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I have Been Nominated For The Teen Daydreamer Award

Thank you to The Teen Daydreamer for nominating me for The Teen Daydreamer Award, (https://theteendaydreamer.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/the-daydreamer-award-3/). I very much appreciate it.

Here are the rules:


  1. Thank the person who gave you the award – Thank you again Teen Daydreamer!


  1. Complete the challenge they set you.


  1. Select a blog or blogs that you want to give the award to. (The amount of blogs you select is unlimited!)


  1. Tell them about it and set them a challenge.

(Please include the rules in your post).

My challenge, as set by Teen Daydreamer, is to describe my absolute dream job, so here goes!

Ideally I would like to earn sufficient from my writing to allow me to live in the country (but within easy reach of a major city). I would spend a part of each day writing and the rest in charity work or socialising with friends. A pipedream but, in any case my ideal job.

There are so many blogs deserving of nomination. However, after careful consideration I have decided on the below 6 blogs:

  1. Inspired By A Book. This young woman has worked hard, in a short space of time to build up a book review blog and deserves credit for her hard work (https://inspiredbyabook.wordpress.com/).
  2. Writing Post Parkinson’s talks about living with Parkinsons and contains some great material on creativity more generally (https://nimbus432.wordpress.com/).
  3. Behind The White Coat is a touching and frequently humorous blog by a doctor (https://doctorly.wordpress.com/).
  4. Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog for his unfailing support for indie authors and support for reading (http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/).
  5. Tess of How The Cookie Crumbles for her interesting posts on China together with her stories (https://letscutthecrap.wordpress.com/).
  6. Kev Cooper for his writing and his unfailing kindness to fellow authors (http://kevs-domain.net/).
  7. My challenge to the above bloggers, should they choose to accept it, is to write a short piece about their favourite book and/or the writer who has exerted the greatest influence on them.

(Note: being a blind user of screen reading software I am unable to insert the image which accompanies the original post).

Successful Blogging – Guest Post By Kev Cooper

Many thanks to Kev (http://kevs-domain.net/about-my-blog/) for the below excellent post on successful blogging. I agree with Kev, its vital to build up relationships with fellow bloggers and remain courteous in one’s dealings with others. Thank you Kev, (Kevin, the other one)!


Successful Blogging

Successful blogging is not only about having good posts, although that does help, be they uplifting, informative, eventful, un-eventful or even if you’re sharing some unfortunate news; Rather, successful blogging is all about community. It’s about how you interact with your blogging community. It’s about showing appreciation and support to your followers and visitors. It’s not rocket science, folks. It’s simple, common courtesy.

For example, not everyone is comfortable with commenting, but they may like your posts and what you have to say… bear this in mind when someone likes your posts. Pay a visit to their blog, see what they’re about. If you like something; let them know in what way is comfortable for you.

Be mindful of those who take the extra effort to leave a comment, however short. It may be that they have a lot to do, somewhere to go and are in a hurry and therefore just leave a word, like “nice,” “beautiful,” or a smiley face. It could be they want to say something, but don’t know what to say. Either way, they have still made an extra effort to show appreciation. Jeez, I should know, I’ve done it often enough myself just before setting off to work or continuing with a project on hand! A return “Thanks/Thank you” or even a smiley face shows your acknowledgement of their effort and will in no way go unnoticed.

Some folks find they have quite a bit to say, use this as a great opportunity to establish a good rapport and even develop a solid blogging friendship. It’s these interactions that really bring your blog to life. Some of the great rapport I have between blogs started with just a simple like, a smiley face, and/or a “nice.”

Finally, be open-minded. Not everyone is going to think like you do. Learn to appreciate your differences and allow yourself to grow from your experience with the wonderful world of successful blogging.

(Now if I can just find a way off this soapbox without slipping…)

Happy successful blogging folks! J

Update to my About page

I have updated my About page to include links to my guest posts on other authors’ blogs. These already appear on my blog however, due to being posted some time ago many are difficult to locate, hence updating my About page.

I would like to thank everyone who has kindly hosted me on their site.

To visit my About page click here: http://newauthoronline.com/about/