acknowledging awesome blogs: an award or a chain letter?

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This is all relatively foreign to us as we are still learning the ropes about the blogging community and twitter. So it’s very exciting to be nominated for “The Versatile Blogger Award”. A big thank you to our extremely friendly nominator: Turquoise Compass.

We confess that we did trawl through a few websites on Google to understand what this was all about and discovered that this is a “chain letter” type award. However, in the spirit of “winning” this award, we shall make sure we stick to the rules. We have also read that we need to display this image:


We can completely understand if the blogs that we nominate choose to not keep this going… but this is our way of saying that we think you have an awesome travel blog! 

The Versatile Blogger Award


  • Thank the blogger that nominated you for this great award.
  • Tell 7 things about yourself.
  • Name the 15 blogs you think are the most versatile.
  • Comment on their blogs to let them know they have been nominated.


  1. We each have two siblings that are older than us, making us the “babies” of our families.
  2. He is a Virgo and She is a Scorpio.
  3. We are very interested in astronomy.
  4. We love mangoes, chips (hot chips, crisps etc) and kurtosh (Hungarian pastry/sweet bread).
  5. We prefer to be on land than in water.
  6. On countless occasions, we have mentally re-arranged our apartment so we can fit a table tennis inside our living room.
  7. We currently have over 100 books on our bookshelves that we have not read yet.

15 AWESOME blogs: 

  1. Helen in Wonderlust
  2. Along for the Ride
  3. Travel? Yes Please!
  4. A Crafty Traveler
  5. Mapping Megan
  6. Alive on the Road
  7. Peanuts or Pretzels
  8. A Boundless Voyage
  9. Our World Heritage
  10. The Carpe Diem Couple
  11. Travel with Bender
  12. Travel Motivation
  13. Jacomijn’s Travel Blog
  14. Chronicles of Wanderlust
  15. Travel for Wildlife

17 thoughts on “acknowledging awesome blogs: an award or a chain letter?

    Brittany D said:
    September 24, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Great post tthankyou

    ourworldheritagebe said:
    August 16, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Ok – so: thanks so much for our mention here. We were very new back then and this must have totally skipped our attention somehow. But we are proud to be on that list 🙂

    thebritishberliner said:
    November 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Well done guys and thanks for this

    I’m very new myself. Just two weeks coming to three (Yikes!) and everyone has been so nice.
    I felt so proud of myself when well established bloggers who I call “star” bloggers, made the effort to respond to something I wrote on their blog.

    It can be a little daunting with all the little technical things and I’m trying to mix well-known bloggers with little-known bloggers like myself and a variety of subject matters. At least I’m trying to LOL!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 2, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      Yes, good for you!! It’s lovely meeting everyone from all corners of the world who love travelling as much as we do! Keep travelling and blogging – it’s a fantastic world of people & things to see out there 🙂

    Liz said:
    September 4, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Hi there – thanks so much for including our blog “Peanuts or Pretzels” on this list! We recently received the “Very Inspiring Blog Award” and it was much the same. While we learned it too is a bit of a “chain letter,” we greatly appreciate people thinking highly enough to include us. Not a bad thing by any means. 🙂


    – Liz and Josh

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      September 4, 2013 at 12:49 am

      Hi Liz
      Thanks for dropping by! Your blog is great & so deserves acknowledging! Happy travels 🙂

    Wayne said:
    August 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Yup we had a similar experience on our site with the Liebster Award, however it’s one of the highest ranking pages on our site so either it’s a good thing or I write pretty boring stuff that no one wants to read.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 19, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Hi Wayne. Thanks for dropping on by! The world of blogging works in mysterious ways 🙂 it’s all part of the learning experience!

    LocalizeJ said:
    August 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you so much for putting my blog in that awesome list!! I am honoured to be part of that great list!!!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 17, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      You are very welcome! We enjoy your stories & blogs! 🙂 happy travels!

    I love it when I see a blogger has received an award. That tells me #1] Someone thinks they have an awesome blog and #2] I have a new list of wonderful blogs to search through. Congratulations to the two of you on a job well done.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 15, 2013 at 6:39 am

      Thank you very much for your kind words! It is flattering and we are quite new to the online community so feeling very welcomed 🙂

    Turquoise Compass said:
    August 14, 2013 at 1:46 am

    I felt the same way as you when I received this “award”. But like you, I chose to share the awesome blogs I like with others. (I am so new at this, it can all be overwhelming at times to know what to do/not do).

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 14, 2013 at 11:24 am

      Thanks again for nominating us 🙂 we confess… we actually cheated a little bit and didn’t write on everyone’s wall. We instead posted it on twitter…. *sheepish*

        Turquoise Compass said:
        August 14, 2013 at 2:02 pm

        Yeah, I thought of that after the fact! I wish I had of thought of it before! haha I am going to check out the blogs you suggested!

    Andy said:
    August 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Congrats on your nomination! I can tell that you definitely deserve it by your experiences and writing!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 13, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and for your kind words! The travel community has been very welcoming and its been great meeting so many like-minded people like yourself and learning from them.

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