The Blogger Recognition Award

My deepest gratitude goes to Sarah at thepracticalhistorian for nominating my blog. If you do not follow her, please do. Her writing is both informative and witty. OK, so these are the rules to follow when you accept this award.

1) Write a post to display your award.

2) Give a brief story of how your blog started.

3) Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.

4) Thank the person that nominated you and link to his or her blog.

5) Nominate 15 other bloggers.

Addressing in order:


(I know it is simple. Graphic art is not my gig.)

2) History possesses a certain utility. It is possible to create a specific history for a specific use. Historians who create what I call “Purposed History” trouble me. Revision can be like Vendetta, each new action demands a new reaction. It never ends. I want to  write history that presents people in their own time. (The rules demand brevity, so I will  stop here.)

3) I do not believe I am qualified to give advice, (I too, am a new blogger) but…

a) Read, a good bit of critique comes from reading. Reading what others write alway leaves me humbled. If my followers took time to write, I should take time to read.

b) Be respectful. The experiences of others are as important to their being as my experiences are to my being. Do not generalize, and think before you speak.

4) The Practical Historian is, seriously, a great blog! You must check it out.

5) This rule causes considerable grief. As of this writing, I have 138 followers. I want to nominate each of them, but I cannot. Instead, I will bend the rules, offer a third piece of advice, and nominate 17 other bloggers.

c) Bonus advice: If you find a blogger whose writing you enjoy, look at the people who “like” or “comment” on their posts. If you visit my blog, please do so. You will meet great  people.


Pacific Paratrooper

The Critiquing Chemist

Still Current



It Starts with Coffee


The Time Tunnel

Tricia Sankey

Girl and World







Life in Japan

I hope this is the correct way to nominate other blogs? If not, someone please advise through “Contact”

  36 comments for “The Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Just Plain Ol' Vic
    November 19, 2016 at 7:34 pm


    Liked by 1 person

    • November 19, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Vic! Seriously, I wish I could nominate all of you! Following all of you is a blast.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Just Plain Ol' Vic
        November 19, 2016 at 7:44 pm

        It’s all good, I totally get it!

        Liked by 2 people

  2. November 20, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Reblogged this on KCJones.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. November 20, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I am not the same quality writer as you are SO big congratulations, Penney

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you. You are an exceptional writer.


    • November 22, 2016 at 1:10 am

      So how does this work HistoryPresent? You or somebody selects one of the 17 people you nominated or everybody who responds wins??? I am a “professional”, meaning that I get paid to write. Does this exclude me? I work for company that does publicity. In addition I supervise other staffers KC Jones, Ancien Hippie and PastaChild.


      • November 22, 2016 at 7:03 am

        I honestly do not know, as I am new to blogging. When I was nominated I Googled . I believe the purpose is for exposure, those nominated “win” by being recognized by another blogger. The nominee gains new readers. I did not think about your situation, I enjoy your site. Is there someone new on your staff? Are there blogs they enjoy? I am guessing here. Ignore the rookie?


      • November 22, 2016 at 1:07 pm

        Thank you History Present. Getting a little clearer. We have a lot of topics we write on because of our varied interests: railroads, ice hockey, upply chain management. The two newer bloggers do a lot of “reblogs”. I reblog a jazz guy who knows a lot about the subject.


      • November 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm

        Thank you. This is all a learning experience for me. I am just thrilled anyone takes time to read my blog. Sorry for any confusion I caused. Thanks again


      • November 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

        Yes, we are all different!!!!!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. November 20, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Congratulation to you – and thanks for the nomination! Wow!


  5. November 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Aww…thank you so much! Congratulations to you!
    You deserve this award 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  6. November 21, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Congratulations !!!!! 🙂
    And thank you for the nomination .

    Liked by 1 person

  7. November 23, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations on the award!!☺

    Liked by 1 person

  8. December 4, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Congratulations and thank you for the follow. It’s nice meeting you.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. December 6, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Congrats on your recognition!

    “Be respectful. The experiences of others are as important to their being as my experiences are to my being.” YES!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. December 28, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Congratulations for the award. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. March 21, 2017 at 1:41 pm


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