The Blogger Recognition Award -a chance to share blogs with my followers #Thankful


I am very thankful to be nominated by Mary Smith of MarySmithsPlace for the Blogger Recognition Award as it gives me the opportunity to mention some of the wonderful blogs which are worthwhile following.

This has probably been my least productive year as a blogger for several reasons. Exactly a year ago I was recalled after my mammogram for a biopsy followed by a lumpectomy in January and radiotherapy in April.  I cannot praise the NHS enough for their kindness and efficiency.  They treated me like an adult, keeping me fully informed and the whole experience was actually spiritually life-enhancing.  I was able to recuperate with long stays in the beautiful Algarve and I have spent a great deal of time with my grandchildren.  This meant that although I read many books, finding time for the reviews was limited, but I kept Lost in a Good Book going even if my other blog Lost in the Past turned into a photo album.

How My Blog Started:

In 2014 Rosie Amber invited other bloggers to participate reviewing one book each on her wonderful review site.  As this was successful she asked if we would like to carry on selecting titles from her list. I jumped at the chance, initially posting my reviews on my history/nostalgia site before deciding to begin this book blog site. My usual posts are reviews which I also put on Amazon and Goodreads but occasionally I participate in book launches or collect books on themes. I particularly enjoyed Interviews with a Book Character and intend to return to this theme.

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers

  1. Although you need to proofread each blog post, don’t keep perfecting it. Your readers will welcome your next post.
  2. Interact with your readers in post blog messages and on Twitter. You will then have more followers and more friends.

Bloggers I have chosen to nominate for the Blogger Recognition Award

Terry Tyler for her encouragement of other authors on

Carol Hedges who blogs about her books, her life as a Grandma and tips for writers

Mimi Matthews for her wonderful costume and art blog

 Ruth Daly for her amazing photography

Becky B for showing me the birds and beautiful countryside of the Algarve

Johanna Bradley for her Monday Walks and Six Word Saturday

Lynn Heiden for her amazing research into old photographs to discover family trees and reunite the photos she has found with their owners

The Renaissance Gardener for a fascinating blog about making a garden in south west France.

There are several other bloggers I would include who have already been selected by others.

If you wish to participate, which of course you have no need to do at this busy time, these are the specifications!

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them and provide a link to the post you’ve created.


Published by lizannelloyd

Love history, reading, researching and writing. Articles published in My Family History and other genealogy magazines.

17 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award -a chance to share blogs with my followers #Thankful

  1. I always welcome a surprise in my Comments, Liz. Thank you so much for including me, and I will make an effort later to visit the blogs I don’t know. Wonderful that you kept going forward with this blog. I never suspected you had troubles and I’m so glad to read that they’re in the past. Wishing you a merry Christmas, and the best of health in the year to come. 🙂 🙂 Sending hugs!

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  2. Oh, Liz, I hadn’t realised what a difficult year it has been for you. I’m pleased it’s all behind you now. Kudos for keeping your blog going – and for supporting mine with all your shares. Wishing you all the best for 2020.

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  3. Thank you so much, Liz. This year has been very tough, as I’ve spent a lot of time campaigning in London and on social media. Plus getting Book 7 up and running. So blogging has not been even on the horizon. I am SO GLAD you are better. Still take it easy…I am 2 yrs down the line from a similar op & treatments, and do occasionally flop.Happy Christmas to you and the family X


  4. Sorry that you’ve had such a difficult year, Liz. Pleased to hear you received such good support and treatment. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and I wish you health and happiness for 2020.

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  5. Thank you for this, and sorry your year has been so difficult. It’s been such a busy year for me – selling my house and now moving over Christmas/New Year (such a great time of year to be doing that, right?) – so blogging has really taken a back seat, but I so appreciate this. Have a lovely Christmas!

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