You can imagine my surprise when I saw this comment about being nominated for this award.
I was not expecting any awards at all to be honest, but it is nice to be nominated.
For this award, I dug to find where it originated from, one site led me to another until the trail dried up. The End of the line led here: Axel The Key and has a rather unique approach of how it started in Greek mythology.
First off, I would like to thank WritingBlissfully for nominating me, Thank you!
About the award: I copied this from Axel The Key site:
“As a blogger, he or she has the permission to post the power of thunder on their blogs as well as sharing the award with other bloggers or social media users.
What you can do with Encouraging Thunder award?
- Post it on your blog or social media account
- Grant others with the award
What you can’t do with Encouraging Thunder award?
- Abuse or misuse the logo
- Claim that it’s your own handmade logo
What you should do after receiving Encouraging Thunder award:
- Enjoy the award
- At least gives thanks via comments and likes and or mentioning the person who give the award.
- Mention your purpose in blogging or joining the social media
Enjoy blogging and keep moving as fast as a thunder ”
There you have it, short and simple.
In my previous post I spoke of this as to why we blog, but why do I blog.
Well, I started this blog in February of this year just after being laid off from my tech job due to a medical condition that was not healing properly until diagnosis with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. It’s not fun!
In the past I have had four people, one being an instructor and the other a Professor from Butte College tell me that I should be writing. Then when I went to DeVry University I had two professors tell me I should be writing. So, with this spare time I had on my hands -A feather up my butt, I started this blog on Genealogy to share how I found my lost relatives at first and I will continue that aspect of this site from time to time, then when I did that tribute about my Dad “July 1993” the responses I got far exceeded what I was expecting. Then the poems that I wrote, “A Poem” and “Take My Hand” were an explosion, Now, I am thinking those Professors were right all along. So, the main purpose is to share my knowledge with the community because nothing is gained by hoarding information.
At this moment for this award I nominate
I get up this morning; eyes half dazed from just waking up make coffee and proceed to twitter first to take care of the events that took place while I was asleep. Then check email and the Blog. I have been nominated for two different awards. I will mention those in a future post.
I am honored to have these awards bestowed upon me. Some may view them as nothing more than chain letters; I can see that especially if one was operating a business and want to maintain that professional look like large corporations do. I respect that.
Here is my opinion on such awards, but first why does one blog:
Some of us may use this platform to rid stress or a hobby and nothing more, some of us may be shy in the real world and this provides a means of speaking ones voice, perhaps some of us are going through hell whether it is depression, (By the way, A Journey with You has a great site about mental illness) cancer or other illness and just need to vent since some of those group session just isn’t enough.. Then there are those that are contemplating to end it all, I have seen a site like that while I was adventuring out to find new blogs to reblog. Maybe, we are promoting a new book or thinking about writing one and we try to get readers opinions first before the ink dries. Some of us may want to get that break, that foot in the door so to speak, whatever you reason be -you blog.
Opinion on awards:
I view them as a fellow Blogger that felt the need to give, a form of saying thank you in a big way or to be recognized for your efforts and giving you that virtual pat on the back. But, more importantly, it is a way to be more social within the Blogosphere to let other know a little bit more of you and vice versa. In time, I do wish that I do get to know some of you better.
I did some searching and when I read this one, there was a keyword that popped out to me, arms, flags waving and whistles sounding off. “Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s unpaid results – often referred to as “natural,” “organic,” or “earned” results.”
What better way to drive traffic to your site.