Being a blogger is a weird and wonderful experience. It has highs and lows and a roller coaster track of a learning curve. Just when you think you know what you’re doing, you realise there is so much more to learn. It’s fun, it can also be scary, but it is always thrilling whether you’re screaming in fear or hooting with joy.
There are times when you’re caught up in the momentum of blogging, pouring energy into your blog, your passions fueling post after post.
There are also times when you crash into an invisible wall and wonder if you should just delete your blog or leave it in blog limbo land and walk away for a while… maybe to return, maybe not.
Whenever I hit that wall… the being who watches over bloggers seems to intervene by sneaking up on me and shouting ‘BOO!’ in my ear so loudly that my surprise knocks me right through the wall smashing it to pieces. Or something like that. It’s a fanciful way of saying that sometimes I need a zap of encouragement to keep going because my engine has stalled.
Bloggers need encouragement sometimes… sometimes all the time… and there are many ways for us to get it. From people letting us know they enjoy what we do, by hitting ‘Like’ on a post, by reblogging or sharing a post, by commenting, by Following, by giving a Blog Award Nomination.
So, I’ve created this page to collect the Blog Award Nominations which some lovely blogging souls have generously given to my blog. I’m adding links to their blogs, and to the post on their blog which contains my blog nomination as it also has links to all the other blogs which were given a nomination. I’m also adding links to my posts in which I passed on the Blog Award Nominations.
When you’re a blogger, you’re part of a community and that community is a very supportive and sharing one.
Thank you for your support and for sharing these Blog Award Nominations with me, it means a lot to me and you touched my heart deeply with your generous gesture.
The Very Inspiring Blogger Award Nomination was given to me by Random Dorkness – The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
The Very Inspiring Blogger Award… Part One – contains nomination rules and answers to questions.
The Very Inspiring Blogger Award… Part Two – contains my nominations.
The Shine On Award Nomination was given to me by What Better Reason – Just Because (blog no longer available)
An Epiphany – Part 3 – Shine On You Crazy Diamond – I received the nomination while I was caught up in a moment of introspective change of perspective and felt that it was connected so I made it part of that series of posts.
Just in case you’re curious…
An Epiphany – Part 1 – Thanking Those Who Helped it Happen
An Epiphany – Part 2 – Winning versus Failing
The Bundles of Joy Blogging Awards Nomination was given to me by Deep Souldiving – Bundles of Joy
The Bundles of Joy Blogging Award Nominations – #1 – RamBullings
The Bundles of Joy Blogging Award Nominations – #2 – Rarasaur
The Bundles of Joy Blogging Award Nominations – #3,4,5 – The Philosophers
The Bundles of Joy Blogging Award Nominations – 6 & 7 – The Astrologers
The Bundles of Joy Blogging Award Nominations – 8 & 9 – The Narcissist Slayers
The Narcissist Slayer Blog Award was given to me by Let Me Reach You with Kim Saeed – The Narcissist Slayer Blog Award Nominations.
The One Lovely Blog Award was given to me by Madeline Scribes – Winning the One Lovely Blog Award!!
One Lovely Blog Award Nomination – LindaGHill | Life in progress
One Lovely Blog Award Nomination – Show Me Who You Really Are – I know you’re in there hiding. It’s time to come out and play.
One Lovely Blog Award Nomination – Colemining – made of the myth
The Awesome Blog Content Award was given to me by Hunt FOR Truth – Some fine: Awesome Blog Content
Awesome Blog Content Award Nominations – Strike the bell
Not Featured on Freshly Pressed Award was given to me by Let Me Reach You with Kim Saeed – “I’m Not Featured on Freshly Pressed” Award
The Shauny Award for blogging excellence was given to me by:
The Infinite Abyss(es) – The Shauny Award
Madeline Scribes – Winning the Shauny Award!!
