4 More Blogging Awards, A Total of 27 Blogs to Visit, An Awesome Video I Found + Tips On How To Accept An Award

Last Updated on: December 17th, 2018

Discovering new and interesting blogs is what giving and receiving blogging awards is all about. Todays post reveals 4 more awards that I have received, a total of 26 links to blogs you may want to visit, and a video that is awesome!

If anyone is counting (and I am!), these are my fourth, fifth, and sixth and seventh awards! I am the proud recipient of the WordPress Family Award, the Super Sweet Blogging Award, and the Best Moment Award. I have combined them all into one post, for simplicity’s sake. If you want to check out some new blogs, take a look at the blogs that I have nominated as well as the blogs of the people who have nominated me.

Read the whole post, too, so you can learn a few more things about me…if you want! I already told you a few things when I received The Liebster Award, The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, and The Shine On Award, but in case you missed those posts, you can read them now!

The awards I have been nominated for are The WordPress Family Award, The Super Sweet Blogging Award, The Best Moment Award, and The Unique Leaves Award. I am accepting these awards simultaneously in today’s post.

The WordPress Family Award

I have to thank Barb at My Un-Puzzled Heart (Barb’s blog is no longer active) for this award and The Unique Leaves Award. This award recognizes me as part of the WordPress family! I am touched by the outpouring of awards I have been getting lately, and think that it’s a great gesture when people share these. Unlike some people who think that they are “above” accepting such an award, I am honoured that others have included me in their participation.

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There doesn’t seem to be any rules for this award, either, except to nominate ten people who have WordPress blogs and notify them of their nomination, so here is my list of ten bloggers on WordPress who will hopefully accept their award as graciously as I have accepted mine.

MY LIST OF NINE (I had to remove one due to the inactiveness of the blog):

The bloggers at Live to Write – Write to Live

Gary David Maxwell at Fool’s Blog

Jules’s blog that is a wordpress blog

a blog called Rethinking Life that is a wordpress blog

Charlotte Carrendar at Charlotte’s Web

Mike Bukach at Roam About Mike, whom I hope travels over here and likes it

A Frank Angle, who does not have this award posted on his page of many awards

Reflections of a Book Addict, who also does not have this award displayed anywhere

Oliana Kim at Whispering Insights

Okay, I know it says to list 10, but the above 9 blogs are blogs I just found using my WordPress Reader, and while it’s true they are users of this platform, I don’t know any of them…yet.

The people I do know, however, whom I hope will accept this award are those whom have commented on this blog recently and whom I have decided to recognize by nominating them for this award, and the two others for which I have been nominated.

The Super Sweet Blogging Award

For the Super Sweet Blogging Award, I have to thank Kamalika Jayathilaka from Rhymes Ablaze. 

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The Rules for the Super Sweet Blogging Award:

  1. Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that awarded you.
  2. Answer five Super Sweet questions.
  3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award image in your blog post.
  4. Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other bloggers.
  5. Notify your nominees on their blog.

The Five Super Sweet Questions:

1. Cookies or cake?
2. Favourite sweet treat?
3. Sweet Nickname?
4. What is the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for you?
5. What is your sweetest memory?

My Answers to the Super Sweet Questions:

