Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Awards

Fog below SkyTop on an early autumn morning, Shawangunk Ridge, New Paltz, NY
Recently Trout MaGee, at The Catching Chronicles, posted his seven award winners for The Versatile Blogger Awards.  Among his great choices was the The North River, for which I'm grateful.  I find it very cool that something I started a little over a year ago for mostly my enjoyment has turned into something that others appreciate as well.  As part of being selected, an award recipient should in turn select seven of his or her own blogs for recognition.  The following are my choices for The Versatile Blogger Awards in no particular order.  Some of these blogs I began following prior to my entry in the blogger-sphere and some are new to me but all have something that strikes a certain cord in me.  I must say, even though I follow many more blogs than I have listed as following, it was difficult to narrow the list but here goes.....

A great blog that I especially love due to the pursuit of small stream brookies and beautifully tied classic streamers.  When I dream about fishing Alan's posts are what come to mind.

Hands down, one of the funniest blogs you will ever read.  Mike's mix or humor, pop culture and fishing will make an instant fan out of anyone.

If a picture says a thousand words, one post from this blog will have you feel as if you were actually there when it happened.  The photography is phenomenal!

This blog comes from Jason in Michigan, which is great trout country, and he the pictures and posts to prove it.  On the name alone I would already be a fan.

This is another blog I like very much because I'm biased.  Mark writes some great posts that highlight two of my favorite things about the outdoors...The Adirondacks (in my home state of NY) and pursuit of wild trout in a small stream setting.

This is another blog in which I have a strong bias towards.  Karel is a fellow tenkara angler who gets to fish some beautiful country out in Colorado.  He also ties some beautiful sakasa kebari that are worth a look.

This is another blog I have followed for a while.  I think I'm drawn to Jay's blog for not just the fishing posts but also those about Nature observations in general.  Part of the reason I think we blog about our outdoor experiences is the sense of awe and wonder that can be found in the natural world and this blog does a good job of capturing that.

With so many people out there writing such great blogs it was difficult to decide on only seven.  Maybe next time I write a post "The Versatile Blogger Awards:Part II" and select seven more.  Until next time, everyone keep those great posts coming!

Fog rolling through the Hudson Valley on an early fall morning


  1. Thanks for the list. As a new blogger myself, I am always looking for new blogs to add to my blog list. One of your recommendations is not on my list yet. Thanks for the link

  2. tnfishdaddy...No problem for the list. I think the best place to go for great blogs to read is the Outdoor Blogger Network. I sometimes find myself just perusing through the directory for an hour or two.

  3. I signed up for the OBN yesterday to hopefully increase my traffic. Not that I have anything great to say in my blogs but having visitors occasionally would be nice.

  4. Kiwi

    Congrats on being selected by TM as one of his versatile blogger favorites! You write a very nice blog that I enjoy following and thanks for sending some love my way. I'll have to see if I follow any blogs that haven't been mentioned so far

  5. Wow, thanks for listing my little blog, Kiwi! I really appreciate this and I guess this is the reason I saw small bump in traffic today, lol. You, Sir, have one fine blog also which is in the top 3 of my favorite blogs. Hopefully we'll meet soon on a river.

  6. Thank you for bestowing such an honor on me. I've been a bit disconnected from my blog lately, but knowing that someone likes what I have to offer makes me want to write more. I guess I could start with my own versatile blogger list.