You know that old acronym – TEAM?
Together Everyone Achieves More. It’s true. It not only applies to the business world but to volunteer organizations as well.
When we work together as a team, accomplishments happen. Ideas and dreams become realities. Working in tandem with others also lightens the load.
And I think all of that definitely applies here in the blogging world.
Yes, you can be a solo blogger in your own little world. You may be the type of writer who bleeds out your fears, thoughts, life trials, and sometimes your innermost thoughts and you do it just for yourself. You don’t want interaction with other bloggers and you don’t care if you have readers or not.
But I suspect most of us are really TEAM bloggers. Yes, we often write transparently and put our thoughts ‘out there’ in the wide internet world for all to see. But we cherish our readers and those who take the time to leave a comment whether it’s just a simple “I like this” or a paragraph or two of encouragement. And that floats our boats and makes us feel like we’re all in this together.
We are a team. We form communities of writing friends because something strikes a chord in us when we interact with them. We feel a part of something bigger than ourselves. It reminds me of a quote by A.A. Milne who wrote the Winnie the Pooh books: “You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
And when you ‘go’ to other bloggers, you find your place on a team making you feel like you’re one of the vital elements of the squad. Call it a team, a crew, a group, a club, a posse…whatever you call it, you’re a part of it!
Quite a while ago, one of my blogging friends – yes, my teammate – bestowed the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award upon Mama’s Empty Nest. And in all the busyness that has been going on, I almost neglected to acknowledge this honor.
I’m tickled to have Dor at Virginia Views on my crew. Not only does her witty writing in her blog delight me with funny stories, observations, and her photographs, but she also sends me the most encouraging comments. She’s like the enthusiastic cheerleader that you definitely want on your squad rooting for you! So I thank her, first for being my wonderful friend, and secondly for the award.
This award is simple. You don’t have to answer questions. You don’t even have to pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time! All you have to do is acknowledge your team – fellow bloggers who you truly appreciate.
Here are the rules:
- The Nominee shall display the logo on his/her blog.
- The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little.
- The Nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during 7 days.
Now some of my favorite bloggers aren’t into these awards, so as their teammate, I’m not expecting or pressuring them to participate. I simply want them to know how very much I do value their friendships.
So here goes. Give me a P! Because I am proud, privileged, and pleased to pass the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award to these people:
- Homestead Ramblings
- These Days of Mine
- Georgette Sullins Blog
- Writing For Daisies
- Montana Outdoors
- Living In Graceland
- His Eye Is On This Sparrow
- Coming East
- Nikole Hahn
- Believe Anyway
- Saturday Evening Porch
- The Patty Beat//Midlife Drumming
- Laura’s Blog
- And last but definitely not least! I’m re-nominating Virginia Views because I appreciate Dor so much!
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller
Give me a T! E! A! M! What’s it spell? TEAM! Go Team!