  1. Cookies, cakes, cupcakes, cheesecake, ice cream, and anything else! Ha!
  2. Chocolate. Definitely chocolate. This is my favourite of all sweets, and always will be!
  3. Luscious, or Luscious Lorraine.  I got this nickname from one of the Cambly twins when I was about fifteen or sixteen years old. I think it was Donny, not Danny, who came up with this nickname. I think he spelled it Lushis, though…
  4. The sweetest thing anyone has done for me is write me a song. This is the first thing that came to my mind, even though others have done nice things for me over the years.Tied with this would have to be the actions of Mr. Guy Davis, who was a math teacher at the Adult Education Center where I completed my high school education. Mr. Davis got ahold of a textbook from one of the local high schools and put together lessons for me to do, as well as midterm and final exams, for a math class I needed as part of my program requirements for university entrance. He went out of his way to do this, and it was probably the most meaningful thing that a total stranger has ever done for me! He told me that he recognized a raw talent in me, and wanted me to have the opportunity to get into the program of my choice (which, ironically, was teaching!) and so he spent hours upon hours going the extra few miles for me. For this, I will never forget him.
  5. My sweetest memory would have to be the day I went to view the dogs at the Humane Society. My best friend had just gotten a puppy, and I wanted one, too. Hers was a Rotweiller, though, and I wanted a small dog. I called ahead and found out that they had a Terri-poo, and on my way to look at this dog, I saw a small little dog who had her paws up on the bars of the cage in which she was enclosed, who was whining constantly. She broke my heart, and I knew I had to have her! Even though I looked at the Terri-poo afterwards, I still wanted the little whining dog who made my heart melt. I ended up calling her Terri. 🙂 She was the best little dog a person could ask for! I had her for over ten years, then she got sick and I had to put her to rest. 🙁 She was awesome, though, and gave me many happy memories! 🙂

Here are my nominees: (I know that there are 14 and not 13 on my list, but I highly doubt that the award police are going to hunt me down, now, are they?)

Debra Maudlin at Mama Bear Musings who should be recognized as one of the first commenters on this blog

Vera Jackson at Everyone Is Welcome

Christy at Poetic Parfait

Michelle at Lessons In French

GreatPoetryMHF’s Weblog who should tell me her name, because I cannot recall it…

The guy with half a mind at HalfEatenMind

SLS Oborowsky at Author’s Thought

Jo Ann Plante at My Virtual Assistant Blog, who told me her story about Lupus in a guest post 

The Girl from The Reporter and The Girl, who also should remind me of her name….

Cathy at Bagg Lady’s Buzz

Bette Stevens at 4writersandreaders

Debra Yearwood at Comm Before the Storm, who is part of my Bloggers Helping Bloggers group in LinkedIn

Aleshia at Aleshia’s Angle, who also guest posted for me a while ago…

Patrick McFadden at Indispensable Marketing who helped teach us what we need to know when switching from a wordpress blog to a DOT COM blog in this interview/post

The Unique Leaves Award

Thanks goes out to Barb (aka Bee), as aforementioned, at My Un-Puzzled Heart for The Unique Leaves Award. Even though she did not post the rules on her blog, I did a search the rules and found them on a few blogs.

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The Rules:

Display the award logo in your blog,
Link back to the person who nominated you.
Tell us how unique you are and your blog.
What are your thoughts about being unique?
Nominate 10 others blogger for this award and link to them.
Notify those bloggers for the nomination.

How My Blog Is Unique, and My Thoughts About Being Unique:

My blog is unique because it is a compilation of my life’s experiences, both bad and good, and from my experiences, I teach others what I have learned. Since I am an avid reader and a writer who wants to publish several books, I have taken an interest in the publishing world. This has resulted in making connections with several writers and authors who have taught me many things about this industry.

I have conducted interviews, gotten advice, and have had guest posts written for Lorraine Reguly’s Life during the past few months. For a complete list of posts, you can visit my Post List page, and read the titles of the posts in the urls/links posted there. I added this page because sometimes it is easier to look up a post this way rather than by searching the archives.

I have a motto that demonstrates my thoughts about being unique: “Dare to be different”.

I think that if more people were to follow this motto, we would have less competition, be less jealous or envious of others, have less fear, and enjoy life more. Expressing ourselves is something we should be encouraged to do, in whatever way we feel most comfortable with, whether it be through music, writing, speaking, wearing certain colours or articles of clothing, whatever. Anything goes.

Happiness is tough to come by in this world, and if you can find peacefulness and contentment, and be happy in your own skin by expressing yourself in a unique way, then that’s absolutely wonderful! Daring to be different is a very good thing, in my opinion.

