Blogger Recognition Award

Hi everyone!

I am happy and grateful to say that I was nominated by @Maxxesbooktopia for the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’. This is my second award and I’m super excited! Be sure to look into Max’s blog! It’s a pretty awesome one. 🙂

Image result for blogger recognition awardThe Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How I Started My Blog

I have been book blogging for about nine months, while travel blogging (on my other site) for about a year and a half.

My travel blog started for two reasons:

  1. My hubby and I have relocated to Italy and will be here for a total of about three years. We wanted a way to share our experiences with our friends and families.
  2. We also wanted a place to store our memories for ourselves to never forget how blessed we have been to experience something like this.

My book blog started for one reason, then it melded into another.

  1. I began a Blogger Reviewer Program a while back. Just as the program stated, I needed to actually have a blog in order to participate, and my tumblr account just wasn’t working for me. This is when I thought how much nicer it was to post on our travel blog via WordPress, so why not try a book blog via the same site.
  2. Then, I realized how much fun I have on here. 😀

Now, here I am with two websites that I enjoy posting on and have had the pleasure of meeting some really nice people. Including you! Thank you so much for the support and the time all of you take to read my posts. 🙂

My Advice

Two pieces of advice…I’m in no way an expert on book blogging, but here’s what I would suggest:

  1. Browse other bloggers’ sites. There are so many amazing blogs out there that the best way to learn, improve, and be inspired is by seeing what others have done.
  2. While you are their sites, don’t be shy to like and comment on posts that you’ve enjoyed. Everyone appreciates when others take the time to read and comment on their posts.

Here are my nominations! 🙂


Thank you all for reading and hope you enjoyed!


16 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

    1. Thank you! And no worries. I don’t mention living in Italy much, but I figure that’s how I started blogging in general, I’d thought I mention it now. It has been pretty amazing! Missing home though.

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      1. Yeah…when I mentioned having friends over the other day, they are our core group of friends that were over here for a couple of weeks. Homesickness came all over again when they left. But, we’re about the halfway point, so we’re getting there!

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  1. Hey! Thanks for the nomination! I appreciate it! Do you have a link to your travel site? I would love to follow that one too if you allow it. I’ve been to Italy once before; Florence and absolutely want to go back some day. 🙂

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    1. No worries! Italy definitely has a lot of special gems, and I would love if you followed my travel blog too! It’s Thank you for your interest! 🙂


  2. Congratulations on the award!
    It’s funny how both your blogs started – one had a somewhat usual beginning but the other was actually a means to an end hahaha I’m glad you loved it enough to stick around, though! Always love reading your posts ❤
    Also, great advice! Very much agree 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Sophie!

      The book blog is definitely one that is more of a hobby now and one that I do enjoy. 😀
      Thank you! It means a lot that you agree with my advice – you definitely have more experience than me, so I’m glad we’re on the same page. 🙂

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