very cool

A few days ago, I received a wonderful comment. I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award from Dwight L. Roth of Roth Poetry. I am so honored and delighted. Thank you for thinking of me, Dwight. Dwight’s a great poet. I especially like the every day life stories he tells. Check out his blog here:


I began blogging so long ago. I’m not sure how, exactly, or why I decided to even have a blog to begin with. Then, I was introduced to WordPress from my boss & friend at the time and thinking, “What would I write about?” I was planning on studying abroad and hoped it could be a travel log of my adventures. It worked for a day or two (or maybe a week), but then I ended up going on adventures without recording them. Through the years, this blog has transformed and each time, it gave me things I needed: a space to share my thoughts, to connect with really passionate people, to practice my writing and to simply feel inspired.

I learned that sometimes you can’t define things as neatly as you like. And that’s okay. I feel really comfortable with this blog as it is now. However, it wasn’t always like that. I thought I needed more direction or a set of goals or to reach a specific standard. For any (new) bloggers, I would say, just do how you feel & don’t worry about making mistakes. There are no correct or incorrect ways in how you blog. It’s yours. If you feel like only writing book reviews, then so be it. If you feel like changing the layout or the content, why not? If you want to be funny or serious or thoughtful, that’s all up to you.

I am excited to nominate 15 other bloggers for this award, as well. Since it is a new year, I wanted to celebrate by listing bloggers I recently followed within these last couple of years. My post 2016 mentions my wanting a more sustainable lifestyle, cooking and creating more. You may see this sentiment reflected from the bloggers you’ll see below. They will make you learn new things, think more deeply, feel inspired, appreciate life, smile amusingly and crave food you didn’t know you wanted (so maybe eat before you check out those food blogs). In no special order:


For those of you who accept this nomination…


1.  Create a blog thanking the blogger who nominated you and listing their site.

2. Nominate 15 bloggers you follow and notify them.

3   Share an experience that got you started blogging.

4. Share a word of advice for fellow bloggers.

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