Blogger Recognition Award

The great book and blogging community never ceases to surprise me!  The amount of support and shout outs that is shared everyday is simply amazing!

About two weeks ago, the wonderful Kelly from Paperback Adventures nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award! This came as such a surprise to me because I am not as active as most bloggers out there in the Blogosphere, and to know that someone actually noticed my blog is pretty inspiring! 
Thank you SO much Kelly!    

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, and provide a link to the post you’ve created


I always loved to read but would always find excuses not to.  One day while browsing the net, I found Goodreads (which was a WOW moment) and decided to set a goal and keep track of what I read.  Then, in March 2017 I started a local Book Club and met an incredible group of people that share my love of books (can you see where I'm going here?).  Blogging just seemed like the natural next step of my adventure...I started blogging in September 2017. 


Engage with the community.  If someone follows you, go check their blog and leave comments.  Don't just "like" a tweet from a fellow blogger.  Participate in the conversation.  Take an afternoon to do some blog hopping and leave comments.
I just recently did a 1 month social media collaboration with Manon, from Cafe Manon and we're not even in the same continent!  That was a great experience and I actually enjoyed doing it :-)

Read what you love and write from the heart.  It's easy to get overwhelmed and compare yourself with what everyone else is doing.  Don't get distracted by that.  It takes time to develop your own voice and create your own content.  The most important thing is to enjoy what your doing.  Whenever you feel that blogging is becoming an obligation and/or a job, step away and remember why you started blogging in the first place.

Be AUTHENTIC and have FUN :-) 


  1. Cafe Manon
  2. TaleOutLoud
  3. Jo Linsdell
  4. The Burgeoning Bookshelf
  5. Shirley Cuypers
  6. Saturday Nite Reader
  7. Books and Bindings
  8. Jenny in Neverland
  9. Lovely Audiobooks
  10. Brunette Biblio
  11. Lady in Red Writes
  12. Whispering Stories
  13. Stralthy
  14. Belles Lettres
  15. Thoughts with N


  1. Thank you for tagging me!
    Our collaboration was a lot of fun and you are an amazing person to work with. I really enjoyed it!

  2. thank you for the nomination!! have truly enjoyed being part of this book blogging community.. will have my post up over the next few days and let you know :)

  3. Is that an online or in persona book club? I have been looking out for one for a long time now.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

    1. It's a in-person book club. We meet every month. I believe that you can find online book clubs in Facebook.

  4. Your blog is amazing and it's one of my favourites! Your advice is absolutely spot on, for new and established bloggers, and is so important to remember.

    Kelly |

  5. Congrats and great advices, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.