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Blogger Recognition Award

I was recently nominated by April at the Rodes on the Road for the Blogger Recognition Award! I thank you, from the bottom of my heart! I can’t believe it! Please take the time to go over to her site and show her some love. She’s got some really great content and is a great person! You can find her by clicking over to her website. https://www.rodesontheroad.com

Now, there are a few rules associated with this award and they are as follows:

  1. Thank the blogger for giving you the recognition and give the link to their blog. Again, thank you to April at https://www.rodesontheroad.com I’m honored to be included in your nominations.
  2. Write a blog post on your site displaying the award that describes why you started your blog
  3. Write two pieces of advice you have for new bloggers
  4. Nominate and notify 15 more bloggers

Before we get into all of that, let’s talk about what the award is. The Blogger Recognition Award is an award given to bloggers by other bloggers. It’s a way to recognize and show support to others for all the hard work that they put into their blogs.

Why I Started My Blog

I started my blog in March 2019 but didn’t actually “go live” until May 02, 2019. Just 3 days after my 58th birthday. I’ve always had the “want” to write, but always put it on the back burner. There was always something else going on in my life. Never really had the time to…..well I really needed to find the time. Before you know it, life happens and I would just be too busy. Finally, in March of this year, I realized that something was missing. I felt the urge to do more with my life other than my current full-time job. My “Blog Idea” was born! It was amazing to me how quickly the ideas started to pour out.

I still work at my full-time job and continue to do so for at least three-four more years. With hopes of retiring at that time. I cannot wait to go to writing on a full-time basis. My passion has become my driving force and it can be yours too. What are you waiting for!

My Advise

Don’t be afraid to venture out….step out of the proverbial box. We can be our own worse enemies and our own worse critics. You are going to make mistakes and you will feel stuck at times…..many times, I felt that way, (and still do on occasion) especially when I was setting up my site. But finally, everything just clicked. So, just do it…reach for the stars!

Make a List

When you have decided on a niche, grab a notebook or a journal and start listing any thoughts or ideas that you have for potential posts. Before you know it, your list will begin to grow. Here’s one of my favorite tips! If I come up with an idea, then I email it to myself, when my journal isn’t handy. This routine works great for me.

Things Remembered


I hope that you’re not shy! It is so important to interact with other bloggers. Everyone is always willing to help their fellow bloggers. I can honestly say that every blogger that has come my way is very kind and friendly. Willing to give help and advise to their fellow bloggers…..especially newbies! Join blogging clubs with social media. This is where I have learned so much and you can too!

Schedule Your Time

For me, I work on my blog every evening after getting home and settling in from a long day at work. Luckily, my kids are all grown and on their own so I do not have that responsibility anymore. Since I’m an “early bird”, the early morning weekend hours are my best time for writing. You will find a routine that works best for you.

Bonus Tip

Be sure to structure yourself into getting at least two posts out a week. Simply make this a priority and a must for you. Remember that the more you have for your readers, the more of a return that you will get.

My Nominees

Please check out all of my nominees’ websites as well! They are all truly delightful in their given writing field. They are listed in no particular order.

I would like to invite my nominees to participate, however, know that it is not required! So, please don’t feel like this is something that you have to do. I just want to show some recognition to you!

  1. Bexa- Hello Bexa https://hellobexa.com/
  2. Kristen & Greg-Dog Hikes and great Bite https://doghikesgreatbites.com/
  3. Anji-Sweet Family Life https://sweetfamilylife.com/
  4. Lauren-Travel and Write Today https://travelandwritetoday.com/
  5. Betty-The King’s Diadem https://thekingsdiadem.com/
  6. Roger Petersen-Mind and Love https://mindandlove.com/
  7. Katie-The Knowledge Spot https://katiesknowledge.blog/
  8. Kaity-Rainy Day Living http://www.rainydayliving.com/
  9. Laura- Laura’s Books and Blogs http://laurasbooksandblogs.com/
  10. Nicole-Keep Calm It’s Life https://keepcalmitslife.org/
  11. Erin-Curiously Erin https://curiouslyerin.com/
  12. Jessica-All For Myself http://allformyself.net/
  13. Shayla-marie- I am Batmom85 https://iambatmom85.com/
  14. Vanessa-The Wellbeing Blogger https://thewellbeingblogger.com/
  15. Rahul-Your Blog Mentor https://yourblogmentor.com/

So, there you have it! Please be sure to check out all the nominees as well as my nominator! You won’t be disappointed.

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  1. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you!! 🙂

  2. Wow Brenda,
    It’s so nice to learn more about you and how your blog got started.
    Congratulations on your nomination.
    And thanks for nominating me too.

    1. You’re very welcome Betty. I will say that I enjoyed checking out your website. Great Job! Well deserved to you!

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