Blogger Recognition Award – 1 & 2

I don’t usually combine awards but after reading this one, I didn’t think I need to do 2 posts for each nomination, especially that I have received them at the same time otherwise I wouldn’t mind of course.

I saw a post about this nomination and I was like, I want this one!
(Me being greedy😎) and suddenly I was nominated twice. 😁

First nomination was from “Wifeblah blog” of course as usually I needed a name and since she couldn’t get rid of me, she asked me to call her “AL”.
Okay much better. 😊

AL works as a nurse and she’s a very kind and respectful blogger, she doesn’t have much time to blog but she does her best! She has a fish tank and she started “WifeBlah” in  June 2015.
You can check her blog for more information and posts.

Second nomination was from one of my favorite bloggers and persons: Ribana “Popsicle society blog” (we’re both kind of Hitler and this is cool) 😊
I asked Ribana why she has chosen this name for her blog and here’s the answer, I have saved it for the right time:

“I wanted to not be tight to one topic only, I wanted to cover a few of my hobbies such as traveling, cooking, photos, dogs but also bring a ray of sunshine in people’s life through some inspirational and motivational words, I wanted something simple, something light, but at the same time colorful and funny, something that represent me, something that people can remember easily and that’s how Popsicle came out”

So check her blog for more:

Thank you so much for these nominations 😊

What Is The Blogger’s Recognition Award? [B.R.A] as explained by Ribana:

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, and run a busy site.

They organize 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.

Award RULES:

  • Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Nominate other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.

How I start blogging?

One day I was sitting in my room, I was so sad, so bored…
Okay this is silly 😎
I just wanted to publish my writings at first back to 2012, I had few published political articles and personal writings all in Arabic and some few musings in English.  But didn’t know that blogging is much more than storing your writings so the blog was neglected.
Then I decided to come back and really blog at the end of 2018.
I published some posts and started to read and read and interact until people started to read my content and interact. Some left, some stayed, new came and old disappeared. Many were blocked for good, many became friends, and I don’t know how the journey will continue 😊

My pieces of advice:

  1. Be honest and real when you write. Write from the heart and don’t fake it.
  2. Read what others have to say, unfollow if they are too bad or irrelevant to you, better than liking randomly.
  3. Be kind and respect your readers, and be firm with those who don’t respect your content. Don’t be the blogger that pop out everywhere saying any bullshit, choose some good content and always read, otherwise don’t bother, you’ll be caught at the end smart-ass.
  4. Don’t ask people to read your blog just to have followers, because you don’t read! And even if you really read, don’t ask this question and don’t share links unless the conversation led to this place which is totally different!

Oh 4 instead of 2! I’m generous what can I say 😎

My Nominees:
Since this award has no questions and answers, it requires a small story and couple of advice, let’s give this award to some good bloggers out there, if you didn’t notice it, then hard luck for you fellows:

  1. Steve:
  2. Elizabeth:
  3. Souad:
  4. Sonia :
  5. Sohanpreet :
  6. Jess:
  7. Ashok:
  8. Gauri :
  9. Mel :
  10. Simon :
  11. Lillian :
  12. Ramyani :
  13. Suni:

Feel free to reject it if you already received it and you don’t want to repeat yourself.
Many bloggers also deserve this award but unfortunately, they don’t like or do awards.

Thank you for reading! Have a great time 😊💖

Huguette Antoun – June 17th 2019

63 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award – 1 & 2

  1. You have given GREAT blogger advice. It has helped me immensely. Thank you for my nomination! I will work on it this week. Just not sure what I want to advise. LOL That Oprah gif is one of my favorites!! So funny. &&&*&

    1. Thank you Elizabeth, even though not in a position to give advises, I’m new also but I was speaking logically and from a respect point of view I guess and happy it helped you 😁
      You can give many advises based on your blogging experience as well, they can be the same, they can be different 😁
      I don’t know why we don’t have Oprah here throwing cars in our face 😂😂 damn it!
      Have a great day 🤗🤗

  2. Wow, lovely Huguette, I love your advice and how you start blogging.
    Thank you for sending this Award over to me. I will do it❤️
    A big hug to you from me.

  3. Oh now I see…Huguette never asks something just like this…everything is very well planned, everything has a purpose 🤔🤣 As always my dear I thank you very much for your wonderful words! I’m glad you’ve started blogging and I’m glad I’ve started blogging, in this way we’ve created the possibility for 2 Hitler to meet 🤪 Beware world! Not one but two Hitler 🤣🤣
    I agree with you, blogging isn’t it just liking some posts just like this or asking the others to follow you…you read it, you like it, is genuine…the best part of blogging is interacting with the others, finding things in common, for example 2 Hitler 🤪, finding friends and sharing interests…it is a beautiful community!
    I’m thankful to be part of it and I’m grateful I’ve meet you! 🤗🤗🤗💕💕💕 Wish you a great day! 🤗🤗🤗💕💕💕
    Ah and congratulations 🎉🍾🎊 🥂 😉

