Blogger Recognition Award

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Yaaaay!!!  I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by my good friend and ‘cuz,’ Tony Vega.

Tony is an awesome blogger who shares his personal experiences relative to the establishment and maintenance of a sober lifestyle. Seriously, when you get a moment please go check him out!  You’ll love his unique sense of humor and swag.

Thank you so much Tony!

As with any award, there are a couple of requirements and they are as follows:

  1. Explain why/how you started blogging.
  2. Offer advice to new bloggers.
  3. Nominate other bloggers for the award.


And away we go:

Back in 2008, I decided to try my hand at blogging using the Blogger platform.  I wrote and published one post. Period. The End.


Frankly, at that time, I didn’t like Blogger; it wasn’t intuitive.  The whole thing seemed disjointed; there was just no connection.

Granted, this probably had more to do with the user than the platform 😉

Either way, in my mind, it felt as if I simply wrote an essay and uploaded it to Heaven-right on up to the Lordt 🙂

Sadly, as far as I know, the only person who read it was my play-play little brother, Miguel.  What?  You never heard of a play-play little brother?  Don’t worry, I’ll explain that in a different post.

It should be noted that my blood brother, Tack, however, did NOT read it.  LOL!

Back to my point.  After I published that one post, I never went back. Sometimes, I think about searching for it and reposting it here.  It was a tribute to my Granddaddy.

Anyway, earlier this year, I got the blog bug again.  And as fate would have it, I kept seeing all of these sites with “wordpress” in the URL.  Curiosity got the better of me so I decided to google it and the rest is history!

Google is a helluva drug! I’m a stone cold addict baby 😉

Fast forward to today!  Here I am with you and I’m so glad because we might not have met otherwise!

Suffice it to say, I love blogging and I enjoy the many relationships that it has allowed me to develop.

Now that I got that part out of the way, here’s my advice to new bloggers.

  1. It is your blog so say whatever you want to say; just make sure you’re happy with it.
  2. Establish a writing and posting schedule that works for you, otherwise you could burn out.
  3. Try not to let too much time lapse between posts, if you do people will lose interest and stop visiting your blog.
  4. Read and respond to comments–it shows the reader that you are interested in his or her thoughts.  Frankly, if you don’t plan to respond, you should probably turn that functionality off.

Let me admit right now that I feel funny offering advice to new bloggers since, in comparison to most of my blogger friends, my blog is a baby.

Moving on…

Nominating bloggers for awards is always a sticky wicket!  Most of you already know some of my favorites:

T. Wayne at A Joyful Process Blog

GeoGee at The GeoGee Experience

Ron Brown at Seek the best blog and Time Tunnel

Chevvy at Chevvy’s Studio

Woebegonebuthopeful at Heroically Bad Writer

Lennon Carlyle at Fabulous with Glitches

Lisa A at Life of an El Paso Woman

Nazmin at Naz-tastic

Brother Askari

Tikeetha Thomas at A Thomas Point of View

Having said that, these guys are always free to accept and participate or decline, but I’d also like to nominate a few additional blogs:

Advanced Research Technology

A+B @ Moylomenterprises.  I think they’ve already been nominated but that does not matter to me.

Professor Mitch

Real Tasty Pages

When Cultures Collide

A Day Out With Anand Photography

Biting the Bullet


I don’t know if I went over the limit, but I wanted to make sure to show my appreciation for some of the many blogs that I read and enjoy.  By the way, there are plenty of others that I follow and like; those bloggers are free to accept this nomination as well.

So there’s that!

Peace!  Lady G is out!







22 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

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  4. Woebegone but Hopeful

    Many congratulations Gwin on your nomination, well deserved; there’s always something interesting and buzzing on your blog.
    Now for an ‘Aww thanks’ for my nomination, I promise I’ll do something in response (like firstly read up on Blog Nomination Awards…. I used to write in such a bubble!!)
    Take care now

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  5. Congratulations on your nomination Lady G . It’s well earned and deserved. Your advice to bloggers is what’s up lady. On point and effective.

    I also would like to take this opportunity to thank you for nominating The GeeoGee Experience for the Blogger Recognition Award. I am humbled, thrilled, elated, that someone feels my portal is worthy of such a lofty acknowledgement. I’m honored also to be mentioned in the same listing with such great blogs and bloggers.

    Moreover, what’s most touching is to be acknowledged by such a wonderful brilliant, writer that does the craft a major service everytime she puts her fingers to the keyboard or wraps them around a pen.- You.

    Thanks, LadyG – you’re more of an inspiration than you know.

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    1. Thank you G! You deserve that kind of recognition-in fact you deserve much more than that.
      I’m sure you’ve got plenty of good advice for bloggers; new and not so new.
      You’ve been in this game for a long time so any wisdom that you can offer would be so very valuable.
      I really enjoy your writings so I will always acknowledge you!

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  6. T. Wayne

    Funny to hear how folks didn’t like Blogger, that happened to me as well. My first blog was on Blogger as well, but I moved it to WordPress not long after I started. That was almost ten years ago, and I’ve never looked back.

    I believe I did this award last year, and I might do it again anyway. I understand I’m under no obligation to do so. We’ll see if I do it again 😉

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  7. Advanced Research Technology

    Thanks so much for the nom., but as my blog is award free I will have to decline. Sorry about that.

    It’s so funny you tried blogger and hated it. I did too. None of my friends could find my site even after I gave them the URL.

    Then I tried Tumblr and never made it past the set up. Sheesh! I tried twice and it timed out on me both times.

    But WordPress has been the dreamboat of blog platforms. Easy to set up and change and quite powerful. It has a few bugs, but I can deal with that as the rest of it is so slick.

    Hey, congrats on the award and I wish you much success to come!

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    1. No worries! I understand. I just wanted to show my appreciation for your blog.
      That is funny that you and I had the same experience.
      Good thing we made it here😀
      Take care and thanks for commenting.

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