Happy Dancing: Reality Blog Award

I’m happy dancing.

Ivon at Teacher as Transformer just blew me away by nominating my blog for an award called the Reality Blog Award. As I mentioned in previous blogs, whether we realize it or not, we’re making friends through our shared interests, thoughts, lives and our willingness to help others. This award is confirmation. Thank you, Ivon.

Here’s the award. Isn’t it cute?

I follow Ivon’s blog because he shares quiet wisdom and beauty. It’s always a treat to see what he’ll post next.

From what I understand, the nominee can decide what they would like to do based on time and other considerations. There are no rules per se. I followed the template that Ivon provided, but each of us can do what makes us happy on this award.

These are five questions that Ivon passed on and I’m following suit by answering:

1) If you could change something what would you change?

I’ve been a writer for more than 25 years. But I would have pulled the stories off my hard drive much earlier and became an “author” around the same time.

2) If you could repeat an age, what age would it be?

I think I’d repeat 40. By that time, all the insecurities of youth are gone and replacing them are confidence, focus and the realization that you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously.

3) What one thing really scares you?


4) What one dream have you not completed yet and do you think you will be able to complete it.

Sell my books, and most definitely!

5) If you could be someone else for the day, who would you be?

My three-year-old grandson. He’s brought so much joy into my life. I’d like to see the world as he does just for a day.

I nominated 16 different blogs I visit regularly. They include blogs on writing, photography, poetry, advice, opinions, and humor. I visit quite a few blogs, but these in particular have a way of starting or ending my day on just the right note. I’d like to acknowledge them. If you get a chance, visit their blogs. You’ll see what I mean.

This award does not go with any specific “rules.” Instead each nominee can do whatever feels good to them. However, the award demonstrates my appreciation for their thoughts and talents. Thanks for making my world a little cooler.

Patrick Latter Canadian Hiking Photography
J. Gavin Allan
The Violet Femmes
Christian Mihai
Tanushree Srivastava
Leanne Cole’s Photography Field Trips
The Literary Man
Gman’s Galaxy
Talkin’ Shit
Moments Matter


18 thoughts on “Happy Dancing: Reality Blog Award

  1. Thank you so much for nominating me. I am honored by your gesture. This means a lot to me. I am all smiles 🙂

    You can catch me here now–

    Do read what I have written. 🙂

  2. I think I said, “Me too,” to almost every answer. Congratulations.

  3. jgavinallan says:

    Wow!…we must talk later…Wow!

  4. Congratulations and thanks for passing along your good fortune!

    • nettrobbens says:

      Thank you and you’re welcome! Please add this award to your wonderful “Freshly Pressed” blog. I’m inspired each time I visit.

  5. Hi Nett, thanks for tagging me along here. Congratulations and goodluck!

  6. I enjoy reading these ‘things about you’ parts of the awards acceptance. I like that you would be 40 again. I’ll be fifty in November and I’m not minding that at all! Congratulations on your award and happy writing!

    • nettrobbens says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words! For me, turning 40 and even 50, was a breeze. Much more relaxed and laid-back. We’re practically twins …my birthday is in November as well! Congratulations and enjoy your milestone birthday and be good to yourself. Do something spontaneous because you’ve earned it. I think that’s why it was so easy for me. I did what I wanted to do on MY birthday.


  7. Leanne Cole says:

    Congratulations on your award, how wonderful for you, I think that is one of the nice things about WordPress, and the community. Thank you so much for nominating me for this award.

    • nettrobbens says:

      Thank you! I agree there’s a certain camaraderie among WordPress bloggers. And you’re welcome. It’s my pleasure. Your work is beautiful.


  8. Hi Nett,
    Thanks so much for nominating The Violet Femmes blog. I’m glad it brings some enjoyment to your day.

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