The Blogger Recognition Award for Writer’s Treasure Chest

Storyteller (writer, filmmaker, public speaker) Mitch Teemley has nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award and has really made my day! Thank you so much, Mitch. You know how to make a girl happy, don’t you?  (Did I just say this? Oops *blush*)

 

 

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Blogger Recognition Award Rules

  • Thank the blogger/s who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Write a post about the Blogger Recognition Award
  • Briefly tell how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Select 15 bloggers to give this award to

 

How I started

When I finally got my guts together and decided to become a writer with the goal to be published I was told I needed to go public. “Be on Social Media, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter – and in particular start blogging!” It took a while until I had found what to blog about: My craft. How do I learn to be a writer? What does it need for me to be a better writer – and how am I progressing? That’s why I started a blog for writers where I can share not only my own experiences, but introduce other writers and in particular share what I learn from them… great writers, more experienced ones than I am.

 

Two Pieces of Advice

  1. Write as often and as  easily as you can. You are a writer when writing is what makes you happier than anything else.
  2. Learn “how to” do things in the writing process. Every step forward, every piece of advice that is given to you, try to include and use it. But don’t just follow others like sheep. Learn which process works for you and which one doesn’t.

 

My Nominees


 

My 600th Blog Post

‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ exists for 22 months – and yesterday I published a blog post which marks a magic number:

 

I’m very proud of this number… I’m very proud of having more than 24,000 comments and 596 followers. I’m very honored to have you as my guest, here on

‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’.

 

 

Thank you for making this blogging adventure such an enjoyable one for me!

You rock!!

A 2016 – Christmas post – by A. J. Alexander

2016 has been a year full of surprises, shocks, fear, but also fantastic meetings with friends, some of whom I’ve known for years and still just met personally for the first time.

And as well it was a year of connecting to many people here online. Followers, friends, writers, supporters, readers and much more.

THANK YOU!

for making this journey a memorable one for me!

Now there’s not much more left to say, except that I wish you and your families:

 

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A. J. On Air!

September 14, 2016 I was invited to the Radio Show ‘Pearls of the Cee’ on www.cityworldradio.com. – The show broadcasts live from Manhattan – and yes… I was there!!

 

I enjoyed the show so much!! Thank you, Lisa Pearl, the show host for the invitation!!!

 

Right now it’s impossible to set up a link directly to the show. This means, I’m afraid, I can give only you links to the radio archives – and further from there you would have to pick the respective show. But don’t hesitate to browse around. There are so many interesting shows on www.cityworldradio.com!!

Once you’re there, you’ll see this picture – click on the microphone to listen to the archives:

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After a quick waiting time, where the live-stream is going to  adjust itself on your monitor, you will see an arrow that points to a file where the archives are stored. Click the file, please.

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Once it opens, you will see the archived shows listed. Please, scroll down until you find the archived show, saying: Pearls of the Cee with Lisa 9-14-16 Pearls of the Cee with Lisa 9-14-16 P

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I’m very proud of this radio show. Thank you for listening and don’t hesitate to tune in every Wednesday NYC time at 6 pm to listen to Lisa Pearl and her guests. Contact her on her FB page if you got something important to say, want to be a guest on her show or would like to provide feedback.

 

THANK YOU FOR THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!!!

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P.S. – Just in case you would like to know:

The first song on the show is “Dirty Dynamite”, by the Rock Band ‘KROKUS’.

One Lovely Blog Award

one-lovely-blog-awardThis morning I was very pleased to find an amazing surprise! I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by a wonderful lady, writer and blogger, Cheryl Write. Thank you so much for this nomination! Please check out her blog “Plucking of my Heartstrings” which I follow and is always a great read!

 

 

 

Here are the rules for accepting the award:

1. Thank the lovely person who nominated your blog and follow them.
2. Display the award and add this set of rules to your post so that your nominees will know what to do
3. Nominate 15 other great blogs listing them in your post and notifying them via a link in one of their blog posts.
4. List 7 interesting facts about yourself to the post.

 

7 Facts About Me : )

  1. I’m a Capricorn.
  2. I don’t drink alcohol.
  3. There’s few things I like better than kissing ‘my man’.
  4. Three cats are not more work than two – but more joy.
  5. I can’t stand eating soup, not even when I’m sick.
  6. I love to feel wind in my hair.
  7. I was once told that I’ve got the heart of a dragon and a tiger and that this is very rare to be found in a woman – I still don’t know if I should be happy or insulted. LOL

 

Bloggers That I Am Nominating

https://makingofanauthorblog.wordpress.com/

https://tonipike.com/

https://rachelpoli.com/

https://eacomiskey.wordpress.com/

https://sapphirelifewriter.wordpress.com/

https://lindayezak.com/

https://seumasgallacher.com/

https://kawaneehamilton.wordpress.com/

https://nutsrok.wordpress.com/

https://authorkjhawkins.wordpress.com

https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/

https://bluebirdofbitterness.com/

https://johnwhowell.com/

https://hinsmanj.wordpress.com/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/

 

I know that some bloggers don’t participate in blog awards, for a multitude of reasons. Please know that I understand if you do not wish to accept this nomination. This isn’t just about your accepting but also about recognition of your creativity and impressive blogging ability. I wish I could have added many more bloggers and I regret the rules limit the list to 15.

Thank you all for providing us with amazing blog posts!

How to promote on “Writer’s Treasure Chest”

Not long ago “Writer’s Treasure Chest” celebrated its 1st anniversary. I am very proud to have this blog up and its success and progress are significant. I thank all followers and readers for making this such a pleasurable experience and great adventure for me.

There is, however, one thing that I’d like to extend: The chance for many other writers to use “Writer’s Treasure Chest” as a promotional platform.

Do you feel like trying how it is to publish blog posts? To have anything important to say? Would you like to show up on this blog?

Do you have a book to promote? Use “Writer’s Treasure Chest” and contact me for a Blog Tour, a “Featured Author Interview” or a “Guest Post”.

So many things are possible, and I’d like to give you a chance to introduce yourself and your work here!

 

“Writer’s Treasure Chest” does have a contact form on the right side, as a widget. Check it out and contact me, I’ll be delighted to work with you on your plans, your guest post, your blog tour or send you the sheet with the interview questions!

Let’s get a little more writer’s color into this blog!!

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Writer’s Treasure Chest 1st Anniversary

Yesterday I got an amazing surprise when I checked my comments. I earned a badge.

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It said:

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com.

You registered on WordPress.com one year ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

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I’m quite proud of being a blogger for one entire year.

In the meantime “Writer’s Treasure Chest” got:

299 posts

1,675 comments

and

329 followers

But then: I couldn’t have done it without so many people! My friends, readers, followers, commenters, re-bloggers, supporters and many more.

I could not have accomplished such an awesome success without you all. You made this adventure a wonderful experience for me – and I hope I’ll be able to come back many times more!!

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