It helps me create. I enjoy the sound of the birds and I love playing my classical music loudly in the Australian bush. When I get bored with this music, I change it to  World Music, mostly African and South American music and I dance.

I also find that with my time alone, nature and meditation, I can focus and ground myself. Then, I am empowered to do the things I love the most.

My 15 nominations are:

Alex M Zoltai


Patrick Jones

Altitude of Art


A storyteller’s Abode

Pmespeak’s Blog

Sylvie G

Christie Birmingham




Pixelated Lifestyle

Love Letters to Spam

Story Shucker

Thanks Laura again for the nomination!

19 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award”

  1. Congratulations on the award. It is definitely well deserved. 🙂 And thank you very much for the nomination. I need to think about whether or not I’ll be accepting – I’m not sure I could find 15 blogs to nominate!

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  2. Many congratulations, Joycelin. Your blog is amazing and incredibly versatile. You do a wonderful job in presenting really important issues as well as your own pieces of writing. Totally inspitational. You have written some great answers here, too.


    1. Dear Millie, I really appreciate your constant visits, thoughts and sharing on my blog. It adds a lot of interesting discussions to what I post. This was my fourth award, but I forgot the third, “Inspiring Blogger” nomination from Archecotech, I was quite sick with hives at that time of nomination. Anyway, I am indebted to my readers and many fellow bloggers who have helped me, by being part of all the sharing. The awards have inspired me to give more to my readers, and to always try to be a better writer. I am glad you like the answers.


      1. Both Inspiring and Versatile describe your blog so well! Lovely does too! And you certainly deserve to be included in the ‘Sisterhood of Bloggers’. I’m so happy that your blog is being recognised for what it is – just excellent! Well done!


  3. Congratulations! You got just what you richly deserved. I have been only a little over a month at my blogging expedition and I am not that ambitious about it though it keeps me so entertained. But it is reviving to see somebody make a harvest of it. My very best wishes.


  4. Oh Joycelin what kind words! Thank you so much for your support and interest in my posts. It really does mean an awful lot! ☺️ Your blog is so inspiring and I always look forward to your next post! You deserved this nomination! All the best, Lauren x


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