Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award

Many thanks to Christine from the Brave and Reckless Blog for nominating my blog for The Blogger Recognition Award.  Christine’s poetry and prose are soul-stirring. And, if you’re not following her connected online reads Leaving and Absence, you’re missing out on an amazing, emotionally charged romance that needs to be published. *Hint, hint! Wink, wink!* Stop by and get lost in Rae and Jake’s story…and tell Christine I sent you!

OK, so these are the rules to follow when you accept this award.

1) Write a post to display your award.

2) Give a brief story of how your blog started.

3) Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.

4) Thank the person that nominated you and link to his or her blog.

5) Nominate 15 other bloggers.


How My Blog Got Started

Before the ‘old’ Television Without Pity site shut down, I was partners-in-crime with a diverse group of crazy ladies writing fan fiction. We covered everything from ER to Dawson’s Creek! It was the first time in my life I’d ever shared my writing with anyone. Our favorite shows eventually were canceled, and I sort of ‘fell into’ indie-author-land while browsing Amazon. As a result, both my blogs, Told Ya’ So on Tumblr, and Nesie’s Place here on WordPress were started simply for ongoing indie author support. I enjoyed helping spread the word on the fantastic books I read by indie authors, and I’m pretty sure I was stressing my family and friends out on my social network sites with ALL the book posts. I took the plunge five years ago and began blogging.

It wasn’t until shortly before I published my debut novel, In the Best Interest of the Child, in September of 2016 that I launched my author site,

Advice for new bloggers

First piece of advice: Stay true to who you are. It’s said ‘imitation is the best form of flattery’, but not if you lose yourself in the process. Regardless of if you blog about health, fashion, books, technology, etc., never allow anyone to make you feel as though you’re doing something wrong, or pressure you into being like them. The world is a diverse place and there’s room for us all. No one has all the answers – no one gets it ‘right’ all the time.

My second piece of advice:  HAVE FUN WITH IT!

Nominate 15 Bloggers

These are just some of the amazing bloggers that I read and interact with on a regular basis.  Give them some love.

Keeping Busy with B

cook with smile blog

All About Writing and more





IDLE MUSER (aka Aditi)

Kelley’s DIY

Falling upwards


All Romance Reads


What I Write

Pearls Before Swine


26 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Congrats on the award!!! Well-deserved! 🙂
    Thank you for nominating me, I’m in awesome company (the nominees and the nominator). I can’t thank you enough for thinking of me. 🙂
    Hope the week ahead treats you kindly.

  2. B says:

    Congratulations! You deserve the recognition- you work hard on your blog! Thank you so much for the nomination- I’m so incredibly flattered. I’ll be sure to post my “acceptance speech” tomorrow. Thank you, thank you, thank you once again! You’ve made my day!

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