After being very kindly nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the awesome PIXELDUMP at the end of last month, we were extremely humbled – and surprised – to find out that we’d been nominated for two other awards also*. The WordPress community is one of the best to be in and we’re very thankful to everyone for welcoming us back here: there are so many amazing writers around and it’s inspiring to see all of this talent.
The Liebster Award from Hundstrasse
If you’re not already following Hundstrasse, you should be. Author Luke has some interesting insights on video games, being someone who has seen many generations and genres, and his way with words makes his posts a joy to read. In fact, we like him so much that we recently chose his site as one of our Sunshine Blogger nominations.
As part of the Liebster Award, the recipient has to answer questions set by their nominator in order to reveal more about themselves. Unfortunately Ben wasn’t available (or was he scared?) so let’s see how I fare with this little lot on my own…
The Cthulhu’s Blogging Apocalypse Award from Falcon Game Reviews
Shelby from Falcon Game Reviews was recently nominated for an unknown award, so what did he do? He rebranded it in the visage and splendor of everyone’s favourite old-god and world-ender: Cthulhu. The Cthulhu’s Blogging Apocalypse Award is about expanding each other’s visibility and seeing talented bloggers recognised for their work.
Shelby definitely deserves to be recognised – if you aren’t following him already then you should head straight to Falcon Game Reviews and do that now. His For Honor beta impressions was his 100th post, and we’re looking forward to reading the next 100.
As part of our nomination we need to give some advice for new bloggers, and this got me thinking: what’s the most important thing I’ve learned since starting blogging a few years ago? It’s hard to sum it up here because there’s so much you could say; so instead I’ve written a separate post dedicated to the subject in order to do it justice, which will be published in the next week or so.
Our nominations and questions
The hardest part of any award is nominating other blogs to receive them also: there are so many amazing sites here within the WordPress community that whittling them down to just a few can be quite a challenge. It’s taken us a while to come up with the following list but we hope it’s a celebration of sites both old and new – and we’ve even picked out some posts to get you started on exploring them.
Liebster Award nominations:
Cthulhu’s Blogging Apocalypse Award nominations:
Here are our gaming-related questions for our lovely nominees:
*NB: since writing this post, we’ve found out about another award! Rather than adding it here and making it even longer than it already is, we’ll write about it very soon.