Blogger Recognition Award

blogger recognition


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

* Write a post to show your blog award.

* Give a brief story about how your blog started.

* Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

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

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


A big thank you to Liz from Running on Liz Time for the nomination! Be sure to stop by her blog to read about her amazing trips (25 countries in 9 months!), traveling advice, and experiences as she awaits her next adventure!  You can check her out here:


My Story:

A little over a year ago, my friend suggested that I start a blog.  I think she thought that I needed an outlet–other than her!–for all of my obsessive travel talk!  I thought, sure, why not, so I hopped onto WordPress and started Travelnerdplans.  I then proceeded to write one whole post and… completely forgot about it!  Great start, right?!

About three months ago, I got an email from WordPress that said I had a follower.  What??? A follower for my one measly post a year after the fact?  How can that happen?  But casting all questions and logic aside, I determined I could not let my one follower down-I must write! 😛

I later realized that my one follower was actually travelnerdplans.  Yeah, that’s me.  Not sure how I managed to follow myself on my own blog that I forgot existed.  Maybe it is WordPress’ crafty way to reignite one’s interest in their blog (in which case, well played, WordPress, well played!).  But regardless of how I became the one solitary follower who got me back on and blogging away, here I am now, and glad for it!  I am happy to have an outlet for both my love of travel and my long-forgotten love for writing.  🙂

2 Suggestions for New Bloggers:

1. Don’t forget your blog exists!  😉  Seriously though, don’t neglect to give it some love and attention.  At first I felt a little awkward about it (like who in the world cares about my my day in St. Croix or how I broke a hotel door??) and even considered dropping the blog, but then the more I persisted, I came to realize that I really enjoy the process of reflecting and writing about travel.  I am glad I kept it up in the beginning long enough to realize I love it!

2. If you are like me and feeling a little lost or awkward at first, do some research or reach out to fellow bloggers for tips.  I am very glad a blogging friend of mine (Valerie at Sprinkled With Zest) stepped in and offered me advice and encouragement.  This helped me continue on a little less self-consciously and with a few more ideas.

I Nominate:

Okay, these nominations are in no particular order.  Also, I am sure some of these awesome bloggers have already tackled this very assignment, so I’m sorry if this is a repeat!  That said, here is my list of nominated blogs:

1. Jaspa’s Journal
2. Voguing Vixen
3. Cooking with a Wallflower
4. Travelling Around the World (Ester)
5. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
6. Always a Foreigner
7. Jen Stewie, Overseas
8. Travels with Diane
9. Eat Live Travel Drink
10. Wandering Expat Family
11. Jules Verne Times Two
12. Swede in Barca
13. Tiny Kelsie
14. The Travelling Diary of a Dippy-Dotty Girl
15. Wanderlustplusone

The final part of this award is to comment on each of these blogs and let them know I’ve nominated them!  I am on it!

Okay, I think that’s it!  Thanks for reading!  🙂

22 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. I have already nipped across to yours before you can inform me 😉 Congratulations lovely one! You deserve it. The advise is absolutely critical. Both have helped me and I continue to learn. Thank you for thinking of me. Really, I am touched when fellow bloggers put my blog out there for awards. The only darned thing is that I have already done this one!

    So I shall treat you to goodies if and when we meet some day. Cheers x

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    1. Thank you! 🙂 I think it was awfully kind of Liz for adding my name to the list, as I am still trying to get steady on my feet here. I figured you had already received this, but it would have been wrong not to nominate you, as your blog is an inspiration in both travel and writing (and of course bonus points for wit! 😉 ). Thanks again, and I do hope we cross paths one of these days! 🙂

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      1. Aww thanks my lovely. You are so sweet to say that. It makes my day. Amen to our crossing paths someday (I shall put in my bit of exclamation here to counter my annoying habit of grammar policing)! There we go and I have survived it x

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  2. Kristyn, thank you for the nomination and best of luck with your blog! By the way, we also follow ourselves: I’ve never quite figured out if it happened automatically, by accident or by pure desperation 🙂 -Verne


  3. Congratulations Kristyn, you definitely deserve it 🍾🎉 I am glad you returned to your blog, otherwise I wouldn’t have had the pleasure of getting to know you and your family. I am more than happy to accept the nomination and will have the post coming up soon.

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    1. Thank you Vanessa–that is so kind of you. 😊 I agree that I would also be missing out had I not stayed the course! I have so enjoyed getting to know your family and others through the WordPress community! 🙂

      Can’t wait to read yours soon…


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