Blogger Recognition Award? Oh, wow!

It’s been a while, but I was recently nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Brittney over at Brittney’s Blog. She’s an up and coming blogger who covers subjects like anime and her own life experiences. Feel free to check out her blog. Thank you so much, Brittney!

In order for me to move forward with this award, I have to follow these rules:

1.Say thanks to who nominated you and leave a link back to that persons blog.
2.Give the story or history of your blog.
3.
Give two or more pieces of advice for new bloggers.
4.Nominate 10 other bloggers and link their blogs.

Now without further ado, here we go!

1. The story of my blogs:

Ospreyshire: I used to be active in the music scene, but I took a long hiatus. Not only that, but I wanted to to something new. I’ve loved poetry and experimental art, so I wanted to incorporate those elements into a new project. Thus, Ospreyshire was born. My little spoken word/avant-garde/anti-pop project.

Autumn Peal Media: This was a way for me to show off my photography and videography in a blogging format. Even though it’s currently on hiatus, I have several articles showing my works on there like a portfolio. Granted, I’ve been making videos for years via Vimeo, but I didn’t want it to be the only site where people can watch my stuff.

C. M. B. Bell Fiction: I’ve been writing for years, but this was me finally getting off my butt and finally posting stuff on there. I felt like my friends never knew about my fictional projects, so I needed to get some of my works out there. I’m also working hard to finally get my books to the world. I’ve written 15 books over the past 4 years, but I never showed anyone, so I needed a platform where I can post them once they get published. It’s mainly short stories and chapters from my Hollandus Landing cell phone novel so far, but expect more this year.

Iridium Eye Reviews: This blog has been a labor of love since I started it last March. I wanted a platform where I can talk about movies and anime that not many people were talking about. I actually have a film background and I wanted to show my knowledge on various aspects of film and animation. For years, I wanted to post reviews online, but I was scared to post my opinions on there. Better late than never, I guess. As some of you may know, I got sick of so many mainstream movies out there getting all the attention. At the same time, my affinity for indie movies, documentaries, anime, foreign films, and short films was rekindled, so I wanted to share my unorthodox thoughts on the media that doesn’t get much attention from reviewer circles or bloggers.

2. Advice for new bloggers

I don’t know how many people will take this to heart, but here’s some words I hope people can follow.

-Be honest and researched in your opinions.

-Don’t just follow the crowd. Be original by carving your own identity.

-Get connected with other bloggers. It’s a community, not a competition.

-Not everyone will have the same opinion as you. If you do have a different opinion, don’t be a troll or try to be contrarian for controversy’s sake.

I guess that’s it for now.

3. Nominations!

I nominate the following blogs…

Ani-dotes
The Zone of Nerders
Raistlin0903
Elle Nguyen
Canadian Globe Trotter
Jenn
Fractured Faith Blog
The Otaku Judge
Jeannette Jonic
Mechanical Anime Reviews

Thanks and have a great day!

-Curtis

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13 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award? Oh, wow!

    • Thanks, Karandi! I’m glad you agree. It’s great finding out about all these blogs including yours. The fact that I can have a dialogue involving some things I’m interested while people are honest with each other has been great. It’s a miracle that people actually wanted to check out my blogs.

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  1. Congratulations on this award. As you know I literally started following your blog last week, but what I have seen from it so far is very good. And not only that, you are also very kind, which is cool 😊
    Those were some great pieces of advice, especially number two to which I could not agree more.
    Thank you very much for nominating me. I really appreciate it. I will be honest I am running behind with these award posts a lot. But I am trying to play some catch up these years. So it might take a while, but I will eventually get to this one 😊😊

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    • Thanks, Raistlin! It’s been awesome finding great people in the blogging community. Thanks for following my main blog.

      Sure thing. I’m also happy that my little advice has worked in some way. You certainly earned this nomination. There’s no need to rush to mention the award. It must be fun to catch up an all the nominations. Hahaha! Let me know if/when you get to that award. Kudos, Raistlin!

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  2. Your creative labors are inspiring! Thanks for the nomination and keep up the good work!

    Getting connected with other bloggers is the most important way to grow your blog. It’s a community, not a competition. I couldn’t have put it better myself.

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    • Thank you very much. Which things did you like the most about this or my other blogs I mentioned here? No problem. You earned that nomination and I hope you like it. I can’t wait to see your award post.

      Yes, it is so true when it comes to blogging. I’m honored to feel accepted despite how different my content is across the board. I do see this as a community here.

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      • This might seem strange, but when I first jumped onto your blog, I expected anime. Reviews, seasonal simulcast, the like. So it was awesome when I stumbled upon your Katauta series (not having a clue what it’s about) and saw your projects.

        Instruments, vocals, letters, it’s the realization that different bloggers have drastically different skills. Maybe this is coming from someone whose only redeeming skill is writing, but I thought that it was amazing haha.

        (Typo’d the last one that made me sound like an egomaniac. Whoops! :P)

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      • Don’t feel bad, Doteco. I do like anime, but I post my reviews on that and other cinematic subjects at Iridium Eye: http://iridiumeye.wordpress.com.

        I’m glad you’ve been enjoying this Katauta challenge I’ve been doing for almost a year now. In case you’re wondering, a Katauta is a Japanese poem that means “half-song” in that language. Much like a haiku, it uses three lines, but the 2nd and 3rd lines have 7 syllables each instead of just the 2nd line that haikus use. Some of the videos are more musical than others, I confess. This blog is mainly for my spoken word projects and I’m thankful to have been supported by my friend Dave and signed to ZAP Records with this project.

        Sure thing and thank you. Every blogger has their own skill and interest out there. Don’t worry about it. Just keep at it with writing if you feel confident in it. I know I want to hone my writing skills more as a poet, lyricist, reviewer, and as a fiction author as I do my best to be well-versed in different writing forms.

        Keep up the good work!

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  3. Congrats on the award and thank you for the nomination. I am going to subscribe to your review site, as it covers some of my interests. Good shout on treating blogging as a community, not a competition. Interacting with others is the most fun thing about blogging and as a side effect it builds an audience via word of mouth.

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    • Well, you earned that award! Also, thanks for subscribing to Iridium Eye, too! I think you’ll like a good portion of the content on that blog. There will be three reviews posted on there tomorrow morning. I won’t say what will be featured, but the reviews that will be up involve…

      -An original version of an anime series that was recently remade.

      -An indie documentary detailing an African-American community in the Midwest (this is a Black History Month post).

      -A short Northern Irish documentary involving a small pro wrestling federation.

      Thanks for agreeing about blogging being a community. Over the past few months, I’ve been really starting to see that with different bloggers who cover various subjects. I wholeheartedly agree when it comes to interacting with others and having some intelligent conversations about whatever topics are available.

      Thanks, Otaku Judge!

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