    1. Oh yes all is well planned 😊😊 Hitler cannot be a random person 🤔🤔 😂😂 now we have 2 and the world should be careful indeed 😂
      I hoped to find like-minded people here and connect on a certain intellectual level with smart and genuine people and I’m glad my wish came true actually 😊😊 bellissimo!!! 😄😄😄
      Appreciate your lovely comment as usually and it’s always a pleasure exchanging ideas and fun as well 😄 Have a great day 🤗🤗🤗💕💕💕

      1. I’m glad your wish came true and you’ve found smart and genuine people as are quite rare nowadays 🤔😁
        È davvero bellissimo quando incontri gente con cui hai così tante robe in comune 😉🤗
        Happy and fun blogging 🤪🤗
        Have a smooth day 🤗🤗💕💕🌸🌸

      2. 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 my face after seeing all this Italian 😂😂 it’s really beautiful indeed 🤗🤗
        Enjoy your evening and the great food as well 💕💕🤗🤗

  4. Hi Huguette, Double Congratulations for the Double award. Great you have combined both the awards 😉👌 Humorous GIF’s 😁 Smiles. Thats a wonderful Four pieces of advice, Each advices must be followed, Because im sure bloggers will do a peaceful blogging if they follow these simple basic advices. Im sure your blogging will continue with growing no’s of blogger friends. This is a beautiful community. Glad i found this. There you did it 😍 Nominated ME 😁 Thank you so so much for nomination. Love to share my story Grateful for recognition award. 🥰✍️ I will post as soon i complete it My motivator 🤗 Have a good day 😀

    1. Double thank you Simon 😊 Thank you for reading and for your time to comment! Glad you loved the post and advice and wish you the best of luck in this blogging world and it’s great to have you in my community as well and always appreciate your appreciation words 😊 You deserve the nomination certainly and your blog will grow as well and prosper! Have a great day as well 😊

  5. Morning i have a temptation to check the blogs. When i saw the write up of BRA from your site. An excellent explanation about how you start the blogging.👌 Sure, the part of blogging is interact with wonderful people around the world. Great pieces of advice.💕 Congratulations🎉! And I am very glad to say, thank you for the nomination😇. Have a great day!👍

    1. Good morning Suni 😊 Thank you for reading and for your kind and uplifting words, I do appreciate them a lot 😊
      Interaction is the key for blogging I believe and glad to have you in this community! you deserve the nomination certainly! 💕 Have a great day as well 😊

  6. I don’t think there should be an acronym for this particular award 😂😂
    “Many were blocked for good” 😂😂😂
    And 4 advices is NOT generous since you received two nominations yknow? 😂 2+2=4

    1. And Nour is wishing badly to be blocked 😂😂😂
      But you made a good point!!! 2+2=4 (I always hated Maths 😂) but for the records I’m very generous and proud to have this quality 😊
      Thank you for stopping by 😊

      1. shrugs I’m just pointing it out 😂
        Not very good at Math but since it’s challenging, I like it. Yeah, yeah, for sure. no sarcasm intended cough 😂
        My pleasure 😊

      2. Hahaah it was a very good point actually 😂
        Thank you Nour 😊 sarcasm is actually allowed and I don’t you can’t help it 😂

  7. Good evening Huguette, good idea so combine them, blogging well at the beginning i liked it more, now i like it less and now i really only what i really like and i comment only if i have what to say, good advice i banned 3people and unfollowed around 11, i mean its our blog we can what we want of we feel like banning or unfollowing we have the right i felt shy before to ban or unfollow now i can do it easy with closed eyes😁😁

    1. Thank you Ilona 😊 it’s the same here, not enjoying anymore…and yes sure we should do what we want and find suitable for our blog! I will always remove people from my blog, I don’t care about numbers actually
      Thank you for your time 🙏😊

      1. I wish i could control people removing not only online, but at the casher as well😂specially when it is to many of them i front of me😁🤗❤️

  8. Wow I enjoyed reading your story. It’s always easy for me to understand when you are the one writing, that’s why I love reading your contents. And of course thank you for those good words 🙂 🙂 Really appreciate it. It’s amazing that you grow your blog in a fast phase – you just started interacting late 2018, and now you have tons of readers that look up to you and that includes me. You deserve this award Huguette!! 🙂 🙂 Sorry for getting here late. Life is keeping me busy lately, then I need to take this dreadful driver’s license test. arghh. I hate driving, but now I don’t have a choice. 😦 😦

    1. Thank you AL for your kind words as always 🙂 Well I spent lot of time blogging, day and night! I can’t know why people like my writings, but I’m glad they do 😊 and glad you are part of them as well!
      Oh you hate driving? Yes it can be hard, I drive in a crazy way actually but let’s say sometimes I wish I don’t have to! I don’t enjoy it
      I wish you the best of luck and relax 😊

