Blogger Recognition Award

A few weeks ago tool-school.com was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Cordelia’s Mom, Still, which I gratefully accepted.  I am very appreciative of the nomination and would encourage any and all to check out her blog for good reads on a variety of topics.

 

There are a few rules to formally accepting the award listed below, all of which I intend to satisfy by writing this post.

-Write to show the award

-Thank the blogger from which the nomination was received and provide a link to their site

-Write a brief story of how your blog started

-Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers

-Nominate 6-12 bloggers that you believe should be recognized and let them know of their nomination.

So here I go…..

I began tool-school.com with the intentions of creating a site that would be a resource for diy’ers and serial project undertakers.  As someone with a need for tinkering, constructing, building, making, and creating, I often have to search the internet from one end to the other to get the information that I need in order to successfully complete projects and tool-school.com is an attempt to shorten the search in terms of time and information needed.  Though my site is still in its infancy, I have been surprised by the successes and failures that have been appreciated by others in its short existence.  I have even been fortunate enough to have one of my articles published in the October 2018 edition of the UK woodworking magazine The Woodworker, something that I am very proud of.

Two pieces of advice for new bloggers:

  1. Do not get too caught up in networking with only bloggers in your “niche,” if you do you can very well miss out on good relationships and opportunities with people who can truly help you learn how to better your site.  Cordelia’s Mom, Still is a great example of this, though our blogs are not in the same “niche” I have received more encouragement, recognition, and kind words from her than any other blog or blogger.
  2. Do not be a blogging hermit.  Read other blogs that interest you, some of the most enjoyable reads in my opinion are written by bloggers that have blogs completely opposite of mine.  Comment on the blogs you enjoy and always respond back to those who comment on your blog because they obviously enjoy/appreciate what you have written.

Below are my nominees for the Blogger Recognition Award

weekendcampervanning

craftedincarhartt

ourblankcanvas

two branches homestead

Cooking is my sport

Zac Builds

Thanks again to Cordelia’s Mom, Still for the nomination and thank you for reading.  If you enjoy tool-school.com please be sure to like, comment, follow, and share on social media.

Jake with tool-school.com

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9 Comments

  1. Thanks for all the kinds words, Jake, and thanks for accepting the award. Your advice to other bloggers is good. Had I stayed in my own niche when reading posts, I never would have found you!

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  2. My problem is not having enough time to read anything and still have time to write or take a few pictures or do the laundry or cook dinner. I think there comes a point when we just can’t stretch yourself anymore. I wish I could. But I am finally getting the message: there really IS such a thing as “too much” and I’ve gotten there.

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    • I can relate. I teach, coach, have three daughters all under the age of 5 (and a fourth child coming in October) and I am in the middle of renovating my house. Needless to say I have not written much lately, but I still read and comment on others sites and try to show appreciation to those that deserve it. I hope that you get more time for it soon. Good luck, and thanks so much for reading.

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  3. Congratulations on your nomination! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and have gotten some great info from your posts. Keep up the good job!

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  4. Hey Jake, Zac here. Thank you so much for the nomination. It really means a lot. I’ve been working hard on my blog and it’s nice to get noticed. I’d also like to thank you for the advice, both are very good points that other bloggers would do well to listen to. It’s important to be part of the community and interact with other people. Thank you again, and keep up the good work on your own blog!

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  5. Hey Jake, Zac here. Thank you so much for the nomination. It really means a lot. I’ve been working hard on my blog and it’s nice to get noticed. I’d also like to thank you for the advice, both are very good points that other bloggers would do well to listen to. It’s important to be part of the community and interact with other people. Thank you again, and keep up the good work on your own blog!

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