Hi there people! This post is long overdue actually. First and foremost, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to my fellow blogger, Sonali Mukherjee who is an avid follower and one of the nicest and sweetest person I’ve known. Her blog – Howling With The Wolf is worth a visit and a follow, she writes amazing stories,, and I love the way she comments on my posts.
By the way, I combined the two consecutive awards that I received from her: The Smiley Thumb Award and Blogger Recognition Award. I also want to let her know that I really appreciate her thinking about me and her acknowledgments serves as an inspiration for me to do better than my best.
Since the instructions and questions are barely the same, I decided to combine and answer them all at the same time.
- Write a post to show your award. Done
- Give a brief story of how your blog started. Though I signed up in WordPress year back 2012, I started writing posts just last January after I joined Blogging 101. Truth is, blogging is a long time dream, writing poetry and articles is a habit since college but due to the demands of both family life and work, I haven’t got a chance to pursue it before. Thank God, when I resigned at work and stayed at home to take care of my four children, my boredom paved a way for me to focus with my blog.
- Give two advice to new bloggers. Well, I am also new to blogging. My blog is merely five months old (technically) but two things I’ve learned which I would like to impart to new bloggers are: First, go check other blogs, read, and comment as sincere as possible. Second, always return a compliment and don’t forget to acknowledge fellow bloggers and never fail to say thank you.
- Tell us what makes you smile. Simple things like seeing my children happy and doing well, seeing likes and comments on my posts, receiving an email or a call from my partner, and random acts of kindness from others just like these awards from Sonali makes me smile.
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. These are the bloggers that I think worthy to be recognized (hopefully, they’ll acknowledge this and make a post, if they can’t, I understand. No pressure).
- Miriam of Out an About
- Kiwinana of Ramblings of a Writer
- Frank of Dutch Goes the Photo
- Frank Solanki
- Tikeetha of A Thomas point of View
- Asahela of mommyrosebuds
- Sonya of Only 100 Words
- Reine of Sincerely Reine
- Lynn of Word Shamble
- Pricelessjoy of Beautiful Words
- Deep Breaths
- Random Bits of Trial and Error
- Jane of Making It Write
A person who feels appreciated
will always do more than what is expected.