The end of last month, I was informed that I had been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! I am both, flattered and grateful! Thank you, Angie K. of Not Another Tall Blog for the vote of confidence by nominating me! (http://notanothertallblog.com/2015/09/30/blogger-recognition-award/)
Honestly, my posts come spuriously because I’ve learned that just because you retire from the grind of going to work in hopes of having more time to do the things you want to do; you actually wind up being EVEN MORE busy! I’m trying to do better, though. This month, I hope to purchase my new mobile unit so I can write posts on the fly, while on travel.
I started this blog a couple of years ago to write and share my thoughts, travel experiences, music selections and recipes. Writing is a constant challenge, since I’m quite dyslexic but because of that hurdle, I’ve come to appreciate writing on a much deeper level than the average person, I think. As a photographer, I like to provide a visual experience of what I see and do. I have started putting together a photo gallery in my home with favored images I’m actually selling! In the near future, there will be a link to the new site where images that are for sale can be viewed! It’s all really a dynamic and evolving thing here and I am glad folks enjoy what I share.
For those who would like to begin a blog, start out by researching WHAT you want to primarily blog about, read others blogs to see HOW they have their site and learn how to build your own site. It really is quite simple! Wordpress has a lovely tutorial with all kinds of advice on how to construct your site. The next best thing I can pass along to new bloggers is to keep it simple and be honest!
In gratitude and in keeping with the rules, I nominate the following blogs:
- 100 Days of Sunshine
- Paintings by SWAV
- Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author
- Doug Warren
- The Dinner Party Collective
- A Mixed Bag
Each and every one of these folks has provided me with their unique perspective, talents and enjoyment via photos, music, poetry, paintings, recipes, advice and a whole slough of different thoughts. So,keep blogging!
None of the nominees are required to accept, of course, but if you do, these are the rules for acceptance:
- Choose 15 other bloggers to nominate, excluding yourself and the folks who nominated you.
- Write a post to showcase your award.
- Include a brief history of how your blog was started.
- Provide some Pearls of Wisdom to new bloggers.
- Thank the person(s) who nominated you and include a link to their blog(s).
- Attach the award to your blog.
- Inform the folks you’ve nominated via comment on their blog site.
- Include a link to the award provider.
I look forward to reading more of everyone’s posts!