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I am feeling very honoured and excited to have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by fellow book blogger, Sharon @chapterinmylife Sharon loves Books

It’s the first time my blog has been nominated for anything so I am absolutely thrilled Thank you Sharon

So this is what is required of me.


1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. Write a post to show your award.

3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

*5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

*6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How did I start blogging??

I hadn’t thought about doing a blog at all until Joanne Robertson and Robin Roughley ganged up on me and suggested I did, no correction, until they bullied me into it but in the loveliest way. Joanne even gave up a whole afternoon and came over to my house to help me set up. Gosh that woman has patience. Then Robin let me practice my first blog on him which was dreadful and had a whole two likes, yep Robin and Joanne! The times in those first few weeks that I nearly jacked in but they both encouraged me and love it now.

Advice to new bloggers

  • It takes time to get followers and the best way to do that is to get out there read and like other bloggers tweets, check the book sites too and share. It isn’t any good saying no one follows you if you just wait for people to come to you, put the work in.
  • Blogging takes me hours each day but I do it because I enjoy it, if it becomes a chore cut back, say no and catch your breath. It isn’t a job it is a hobby. If you are ever stuck ask for advice everyone is so friendly.

Right the hard part 15 bloggers that I feel deserve this award from me

  1. Joanne Robertson @mychestnutreadingtree
  2. Drew @thetattooedbookgeek
  3. Caroline @bitsaboutbooks
  4. Claire Ayres @brizzlelass
  5. Rose Amber @roseamber
  6. Claire @art&soul
  7. @snazzybooks
  8. payel @Indianhomecooking
  9. Claire guest reviewer @crimebookjunkie
  10. Linda @lindasbookbag
  11. Sarah Hardy @bytheletterbookreviews
  12. @angiedokos
  13. @thesuspenseisthrillingme
  14. @jo’sbookblog
  15. @daxmurphy

Of course thank you again to Sharon @chapterinmylife   for this award so of course I include you too

Thank you all for all your support love all your blogs and many more too



  1. Oh wow thank you for nominating me! Like the other Claire I have this vision of you terrified while Joanne is like a teacher over your shoulder getting you started! I think that is one of my favourite new blogger stories I’ve read! 😂


  2. Congratulations, Susan! How lovely and so well deserved! Like the others, I love the description of Joanne hanging over you to push/help you setting up your blog! I’m very glad she did, because otherwise I might never have read any of your great reviews or ‘met’ you online! Thank you, Susan, for your nomination! I’m honoured and like you, this is my first ever so I’m very proud of it too!! You are an inspiration and I love your enthusiasm for all things bookish! Thank you xx

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