When I was fifteen, I had five earrings in my left ear and three in my right, and I wore eight different earrings. I was “cool”. I was different, and I liked being unique. None of my friends were like me. My favourite colour is black, too, but I never considered myself as “Goth”. It’s still my favourite colour, actually. (And yes, I know that black is technically not a colour…)

Being unique is what makes us interesting to one another. Even though we are human and have similarities and basic needs, and even look the same (basically), our minds are shaped by so many genetic and environmental factors that no two people are identical, not even identical twins! (Or triplets, or…you get the point…) Being different causes us to be fascinating.

Have you ever played the “sometimes I wish” game? It’s fun to imagine what life is like for other people! However, being happy with yourself is more important than wanting to be or pretending to be something you are not. Inner happiness and peace cannot be achieved by coveting what other people have, or what you perceive they have. It can only be found within yourself, and no one is exactly like you!

Be happy you are unique, be happy to be yourself. Dare to be different!

I do, and for the first time in my life, I am happier than I have been in a long time.

Of course, I am also doing the things I love now, in this chapter of my life.

Yes, my life, like a book, can be broken down into chapters.

I am done with the negative ones, I have had positive ones, and this year, in January, I embarked upon a new chapter, one which focuses on my “writing” career.

I have already written a non-fiction book, I have plans to write either an autobiography or a book of memoirs, I am starting to put an ebook together and, depending on how that goes, maybe a few more, and I have a mystery novel inside me that wants to be written.

I also want to write another nonfiction, historical book on the apartment building called Winston Hall that was located across the street from the house in which I grew up, which used to be the old army barracks at one point, housed workers for an industrial plant across the street, had a lobby that doubled as a ballroom, was equipped with a bowling alley and a concession stand that later became a convenience store (which my mother owned from 1982 to about 1995), and which my grandparents lived in from 1955 or so to about 1995 – I still have to check the exact dates). This building, Winston Hall, burned down in 1986 or 1987 (again, I have to check the exact dates).

So, as you can see, I have a lot on my plate!

My nominees for this award are the same as those listed for the Super Sweet Blogging Award.

The Best Moment Award

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I have to thank Raani York for this award. Raani writes about a few things on her blog, but mainly she writes from the viewpoint of her two cats, Jake and Charlet. She is unique, and I love her for it!

RULES:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video-recorded.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them of the great news. Also, don’t forget to thank the blogger who nominated you!

The source:  What makes a good acceptance speech?

– Gratitude – Thank the people who helped you along the way.

– Humor – Keep us entertained and smiling.

– Inspiration – Make your story touch our lives.

Get an idea from the great acceptance speech, compiled in MomentMatters.com/speech.

Display the award’s logo on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award.

Thanks for being a part of this moment.

My Acceptance Speech:

Thank you very much for recognizing my blog by bestowing this award upon it! I am touched that you would consider me for such an award! To my readers, and to whomever lands on this site, I am grateful for your time, your comments, and your engagement with other bloggers in the blogosphere. We form a community of people who have learned what it takes to run a blog, providing you with entertainment and information that you need or want. Blogging is not easy, sometimes, and bloggers work hard to do their jobs properly! I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we hope to provide you with many more memorable moments in the future!

Thanks again!

In doing a search for more information about this award, I came across a website I had never before heard of, which is Melissa Janda’s The Buzz on Writing, and watched a video she made. I absolutely loved it, and have included it here to share with you! Please watch and listen to it; it is amazing, and echoes so many of my feelings and sentiments!

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My nominees:

Since there is no set number of people to nominate, I would like to nominate anyone who is on my above two lists of nominees who has not yet been nominated for this award and wants it!

How To Accept The Awards – Some Tips:

For those of you who may not know how to accept these awards, what you have to do is

1. download the images of the awards by right-clicking on each image and saving it to your computer, which you will then upload to your post when you click on the “add media” button

2. Copy the rules the same way, and paste them into your new post

3. Add links by highlighting the text you want your reader to click on, then use the “add link” icon to add the links to the blogs of your nominees (I think you all know how to do this step already)

4. When your post has been published, copy its url and go to the site of the first person on your list. Leave a comment for that person, saying “I have nominated you for a blogging award, which you can read about and accept here:” and then paste your url into the comment.  BUT Before hitting “publish comment”, copy the entire comment (so that you don’t have to re-write the whole thing over and over) and then visit each of your other nominees and notify them by commenting on their sites simply by pasting your “copied” comment.

