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I am thrilled to announce that my story, The Bright Lights of Christmas, won the Stevie Turner Christmas short story award. What a wonderful Christmas gift! Pop over and read the other entries. https://steviet3.wordpress.com/2019/12/24/share-your-christmas-short-story-winner/

Thanks also to Stevie Turner for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award:

Here are the Rules:

1. Thank the blogger(s) 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 your blog started.

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.

6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them and provide a link to the post you’ve created.

How My Blog Started:

When I eventually found a publisher for my Amanda Travels books, she suggested I start a blog as part of my social media presence. That was almost 10 years ago. I wasn’t quite sure what to do, so I checked out the blogs of other writers to get ideas. Since my tag line is, dreamer of dreams, teller of tales, I decided to make dreams the theme of the blog. On June 19th, 2010 I published my first post and this is what I wrote: “This blog is for writers, readers, travelers, dreamers and other interesting people of all ages.  I hope you enjoy my blog and I welcome all comments, suggestions and ideas.” You can read the rest of the short post about a hotair balloon ride here.  I had three likes and three comments. After writing a couple of posts, I found it was fun and I soon gained great followers, many who have become good friends.  

Give Two Pieces of Advice to New Bloggers:

  1. Have fun with it. Don’t get too serious, people can get serious stuff from TV and newspapers. The world needs positive, funny and uplifting things to read online.
  2. Include pictures and write lean. People are busy and there is only so much time to read blogs. If the post is too wordy, they won’t read it. And always engage with those who comment. 

Select up to 15 Bloggers:

It was difficult to pick but I have chosen these bloggers because they are good writers, have interesting blogs and have supported my blog and writing endeavours. Some have already been nominated for this award, but that’s OK. Do check out their blogs if they are new to you.

  1. Sue Vincent https://scvincent.com/
  2. Annika Perry https://annikaperry.com/
  3. Pamela Wight https://roughwighting.net/
  4. Marcia Meara https://marciamearawrites.com/
  5. Mary Smith https://marysmithsplace.wordpress.com/
  6. Jacqui Murray https://worddreams.wordpress.com/
  7. Teri Polen https://teripolen.com/
  8. Joy Lennik https://joylennick.wordpress.com/
  9. Jacquie Biggar https://jacqbiggar.com/
  10. Bette Stevens https://4writersandreaders.com/
  11. D. G. Kaye https://dgkayewriter.com/
  12. Colleen Chesbro https://colleenchesebro.com/
  13. Barb Taub https://barbtaub.com/
  14. Diane Peach https://mythsofthemirror.com/
  15. Marian Beaman https://marianbeaman.com/
  16. Robbie Cheadle https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/
  17. Ritu Bhathal https://butismileanyway.com/

OK, I have 17 but I could have had 30.

Here are Esme’s awesome answers to the Real Neat Blog Award. Check out her blog, filled with amazing recipes and other real neat stuff.

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Real Neat Award
Thank you, Darlene, from Darlene Foster’s Blog for nominating me for this ‘Real Neat Blog Award’.  I am humbled and honored by your kindness and thinking of me!

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What a wonderful day.  I was given an award! A huge thank you to Linda Cassidy Lewis who gave me the Liebster Blog Award. Liebster is German for dearest or beloved and carries the sense of “favourite”. Being raised in a German family, where I was often called “Liebster”, this was especially special.

Apparently the rules say to pass the award along to five of your favourite blogs with less than 200 followers. I guess if you don’t know how many followers the blogs have, its OK. Here are some blogs I feel worthy of passing the award onto:

Laura Best has a great blog over at My Little Corner of the World. It has all the warmth of a maritimer and makes you want to visit that part of the world.

Pattisj’s blog  A New Day Dawns is loaded with inspirational messages and wonderful photography

A Daily Life is filled with useful information for bloggers, writers and readers. Check out this blogger’s other site  Living The Seasons for some great day to day stories and fabulous pictures

March Hare Books is a delightful site that features vintage children’s books.   I love reading about these old books and looking at the whimsical drawings.  This is a feel good site.

Read Aloud Dad is a great site for children’s book reviews.  This Dad only reviews books he has read to his twin boys and promotes reading aloud to kids. You gotta love that!

That’s my five but I would like to give out one more award, to a new blogger.  It takes courage to start a blog. Sheila MacArthur is a well travelled, talented writer who has been writting for a long time and is ready to share her talent with the world.  Watch for some great posts on this site in the days to come and give her the support you gave me.

Enjoy the links and remember to pass the award along (if you wish)

Happy blogging!

 

 


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