In July 2012 I Recalibrated my blog to extend the focus of this blog from just “Sustainable Investing & Living” to one that allows me to inspire positive transformation. And while I try to inspire my readers, I have been tremendously inspired by fellow bloggers. And just a few days ago I was delighted to be nominated for a “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” by Schalk Cloete, the author of “One in a Billion” blog. Thank you Schalk!
Here are the award rules:
- Display the award logo on your blog
- Link back to the person who nominated you (that would be you Schalk Cloete…)
- State 7 things about yourself
- Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and link to them
- Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the awards requirements.
I’m not sure how are the results being collated or monitored. But winning the award or not doesn’t really matter (for me, anyway). What matters is that I can thank and recognize those that inspire me every day on my commute to and from work. I was doing this in a back-handed way by listing them in my “Blogs I Read” page but this is such a great idea!
7 Things About Myself
- I have quite a few nicks: My brother and cousins call me Chuppi, my parents call me Bablee/Baby, friends call me B, Bhav, Bhavs, my colleagues from Morningstar call me B’ster, Bhavster, Bhavorama. I’m also called “Bubba”.
- I was a brat growing up: got my brother into trouble a lot. Sorry Bro! But he still loves me.
- My dad dropped me from my stroller: I was only months old and my Dad was pulling the stroller (that’s right, I said pulling) to make it easy to walk through sand. I slipped through and he didn’t even realize until 10 minutes later because I didn’t cry. He still feels bad about it. But in his defence, he was carrying a diaper bag, his lunch bag while pulling my stroller in over 50 degrees. Mom threatened to quit her job as she didn’t trust Dad with me anymore and Dad refused to use the stroller ever. So I got carried around everywhere as a toddler – what fun!
- I’ve helped a friend cheat in an exam: I was nerdy and she was, let’s just say, not so bright but she was a “cool kid”. So I helped her a bit so I can be cool too. I was practising “compassion” quite early on in life, I guess 😛
- I love ketchup: I could make a meal out of bread and ketchup. Gross, I know but that’s me.
- I like to make racial comments: but only when I’m joking. You know that you do too so don’t judge me 🙂
- I like Phil Collins songs: LOL. Yes I do! Sue me!
My 15 Nominations
- Walnuts n Pears by Kate ~ living today for tomorrow’s generation.
- Growing Up in the Garden by Jessica Yarger ~ why I put seeds in the soil.
- The Clean Bin Project Blog by Jen, Grant and Rhyannon ~ the zero waste, consumer free year.
- Piccolo Limone by Ericka Little ~ sharing delicious food.
- Women Tell All by women ~ the good|the bad|the ugly; We Bare all.
- In Life & In Fashion by Kena Paranjape ~ creating a life you love with style, grace and fiery spirit
- Little Green Seed by a graduate architect fascinated by Bio-mimicry ~ exploring architectural bio-mimicry and seeding eco-intelligence in every day life.
- ECOCRED by a professional tree-hugger ~ gaining ecocred (read “ecological credibility”) without becoming an eco-douche
- Sustainability for the Common Good by the students of Oregon State University ~ the stories of Oregon State University students, each making a promise to live a little more sustainably for four weeks.
- Minimalist Lifestyle by Mark Lowe ~ about clearing the clutter, both physical and mental, so we can focus on what is truly important.
- A Thrifty Hippie by Amanda Schoonover ~ dedicated to showing the world that ethical lifestyle decisions don’t have to be expensive.
- Our Tiny Earth by Scott Wischmeyer ~ dedicated to supporting our community, local agriculture, and living a more sustainable lifestyle.
- Green Living Planet ~ Another site filled with eco-friendly information.
- Green Freak by Quinton ~ Think Green – Think Tomorrow – Start NOW.
- Learning from Dogs by Paul Handover ~ a blog that reminds us of the values of life and the power of unconditional love – as so many, many dogs prove each and every day.