Solidarity Blogging Award

A special thinks to Quill & Parchment for thinking of me when selecting the recipients of this award.   Although as of recent I feel undeserving of any sort of solidarity award.   I do have to apologize to my dear readers and fellow bloggers, that recently we have been preparing for a move that has arrived sooner than we expected, between the kids, packing, and trying to figure out logistics of everything I have not practiced the focus on reaching out and supporting you like I usually do, and I’m sorry.  I promise this will not be forever, I should be settled by mid February or March…we need to account for two weeks in February of backpacking it with two tots while we live in limbo. 😉

QUESTION: To you, is Solidarity blogging worthwhile?

Yes and No.  Depends on your intentions.  Depends on your motives.  If you have come to the blogging world as a free spirit or roaming soul who has found themselves in need of a community, then yes.   And though sometimes that may not have been how you intended this venture, you will find in time that is exactly what you were craving.  I’m thankful to my blogging community, bloggers come and they go, but upon returning though somethings may have changed there will be someone there to welcome you home. 🙂

Why do I Participate In Awards?

A blogger has a passion.  They slave away, work-smithing their hopes, trials, and inspirations into script press them into the the sea of the masses hoping that to someone our posts will shine out and come across to them as absolutely radiant.  This is why we create community, to support one another.  And this is also why that when we are offered a seed of recognition we must take stock and let it take root in our spirit.  This will enhance our motivation to drive on, there is no shame in recognition.                  —Shopgirl Anonymous

And The Nominees Are:

  1. U2 Hearts– Jamie is an amazing ray of sunshine.  She loves to be an integral part of the blogging community, and always has something positive and upbeat to say.  I thank Jamie so much for her support, there have been days that without her comments to keep me sane I may have quit…particularly over the past week. Thank you Jamie!
  2. Lynn Thaler– I had the unusual pleasure of meeting Lynn in person before discovering her blog considering we are both writers of the Tennessee Valley.  Beyond having met in person Lynn’s blog has developed into a symbol of solidarity, she encourages participation and always covers topics that are relatable.
  3. Tony Burgess– Tony is always supportive of the entire blogging community.  He is brilliant in his approach and somehow manages to hold down a full time job all while being the most present blogger in the blogosphere.  Thank you Tony for always being there!
  4. Crazy Love Parents– Despite being a mom of eight Crazy Love still finds time to not only update her blog, but to actively support her fellow bloggers as well!!!  I can’t believe the crazy amount of love this busy parent has spared for this Shopgirl!
  5. Jim– He is just so dang personable, through his blog posts, his comments, and his support you’d think you had known one another far longer than you can recall.   Jim reminds me what community blogging is all about!



The rules:
1. Write a post on your blog thanking the person who nominated you.
2. Paste the award in the post.
3. Provide a link to the blog of the person who nominated you.
4. Go to and give a short answer to the question at the end of the post.
5. Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and inform them.



11 thoughts on “Solidarity Blogging Award

  1. I agree- you HAVE earned those rewards! And I am so surprised to be included in this list! 😍 Especially because I have such a desire to read and be involved even more in other blogs and just finding the time is hard. I can’t wait to work on this post as soon as I recover from jet lag and flying internationally!!!! 🤣🇦🇹😍 thanks again, Shopgirl!!!!

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  2. you really need to stop the doubting that you are worthy of accolades. You are an obviously intelligent and empathetic person. It shows in your writing, and it shows in your responses to people. You EARNED those awards! Congratulations!

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