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


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  1. #1 by cyranny on January 8, 2017 - 8:09 pm

    Congratulations Felicia 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. #3 by jazzyjenness on January 8, 2017 - 8:18 pm


    Liked by 1 person

  3. #5 by D. Parker on January 8, 2017 - 8:19 pm

    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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • #6 by Felicia Denise on January 8, 2017 - 8:56 pm

      Thank you – and you’re welcome! Your blog is responsible for many smiles!


  4. #7 by IreneDesign2011 on January 8, 2017 - 9:09 pm

    Congratulations Felicia, you really deserve this 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. #9 by boundlessblessingsblog on January 8, 2017 - 10:27 pm

    Congratulations Felicia and keep it going.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. #12 by Marquessa on January 9, 2017 - 12:28 am



  7. #13 by Didi Oviatt on January 9, 2017 - 3:02 pm

    congrats!! I love the advice! being true to yourself is so important 🙂 This is awesome! 🙂


  8. #15 by Robert Matthew Goldstein on January 9, 2017 - 7:35 pm

    Congratulations! I see a few of my favorite bloggers on your list.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. #17 by kphoenix1 on January 9, 2017 - 8:10 pm

    Congrats on your award Felicia! 🙌 And, great advice.
    Thank you very much for nominating me! ❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

  10. #20 by B on January 10, 2017 - 11:34 am

    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!


    • #21 by Felicia Denise on January 11, 2017 - 6:34 am

      Thank you so much!

      In the short time I’ve been following your blog, I’ve learned your posts will always include great information, personal experiences…and FUN!

      Kudos to you!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. #22 by kelleysdiy on January 14, 2017 - 11:35 am

    Thank you so much for the nomination! Congratulations to you honey….very well deserved. I love following your blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. #25 by blackcoffeefactory on January 18, 2017 - 5:03 pm

    Congratulations on this nomination! You deserve every bit of praise without a doubt! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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