Blogger Recognition Award!

I am absolutely delighted to be nominated by the very talented food blogger, Pooja Tameshwar of Smart Veg Recipes, for a Blogger Recognition Award! Thank you!


As someone who tries to cook a mostly plant-based diet for my own good health, I enjoy perusing recipes that focus on the good things of the earth…


I’m also ever fascinated by different cultures and cuisines from around the globe. That’s how I got hooked on reading Pooja’s posts! Not only are her veggie-based dishes from around India unique, pleasing to the eye, and mouthwatering, but she also writes insightful descriptions about what makes each dish culturally special. Be sure to visit her site!


Blogger Recognition Rules:

  1. Write a post to show your award.
  2. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and share the link to their blog.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog got started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Nominate 15 bloggers of your choice for the award.
  6. Comment on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them and provide a link to your post.


How did Inspired By Venice come about? With the publication of my book Venice, a choose your own adventure that takes the reader on a journey through that enchanting Italian city! At the end of each chapter, you decide where you will go next! Enjoy the adventure!


But books aside, I also wanted to share my passion for good food, culture, travel, history, nature and costuming…


And of course…


Tiddo the cat…


What I share is meant to be eclectic, uplifting, inspirational, silly, informative. Most importantly, it’s written to brighten your day! Thank you for reading!


My advice for new bloggers? If you have a passion you want to share and you start a blog, don’t give up if readers don’t show up overnight! Yes, writing posts is a time investment, and you may sometimes wonder if it’s worth it if there aren’t a lot of visitors to your site. Just remember that blogging shouldn’t focus on how many likes, comments, and followers you have. It’s about your sharing something unique with the world, just because it’s a joy to do so. Just keep writing, and you’re bound to inspire others, and gain readers, in time…


My second bit of advice to new bloggers comes from me as a reader of blogs. I find it hard to stay focused when reading super long posts that look like one eternal paragraph without any pictures. I prefer posts that share a story that flows, keeps on track, and has a little eye candy! One of the hardest things for a writer, is to keep words succinct while still fully communicating your story. Those who do this best, are artists with the pen!


And my nominations for the Blogger Recognition Award are (in no particular order)…

  1. The Third Planet
  2. La Venessiana
  3. Agreeable Things
  4. Fashion Through History
  5. A Cupcake For Love
  6. JessDidWhat
  7. SawaWorld
  8. Meandering With Misha
  9. Michael Philip Atkins Travels
  10. Japan etc.
  11. Melinda Little Blogs
  12. Lisa’s Project: Vegan
  13. The Wifey’s Corner
  14. Fed’s Life
  15. Getting The Picture

Thank you bloggers, for inspiring me!

13 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award!

  1. I’m touched that you nominated me for this – thank you so much 🙂 I’m going to check out some of the blogs you’ve recommended as they look interesting too. Will also get to work on my recommendations too… so many to choose from!

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    • Your blog deserves the recognition! Yes, there are so many wonderful blogs out there that it’s hard to choose! Hope y’all are getting a little sleep, even though it can be tough with a new addition to your family. Congratulations again!

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  2. I’m not a blogger, but I must say what a wonderful service you are doing to brighten up our World, spreading the word, and sharing your found treasures with others. Thank you!

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  3. Grazie mille, cara Michelle!
    I would like to do my post about the award from Venice in March…as a tribute to you. As soon as my treatment ends on February 3 I’ll be reading the copy of Venice you sent me in preparation for my adventure.
    Your blog never ceases to delight me. I prefer to read blogs like yours as opposed to ones that are just rants. Yes, the S-word happens as I well know but put a positive spin on it…yes, as both of us know, that is indeed possible.

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    • Oh my goodness! I’m SO, SO excited for your trip! I’m so excited in fact, that I feel like I’m the one going! You’re going to have such an amazing time in our beloved Venice. Thank you for your kind words…I can’t wait to see your post (with your splendid photography I hope). And I do hope you enjoy the adventure in my book. Best, best wishes friend!

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