Blogger Recognition Award



Blogger Recognition


We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident/Blackbutterfly7, has been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by two different bloggers.   Each one has different rules.  One does not require nominating 15 other blogs, and the other does, so I’m going more than half-way and nominating eight.

Thanks to Studiotj/Roach59, and Micheline Walker for paying us this great honor. 

The rules are:

  1. Write a post to show your award.
  2. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  3. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  4. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  5. Select 15 8 other blogs you want to give the award to.


There’s nothing brief about how Blackbutterfly7 started, but the VERY short version is that this blog started because George Zimmerman decided to follow a 17-year old kid who was walking home in the rain, and killed him.  Following Zimmerman’s case was a wake-up to other issues, including how the justice system works, and the need for unity and healing of race relations.

Advice to New Bloggers

Spend time on the administration side of your blog and become familiar with what Word press offers for the theme you use. Learn to use the Reader to follow other blogs.  Visit Word Press forums.

It gives me great honor to nominate the following 8 bloggers;

  1. End Stand Your Ground
  2. Paws2smile
  3. Robert M Goldstein
  4. Carol Hand
  5. Deborah Bryan
  6. Mega Worth It
  7. Electric In The Desert
  8. Dear Kitty1

Thanks to all the nominees for being a member of the blogsophere.



Posted on 04/23/2016, in Awards and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Congratulations!

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  2. Congrats! Great post. How many awards do you have? I hope you have room for another one. Coming soon………….

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    • Thanks Roach. How many? I have to count them. There’s another nomination that I have to accept. It requires nominating 15 blogs, and that agonizes me because I’m always afraid of leaving someone out who really deserves it.

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  3. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! You deserve every award you get. And more. Love ya!!

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  4. yahtzeebutterfly

    Congratulations, Xena! I am so appreciative of all you do on your blog. You ARE “impacting the blogosphere.”

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  5. Congrats, Xena!! And thank you for your nomination.

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  6. NavyDad0007

    Congrats Xena You deserved it!!! 🙂

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  7. crustyolemothman

    Xena, Yet another well deserved award. I’m not sure that there would be enough space to list all the awards that you should receive for all that you have done and continue to do for those less appreciated in our society… You are a rare light found in a world of darkness!

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    • Mothman,
      Why do I feel like we’re a couple? LOL! You have a way with words, my man. Thanks so much for the kind words and for your support all these years.


  8. Xena, thank you for the award ! It’s an honor ! * pops confetti *

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  9. Thank you so much…I’m honored to accept!


  10. Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    I’m honored to receive a Blogger Recognition Award from Xena at We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident.

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  11. Congratulations for your award, dear Xena!

    And thanks for nominating my blog, which will blog about this 🙂


  12. Thanks so much! That’s really cool. So do I reproduce one of the graphics above on the post following the instructions?
    I really appreciate this – THANK-YOU.


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