A Pat on the Back

My blog is a few months old and I have just received a nomination for The Blogger Recognition Award. I would like to thank T. Wayne of A Joyful Process for this. Click on the blog title in the previous sentence to view his many thoughtful, varied and readable posts.

The rules for this award are very specific:

1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to

2. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.

3. Write a post to show your award.

4. Give a brief story of how your blog started.

5. Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.

6. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

7. Attach the award badge to the post (right click and save, then upload.)

8. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them.

9. Provide a link  to the original post on Edge of Night 

For #9, click the name above. For the rest, here goes …

I started my blog because I was looking for something a little deeper than Facebook. Don’t get me wrong, I love splashing about in the shallow end but I like to get out of my depth sometimes. How else will I know if I can swim?

I try to be adventurous and not worry too much about my image or ‘niche-appeal’. To be fair, a narrow focus may suit some bloggers but I prefer to be unconstrained – at least until I discover an authentic writing voice.

I view blogging as a global writers’ collective, an inspiring stage in humanity’s lurch towards cultural evolution. I often comment on other posts, partly as a way of building my own readership but also because blogging is a two-way thing – a dialogue between like minds.

My own nominations seem to share these ideals and values. I search for satire, reflection, laughter, passion, insight, sharing – here are a few of the blogs where I find them .  I’m following 128 sites and many of them are no less rewarding than these, so please accept my apology if yours isn’t here:

garfieldhug.wordpress.com

problemswithinfinity.com

opherworld.wordpress.com

thetroublesometraveller.com

storytimewithjohn.com

publikworks.wordpress.com

nebusresearch.wordpress.com

eddiestarblog.wordpress.com

stevehigginslive.com

thenicessist.com

bensbitterblog.com

sillyoldsod.com

stephellaneous.wordpress.com

echoesfromthepath.com

entertishworld.com

blogger-recognition-award

Please let me know if I’ve got anything wrong. A post like this stretches the cyberskills of an old codger like me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “A Pat on the Back

    1. Cheers, Trev … Not sure how I feel about these online awards but being a relative newcomer thought I’d give it a go. It takes quite a time to put the post together and I’m still not sure I’ve notified my nominees as per the rubric. WordPress kept reminding me I’d duplicated messages – perhaps they didn’t like the URL I kept posting. Ah well … good job I’m retired …

  1. Thank you for nominating for the Blogger Recognition Award! You have made my day, week, month, year. I will do my very best to fulfill the requirements.

    1. I’ve only been following you a short while but love the way you create a complete satirical world – I want to try the same – the world always seems to need reminding how bonkers it is. Have you read any Flann O’Brien?

  2. Thanks for the nomination, Dave, and I’m so sorry it got lost in the wrong folder. I’ve appreciated you stopping by and offering your clever insights, I intend to keep up with you this way now that I’m done. I’ll be seeing you.

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