      1. Im scared driving because people say since I started learning to drive at 14 that I can’t drive straight. From then on I dont put too much interest on it. Looks like ive been to a driving school 3 times but I dont practice it so I always loss it. But atleast now I will be driving automatic. I only drove manual before. Dont be surprise why people love your content – cause you have your style and we can see the effort in your content

      2. why would you let what people say affect you? it’s unfair! You know how to drive and if you don’t then improve but don’t let anyone tells you what you can and cannot do! driving is all about practice, it’s not a big deal believe me! Especially you used to drive manual, it’s amazing! most people don’t know how to drive manual 🙂
        Appreciate your support to my content and your continuous kindness ❤

      3. Thank you Huguette for helping me with my confidence. I really need to do it now, because I am planning to move to a different hospital it is 30 miles away from my house. So I really need to drive again now. I need to believe in myself this time around. 🙂

  9. I love that how you start blogging and loved your advice.
    “Many were blocked for good”😂😂
    Oh congratulations!! ( Oh! My memory!! I was just about to post this comment then I realized forget to congratulate you….LOL)

    1. See now you know how patient I am right?? 😂 thank you for stopping by and well here on my blog as you see only readers are welcome 😊🙏🏻

      1. Yeah I have seen your patience 😂
        Yes I have checked only READERS are welcome 😀

  10. Okay! Since my butterflies ( read: honey bees) chased me away for about a week, I have a lot to catch up on!😅
    And to be very honest huguette, yours was the first blog that I hopped on, and you literally made my day!😄
    Thank you so much for this wonderful nomination 🤗💕 This feels so nice.
    And to be very honest, all the advices that you mentioned are so damn true.
    And about the “random liking” point, A lot of times, I notice that people like the post and there’s no increase in views. They don’t even click on the post 🙄
    Also, this rant will be incomplete if I don’t talk about the iconic “great post” comment. They are literally so frustrating 😤
    And, That’s such a cute story. I am so glad that you decided to start this blog. Very very genuinely huguette, you are highly appreciated on the platform and you add( some extra information, my autocorrect tried to change “add” to “ass” 🤣🤣) so much more value to the platform. In fact, many times, when I have conversations with other bloggers and the topic “blog ethic” pops up, you are the first name that we think about and we appreciate you a lot.🤗💕
    Also, a huge congratulations. These are such well deserved nominations.😊
    Wishing you many more such awards.💕

    1. Gauri is running from bees and invading my blog 😁😁
      Your autocorrect is naughty 😂😂 and you mention me with some side conversations?? This is so kind of you actually 😊 I feel famous 😎😎😂
      Appreciate your extreme kindness, your genuine words and appreciation! I’m always humbled 🙏🏻🙏🏻
      I just think as I wrote before that blogging is similar to life as simple as that and glad many agree with me on that 😊
      You’re so talented and a great blogger and nomination is a normal result so no need to thank me 😊
      Left some comments on your posts, probably some went to spam so check that when you have time 😊
      Views?? Most likers don’t actually read so what views?? Too bad really that many many bloggers are here to write (and sometimes any bullshit) but they don’t want to read at all!!! Pure fact believe me
      Glad to see you here dear Gauri, it’s so comfortable and enjoyable speaking to you always 😊
      Have a great time 🤗💕💕

      1. 😂😂 plans to write another long comment😁
        😂😂 Yeah! My autocorrect has a mind of its own!😅
        Haha! Of course! You are famous 😎😎😎
        My utmost pleasure! I mean every single word!😊😊
        Very true! Blogging is very similar to life, with its own ups and downs and the necessity to coexist as a community!😊
        I know! My WordPress app is having such glitches these days! Sometimes,I find the comment on my email and not on the app!😞
        Yeah! People just pop up at the platform, write what they want and leave without even having a look at other people’s work! Infact, they don’t even care to reply to the comments!🙄
        Awww! You certainly make my day all the time!😊💕
        Have a lovely time!😊😊💕

  11. I basically know the story of how you become the lovable person than you are in the blogosphere so I did not bother reading… Ok, fine I did, I read, ok? No, unfollow threats! >-< please. 😂 No matter if I know it seems to be in my system to read it first before jumping to comment.

    To be honest, I also read for two reasons.
    1- Complain that you’re doing a 2-in-1 award post.
    2- Complain if you’re doing an open nomination move because I’m too shy to claim it
    = the result of my reading was rewarded that’s why I cross over the complaints. I’m replacing it with a big THANKS! because I too wanted to have this award because… you know… the name… I like it for the name 😂

    1. I like your system 😂 it’s a good one! You always read ❤
      1- about your complaint (which you can check another post and have a number, I have a complaint department actually😂) It’s kind of silly to tell my story twice you see? It’s the same story so this is the main reason for combining awards 😊
      2- you got your answer! 😀 Glad you liked the name as I also did and was happy to be nominated
      Thank you Jess for stopping by and for the exchange ❤

      1. Just saw that post. Your complain department sucks! So much I want to apply 😂 I showed it to my husband and we both had a good laugh.

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