We Are A Family: WordPress Family Award

Let it be known that 2013 has been a big year for blog awards on simpleek. There’s just so many amazing bloggers who are just too kind and really very talented. The always awesome and lovable Cary of Recollections of Play has awarded me with the WordPress Family Award.

When it comes to these pay it forward/recognition type of awards, there’s a few rules I need to follow:

1. Publish the award photo in a blog post.

2. Include a link to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 blogs you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.

4. Tell your 10 family members about their award.


This award is different and it’s a really nice way of saying, “Hey, not only do I think you run an amazing blog, but you have come to be very important to me in the blogging community.” It’s a wonderful idea and it’ll be incredibly hard to pick ten out of the many blogs I follow. You all have made blogging and interacting with each and every one of you such an absolute joy every day. The way I’ll approach my nominations will be based on who has made my humble blog beginnings gradually become this communal and interactive experience.

1. Shojo Corner

2. Gagging on Sexism

3. CheeeseToastieandVideoGames

4. Recollections of Play

5. Robo♥Beat

6. Anime B&B

7. Pixels and Panels

8. Black Strawberry

9. Beneath the Tangles

10. At the Buzzer

There are two blogs I’ve included on this list that I’m not quite sure are still active or if they’re on a really long hiatus. I wanted to include them in the mix because they have been one of my first few followers of simpleek, back when no one knew about my blog. I found other great blogs on WordPress by accident or it’s more like they found me in some cases.

I consider these ten I have selected to have had a huge impact on my WordPress experience and some are responsible for changing my view on blogging, which is much more than simply posting an article and hoping someone will find it and read it. It’s interactive and community building in so many ways if you’re open to it. Thank you again, Cary!

10 thoughts on “We Are A Family: WordPress Family Award

  1. Awww this is such a great idea! Thanks for including me on your list! It’s funny, I used to think of blogging as just posting and reading, but now I love the community feel and consider it sharing more than anything. Like you said, it’s interactive! And it’s fun for all of us who read each other’s blogs to support one another. =)

    1. Of course I’d include you on the list. I’m very happy we both found each other and became friends through blogging! 🙂 It’s incredible how blogging, especially on WordPress, has such a big and often warm community. Not only is it supportive, but it’s so much fun. Where else will we find fellow geeks from across the country and all over the world?

    1. Haha, thank you. How silly of me not to know how awesome I am. 😛 I love when I find other people through blogging or Twitter who like the same stuff as me. It’s just wonderful all around. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Cary. 🙂 You’re amazing yourself and I’m glad you were one of my earlier supporters and readers when my blog was still trying to find its wings!

  2. Aww thanks so much for including me! I’m so glad that I’ve been able to contribute to your blogging experience, because you’ve done the same for me too! Like you said, I came into this expecting it to be a fairly one-way conversation with some interaction here and there, but instead I was invited into a warm, engaging community of awesome blogger peeps! I can’t wait until we can all meet in person someday and just hang out. 😀

    1. I think as the year draws ever closer to ending (we’re in October already?!), 2013 has been an amazing year for blogging and just making new friends even though for now we’re separated by distance and only have our computers and social media to keep us connected. It’s something I’ll reflect on when my blog turns two next month! 🙂

      I really look forward to the day we can take our antics away from the computer and turn it into face-to-face interaction.

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