Well, to say the least, I’m truly humbled and honored to have received the ‘Blogger Recognition Award,’ and I heartily thank Amina Berg for her nomination of my site. Quite some time ago, I did receive an award, but as Amina said in her own comments, this is still rather new to me … and, well, exciting! After all, who doesn’t like to be recognized? This is energizing and inspirational, all for which I’m profoundly grateful.
Consequently, I’m very happy to abide by the “rules of the game,” so to speak, and make my own nominations. I’m only sorry that I’m limited to 15… It almost seems unfair that I should leave out anyone who has contributed so much to my life, and believe me, many blog articles and poems have made a tremendous impact!
First, however, I understand I’m supposed to say a few word about how I began blogging, then offer some advice to new bloggers.
How I started blogging
Actually, I began writing seriously when I was in the eighth grade, when we had no Internet and, of course, had heard nothing of “blogging.” My greatest hope then was to have a letter to the editor actually published in the local newspaper! When that happened I was exhilarated! So when technology advanced and we entered cyberspace, surfacing the “Net,” an entirely new world opened up to me. At first, I started my own (free) web page. (Does anyone remember those days? The look and feel of it all was really tacky! LOL) This is where I first “blogged,” I suppose, even though it was not called “blogging.” Believe me, when I first tripped into Word Press, it was like a gift heaven-sent. I could actually have an open space, free (unless I wanted to add some features), and aesthetically appealing (or at least not tacky. LOL) Now I’ve been officially blogging for … hmmm, over three years? Well, quite a few years, and still loving it; probably loving it more now than when I first began.
Advice to new bloggers
Be authentic, genuine, true to who you are and what it is you really want to present. Take time; take care and, what might be very difficult, take critique with serious consideration. Work to improve, but don’t stress out… Have fun!
Again, as Amina said, there are many bloggers I’d like to recognize but the “rules of the game” limit us to fifteen. Be that as it may, I would like to pass along the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’ to the following blogs/bloggers:
- The Seeds 4 Life
- Homo est Machina
- A Word of Substance
- Random Thoughts
- Ordinary Adventures
- Desert Rose in Bloom
- My Fair Vagabond
- Inking the Thinking
- Shadow of Iris
- Politics of Writing
- Kamala Thompson
- Write and Say It
- Curly Miri
… AND here are the rules for the “Blogger Recognition Award”:
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
- Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
- Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
- Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night . That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!