It was so kind of Nritya Ramani of Musaafir the Bedoin to nominate me for this The Blogger Recognition Award, particularly given how many great blogs and bloggers there are in the blogosphere – is that even a word? As the name of her blog suggests, Nritya is a worldly-wise traveller having lived in a number of different countries and visited many more. Head on over to her blog and check it out. Discover new destinations, wonderful vegetarian food, and up-to-date travel advice. You won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget to give her a “follow” too.
The Blogger Recognition Award is an award by bloggers for bloggers. It is a collaborative and creative effort by the blogging community to encourage one another. The award is a way of acknowledging the sheer effort that goes into running a blog and generating quality material on a regular basis. Blogging’s no mean feat. It’s time-consuming so it’s nice, from time to time, to receive some recognition. Here’s to all my fellow bloggers out there, who work their butts off to post great content for their readers. You’re amazing and I salute you all.
The blog started way back in 2009 as a means of keeping my many sponsors up-to-date with my progress training for and taking part in a charity bike ride in USA. My beloved came up with the title because, at that stage, I hadn’t been cycling for long and was always being dropped on rides by the rest of our cycle club. Meaning my view was always from the back of the peloton (bunch). In truth it should have been called “view from off the back and down the hill” but that’s a wee bit too long!
After taking part in the charity event, friends and family told me not to stop as they found the blog a handy way of keeping up with us and our new life in France. So now I write about my passions – sport, cooking, travel, my husband – and anything else that takes my fancy, because I can.
Nritya had some great advice for bloggers which I wholly endorse. My words of wisdom, if they can be called that, urge you to write about what you love. Writing’s a bit like cooking. The more passion you put into it, the better it tastes ie reads. Write for yourself, not for anyone else.
I follow loads of great blogs and while it’s tempting to nominate you all, I’ve chosen to home in on a number which reflect my own interests. Please go and give them some additonal encouragement. If you’re not already a follower……………….you know what to do!
Pedmar’s travel anecdotes Paris 1972 – Versailles 2003
Cathryn’s plant-powered, gluten free recipes Cathryn’s Kitchen
Lindsay’s restaurant reviews and recipes The Love Bungalow
Mel and Suan’s musings Travelling Matters to Us
Fabulous recipes for Indian food Best Indian Food Blog
Dogs, food, sailing and things the writer likes Morning Pawfee
Chelsea shares what she loves Her Healthy Kitchen
Anthony uses perfection to brighten everyone’s mood Today’s Perfect Moment
Niamh writes about all sorts of things Freckles & Thoughts
Michele’s vegan recipes The Charming Chickpea
Passions of the drunken cyclist
Travel, gardening and recipes from Tabula Rasa
Tom and Kerry’s words of wisdom to stay fit and healthy Your Level Best
Rosemarie’s home cooked food Rosemarie’s Kitchen
Marina explores herself and the world Me Exploring
Thanks guys for giving me many hours of pleasure!
Follow the steps below to spread the positivity to other bloggers in the blogosphere.
— Thank the blogger that nominated you.
— Write a post on your award.
— Give a brief overview of how your blog started.
— Share some advice for new bloggers.
— Nominate 15 other bloggers who you think deserve this award.
— Let them know you’ve nominated them and share a link to your post.