A Kreative Blogger award has recently been passed to me by artist Debra Cortese.

I believe we first connected on Twitter… ah yes, another connection thanks to my favorite social media platform!
Since I’ve decided to stop trying to recreate the wheel – I decided to reprint the background information that Debra found – this is from her blog post:


I’ve become a bit of an information addict, I couldn’t do this without a little background research. I quickly found reference to the original ‘Kreativ Blogger’ post and requirements for nominated Kreativ Bloggers. I believe they have been edited and abbreviated over time and cyberspace.

Kreativ Blogger originated in May 2008 in a post by Huldas Verden as noted by Clay Garden author in this April 2009 post:
“Finally I found that it was started in Norway by a blogger named Huldas Verden.”
When the Clay Garden post was written in April 2009, the author’s Google search came up with 712 entries for Kreativ Blogger.
When I searched today, Feb 28, 2010 for ‘Kreative Blogger’ awards, Google comes up with 23,200,000 entries! Hence, the power of blogging!
Here are the requirements that I found, and am passing on to 7 fellow Kreativ Bloggers (names and links to blogs at the end of this post):
The Kreativ Blogger award comes with the following requirements:

1. You must thank the person who has given you the award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who has nominated you for the award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.


Seven things about me that may be of interest:

1.  Jobs I’ve had:  serving up ice cream at Dairy Queen, orthodontist assistant, college textbooks sales rep, temporary help company sales rep, cake decorator, ARTIST!

2.  I was an exchange student in Tours, France my junior year of high school and can still muddle through with French.  I’m open to any business opportunities that would take me to France so keep your eyes and ears open!

3.  I’m a middle child and when I say that, I’m often told, “Oh!  That explains some things!”  What? What does it explain? 🙂

4.  I love what I do and wish that everyone could say the same.  Follow your dreams, make tough choices when necessary and keep the passion for what you do!

5.  Growing up I wanted to be a teacher.  I guess I am but not in the way I expected – this is even better – no chalk dust! (or dry erase marker fumes)

6.  Sometimes these things feel like chain letters (which I never do) but I’m told they are good for SEO so I’ll admit – that’s why I did it!

7.  I believe there is a silver lining in EVERYTHING that happens… you just have to be willing to look for it.  This has really irritated some people in my life – guess they didn’t share my belief.

MY KREATIV BLOGGER NOMINATIONS ARE:

Daniel Tardent www.artmarketingsecrets.com
Jen Goode www.jgoode.com
Deb Trotter www.debtrotter.com
Jill Seale www.momscouts.blogspot.com
Libby Unwin www.lugraphics.com/index.php/blog/
Brenda Baker www.artandillumination.com
David Billings www.sparkyfirepants.com

TAG, you’re it!

Thanks Debra for nominating me and encouraging me to get this done!

– Tara Reed

P.S. Hopefully I’ll be ok even though I bent rule #7 – 6 of my 7 nominees are on Twitter so I let them know there – the 7th got an email.  🙂