Blogger Recognition Award (Randyjw; January 15, 2017)
I’m honored to receive the Blogger Recognition Award from Bakhita (bakhita.wordpress.com). She has done much in a short period of time, creating her blog site theme, posts, and, especially, her logo. I really admire that logo! And the perseverance with which it takes, not only to learn in, but to exceed at, this new endeavor of publisher-creator/authorship, which she has chosen to undertake. Congratulations on your award, Bakhita, and thank you for passing the baton.
You can view her website at this link, here:
And now, with an award, comes some rules. And these are:
1. Write a post to show your award.
2. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
3. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
4. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
5. Select a few other blogs you want to give the award.
A1. Like the game, “telephone”, the award photos and rules tend to metamorphosize into new creations at their unveiling; likewise, this same. I’ve taken the rules from research past (hence the change in number of nominees), as well as having added a new award picture (from a previous posting).
A2. Writing is a joy, a catharsis, a revelation, and an exploration. It helps me learn about myself. It helps me to explore and to express creative and other aspects of my soul and being. Writing is also the reading: of others: their enjoyments, their love, their anguish, fears, and feelings. It’s the reflection of a world slightly different than the physical, tangential one — it’s the world of electric, spiritual, metaphysical matter, which some say has no real existence in this plane — but, which each of us prove to the contrary. All of this was reason enough.
A3. You write for yourself, but it is way more for others. There is a connection. Over time, you will see this to be so. It may take years, but, with patience, you will eventually see this to its fruition. So… Hang on. Hang in and hang out. Wait for it to develop. And develop it, yourself. Write what speaks to you; there is the greatest chance that it is just what another was looking for.
You will be a savior to those in pain,
a mood-lifter to the disheartened in spirit,
a fashion advisor to the textile-ly-challenged,
a companion to the lonely soul in the night.
You will be an activist, to make a wrong right.
You will share family recipes and make someone’s home feel bright!
All of that will be found, and so much more, through what you will share and write!
A4. Thank you, Bakhita! See her link, above.
A5. My nominees, in turn, are: