Blog Awards #4: Bloggers Recognition Award – Number 2!


I don’t have an official credit for this image, but whomever created it, thank you! I love vintage typewriters!!

I’m humbled and honored to have received the Bloggers Recognition Awards for the second time.

Thank you so much, Zia Jane, for the nomination!

Here’s the link to Zia Jane’s original post:

If you haven’t already, go check out Zia Jane’s blog – My Lost Thoughts. She’s a wonderful writer who pours out her heart with every post.

The traditional rules for accepting this nomination are:

  1. Thank the one who nominated you and embed a link to their blog.
  2. Share how you started your blog.
  3. Give a little bit of advice that new bloggers can take away.
  4. Select fifteen other blogs who you think really deserve the award.
  5. Visit the blogs you nominated and let them know.

Thank the one who nominated you and embed a link to their blog

Thank you, Zia Jane, for nominating me. I’m humbled!

Share how you started your blog

I started this blog as a result of a class assignment from Dr. Bill Stuart at Longwood University. When I was first nominated for the Bloggers Recognition Award about a month ago, I was inspired to look for the blog I created for Dr B.’s class.

And, to my amazement, I actually found it!

The last post I made was Tuesday, April 13, 2010.


It was a nice nostalgia trip. I may clean these up and re-post them on here!

Give a little bit of advice that new bloggers can take away

Don’t put pressure on yourself to write and post to your blog on a regular basis. I’ve learned that lesson the hard way, several times. It’s important that you blog for yourself, first and foremost. If you post every day, that’s fantastic! I’m cheering for you!

However, if you don’t post every day, don’t force yourself to do so. Don’t try to keep up with others. Some of the best bloggers that I know have sporadic posts, not a set schedule, and I look forward to each and every one!

For me, I’m happy and thrilled if I get three posts published per week.

Then, if I do more than three in a week, I feel awesome and fantastic! It’s a great motivator.

Select fifteen other blogs who you think really deserve the award

  1. Jay Colby at Jay Colby
  2. Akkshara kiran shetty at Sally Porte
  3. Aubrey at If Mermaids Wore Suspenders
  4. HighLifey
  5. Andrew at Adopting James
  6. Maureen Rose at Sparkle
  7. Alex at Lost in the Midst of Forms
  8. With Love
  9. Suyog at Positivity Unlimited – Re-Imagine The Life!
  10. Kristian W. at Life Lessons Around The Dinner Table
  11. The Lonely Author
  12. Tony Burgess at The Tony Burgess Blog
  13. Un-Break My Heart
  14. Ariel Lynn at Writing Radiation
  15. The Captain at The Captain’s Quarters

One Final Note:

As honored and humbled as I am to accept this award for the second time, I don’t plan to accept this particular one again. I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t like pressuring people to accept these nominations. Receiving this award twice is enough for me.

Until the next headline, Laura Beth πŸ™‚

27 thoughts on “Blog Awards #4: Bloggers Recognition Award – Number 2!

  1. Congratulations on being nominated again! And great advice πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you so much for the nomination!! I’ll do it when I get back home!

  3. Ha, I went to Longwood too, right as they were switching from a College to a University… for all of 3 weeks before I dropped out and went elsewhere LOL. I probably went before blogging would have been in the assignments anyway? πŸ˜‰ (2003) But I’m preferring to think I would have aced that assignment πŸ˜›

    • Hooray! I love meeting people who went to Longwood and braved Farmville, haha!

      Thank you for reading, and commenting!

      • No worries πŸ™‚ But also… edit… actually was 2002 lol. Unfortunatley didn’t brave Farmville for long… but it was mostly a financial issue rather than a Farmville-scared-me-off issue haha

      • I understand! You were there after The Great Fire of Ruffner. Full disclosure – I was in middle school then.

        For me, the minute I stepped on Longwood’s campus, I knew I wanted to go there. The application process was so nerve-wracking!

        Where did you end up, after Longwood?

      • I ended up at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton Roads, I planned on William and Mary after TNCC since I got in there too, but ended up getting married first… so eventually later ended up at Hopkinsville in KY

      • I drive by TNCC every day, I work in Newport News and I live Portsmouth!

        William & Mary is so difficult to get into, that’s awesome!

      • Thanks πŸ™‚ I chose Longwood over W&M initially, which I kind of regret… because then I had already turned them down by the time I left Longwood. But I would have had a better chance for jobs and would have lived at home if I had gone there from the start (My family lives in Williamsburg πŸ™‚ )

      • Interesting. I fully believe that everything happens for a reason!

        Williamsburg is a beautiful area! I hope you’re able to visit your family often.

      • Well I will in December… will have been about 4 years by then for the last time I’ve seen them πŸ˜›

      • That’s great! I want to go visit my Grandpa soon, in Florida. It’s been nearly two years since I’ve seen him.

  4. Thank you so much for thinking about me. I really appreciate that. However I do not participate in the giving or receiving of awards. My time is so short between some family health issues and my writings, I barely have time for myself.

    Thank you for thinking about me. I appreciate that. Hope I haven’t offended you. Have a wondefful weekend.

    • I totally understand! You are not the only one. I appreciate your honesty. Thanks for letting me know!

      I’m not offended at all. I respect your decision! You’re so welcome. Everyone deserves recognition. I enjoy your blog and your writing. Thanks for reading, and commenting! I hope you have a great weekend as well πŸ™‚

      • Seriously, I am trying to care for an ex-wife battling cancer while I help my daughter keep focus on her college studies. Them all the blogging and writing mixed in with my own family life. I need another ten hours in each day.

        Thanks for understanding. And seriously, I appreciate the fact that you nominated me.

        Have a great weekend.

      • Oh my. That’s a lot for one man! I’m keeping you, your ex-wife, and your daughter in my thoughts and prayers.

        I absolutely understand. I’ve been touched by cancer, but I have never been in a caregiver role. Bless you for caring for your family so deeply!

        Your appreciation is felt! I wish I could do more to help. I wish your family the best!

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  7. I finally got around to doing this! LOL

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