Katia Raina

The Magic Mirror

Versatile Blogger: Moi?

I am sorry I’ve been away — too long — and the worst part is — due to my crazy superstitions (see my previous post), I can’t even blog about it! Argh!

In the meantime, while I was running around doing stuff,  a few marvelous things occurred in the blogosphere.

Marvelous thing number one: I won my very first book giveaway ever, an ARC of a historical fantasy I cannot wait to lay my hands on! Just received it last week, Joanne, thank you so much! I will read it as soon as I can and blog about it here, of course. (As soon as I can). As soon as I can, that seems to be my mantra these days. (Clears throat).


Now for the marvelous thing number two: would you believe it? I received my first EVER blogging award: The Versatile Blogger from Ben over at “Story Multiverse,” a blog about all things IF (imaginative fiction). And if you aren’t sure what exactly that means, then stop over and visit Ben to find out.

Here is the shiny badge:


Thank you, Ben. I am flattered. So flattered, I had to re-write this post a few dozen times to cut out all the some of the babbling. Glad I don’t have to accept this via Skype!

ANYway, here is how my pocket Webster’s dictionary defines “ver-sa-tile:” “having many abilities or uses.”

(They’re nice and laconic those small paperback dictionaries, aren’t they?)

I take “versatile” as a great compliment. It means someone out there thinks I have a lot of different things to say. Someone out there thinks I am multi-faceted. Which I take to mean, “not too boring, most of the time.” Maybe even unpredictable? Maybe a little different.

Next week I will be passing the compliment along. I will be passing this award along to 15 bloggers whose blogs tell many-sided stories and reveal either depths of an interesting life, or show unique ways of looking at the same old subject. Stay tuned!

And later on this week — as part of accepting the award — I will blog about random tidbits from my life — just stuff most people never knew about me. I thought I had to wait until I am, like, a famous author with a following — or at the least a nice shiny book deal — to do that, but now, thanks to this whole wonderful versatile blogger enterprise, I don’t have to wait for that at least. He-he!

I’ve thought of a few bits to reveal, but if you guys have things you’d like to see, or things you’re curious about, feel free to throw out some ideas to me as well.

And by the way, thank you guys, for being there for me. You’re priceless to me in this sometimes-lonely and sometimes too-quiet writing journey. You guys make it possible for me to have a versatile blog, for goodness sake, and to reveal TMI bits about myself, and have all kinds of other virtual writerly fun.

When I started this blog, I hoped to one day build a small writing community, and now I feel like yes, I have.

I would like to thank my fabulous fans… Okay, seriously, must stop now. This award is really getting to my head. 😉


January 30, 2012 - Posted by | Personal Mirror, Updates | , ,


  1. Congratulations Katia!

    Comment by seakist | January 30, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks, Mary Anne. It’s so nice to have you here 🙂

      Comment by Katia Raina | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  2. Congratulations on your award. I can’t believe it’s your first. If I wasn’t so bad at passing them on you’d have had a ton of them from me by now! Also, thank you for the link to Ben’s blog. I had a nose around and it looks right up my street 🙂

    Comment by Sarah Pearson | January 30, 2012 | Reply

    • Awww, thanks Sarah. And I am so glad you like Ben’s blog. Very unique, and totally deserving of being called “versatile,” for sure.

      Comment by Katia Raina | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  3. Katia, thank you for the kind mention! I really appreciate it. Your blog truly is fun to read. I always look forward to your posts!

    Comment by Ben | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  4. Same here Ben. If you hadn’t nominated me, I would have nominated you 🙂

    Comment by Katia Raina | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  5. Congrats on the blogger award, Katia. You deserve it. I always get a lot out of your blog posts.

    Hope you like the book!

    Comment by Joanne Fritz | January 30, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks, Joanne. Well, double-thanks, really. I must complete lots of other reading before I get to The Gathering Storm, but I am so intrigued, I have a feeling it will happen sooner rather than later 😉

      Comment by Katia Raina | January 31, 2012 | Reply

  6. Congratulations on the award. I’m surprised it’s your first. And yay, you also won a book.

    Comment by Medeia Sharif | January 31, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks, Medeia. Well, I am not surprised — just delighted 😉

      Comment by Katia Raina | January 31, 2012 | Reply

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