Although I am an Award Receiving Blog l have opted to handle these Compliments differently. I use different terminology which l believe is more fitting the occasion. I do not use the term ‘Nomination’ instead l choose to use ‘Gifting’. Whilst l do adhere to the guidelines for each award, l do not gift to large numbers of bloggers but only a nominal number.
Should you receive this gift from me and you are not an Award Receiving Blog, then panic not, you are under no obligation to respond, however from my perspective all l am doing is complimenting your blog with this award.
Blogger’s Recognition Award [B.R.A]
A Guy Called Bloke & K9 Doodlepip express our thanks to Jeanne of A Jeanne in the Kitchen for gifting to us The Blogger Recognition Award. If as of yet you are not familiar with the writings of Jeanne then my advice is if you are looking for fun in the kitchen, be that creatively or to learn then pop along for a visit!
What Is The Blogger’s Recognition Award?
This Award is a way of acknowledging the work load, the creativity that bloggers put into their blogs. Running and maintaining a blog isn’t just about writing something and then knocking it out to the readership – that is the core element of blogging, but not everything. There is much much more to keeping a blog running, functioning and being presentable each day of each week of every month.
Bloggers are very talented people – they work hard, they promote, market, advertise, run a busy site.
They organise all kinds of activities, they encourage, motivate, interact, engage and are community orientated. It matters not if they are shy and reticent or loud and personable – each actively progressive blogger is the same – they all work hard and passionately with their blogs, they put the hours in to deliver to their audience each day a welcoming location to read, absorb, learn and have fun.
To escape the hustle bustles of city life, or the begrudgeries of boredom – they entice readers to peruse their pages to look for entertainment.
That is what the BRA celebrates.
Thank the blogger/s who Gifted you and provide a link to their blog
Write a post to show your Award
Give a brief story of how your blog started
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
Gift the Award to 3 Others
Notify each blogger you have gifted
Advice to Bloggers:
Well l could offer the basic generics however that is what everyone writes about, and we only are requested to offer two pieces of advice so …
Learn from your readership, they are your greatest fans and critics alike. Understand them, what makes them tick as in really tick, then tick those boxes – treat them as your friends and your tribe, because they will become your community. They will support, repair and comfort you and they have the power to both make and break you, so it always pays to watch, read and listen to what they say when responding to you. They become your additional family – respect them.
Interact and engage with your readership, read their posts, comment and like on what they have written. Don’t join the Likemonly Beast Club – as in you are only human, you can only read so many blog posts per week from your community – what you don’t get to, you don’t get to. But don’t visit blogs and then like 20 a time in one swoop, this is not appreciated, it is not liked, it is not a respected move and it turns bloggers against you. Just engage and interact naturally with your readership. You are not a Superblogger, none of us are. Just be who you are.
I gift The Blogger Recognition Award to the following three bloggers and offer them both my congratulations and thanks for doing what they do, each and every day.