Olly Writes

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Blog Nominations!

Although it’s taken me over three months to get around to properly acknowledging this, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award, with thanks to Miss Z and her entertaining dating blog!

So, running down the checklist, I’ve already made my thanks and have included a link (two, actually) to her blog. Next, I need to select fifteen blogs from the my own personal ‘following’ list. As this is mostly a wood/workshop-related blog, I’d like to include as many blogs with a similar theme as possible, as they may well get overlooked by the average ‘blogger’. I’ll also try to include some that other woodworkers may not have come across before…

Flowering Elbow http://www.floweringelbow.org/

Flair Woodworks http://flairwoodworks.com/blog/

Artisan’s Call http://fbyaakov.wordpress.com/

The English Woodworker http://www.theenglishwoodworker.com/

Little Good Pieces http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/

Lazy Larry’s Woodshop http://larrysworkshop.wordpress.com/

Pink Toes and Power Tools http://pinktoesandpowertools.com/

Aggravated Wood Butchery http://aggravatedwoodbutchery.wordpress.com/

Bristol Culture http://bristolculture.wordpress.com/

OISE Bristol Blog http://oisebristol.me/

Sawdust in my Socks http://www.sawdustinmysocks.com/

CropFaktor http://cropfaktor.com/

Englishwoodlandstimber http://englishwoodlandstimber.wordpress.com/

Chair Notes http://chairnotes.blogspot.co.uk/

So Resourceful http://soresourceful.wordpress.com/

I read and subscribe to many more blogs than I had realised so, whittling the list down to fifteen was hard. I do apologise if anyone reading particularly feels that they should’ve been included above.

Now, I have to tell you seven ‘things’ about me… I’ll try to keep these wood-related and hopefully, you won’t already know any of them!

1. At school, I did not enjoy woodwork.

2. I tend to use the same disposable glue brush for as many jobs as possible!

3. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and have to brush over the same areas several times while painting.

4. Favourite wood – English oak.

5. I have a fear of setting up a Facebook ‘fan’ page for this blog and revealing it all to people in my ‘real’ life. :-P

6. I occasionally rip thin stuff on my bandsaw without a push-stick!

7. …My workshop is actually my mum’s single-car garage, and I’m 27!!! :-P

Thanks for reading!

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5 responses to “Blog Nominations!

  1. Bongo 25/07/2012 at 19:46

    Wow , top of the lisy. honoured! I know what u mean about unleashing making blog jazz on the ‘normal’ unsuspecting facebook friends… I have finally embraced it though -not so bad, actually a reasonable conversation starter….
    peace, bongo.

  2. AlvitiKev Alviti 27/07/2012 at 23:13

    Thanks for the link! I’m always reading your blog but don’t comment as often as I should because it’s wordpress and I have to fill in my details. I have the same fear with facebook as well!

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  4. John 28/07/2012 at 15:14

    Thanks very much for the mention Olly. I’ve now posted my 15 nominations etc (see pingback link)

  5. Jon Crocker 17/08/2012 at 17:27

    Olly, I really appreciate the mention and knowing that someone likes any of the stuff I write makes it worthwhile. Blogging might be a strange thing to do for anyone who hasn’t tried it, but I get the impression you enjoy it as much as I do and it shows in your writing!

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