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:
1) THE BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD
(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.
I hope this is the correct way to nominate other blogs? If not, someone please advise through “Contact”