Thank you for the Bloggers Recognition award

Many years ago I decided to stop accepting awards and made my blog an award free zone. That is not to say I do appreciate these awards because I do and I always acknowledge them and thank the blogger who nominated me and if I know I also mention the blogger from whom the award originated.

Well this one The Blogger Recognition Award has plopped into my email box four times this week and so as it is mainly about passing tips on to new bloggers I have decided to accept.

First of all let’s say thank you to Jim Webster and Roberta Eaton and Sue Vincent and also Mary Smith for nominating me. All of them eminent bloggers and I am sure you have come across their blogs and their books and really enjoyed them.

Now here are the rules

  • 1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. Write a post to show your award.

3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.

6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them and provide a link to the post you’ve created.

I started blogging over seven years ago while I was recovering from a serious accident. I was in hospital over a month and had three operations. When I finally left hospital I had to learn to walk again and cope with a changed life. I found this very hard at first, my friends circle grew smaller but as I have since realised those who remained are the good ones. I had to retire something I was not in anyway prepared for. Anyway it’s been a long process. At first I was very depressed, I felt limited and trapped and actually very angry. After nearly three years I was referred to a pain clinic where I met an excellent pain phycologist who after talking with me for a couple of sessions suggested I write my pain and frustration out. Two of my sons suggested I start a blog. With their help I did. At first my blog was a miserable and dark place to begin with.

I feel I have grown since those dark days, I have learned a lot from the many beautiful people on wordpress. I can honestly say blogging saved my life ..thank you everyone you have all helped me.


My first piece of advice is take time to find your niche you may try a few different styles before you are happy with your blog. Try not to talk too much about your private life unless that is what your blog is about. It can get nasty and cause rows if you are washing your laundry in public.

My second piece of advice is always read and comment on others blogs. Do have conversations with other bloggers it feels so good to give and receive support from other bloggers. Always be kind remember you may need support one day. I have made so many real friends on wordpress and this will be true of all blogging platforms.

Now I have to nominate some bloggers.





Geoff Lepard

Mum C writes

Savoring sixty and beyond


Rantings of a third kind

John Holton

Ben Naga


Jim Adams

Violet Lentz

John W Howel

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Dec 20, 2019 @ 15:46:07

    Aw! Well deserved, Sis πŸ’œπŸ’œ


  2. pensitivity101
    Dec 20, 2019 @ 16:14:36

    Congratulations Willow. Well deserved.


  3. John W. Howell
    Dec 20, 2019 @ 16:49:23

    Thank you so much for the award, Willow. I appreciate it.


  4. Sue Vincent
    Dec 20, 2019 @ 16:58:24

    Well deserved, Willow… and very good advice.


  5. Dale
    Dec 20, 2019 @ 17:07:20

    That is lovely, Willow.
    Blogging has helped me get through all sorts of things too. And still does!
    I thank you for nominating me thought I shall not do the stuff needed to do for these things. It does warm my heart that you did think of me.


  6. Ben Naga
    Dec 20, 2019 @ 19:14:23

    Thank you very much but, like yourself, I no longer participate in the award system, largely because it devours too much time. Please don’t think that I am grateful though. πŸ™‚


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  8. newepicauthor
    Dec 20, 2019 @ 20:19:30

    Thanks Willow.


  9. JT Twissel
    Dec 21, 2019 @ 01:53:08



  10. Violet Lentz
    Dec 21, 2019 @ 07:39:21

    Thank you so much Willow for including me in such a wonderful crew of writers and your offerings of such sage advise.


    • willowdot21
      Dec 21, 2019 @ 08:01:27

      I like your writing Violet very much and was happy to include you. I don’t know that my advice is safe but it works for me πŸ’œHappy Christmas πŸ’œπŸ’œ


  11. positivesideofcoin
    Dec 21, 2019 @ 11:20:21

    Congratulations and thank you so much Willow for nominations, means a lot❀


  12. Miriam Hurdle
    Dec 21, 2019 @ 18:31:37

    Congratulations to you, Willow. πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽ‰


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  14. robertawrites235681907
    Dec 22, 2019 @ 06:54:20

    I am glad you decided to join in, Willow. I don’t do these awards very often either but it is fun from time to time. I am so glad that blogging has helped you so much and I am glad we are friends.


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