Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger recognition award

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Earlier this week I was thrilled to read a post on Klaudia’s Corner, which coincidentally included a link to my Deb’s World blog.  Klaudia was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award and, as part of the requirements, she had to nominate 15 other bloggers passing on the blogging love.
It’s been a constant source of amazement to me, this blogging community.  The sense of belonging, meeting likeminded people, the bubbling creativity, different perspectives and the positivity has continued to blow me away. Thank you one and all!

In saying that, I’m not sure how I feel about these types of awards.  I will participate and respond, I’ll just not follow all the rules if that’s ok.

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. 

Thanks Klaudia, your blog is always interesting, informative and your fun personality shines through. Klaudia’s Corner is well worth visiting, she writes a very interesting blog on many lifestyle issues.

  • Write a post to show your award. 

Tada! You’re reading it 😊

  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.

I started my blog over 4 years ago as a creative outlet. At the time I worked in a men’s correctional centre (jail) as the manager of Education services.  My career spanned over 22 years in this area and it took a toll on me in ways I hadn’t thought of. I couldn’t let my guard down, I had to be professional at all times, I felt constrained, buttoned down and I had to always be careful about how I expressed myself.  I think I have a quirky personality, a weird sense of humour and a different view of the world, so it made sense to start a blog to express myself.  I didn’t really consider who the the audience would be but it helped me at the time to write, share my photos and my random thoughts. I have extended it to include my travels with my husband and family, my Mother of the Bride experiences, my running journey and even poetry. My sister had started a blog and I admired her style and followed suit. Now one of my daughters blogs too. I have enjoyed the process of writing but I’ve also learnt a lot about blogging, the good and the bad, along the way.  As I said before, the people I’ve met through blogging are amazingly supportive and I thoroughly enjoy our many interactions.

  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. – I’m usually not one to give advice as I don’t feel I have enough knowledge but here are my two tips. I don’t presume to tell anyone what to do!
  1. Blogging is personal and you must be yourself at all times – don’t try to fit into any particular style if you don’t want to.  Stay true to yourself ad don’t get too hung up on all the advice out there (says me!)
  2. Follow interesting people and interact – you can only grow if you interact with others.  It’s not all about you!!
Blogging is...
Here’s what Klaudia wrote about my blog:
  • WonderWomanDebs at Deb’s world –  a wife; mother; daughter; a sister; friend; blogger; reader; runner; walker; cyclist; Rail Trail enthusiast; traveller; Rotarian; Whovian; teacher … called a hummingbird on speed… according to her ‘about page’. She forgot to mention that she’s  a wonderful writer and very skilled photographer, too. Her posts are never boring as you can see for yourself:

Thank you again Klaudia, for your kind words.  You went to a lot of trouble to write up 15 bloggers and I’m very happy to be included. I love this list of bloggers and most are already on my reading list. I suggest you check some of them out as well!!

I’ve just returned from visiting my mother and had a week of glorious winter days.  This is one of my favourite shots, I thought I’d share it with you.  Yes, it’s winter!

Gold Coast beach, view across water, winters day

Looking towards the Gold Coast

Thanks for everyone’s support and encouragement.

Deb 😊

You can also find Deb’s World here – I’d be delighted if you’d join me.

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  One thought on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. July 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Congratulations, Deb. Lovely post and sound advice for fellow bloggers x

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 2, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks so much Shelley, much appreciated! I hate giving advice so I’m glad you think it was OK.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. July 2, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Congratulations on your award. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. July 2, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    From one quirky person to another – H E L L O 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. July 2, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Congratulations Debbie! I totally agree with your blogging advice too.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. July 3, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Congratulations! I actually published my own acceptance of the Blogger Recognition Award last week! This is a great way to spotlight the work of other great bloggers and support each other in this endeavor. Rising tides truly raise all ships!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Kelsey and congrats to you too. I read your post, way to go!! Bloggers are a supportive and encouraging bunch!!


  6. Donna
    July 3, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Congratulations, Debbie! This is a very well-deserved award.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks Donna, it was nice to be included in a list with other great bloggers.


  7. July 3, 2017 at 2:47 am

    1. Your photo is gorgeous.
    2. I know Klaudia. We’re in a magazine together on Flipboard. Coincidence!
    3. Congratulations for getting picked by her.

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks Janice! Blogging is a great way to meet others isn’t it? I love Klaudia’s blog.

      Liked by 2 people

  8. July 4, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Congratulations Deb! it is always a thrill to be nominated and recognised for something you work hard at but also love. The blogging community is so supportive and a great way to make virtual friends.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. July 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    It is always encouraging to receive recognition isn’t it Deb! Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon. I’ve pinned and shared on social media.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks very much Sue, it is nice to be recognised sometimes but that’s not why I blog 🙂 it’s for the interaction and cool people I get to hang out with.


  10. July 10, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    How nice to learn a little bit about you and how you started this blog.

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Yes I agree it’s a nice way to share a little about the reasons why I started blogging.


  11. sharonduerst
    July 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    You are fun and creative, inspiring and so enjoyable to follow! Keep up the good work!

    Liked by 1 person

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  13. July 17, 2017 at 11:57 am

    It’s always great to learn a bit more about people from these posts.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. July 19, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Hi Debbie, hi all 🙂 Thank you for this nice write-up and all these lovely comments, too! Isn’t blogging just amazing?! I am so happy, that I discovered blogging for myself, all these lovely people I have met during the last 2 years are worth every nervous breakdown I have been going through when WP again acted stupid and giving me a hard time… or was it me just being silly again ??? I love the way you frame your images, we need to talk, Debbie! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      It was my pleasure to do this post, thanks again for mentioning me. 🙂 We can talk anytime about photos!


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