5. If you have a computer mouse that has a “wheel” on it, pushing down on the wheel will open each link in a new tab. What I do is open each of my nominees’ links in a new tab/window on my computer and then, once I have notified them of their award, I simply close the tab. When all tabs are closed, I know my work is done!

This saves tons of time, and is the method in which I accept all of my awards. Call me smart, call me efficient, call me whatever you want, but this is the easiest way that I have found to do this! I have to thank my ex-boyfriend who is also my “computer guy” for teaching me this trick! (I told you before that I am non-technical, and I wasn’t kidding. I was so happy when he taught me this!)

I hope these instructional tips help!

Note: you all have my permission to copy these “tips” and include them in your posts, too! They may help the other bloggers you nominate! (Just copy and paste this entire section!)

Discussion and Commenting

Now, I hope that instead of getting congratulated in the comment section (although you can congratulate me if you want), I can start a discussion instead that will run for a few days about YOUR THOUGHTS on getting these and other types of awards, and whether or not they are stupid or helpful or just a waste of time…or an honour…

Comments, anyone? Please add your thoughts! I’d love to hear them! 🙂 

Don’t be shy, jump right in! And don’t be afraid to be the first one to comment, either. Someone has to be first…  🙂

NEW INFORMATION:

Even though you are a new blogger, you should read Are You A “Pro” Blogger Yet? Use 20 Blog Post Must-Haves and Become One! 
I’d advise then reading my guest post on Dear Blogger, where some more free tips are revealed.

51 thoughts on “4 More Blogging Awards, A Total of 27 Blogs to Visit, An Awesome Video I Found + Tips On How To Accept An Award

  1. says

    I always see those little awards down on the bottom or on the side, and I am impressed. Now I know from whence they come. Thanks for the advice.

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      They sure are!

      Confession: I think this post has the most comments out of all of my posts…Shh..don’t tell anyone! 😉

  2. I like blogging awards, though for my last award post, I accepted five and only passed on one. It’s nice to be recognized, and it’s fun to read about bloggers and pass on awards to others, but I think it’s also necessary to note the awards don’t come with any strings attached. I’ve nominated some blogs knowing the bloggers do do those types of posts. Plus, if a blogger if really busy they may not have time to reciprocate by doing the post. Sometimes, the issue gets a little too personal. It’s all in good, light-hearted fun.

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      Yes, everyone seems to have their own set of “rules” about accepting blogging awards…

      I agree that getting them and passing them on is a lot of fun, too! I was thrilled when I got my first award! 🙂

  3. DEAR HEART, Lorraine Marie Reguly, I am MaryHelen Ferris, my wee blog is greatpoetrymhf.wordpress.com. I am honoured for the nomination(s).

    HOWEVER, I am 70 years old…having extreme health challenges and would like very much to reply to this GENEROUS nomination at a later date.
    Please advise should this not be satisfactory to your award system.

    For details, regarding the health challenges…I will share that information when the timing is better and I do not have so many family in attendance. Most of my blood family do not read my blog except the week of my birthday which this is.

    In the interim, thank you EVER SO MUCH for your generousity of Spirit and EXTREME kindness. YOUR TIMING IS PERFECT for me.

    Blessings to you and yours
    mhf #granniegram

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      I am thrilled that you are 70 and blogging! Way to go! Good for you!

      Enjoy your time with your family, and “happy birthday” from me to you!

      You can accept these awards whenever you like, MHF. No rush! Keep inspiring us, and love life. I know that having health issues is no picnic, but many of us have them… Just try not to let them get you down… 🙂

  4. Thanks for mentioning my blog and the video I made for the Best Moment Award. It’s an honor to be included in your post. I enjoyed reading it and learning more about you. Congrats on all your awards 🙂

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      Watch for an email from me, Melissa.

