- Thank the blogger who nominated you
- Write a post to show your award
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
- Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
- Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, and provide a link to the post you’ve created
The Story of My Blog:
I had a free blog with blogger for the longest of times and my initial blog started out as my spot for my R&R – you could interpret it in its traditional full-form or my very own ‘Raving and Ranting’!
To Niche or Not To Niche?? This is a question I ask myself often. But I know I will truly be me only if I write about all the varied passions and interests I have.
So in my first blog, I wrote about books, reading, travel, parenting, and shared recipes, tips, my attempts at poetry and art/photography, among other things. A little over a year ago, I decided I needed to get my own domain and this blog was born with the tagline – a blog(ful) of niches!!
I hope you, my readers – who come to my blog either by chance or because you love to – leave happier and smarter, and with a desire to return again and return soon because it feels like home!!
My Two Cents:
First I need to say, I loved Marcia’s advice on her Award post – to actively engage with the community and to totally enjoy what we are doing as bloggers. I agree with her totally (and that reminds me that I have a lot of comments to respond to right here on my blog as well as catch up with bloggers who I have not for a while in this past month of writing everyday)
And my two cents of advice (that I need to keep in mind as well!):
Don’t Give Up – Hope Springs Eternal! So keep doing what you are doing, learning each step of the way, and you will find yourself farther ahead than you were before!!
Pause When You Need to and Stop to Smell the Roses – Just what it says. When you need to take a break, don’t feel guilty about it. Just step away, smell those roses that were waiting for you, and you will return refreshed, reinspired!
And here are the awardees!!:
For those of you who have been
nominatedawarded earlier (for this or other awards!), oops, I did it again! And for those of you who I have not visited for a while or commented on posts, please forgive me and do know your writing inspires me everyday.
For all of you, thank you for the inspiration and the support, and here are my
nominations, awardees, in alphabetical order of their first names!
- Alana at Ramblin’ With AM
- Amalia at The Opinionated Reader
- Amanda at The Limit of Books Does Not Exist
- Caryn at Caryn’s Thoughts
- Cherry Ann Carew
- Christina at Recipe and a Read
- Colleen at Loose Leaf Notes
- Doug Jarvie at Where Do You Want to Go Today?
- Gayathri at Elgee Writes
- Indrani at iShare
- Jennifer at JenChaos Reviews
- Luci at Sweetie N’ Salty Shoppe
- Martha at The Martha Review
- Megan at Mapping Megan
- Roy at Cerebrations
- and so many more wonderful bloggers who all deserve recognition and accolades:)
As I wrote this post, I also had a peek into my previous awards (here and here) and bloggers who I nominated then, and realized it has been a while since I visited some of them 🙂 so I will be spending the next few days interacting with friends (old and new) from the blogging community..
16 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award”
Congrats on the award and thanks for the mention! I totally agree with you about needing to take a break. I was on vacation for most of August and I was stressing about not posting. I realized that I need to take a break and just enjoy my vacation! My blog will always be there!
that is so true! our blog is always going to be right where we left it … 🙂 and will look forward to your posts
WOW how exciting to be awarded this by you! It may take me a little extra time to gety thoughts together but I’ll get with it! Thanks again for thinking ofy blog! 🤗🤗
I know, I took my time too to put this together 🙂 but you have been a constant inspiration for me since the UBC we met a few UBCs ago, so thank you!
Thank you so much for the nomination. It warms my heart when a fellow blogger gives me an award on something that I work really hard on, every day.
Luci, in addition to your blog, I totally admire your commitment to the FB groups as well. I don’t know how you do it all 🙂 you deserve it..
Ah! Thank you so much, I love your blog!!
Thank you Christina! And you deserve it 🙂
Congratulations on your nomination! And to all the other nominees! I love your two cents of advice. You really do have to keep going and not give up on yourself or your blog to see it grow!
I love hearing about other peoples success and journey of blocking. Love getting recognized for a job well done!!
How cool! Congrats on your award! I also have a hard time focusing in on one niche and just write about whatever makes me happiest!
thank you Emily! And always feel encouraged when I hear from others who have not focused on one niche.. 🙂
Thanks for the nomination Vidya! And great advice for new bloggers – and veteran bloggers too, I’ve been blogging for a while now but I could definitely benefit from taking a step back every now and then to stop and smell the roses. I’ve found that when I take a break I can come back fresh and get more done than I could have if I try to keep pushing through despite needing to pause.
Thanks for the award. I will try to make a post soon. And it is alright to take a break once in a while.
Those three pointers are excellent. We all need to be kinder and spend more time with our loved ones.