Jun 12

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hi Guys,

Today I am here with a different kind of post. I have been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by a wonderful blogger and author Devika Fernando. I came across Devika when I participated in the April AtoZ Challenge, and I am so glad to have gotten to know her. She writes some amazing poetry and has authored several romance novels. You can get to know more about her here. You can also check out the books that she has authored by following this link.

Thank you so much for nominating me, Devika. I am humbled and honored that you thought of me for this award.


What is The Versatile Blogger Award?

The Versatile Blogger Award is given in recognition for the great commitment, diverse talents and generosity shown by bloggers here in our community. There is so much creativity on show that it is difficult to reduce a list to only a few, but for those nominated it is hoped that it will serve to motivate them as well as celebrate their work till date.

The Rules:

  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate up to 15 blogs.
  • Link your nominees’ blogs, and let them know.

So here I go…

7 Facts About Me:

1. I am total bookworm. Currently cheating on physical books for their digital counterparts. Feeling appropriately guilty. 😀

2. Horror is a genre that I avoid in books and movies. Mainly because, while I don’t believe in ghosts, I am scared of them. 😛 I know it sounds ridiculous, but well, it is true. 🙂

3. I suck at Crafts. I don’t have one single crafty bone in my body. Not even a tiny crafty ligament. During my school years, my friend and I had worked out a barter system.  She did all my craft projects for me. I wrote all her English essays.

4. I have mild (according to me) OCD when it comes to cleanliness. My brain just does not function in a mess.

5. I am a compulsive planner, especially when it is about our travel arrangements. I don’t mind deviating from the plan to accommodate something that we did not think of. However, an unplanned last minute trip gives me serious anxiety.

6. I like making lists to keep track of everything and anything. Whenever I am overwhelmed with work or just life, lists are my way back to peace and sanity.

7.  I am more politically informed, spiritually inclined and socially awkward than I would like to admit. 🙂

My Nominations:

I am nominating the bloggers who have left a positive impact on me through their writing.

I nominate Sundari, Roshni, Swathi, Eloquent Mind, Soumya, Parul, Shilpa and Prasanna.

P.S. This list was longer and was cut short, as some of the bloggers I had in mind have already received this award.

Lots of Love



  1. Great thoughts and facts, thanks for sharing that!
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  2. Awe we could be twins! Almost 😉 OCD check; Lists check; Planning check; Zero crafty check; Er . .all except the e books. Cannot stand those things! Paper rules. Enjoy the award. Well deserved 🙂
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  3. I’m happy I ‘met’ you too. Thanks so much for the great shout-out. I love your facts. We have quite a lot in common. I LOVE lists and hate anything last-minute because it makes me anxious *lol*.

  4. You, Shailaja and me can be triplets now! 😛

    OCD, planning, lists, hate horror, cheating with digital books: All check. But craft is a big NO. I love doing and making creative things. I can stitch, paint, quill, crochet etc etc. Okay, I’m trying not to gloat 🙂

    Thank you for the award Shantala, you sure as hell deserved it!
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  5. That list had me smiling and nodding! Right from fact 1 to Fact 7 mirrored a list that I would probably would come up with! Happy to know that I am not alone 😛

  6. I like unplanned side trips and do as little planning ahead as possible for fun trips. I had a total bookworm too and read two to three novels per week. Fun to learn more about you.
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  7. I hate cleaning. Katti with you. 😛 Congrats on the award.
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  8. Congratulations! You totally deserve the award.. Like your list ocd or is it ocd lists!! 😉 I love lists too.
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  9. Congratulations to you and those you nominated 🙂

  10. Congratulations, and very nice to get to know you a little better! 🙂
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  11. The two of us are really very similar except that I am crafty and I have serious OCD (I think) against mess. 😀
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  12. Nice to know more about you Shanaya! Even I don’t like horror and make lists for everything. lol!!
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  13. Prasanna says:

    Thank you Shantala for nominating me. I have a slight OCD too especially when people move things around my house without my knowledge 😛 I stay away from digital books as I just cannot complete reading it, no matter how good the book is 🙂 Congrats on the award.

  14. politically informed, spiritually inclined and socially awkward //

    I already love you 😀

  15. Except the last point, I could relate to all of that you have written about yourself. Although, I have recently developed a taste for crafts and trying to indulge in it.
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  16. Glad to know you better! I’m wondering why you are apologetic about reading e-books and being politically informed though. I haven’t read a ‘book’ in 4 years, although I read an average of 125 books per year via my Kindle! 🙂
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    • Wow! 125 books? That is awesome. I am not sure why I feel so guilty about ditching paper for the digital version. It could have something to do with the fact that I just recently started out with Kindle. E-books are a relatively new thing for me and I guess any kind of change comes with it’s share of nostalgia. But I LOVE the convenience of Kindle, so it is here to stay. 🙂
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  17. So sweet! 😀 I got your post in my G+ timeline and headed over to see! Loved reading more about you Shantala! The award is very well-deserved!

    And pssst – I think you should be proud of reading the digital versions!

    Love, Vidya
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  18. Congratulations for the award Shanaya. Nice to know about you. By your penchant for cleanliness and for planning ahead, inclination for things spiritual just wondering if that is due some particular zodiac trait. 🙂
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  19. Congratulations Shanaya! Lovely knowing more about you through this blog. I think I have also been nominated before. Thank you for nominating me. Will do my best to participate 🙂
    I can’t stomach the horror genre either – books or movies. I am too scared 😉

  20. Congrats, Shanatala. 🙂 You are a versatile blogger, no doubt. 🙂
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  21. Finally getting around to visiting this post and finding out more about you!! Thank you once again for thinking of me!!
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  22. C. Lee mcKenzie says:

    Congrats on your award. Always nice to know more about bloggers/writers. Lee

  23. Many Congratulations to you Shantala.. Way more ahead to go.. 🙂

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  24. Congrats to you and to all those whom you nominated ! thank you for sharing a bit more about yourself !

  25. Meghana says:

    Congrats Shantala…. You deserve this award… You definitely are a versatile blogger…

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