Shauny Award explained and linked to its creator and its inspiration – Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence – A Celebration of Cerebration
Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence – A Celebration of Cerebration
The Seven Awards was given to me by The Infinite Abyss(es) – The Seven
The Versatile Blogger Award was given to me by Cupid or Cats – The Versatile Blogger Award
The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award was given to me by Cupid or Cats – More Awards… I’m gonna dress as a bear and hug you all
The Brave Heart Award was given to me by I Am A Survivor – Awards page
The Inner Peace Award was given to me by Don Charisma – The Inner Peace Award
The Most Influential Blogger award was given to me by Don Charisma – Most Influential Blogger Award
The Very Inspiring Blogger Award was given to me by Cupid or Cats – Very Inspiring Blogger Award
The Very Inspiring Blog Award was given to me by Rants and Runs – Very Inspiring Blogger Award
The Liebster Award was given to me by Bluesbibliophile – Liebster Award Nomination
The One Lovely Blog Award was given to me by SunDragonLady – One Lovely Blog Nominee
and I passed it on via this post – Blogs are People
The Liebster Award was given to me by Sparks of a Combustible Mind – Liebster Award
And I passed it on via this post: The Liebster Award 2018 – Discover New Blogs
The Liebster Award was given to me by Keep It Alive – Another Liebster Award
And I passed it on in this post – Liebster Award 2018 – Accepting the Love
The Sunshine Blogger Award was given to me by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip – The Sunshine Blogger Award Nominations 2018
And I passed it on in this post – Sunshine Blogger Award: Skywalking
The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okotoenigmasblog, and was given to me by Sadje of Keep It Alive – Mystery blogger Award Nomination # 3
And I posted about it here – Mystery Blogger Award
The Random Acts of Kindness Award was created by Mws R Writings and was given to me by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip – RAK Award.
I passed it on here – Random Acts of Kindness Award
The Mystery Blogger Award was given to me by Melanie of Sparks From A Combustible Mind: Clues
I passed it on here – Mystery Blogger Award: Spring Sparks
The Liebster Award was created by Jack of Global Aussie and given to me by Laura of Lauravent69: Liebster Award
I passed it on here – Liebster Award: Life’s Little Adventures
The Inspiration Award was created by The Eclectic Contrarian and given to be by Rory, of A Guy Called Bloke, has gifted me with The Inspiration Award.
I passed it on here – Breathe In – The Inspiration Award
You’ve been Nominated! Follow the link here:
Thank you very much 😀
This series of blogs resonates with the steely might of an upturned soul that now glimmers into the shadow of the night . A magnificent achievement of scope and purpose . Well done for helping us masculine folk in need of pause , respite and reflection …
Thank you very much 🙂
Happy New Year Upturned Soul!
Hope all is well with you.
I wanted to stop by you blog and let high know that I nominated your blog for the Lovely Blog Award. I think you’ve done an absolutely amazing job with your blog and wanted to acknowledge you and all of your work. I truly enjoy all of your posts about narcissist’s and ‘their’ issues 😉
Be sure to drop by my blog to get your badge.
Happy New Year
WOW! Thank you very much 😀
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Not a problem. Greatly deserved 😉
Just wanted to say that by publishing your blog, you helped me A LOT to literally SAVE my life.
I was of course raised by a narcissist, and as a Golden Child, it was particularly hard to get out of the denial, as I was praised all the time as an exemple. But it was what it was : disgusting emotional incest.
I naturally developped a “codependent” personnality trouble (people pleaser) and depression, and your text on “Am I a magnet for narcissist” resonated very deeply with myself. I use it often to share “my” thoughts with other people and every time I read it, it gives me strenght.
It’s a real pleasure to read you as I love your writing style, and your will to see things as complex as they are.
Hope this is some fuel for you if you are still doubting sometimes !
Many thanks from France !
Thank you very much for sharing, and for the wonderful encouragement. I am deeply touched by your words 🙂
I think the experience of being the Golden Child is in certain ways much harder to deal with than being the Scapegoat Child, both are equally traumatic, but the Scapegoat has periods of ‘rest’ from the attention of the narcissist parent when their existence is being ignored, while the Golden Child is constantly under supervision. The narcissist parent wants to take over the mind, body, and soul of the Golden Child and live through them another life, their ideal life.
Breaking free from the role which was given to you and your narcissist parent’s rule and hold over you took a lot of courage, strength and personal power. Saving yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself.
Keep taking very good care of yourself ❤
Congratulations! Well done on achieving such fantastic recognition & hope your blogging journey continues to shine into 2019! 😀
Thank you very much, Tom 🙂 That’s very sweet and kind and delicious ego food! Yum yum!
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