I can’t believe it! I have been blogging for nearly five months and have been nominated for two awards. How exciting! There is still a lot to learn about blogging and social media and I am learning more each day. I am having a lot of fun in the process.
The part that I enjoy most is reaching other bloggers and checking out their sites. I also love reading and reviewing other writers’ books. If you have been following me you will see I have reviewed several novels and children’s books. There are a lot of talented writers out there and if I can help any one along the way with a review I am more than happy to do it.
Now about these awards.
I have been nominated for the Best Moment Award by a very talented and kind children’s book author, Deanie H. Dunne. It is an honor to be nominated and I feel humbled by it. I accept this award gratefully. My acceptance speech will follow shortly.
Here are the rules:
Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award with notification sent to them of the great news. Display the award’s badge on your blog/website.
Resources: What makes a good acceptance speech?
Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way.
Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling.
Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives.
Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech.
My Acceptance Speech:
Just a little over five months ago I was completely in the dark about social media. I had no concept of FB or TW or LinkedIn and did not plan to use any of them. But then I got serious about my writing and decided I had to market myself since no one else would. I had a goal and was determined to reach it – publishing my children’s books and novels.
I have always been a quiet, shy and stay at home type of person. Growing up I was picked on by others who noticed that I was introverted and extremely shy and sensitive. I had to endure this treatment but I learned to cope and not cry in front of others. As I grew up I become stronger and more resilient against the bullies. Now I am nearly 65 and finally able to stand up to anyone who tries to belittle or bully me and have become a supporter of anyone who is the underdog. By building up other peoples’ egos I help myself become stronger. Helping others give me a sense of accomplishment. Underneath it all I am still sensitive but keep it hidden as best I can.
Since I have been social networking and blogging I have finally come out of my shell. I still am at home a lot, other than when my husband drags me out and about, but my world has opened up by all of you readers and supporters out there. I feel like a different person and I thank all of my followers for helping me along to be a stronger person no longer in need of my shell.
When I write I feel alive and love every minute of it. I have been retired for two and a half years now from an administrative secretarial position in a school district and at first I was worried about what I would do in my spare time. Now that I blog I find I don’t have enough time to do everything I want to write and read. I love reviewing other writers’ books and am learning so much from their work. I hope to improve my own books in the process. I will continue on my journey and I hope you will come along with me and help me along the road to becoming an author.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I feel blessed to be part of this award. A special thank you to Deanie H. Dunne for nominating me. I truly appreciate her kindness and thoughtfulness.
A special thank you to all of you who have perused my blog. It has been so much fun writing it and meeting such nice people in the process. I feel I have made many friends along the way.
And the nominees are:
Remember: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY!