Blogging Rewards

13 January 2013 3:07 PM Posted by Brenda L.
Blogging about genealogy has brought me a great number of rewards.  One such reward is the new connections one makes with other bloggers.  I enjoy reading and interacting with my bloggers via comments, emails, meetups and conferences.

Two readers, and geneabloggers, graciously nominated me for awards for my blog.  Humbly, I accept the awards that were granted to me this past week. 

First, I have to thank ScotSue of Family History Fun fame for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award.  It is always nice to know that others appreciate what you have done with your blog.  Thank you, Sue.


The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award –http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5. If you choose, you can now join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars… For further information on collecting stars, just click on the link provided in Rule 3.


Now, comes the hard part-to narrow the list of thousands of bloggers down to give the award to.  I have chosen a few I feel deserve this award and I hope others will pass it on so everyone is rewarded as I have been.

My choices for Blog of Year 2012 goes to:

1.  Scot Sue at Family History Fun
2.  Nancy at My Ancestors and Me
4.  Tina at Gen Wish List
5.  Barbara at Life from the Roots

My blog was also nominated to receive the Liebster Blog Award.  Liebster in German means 'dearest'.  

This award is for those blogs with less than 200 followers.  Thank you to Nancy at My Ancestors and Me blog for this honor.  I appreciate it.  

I have seen different rules for this award and I apologize if I am not following them exactly.  My understanding is you either answer 11 questions about yourself or tell 11 things about you.  The other Liebster rules are:


  1. Thank the one who nominated you by linking back to their blog.
  2. Nominate others who have less than 200 followers; one site suggested nominating 11 bloggers.
  3. Let the nominees know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  4. Add the award to your site.

Here are 11 random things about myself:
  1. I am left handed.
  2. I have over 100 cookbooks in my collection.
  3. I am a 30+ year survivor of thyroid cancer.
  4. I love my children and children of the heart.
  5. My darling husband and I have been married 31 years and counting.
  6. I have a two year old niece and a nephew on the way.
  7. I live in the Cereal Capital of the World.
  8. I use to teach students how to cook and sew.
  9. I miss living on the Great Lakes.
  10. If I won the lottery, I would buy a vacation home on Lake Michigan.
  11. I have trouble making lists like this.
Thank you, Nancy for giving me this award.  I appreciate it.

I nominate the following genealogy bloggers for the Liebster award.
  1. Loretta at House of Houben 
  2. Grant at The Stephen Sherwood Letters
  3. Claudia at Claudia's Genealogy
  4. Paula at Tidbits of family history
All of the bloggers listed in this post are so deserving of their awards.  Please visit their blog and congratulate them on this honor.

5 Response to "Blogging Rewards"

  1. Paula Lee Says:

    Thanks Brenda -- so nice of you to recognize my blog!

  2. Loretta Says:

    Thank you, Brenda! This is really neat. I am rather a beginner at genealogy but have always been interested in my past. Now that things are more available on the internet, I'm really intrigued! I've even joined a local genealogy group, and have learned how to spell "genealogy" correctly. Tee hee...I do enjoy your blog.

  3. Barbara Poole Says:

    Brenda, I'm quite surprised and honored to be given the Blog of the Year for 2012. Coming from you is extra special.

  4. Grant Davis Says:

    Thank you for nominating me for the Liebster Award, and I must congratulate you on your nomination.

  5. ScotSue Says:

    Thank you so much for nominating me for the Blog of the Year Award. Recognition is so motivational in knowing that poeple are reading what I write. Much appreciated.

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