Blogger Recognition Award

First of all, an enormous thank you to Lady in Transition for including Love Literary Life in her Blogger Recognition Award.

I’m deciding to follow through with this invite, because I’d love to give back to the writing community for a change despite my rough time schedule.
I’ve been absent from blogging for a few months now, knuckling down on my debut novel, squeezing in time where my 3y/o, 2y/o and 4 month olds allow. I’m determined to get it finished.

I started Love Literary Life wanting to share my writing with a greater community, hoping for feedback and advice into the improvements I can make and it has been a wonderful experience. I’ve met so many talented and passionate writers with huge hearts who do nothing but give and encourage others. The writing community only grows when we support each other.

What I’ve learned so far from writing online and blogging, is there is a wonderful community out there, you just need to take the time to engage and show others you do appreciate their work. Positivity breeds positivity. If your thoughts are positive towards others, you will create more goodness in the world and more passion for the arts and life itself.
As for fictional writing, it’s harder than it seems. There’s so much thought, planning and time that needs to go into your work that goes unnoticed. It’s a constant battle with your inner voice who keeps telling you you’re not good enough, or that you don’t feel like writing today, or you just don’t have ideas that people will want to read about. It’s a constant battle. One that you need to win every time you sit down to write, because it’s the only way you will get there, it’s the only way you will realise how incredible that writing dream really is.

“Hard work beats talent where talent is lazy.” I’m not sure where I read that, but it’s one of my favourite quotes, and I hope it helps other writers and bloggers push through as it has for me.

But most of all, write for you. If you want to make money, sure, write in the niche’s that are developing strong. But make sure you do work that’s for you. It’s about what you enjoy, how you would want things to happen, pieces you would love to read. When you stop pondering on what other people want you to make happen, you have more time to put your heart and soul into your work and create something real and fulfilling. Do it.

Those on my list aren’t required to follow on with this Blogger Recognition Award, I just hope it brings you some new people to your audience. You all do wonderful work for very different reasons.

Carrot Ranch Communications
Charli has a heart of gold and is always offering support to others, whether they be writers, readers or passersby. I cannot speak highly enough of her and the welcoming Carrot Ranch community she has created.

Dream by Day
Read, Think, Ponder
It’s All About Books
Be Book Smart
The Bookish Barrister
Lemon Shark
Jules in Flashy Fiction
Dr Gulara Vincent
Live Love Laugh Learn . . . Create the Possibilities
Reflections and Nightmares
Stuff Jeff Reads
Cohesion Press

Blogger Recognition Award Rules:

  1. Select 15 other blogs to which you want to give the award. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  2. Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post. Make sure to attach the award! (You can do this by right clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  3. Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.

17 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Thanks for the nomination, Rebecca. I’m most honoured. I’m not sure if I’ll have time to pick it up right now with promoting my novel, but I do appreciate your thinking of me. Wishing you all the best with your own writing.

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  2. Thank you for the nomination, Rebecca, congratulations on yours, and welcome back to the blogosphere. I hope you have been making good progress with your writing. I look forward to adding the badge to my blog, but I’m not sure that I’ll be able to pay it fully forward. I think I still have others outstanding, but very much appreciate your thinking of me and including me in such a wonderful group of blogging friends.

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    1. You’re most welcome Norah, and there’s no pressure at all! I’m sure you’ve been popular and have loads of work to get through :D
      Progress on the novel has been slow but always moving. I find myself getting lost in research because sometimes it’s just so tough to find exactly what I need.
      I hope you’ve been well :)

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      1. Thanks Rebecca. Research can be arduous! But who knows what inspiration you may find along the way. I spent five hours working on computer issues this morning. That was not fun, but now I can look forward to using my new software unimpeded, I hope!
        Look after yourself. :)

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        1. I know that feeling! I just transferred from word to scrivener a few weeks ago and that took some time to set up, but the time invested was definitely worth it. And you’re right, I do find lots of unexpected inspiration while researching, thank you for the positive insight :D you always have a wonderful way of doing that

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          1. Thank you for your kind words. :)
            I started using Scrivener a while ago though haven’t used it a great deal. I am using it for a book I am working on, but haven’t transferred my blog writing to it yet though I think it would be a good idea to do so. I think it is a great tool for organising research. I hope you find it a great aid to your process.

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  3. Thanks, Rebecca! I appreciate you thinking of me. Also honored to be in such good company. :-) I’ll try to get something together but it might take a bit. Like Norah, I have outstanding awards I’ve let go… So glad you’re blogging again. And I can’t believe your “baby” is 4 months old already! Hope all is well.

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    1. No problems at all Sarah! Haha, yes, not quite a baby anymore :) he’s starting to roll over and already eating some solids. He loves to talk and laugh with people. We are very lucky to have him. Thank you for dropping in!

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      1. I know most people think 4 months is so young (it REALLY is — mine are 8 and 11 already!) but, when you’re there with them, every week is such a huge change. And four months is practically ready for college. ;-) Look forward to reading more posts and hopefully some Carrot Ranch flash if you have time.

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        1. Wow! 8 and 11! That must be so lovely. Our 2 year old (23months) is stringing 3 words together, and our 3 year old has full blown conversations. I can’t wait until our younger two can share their perspectives and ideas quite like she does. Haha, yes, I’m just waiting for him to sit up so he can join his two older sisters at bathtime!

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  4. Wow, for having a heart of gold sometimes I have a brain of sawdust! Rebbecca, I’m so sorry, I don’t know how I missed this and your kind words and inclusion. I just hopped over here from Irene’s post today and was startled to read what I missed. Thank you for the honor. I pass it on in the recognition given to Rough Writers, of which you are one. Thank you so much for your weekly support of the flash fiction, always reposting on Facebook. Keep writing!

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    1. Haha no problems Charli! You’re most welcome :) Seems I have a brain of sawdust too. I’ve only just seen this message now! I can’t wait until I can start posting up new Flash Fiction pieces again. I think the little man’s schedule is calming down and I can salvage a bit of a routine and some rest from it now. Best of luck with your new journalism venture :D I hope you have a wonderful holiday season

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      1. Thanks for understanding! I’ve missed your flash but know how precious and demanding time with a new baby is. My baby and his sisters are coming here for Thanksgiving and I’m thrilled. They are always our babies. You have good time to process and daydream about your book. Writing can wait. It never leaves us.


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