It’s time to Celebrate the wonderful blogging community that we have here at wordpress. I’ve met some fantastic people that have tremendous talent, creativity and kind spirit. It has now been just over a year since I created Hoofbeats & Footprints. The reception that I’ve received over time has been nothing short of spectacular.
I’ve had the good fortune to have three of my posts freshpressed, and have been the recipient of many awards from fellow bloggers. When starting my blog, my intention was to begin sharing my stories and photos of my experiences on horseback and hiking. It’s evolved into a more creative venue where sharing my adventures and photography helps bring a smile to people’s faces.
I remember when I received my first follow from Lesley Carter from the Bucket List Publications. She’s world famous by now, I’m sure you know her, and her kind acceptance of my posts kept me encouraged to keep posting. I also remember looking at other people’s blogs with envy with the quantity of followers they had. 500, 800, 1000+.
I never thought my work would be worthy of such a following. But surprise, surprise in looking at my follow count this week Hoofbeats & Footprints now has in my stats 994 followers ! Of course, I just looked on my webpage and at the bottom it says 1,015 followers ! (I think perhaps the higher number are followers from other places like twitter and facebook. If anyone knows, let me know. )
So Celebration is in order. To celebrate the success of Hoofbeats & Footprints and to celebrate the success of you also as a fellow blogger. It is because of readers like you that take the time to read my blog that makes writing worthwhile.
With that, there are a few awards that I’ve received recently that shall be acknowledged today. Allow me to first thank Eunice at Nuts for Treasure for her generous Award giving this time of year. Because of her kindness I’ve received the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, and the Liebster Award.
With my best efforts to share the wealth I’m sure someone may have been looked over. In the spirit of Eunice, if you would like one of these awards, please feel free to adopt the one of your choosing.
My nominees are:
My Nominees are:
A huge thank you is due to Rebecca at Clanmother. She generously extended the Blog of the Year Award bringing me to three stars to fill my board. I believe Rebecca also extended the Seven Things About Me Award but I must confess as I was unable to locate it buried in my blog. Sorry Rebecca
Then Sylvia of Another Day in Paradise allowed me to pick up another star to become a Four-Star general from her awards post. Blog of the Year Award from Sylvia at Another Day in Paradise
My Nominees are:
Mike’s Look at Life
Mabry Campbell Photography
Le Drake Noir
Marianne 365 Days
Eddie Two Hawks
Tim Timmis Photography
A Matter of Light
Ian Spagnolo Photography
Elena Elevon Traveling
Renee at Craves adventure
Feygirl at Serenity Spell
Bente Haarstad Photography
Phil..want another one??
Thank you so much for your following and look forward to sharing more exciting adventures in the New Year. Bella Remy