The Excessively Diverting Blog Award

Mrs. Woffington of Memoirs of the Celebrated Mrs. Woffington, and one of the circle of 18th century bloggers, has generously nominated Slightly Obsessed for an Excessively Diverting Blog Award. Started by the blogging team at Jane Austen Today the "aim of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award is to acknowledge writing excellence in the spirit of Jane Austen’s genius in amusing and delighting readers with her irony, humor, wit, and talent for keen observation. Recipients will uphold the highest standards in the art of the sparkling banter, witty repartee, and gentle reprove." What can I say to that other than my most modist thanks!

Now, for my part, I have to nominated 7 other Excessively Diverting blogs. Naturally, many of my other 18th C. blogging companions have already been nominated. In the spirit of spreading the love, I'll attempt to add those that haven't already recieved the award. Enjoy!
  • 18th C. Cuisine With recipes, history & those food photographs, Carolyn's blog is enough to make me drool.
  • Tempus Fugit The Dr. is not only an excellent blogger, but a wonderful reenactor as well. I'm especially fond of his ability to post in both modern & 18th C. first person.
  • The Old Foodie Janet shares recipies & food facts from every imaginable period of time. You never know what will come up next!
  • Boston 1775 J.L. Bell's blog focuses on the early days of the American Revolution in and around Boston. Always full of interesting details!
  • The American Revolution Blog Brad & Brain cover more aspects of the American Revolution than I would even think to research & I adore them for it.
  • Mom in Madison Denise is one of my real life friends and one of the few non-history related blogs that I read. Her blog is a great glimps into the every day life of homeschoolers.
  • Wistful Wanderlust Laura's blog is my other favorite non-history blog. Need a good laugh, you'll probabily find it here.
Recipients, please claim your award by copying the HTML code of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award badge, posting it on your blog, listing the name of the person who nominated you, and linking to their blog. Then nominate seven other blogs that you feel meet or exceed the standards set forth. Nominees may place the Excessively Diverting badge in their side bar and enjoy the appreciation of their fellow blogger for recognition of their talent.



  1. Thanks for the nomination!

    The award really is an ingenious advertising ploy...

    Wish I'd have thought of it first! ;)

  2. Congratulations! A much deserved nomination. I didn't discover your blog until recently but it was a pleasure catching up. Keep it coming.

  3. Madame Berg double posts, but for a good reason. You are now nominated once more *points at own URL*

  4. Congratulations to you and your nominees. Well done.


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