Let’s get this out of the way: I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award –
(and actually the Brotherhood of the World Award too, but will be accepting this one)
Okay, I realize that receiving these awards show that people do care about what I write, and that it really is a useful tool in connecting bloggers to bloggers in the community, but I also don’t want to clutter my blog and its content too much with repetitive award speeches (as I surely will if I do), etc., so this will be slightly different, and possibly more fun (?) to scroll through.
Shall we get rid of the boring stuff first?
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
- 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 started
- Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Attach the award to the post (right click and save, then upload)
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them
- Provide a link to the award post you created
First, um, I’ve already nominated a lot of people in my Liebster Award post, so 15 blogs…sorry but I don’t have that much ability to process great new blogs. And, my starting story can be read here if anyone’s interested. As for an advice or two, since I’m only just beginning myself I don’t think I am able to offer much; just observe other great bloggers and how they do it, then try to choose and adapt the techniques that you think might work!
Here are my nominees:
Drum rolls please!
Chef Laura Cerullo
So I haven’t been around the blogosphere for long, but even in my lack of experience, I still see what a brilliant gem this is! I truly believe she deserves more recognition, with her fascinating and extremely immersive style of (life) storytelling. She is the first blogger who had me hooked for one hour straight (and stopped just because I’d spent too much time there). Laura, maybe you should reconsider your professional career, because you’d do darn well as a writer!
A recent found as well :). A really talented artist with an obsession for “shoes”. What drew me in even more, however, is that at times her creativity/illustrations (though beautiful) take a backseat to her fun and humour.
I have talked about this blog before, but I can’t resist mentioning it more. Hosted by Charlie and his doodlewash crews, this blog is all about the fun in watercolor sketching and a safe place where you can express your creativity no matter what skill level you possess.
Onwards and Upwards
Cara, the blogger, although not new to the blogosphere, I assume that this is her new start at blogging. I confess that I have only read one of her posts, but if that one post can cause this much reaction, then there must be something special right? Her writing just resonates sincerity, and is so relatable I find myself nodding along as I read.
Sorry Anand if I am spamming you, but you had this coming ;). Probably the most sincere, supportive and thoughtful person (and blog) I have met so far on WordPress. Someone you can always count on to provide some insight.
There, five awesome places you should check out. For the nominees, feel free to continue with the tradition and officially receive your awards, or you can just thank me and enjoy the linky links track back to your respective blogs.
Until next time xx
My scanner has decided to die on me (curse you scanner!), so the quality of the images aren’t super good. Will replace the images once I get the machine back and running, or after I do take it to the dump for good :(.