Blogger Recognition Award



Lucky me! I got three nominations for this award from three awesome fellow bloggers! It was such an honor for me (and my blog) to be chosen amongst the hundreds or even thousands of their followers, for that, “Thank You” from the bottom of my heart! I’m humbled as much as I’m honored for the recognition Karen of Karen Viramontes, thegirlonthego08 of wordscan’tfathom , Jake of Jake’s Journal and Sanjita of Cluster of Stars. Keep rocking the blogging world! Um, I mean, keep up the good work guys! I’m just pumped up by this, haha.


If you want to participate in the Blogger Recognition Award, here are a few simple rules:

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

2. Write a post showing your award.

3. Tell a brief story about how you started your blog.

4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.

5. Choose 10 other bloggers to nominate.

6. Comment on each blog letting them know they’ve been nominated, and provide a link to your award post.


I started knowing absolutely nothing about blogging besides you just need to write about something. And so I wrote. I have to admit that my first post wasn’t perfect; technically-wise, it’s a mess and all, but in the end, it turned out me being proud of it. That was, She’s Wild! An ecstatic & sensually pleasurable alone time (I know, I also have an issue choosing sensible titles for my posts, I’m still learning on that haha!) Needless to say that my blog site’s title also transitioned from Odds and Ends to Simply Writing before finally settling up with Thought Avenue:Speak your mind.

From that first post came others published occasionally, on average, one post every two weeks. Back then, blogging, for me, was just a pastime, I didn’t take it seriously simply because [outright] I got overwhelmed by all the outstanding talents we got here in the blogosphere. I asked myself then: “What can I write and share to others that is worthy of reading and that Google hasn’t written already?” And by “written” I meant archives upon archives of works which are all very well-written by extremely-gifted writers and bloggers! Miraculously, I came to realize that if I dwell on that mindset, I will not be able to write anything at all. Google doesn’t know my own views and opinions, beliefs and convictions, dreams and aspirations, joys and pain – my life story. And so, I “accepted” blogging and upgraded it from pastime to a hobby. Since then, I was somewhat became committed.

Sadly, five months back, on September 2, 2016, a tragic experience happened within the family, I lost my beloved mother. And to cope with grief, I started to blog and post articles more frequently. Blogging apparently became my therapy – it took my mind off the pangs of grief for a period of time whilst writing and eventually soothes my emotions after I’m through with each and every post. I must say that blogging helped me make it through, and that remains true until today. To know more about how blogging continuously helps me, you can visit my post: The Valiant Blogger Award.

As of now, I don’t know yet where blogging might lead me in the coming days. And I suppose blogging, per se, hasn’t yet upgraded into what can be categorized as a passion for me; although writing is. Just like my personality and my life, I think my blogging experience will unfold into something else BETTER [hopefully] as time passes by. As I’ve written in my About page: [my blog bears an invitation welcoming you] “…to hear my thoughts, tune in to my voice and join me in  my journey through LIFE.” My Life’s Journal, if you will, “warts and all”.

I’ve been seriously blogging for five months now.


Forget it! Don’t even think about stepping across that dreaded line. Once you do, there will be no coming back. Just Kidding! That’s one of my favorite line growing up, haha. Just like life is never gentle to the faint of hearts, blogging also is! In a way that it takes courage to subject your works to the mercy of the world. Whew! But the upside to it is fulfillment as a writer/blogger. Seriously, here are my humble advices:

Just write or do your own thing. Don’t be pressured by the expectations of others, nothing was placed upon you. After all, it is your blog. Be completely sincere, honest and truthful in your posts – that way they will truly make a big difference. Always bear in mind that anything written and published out there in the web has a chance to reach and affect someone, somewhere else.

Engage. More than writing and posting anything, the blogosphere is a thriving community. People interact through comments. That’s what makes blogging absolutely worthwhile and enjoyable. Create connections. Just a word of caution and brotherly advice: be sincerely appreciative (press “Like” if you really like a post) and be polite (don’t press anything in the keypad/keyboard if you find some posts otherwise ‘un-likeable” to you), remember all the efforts put together into a certain post and the amount of courage summoned by the author to press “publish”. We all have our own blogs to post about our personal views and opinions 😉

Happy blogging!


  1. Sobia of Simply Me
  2. Ipuna of Ipuna Black
  3. Allie of Loveallie Lao
  4. Oristel of Oristel Guenael
  5. HealingGold
  6. Broken Crayons
  7. wordsandtonic
  8. Stephanie of Ragazza Triste
  9. Nina of thehappylife101
  10. Nicfosho


20 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Alex

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  2. Congratulations, once again, Andrei! I am glad that you managed to overcome the ‘doubts’ about keeping up with the talented best in the blogosphere, I still find myself doubting my work as I check and recheck and then ask myself if it is good enough or not! It is all about the fear of being judged. As for you, there is not a shred of doubt that the effort that goes into your writing is obvious in every post. Thank you for sharing with us some great insights and very thoughtful and inspirational posts.

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    1. Thank you for always being so supportive Pranitha! You never withhold any words of encouragement. Friends, such as you, are the reasons I write; for in you I can truly feel that I’m achieving my goals in writing – that is to inspire and touch other peoples’ hearts and eventually their lives. The blogging community, I’ve proven so far, is not a battle field instead a healthy community, where love and support flows. Although, we are not all professional writers, but our best is enough to motivate and inspire each other.
      I’m equally happy and blessed to have known you all here too 🙂

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  4. I love these awards because you get to know more about the blogger and how they got started. Everyone has a different but beautiful story.
    My deepest condolences on the passing in your family.
    And just so you know I am one of your biggest fans, I love what you write.

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  5. You deserve to be nominated, you are a very dedicated and gifted writer! & you allow me to ask you a ton of questions hehe.:) thank you so much for the nomination!! I really appreciate it :)!!❤️❤️❤️


  6. Congratulations Andrei! I have no doubt that writing is your passion. You’re a gifted writer!
    And I agree, blogging could be really therapeutic- it is for me too.
    I appreciate your nomination on my blog, but I may not publish a post on it as I’ve just recently published a post for the same award.
    However, I have included it on one specific post intended for all the awards that my blog received. 🙂


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  8. jakerose

    Awesome post Andrei, I can definitely tell writing is a passion of yours. Great advice too! I think being truly sincere in what you write and, more importantly, the likes and comments you leave on others’ posts is vital.

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