The Blogger Recognition award was created by Edge of Night because [awards] “aid in keeping the spirits of bloggers high, and they can also help get them just a little bit more exposure. They’re also great for establishing relationships between blogs and their authors.”
If you’re nominated, the rules are simple:
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
- Write a post to show off your award. Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post. Make sure to also attach the award itself!
- Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
- Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!
Why Blogging and Literary Distractions?
You can find the origins of this blog in my “About” page, but to introduce new readers to Literary Distractions: This blog began as a semester-long course project when I was an undergrad (5 years ago!). We had to write weekly posts about whatever topic (some wrote about sports, others movies, etc.) we wanted. I was originally going to do reviews of books and short stories I had to read for other classes (hence “Literary Distractions”), but ended up taking pictures of graffiti I found in bathroom stalls around campus and commented on those.
After the semester ended, I didn’t want this blog to just exist, forever untouched again, with virtual cobwebs. Since then, I’ve been trying to write about whatever I find interesting: my “literary adventures,” book fairs, book reviews, etc.
My advice? Not everyone is going to “like” what you post, so don’t take it personally. Think about it this way: Would you read or “like” what you wrote if you read it on someone else’s blog? It’s okay to stumble and struggle at times, and it’s great to get positive feedback, but don’t get caught up in your blog stats if that’s all that matters to you. Write about what you enjoy and write about it as often as you can, and you’ll find many others who share the same interests as you!
Also, participating in weekly memes like Top Ten Tuesday or Musing Monday is a way for you to share your favorites with others, meet other fabulous book bloggers and be a part of this great community.
I’d like to recognize the following bloggers:
- Ali Does It Herself
- Eve Proofreads
- Persephone’s Step-Sister
- The Literature Life
- Caffeine and Books
- Reading is my Superpower
- Words Read & Written
- Thoughts and Afterthoughts
It’s acceptable to decline the nomination if you’ve been recognized once before or if you do not want to participate in nominating other blogs. Do not feel obligated, but it’s good to pay it forward! Plus, I wanted to recognize some of the bloggers I follow. :)