I-BELONG. This page is dedicated to all bloggers, everywhere, around the world.
The blogging world is a community in and of itself. We nourish each other with our creative posts and thoughtful comments when we visit.
Even if you are relatively new to blogging, I’m sure you’ve already noticed how caring and interactive most bloggers are.
As you grow your blog and reach out to other bloggers you will begin to receive Blogging Awards from fellow bloggers. This is a wonderful way to expand your followers and create awareness for other bloggers at the same time.
Before you become too busy with postings and visits, I encourage you to gracefully accept your nominations and as time permits follow the instructions of acceptance. One of which is passing the Award on to other bloggers.
No one should feel that accepting a Blogger’s Award is a “have to” situation, where it is a “responsibility” to actively participate. You are blogging as a means of self-expression. This may be all you require. I am still hopeful that you always take a few minutes to give credit, and thank those individuals for the time and effort they took to single you out. An honor, always!
While I rarely participate in Blogging Awards now. I am always grateful and appreciative of the honor a blogger has given me by presenting me with a Blogging Award Nomination.
With that in mind, I designed and created the I BeLOnG (icon of sharing) up above. It’s free. Take it with you and display (if you like) anywhere on your blog. No link back or attribution of any kind is needed.
My drawing is of a travelling/singing troubadour of old. One who journeyed the countryside spreading artistry and information everywhere; much as bloggers – like you and I – do today, online.
This is my way of thanking all bloggers for who they are and for making a difference in the global blogging community – bringing us a little bit closer to one another.
Display proudly on your blog post. Send the message that you too – “Belong” to the wonderful community of Bloggers.
40 thoughts on “I-BeLOnG: My Gift to Bloggers!”
As a new blogger, I am very proud to add this award onto my blog. It is wonderful to be a part of a community of people with similar ambitions, thank you Penny. I hope to continue being a supporter and member of your blog and proud recipient of the I BeLOnG award.
Best of luck,
Quinn Hollows from theperceptiveteen.WordPress.com
Thank you kindly, Quinn. I am honored for you to do so. Best of luck to you as well. You will meet so many new friends here in the world of Blogging. Wishing you much success, most sincerely!
Penny, I stumbled on your blog today–what a treat, how lovely you are! Thank you for your generosity in offering us the I-BeLOnG badge/button. It’s very attractive–thank you!! Valida
Hi Valida. Your words are so very kind. I thank you most sincerely and apologize for my delay in responding to you, as I have been offline for a short while. 🙂
No need for apologies, Penny–most bloggers have lives in Reality we must attend to from time to time! Blessings to you.
Too true, but we still must try to honor and respect other’s time shared with us. I thank you kindly, Valida.
Hello Penny, Thank you.
I am a newbie in the blogging world.
very thoughtful of you.
Hi, and welcome. You won’t be a newbie for long. The blogging community is very open, caring and interactive. Enjoy your journey.
Most sincerely, Penny
Thank you for this thought. I started blogging only a few days ago. I started it as a cathartic way to express what was on my mind and how I felt. I found out that reading the blogs of others is as powerful, of not more, than I imagined.
Absolutely my pleasure. Good Luck. Bloggers are just the best. You’ve started on a wonderful journey in blogland, you’ll be meeting lots of very nice, friendly people here! I wish you the very best! Keep writing, it is a great cathartic – and fun too! 🙂 Penny
Thank you Penny, another heartwarming idea from you. I’l display it with pride, (though Bob won’t because he can’t eat it.)
Thanks Maria, I am so pleased you are doing so, Sorry it isn’t edible, but then of course it’d be gone! 😉
I gratefully accept your
kind gift. It now graces my “about” page !
Hello Patricia, thank you so much! I remember when I first drew the troubadour (1994), thinking how cool that would have been (to be one), and now we (bloggers) travel and spread our talent and news daily, online, around the world! Again most sincere things! 🙂 xx
Amen to that!
Lovely thoughtful writing.
Onwards and blogwards then …
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Congratulations (and love the way you set this up :))
thank you. I think bloggers (like you) are just the best thing out there, my way of connecting. I am so pleased you like it, If you go to my August 4th post, I talk about why I created the I-Belong Award. It is a gift to bloggers to take with them if they want to put on their site. Nothing required, just take and enjoy! In any event thanks for stopping by, Penny 🙂
I just may take you up on that, Penny! Have a beautiful Sunday!
Congratulations and thanks for including me, Penny! I enjoyed reading your answers, too!
You betcha’ my pleasure. glad you liked my answers. I am a little quirky aren’t I? 🙂
Congrats Penny! And – thanks for sharing this with me too.
thanks for including me.
definitely my pleasure Nizy.
Congratulations and thanks for including me, Penny! I enjoyed reading your answers, too! 🙂
Thanks, I was pleased to do so. Thank you again for the read! 🙂
I’m flattered to be on you “I Belong”. Thank you, Penny!
The pleasure is mine Amy, thank you.
Thank you for thinking of me!! I love your dinner guest list! A day full of blessings to you! 🙂
It was my pleasure to include you. I had to edit the dinner list, it would have been waaaaay too long. There are just so many people then and now that have done so much for many. Thank you!
exactly, way too many for a small dinner – lol. 🙂
Yeah, but if I could……:)
thank you for thinking of me. love your questions.
You are most welcome. Thanks for that. Hope you day is a good one for you. 🙂