Recognition Award

Alright, officially impacting the Blogosphere!

Well, actually, we are all making an impact in one way or another, even if only reading – not writing.  Blogs are all around us, all over the world, and much of what we read, gain information, perspective, ideas and opinions from come from blogs.  A growing global network, that anyone can be part of.

blogger recognition award imageI was honored to be nominated by,  written by a dressage rider in Canada riding for a Canadian Olympic Candidate.  Think most upper level riders competing often and live to write about it are in their early twenties and cover their posts in Horse Memes?  Think again, and take a peek at HorseAddict!

My own blog started the day after I finally brought home my own horse.  I had spent years riding “other peoples horses”, competing some, and often seeing them go off as sold horses to new homes.  I also worked for upper level trainers, as a groom, (and still do!) gaining invaluable skills with so many horses of all sorts until I one day took the absolutely crazy decision to cash in on a small part of my 401 K and own a Hay-Money-Pit of my own.  (Don’t do this people!)

Never regretted it of course.

My advice to new bloggers – Be ready for people to form opinions about you and your training and feel as if they “know you” even though your writing represents a one-dimensional picture of everything you are.  Write anyway, don’t try to make the posts “please” any specific audience and your blog will take on a life of its own.

Keep it short-ish.  Use only your own images as much as you can. (This makes a difference for SO many reasons, which I can’t go into here.  Because short-ish.)  And seriously, use the spell check.  And don’t start sentences with And.  It’s OK to make up our own words if you’re an immigrant.  Having an attitude is OK too.

5  blogs I read

Back Home In Bromont


Alli Farkas Artist Adventures

Edge Of Humanity Magazine

Frank Eber A Painter’s Blog

Visit any of these blog sites – they are now nominated, and if they decide to accept here are the rules connected to this Blogger Recognition Award.

  1. Write a post to show your award.
  2. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select other blogs you want to give the award to

13 thoughts on “Recognition Award

  1. So pleased for you! I always read your blog and always enjoy it! Often learn something along the way, too, and the pictures are fabulous. So fun to see Valiosa – and others – in various states, from elegant to silly. I look forward to more of the journey!

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    1. It HAS been really fun. Can’t believe it will be 3 years of writing in January.
      Both husband and sons are very proud of their photo contributions. If I could, I’d have them out there way more often, just because it’s fun. I don’t think I could bribe them at all though… 🙂 Love having you along for this!

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  2. Congratulations on your award.

    But, I start sentences with “And” in my posts. Not so much in the horse and equestrian posts. It depends upon on how the sentence and paragraph is constructed. 🙂

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  3. Congratulations! I think you write well. No bs, no flowering up things…that’s why I like the blog even though I don’t know much about horses. Thanks for mentioning mine. Somebody at wordpress reblogged one of my posts and I got 800 new followers…maybe blogging is not dead? I hate facebook LOL

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    1. Hey thank you Frank!
      Blogging, definitely not dead. And you shouldn’t be surprised at all with all that attention. You’ve got beautiful stuff, and even though I don’t paint, your posts on light and techniques and just the overall thought process on it has been really enjoyable. I’m sure ANYONE who actually paints can get a lot more new ideas from it.
      And ugh, yeah, Facebook is an animal of its own 😉 And we’re not in control of it…

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