The Very Inspiring Blogger Award + Links to Sites for Freelancers, Writers and Poets

Last Updated on: May 19th, 2020

I have been awarded The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by JCKeith. Thanks Ms. Keith!


The Rules for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:
1.  Display Award Logo on Blog   Done
2.  Link back to the person who gave you the award   Done
3.  State 7 Things About Yourself   Done
4.  Nominate 15 Other Bloggers for this Award and Link Back to Them  Done


Here are 7 things about me:

1. Some of my interests include writing, freelancing, poetry, and bettering myself. My nominees will reflect these interests.

2. I don’t listen to a lot of music. I am not sure why. I like it, but don’t listen to it on a daily basis. I would rather read!

3. My grandparents are no longer here, but my parents are!

4. I once had the coolest hamster, Mickey, who did not know what his “wheel” was for. He used to hang onto the cage bars with his feet and one hand, and spin his wheel from the outside with the other. It was hilarious!

5. I had a pet rabbit, Bunny Bunny, who chewed through cables and wires in the apartment. Bunny Bunny met her demise when I gave her to a family who lived in the country (on a trial basis) and their youngest child ran across a freshly-washed floor while holding Bunny Bunny. They both went flying, and Bunny Bunny’s neck snapped. That was the end of Bunny Bunny.

6. I love pizza with mushrooms and pineapple on it. From Pizza Hut. With the cheese put on last. Cooked lightly done. Their breadsticks are pretty good, too! (Ok, Pizza Hut, where’s my free pizza and/or breadsticks?)

7. I love chocolate (who doesn’t?), but only the light kind.  I think I have gained Twitter followers due to this love! (Either that, or because I often posts links that are helpful to others!)

Here are my nominees: (I know that there are more than 15. I included a few extras since I know that not everyone will accept this award and just could not decide who to cut!)

1. Benny Hsu from Get Busy Living Blog, at

2. Melony Candea’s blog, at who offers tips for freelance writers

3. Poetic Parfait, by Christy Birmingham, who writes poetry and posts about things that matter

4. Poemattic at – another poetry blog

5. Cathy Nerujen’s blog for poets and writers, at

6. Alice Elliott (aka the Fairy Blog Mother) who offers tips about blogging at

7. Rebecca Mealey’s blog at

8. Writing Forward by Melissa Donovan at

9. Steve Pavlina’s improvement blog at

10. Myrko Thrum’s improvement blog at

11. Where Writers Win at

12. Marla Madison’s blog, called Reading and Writing are Fattening, at

13. Since no one probably wants to be #13, I’ll nominate my other blog, Poetry Perfected, for this slot….

14. Cheryl Thierren’s blog at

15. Susan Cooper, at

16. Arleen Harry at

17. Debra Yearwood at

18. Diana Marinova, who writes about freelance writing at

19. All the writers at for their blog, Live to Write – Write to Live

12 thoughts on “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award + Links to Sites for Freelancers, Writers and Poets

  1. says

    Hey, Lorraine!

    I’m back, finally! I thank you VERY much for the award nomination… I would love to accept it – is there a time-frame for it? I am back from a loooong travel around and have so much catching up to do on my work and blogging and commenting and replying that i really have no idea when i will get to writing a blog post about this award…

    and by the way, i am not writing about freelance writing – well, freelance, yes – but not about the writing part… more of freelance 101 (for whoever is wondering where to start from or how to make the most out of it) and marketing (as that’s what i do).

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      Diana, there is no time frame, as far as I know. Write the post whenever you want, just follow the “rules”!

      And, you are welcome!

  2. Christy Birmingham says

    Congrats Lorraine on the award and thanks for awarding me, too!! Your description of my blog is so nice – I’m glad you agree about what is really important to life x

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      I think that’s one of the reasons we get along so well, Christy—we are a lot alike and seem to have the same morals and values!

  3. Jeri Walker-Bickett (@JeriWB) says

    Your Bunny Bunny story is quite tragic! When I was a kid, my parents insisted I was no longer taking care of my two rabbits (which was an utter lie). They ended up giving my bunnies to my great-uncle who I later found out slaughtered them and ate them. Poor bunnies get no respect!

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      When I had Bunny Bunny, I came home one day to find my babysitter making stew. He told me it was rabbit stew. Naturally, I freaked out and began yelling at him! However, he was playing a joke on me.

      I have heard that rabbits taste a lot like chicken. Ugh. I could not imagine EVER eating my pet!

      I know that Bunny Bunny met a horrible demise. Poor thing. 🙁

    • Lorraine Marie Reguly says

      Stop by anytime, Susan!

      I just wrote a reply to Jeri about Bunny Bunny. You might want to read it!

      I don’t belong to Bloggers Helping Bloggers for nothing, you know! 😛

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