A Special Thank You for a Blogger Recognition 🌹

About a month and a half ago, I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the lovely Ms. Laina Eartharcher from:

Thank you, Laina. Your courage and strength still inspire me on a daily basis. Your recognition and acknowledgment are both deeply appreciated by me.

Be sure to check out Laina’s blog, folks. She’s classy, friendly, super intelligent, understanding, and just all around exquisite.

Forgive my bias, cronies, but she’s one of my 400 favorites (no jealousy, please! heh!). ❤︎

My Brief Blog Story

Why do any of us do this, right?

Well, because we like to use our words. We wield them willy nilly at our leisure, and often when there is just no other way of expressing ourselves. I am no different in this regard. And, probably just like you, I find myself constantly in awe of many, many writers out there whose gifts I’ve indulged shamelessly for almost a year now.

This blog started out as a random online diary. I had no idea what I was doing (still don’t!). It’s turned into a habit I’ve come to really miss during those days and weeks when I just don’t have the time to log in. Retirement is oh, 20 years from now (give or take!), so, maybe then I’ll find the time to write regularly? :o) A girl can dream, I suppose.

This blog is everything I’ve hoped it would be for myself and so much more. My only wish is that your blog is the same to you. ❤︎

Two Pieces of Advice For New Bloggers

1. Be human. Remember, your audience is filled with people, not technology, not Siri, not an operating system. Find that touch of humanity in your writing, no matter what your blog is about. People still read. People are still hungry for complete sentences and thoughts they can understand, relate to, connect with, and learn from. Keep that in mind when you write. People have emotions. Keep them (and yours!) in mind when you blog.

2. Have fun with it! Don’t take it too seriously. And don’t fall prey to “blog envy.” It’s not attractive and it doesn’t serve you in any way. The one thing I’ve found myself both fascinated by as well as repulsed by is “stats” jealousy. I’ve heard different things like: “Why does he get so many likes? He writes like shit.” Or “I know I can write better than her, why does she have so many followers?” BLEH! SO CRINGEWORTHY! Never tear another blogger down. If you are doing this, then please refocus yourself immediately. Your blog is your business…just like their blogs are their business. Just have fun and concentrate on your own blog and you cannot go wrong! :o)

Nominated Blogs:



Anyone not mentioned here, please definitely consider yourself appreciated and nominated as well. ♥︎

Thanks again, Laina, both for your amazing insight into the “spectrum”, as well as your patience and understanding for the delay in my acceptance. 💖


The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how you blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers for this award.
6. Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them and a link to the post you created.


83 thoughts on “A Special Thank You for a Blogger Recognition 🌹

    1. I love your bald head, Gaz. 😉 hehe, sorry, it’s one of those “I’m feeling froggy” days! Forgive me. 😇 As my Saturday gears up, your Sunday will be beginning soon. Wishing you a positively beautiful day, mister. Hugs. 🐾

  1. You are so silly! I’ve missed you—my favorite line from your thought? “People still read. People are still hungry for complete sentences and thoughts they can understand..”

    1. Bleh, not for long….another two or three weeks or so of 18 hour days starting again Monday. Hope your summer is beautiful and relaxing, lady. Thank you again for the nomination. Missing you lots during my sporadic comings and goings. Tight hugs… 💖💖💙😘💖🐾😎

      1. Awww 😘😘😘. I’ll take whatever I can get of you 😁💓💓. You’re very welcome, and missing you lots, too 💜💜. Tight hugs to you, too! 😘😘💚💙💜💞💞💞💖✨💖🍀🌺🌷🐾☄💫☄

      1. Haha~ Here’s the thing, V, I would NEVER wait 20 years to meet you. Ever. Not in ONE MILLION years (let alone twenty of them!). 😉

        Thanks for indulging my earlier joke, funny man. ❤︎

  2. Congratulations on your award! Love to read your answers and your blog story. I think most of us also started out with testing the water, then having more and more fun and decided to jump in with more enthusiasm. You’re doing so well with your blog. It’s more than a habit, you have a lot to share!

    1. Miriam, it’s so nice to see you again! I was away for a bit. Thanks so very much for your well wishes! Have a wonderful remainder of your weekend! 💖

  3. I totally love you and I so very much appreciate your doing this 😘😘😘. The wait is *totally* understood and what you wrote was so well worth it ❤️🤗❤️ Thank you so kindly for your lovely words! I’m totally blushing, but in a really good, warm way 💖✨💖✨💖☄☄☄

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      1. I’m sorry I haven’t linked you yet! I’m terrible about that! I’ve missed you. :o))

        I’m gonna be out for the most part of July, too. Hope you are doing well, sweet lady.

      2. I missed you I was wondering what happened to you… I was thinking my blog was too boring for you… Lol just joking! !! Well you know that I’m very bad at doing that award attaching links to my blog “thing”…. I screwed it up last time… Smh…. You should know by now I’m the turtle… Slow but surely… One day I will get the hang of it…❤💚💜💙💛📝 I hope all is well with you.

      3. No, your blog is wonderful. I’ve had some glitches and my reader is kind of wonky right now, too. I can’t do likes from my reader. Also, I’ve missed out on a lot of blogs this past month. Never take any of my weird comings and goings personally. It’s very sporadic for me during first and second quarters. Third and fourth quarters I have more time to be here (fall/winter).

        Thanks, I hope you are feeling great, too! Hugs!

  5. Congrats JM and I like the heartfelt pieces of advice. We are all in this together so lets share the love and inspiration.

  6. Well, deserved doll face 🙂 Where have you been? I wasn’t following you??? I don’t know how the hell that happened!! Anyways, here I am 🙂 Keep in touch beautiful! You’re amazing~

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