      I am happy – more than happy – to include you! I loved your video! 😛

  5. says

    Congratulations Lorraine! You deserve them all. Thank you so much for nominating me for The Super Sweet, The Best Moment, and The Unique Leaves Awards! I am truly touched. I accept, and will post my acceptance speech. 🙂

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      Thanks, Ms. Vee! I can’t wait to read it!

      Don’t forget to try and follow the “rules”; doing each award separately is okay, too. I decided to do mine all at once, but that doesn’t mean you have to… 🙂

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      I am sure that you will find one or two that you really like, Dan, … and maybe more! 🙂

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      You’re welcome, Frank. I like being interactive, too. I think it makes a world of difference in the eyes of the readers. 🙂

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      There is no rush to “accept”. (Just don’t forget!)

      Hint: start it and save it as a draft, then go back to it when you have time. If you like, you can schedule your post to be published on a certain date, too. Or do you know about scheduling already?

        • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

          A hint: when choosing your nominees, if you find that you have too many to nominate, keep a folder in your bookmarks for “blogs to be nominated” so that, if in the future, you are nominated for more awards, you will have a list of blogs at the ready!

          This is an organizational tip I hope you find useful! 🙂

  6. Cathy the Bagg Lady says

    Wow! Am I reading this correctly? You nominated me for two of the three awards you were nominated for? If this is true, and I think it is, THANK YOU!! I was nominated for a Liebster Award as well. That is a bunch of questions to answer, nominations to bee done. This is my second Liebster. I hope it goes better than the first.

    Cathy the Bagg Lady
    Thanks again!!!!! ox

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      Yes, you can accept whatever awards you want, Cathy! These awards are a great way for bloggers to get to know one another, and for our blogs to be exposed to other people!

      If you want some tips, you can find a few in my post where I accept my Liebster award…

      Congratulations, again! 🙂

  7. Christy Birmingham says

    Way to go and thanks for the award back! I think awards are great for people who may doubt their talents and need that feedback. It’s always great to be recognized by one’s peers!

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      It certainly is, Christy. Everyone needs recognition every now and then!

      We all doubt ourselves; we would be inhuman if we didn’t. The key is to stay strong, remain focused, and work toward your goals.

      Since you just released your first ebook/book, I know you know what I mean! Double congratulations to you!!! 😛

  8. What a great list of blogs, many of which I have not seen, so it’s a chance to discover some new bloggers.

    A big thanks to you for nominating me for the Super Sweet and WordPress and a BIG congrats to you on winning the WordPress, Unique Leaves, Best Moment and Super Sweet Blogging Award!!!

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      Thanks, Debra. I am happy to include you! The Bloggers Helping Bloggers group is only one way to “meet” other bloggers. Award-giving is another! 🙂

  9. Raani York says

    I’m thankful for your linkback and for you mentioning me. I think you deserve your Awards – each one of them!! 🙂

  10. Mich-in-French says

    Thank you Lorraine – it is a great feeling to have someone nominate your blog for an award, I am a’blogging award virgin’ so to speak so it does feel a little daunting. I do think it is a great way to get your blog out there for us newbies to WordPress, I have been blogging for a year on Blogger but the WordPress community is so different and responsive, bloggers actually care and show appreciation – it so welcoming and encouraging – so you made my day! Thank you.

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      I am so happy for you! I was really excited to get my first award, too (the Liebster award). If you’re interested, you can read it (find the link on my Post List page). I actually did a lot of research for it, and for award “memes” in general, so if this is your first, I’d recommend perusing it.

      Just don’t let it burst your bubble of happiness!!! 😉

        • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

          Best of luck! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. 🙂 In my opinion, we are all here to help each other. 😀

  11. says

    I think awards are important, because 1) they show people are interested in what you have to say and 2) your blogs stand out as teaching tools to help other people.overcome problems,inspire others to do better, or educate on certain topics.

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