A Blogger Recognition Award!

What, me? Someone found my blog deserving! Blushing!

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I am honored and humbled to have received a nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award from Ada of Gina’s Blog, which brings inspiration to an ever-growing readership.  She shares creative writings, artworks, quotes, life hacks, everyday inspiration and many more fabulous items that make you want to come back again and again; if you haven’t visited Gina’s Blog yet, go over there now and come back here afterwards.

Thank you very much, Ada for this nomination, as I wend my way from my little corner of the blogosphere (notice how I found a corner in a sphere…) into the world wide wonder of the web.  Over the past month, I have made progress with the help and encouragement of a lot of people that I have met through their blogs and mine; there is still a long way to go, but I think the bug may have bitten me!

So, here are the rules for this award:

Rule 1: Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Rule 2: Provide a link to the award creator.
Rule 3: Attach the award to your post.
Rule 4: Nominate fifteen other bloggers, excluding yourself and the person who nominated you
Rule 5: Write a brief story of how you started your blog.
Rule 6: A piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
Rule 7: Comment on the blogs you have named here to let them know you have nominated them.

How it began:

This blog has actually been around for 4+ years of inexpert blogging and inconsistent writing.  My original intent for the blog was to provide an additional outlet to get my photography known to people.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a clue, nor did I stay after it, so that the only people that read my blog were my friends and fellow photographers who already knew my work.  A grand total of 721 views over the past 3 years sums it up pretty well 🙂

The revival is very much thanks to the Blogging101 course from WordPress, which gave me lots of good advice and an impetus to get my blog more together, and all the people that I met through the course and beyond.  A real cadence and sense of branding is beginning to emerge and I think it may be off to a good start this year!

Advice to New Bloggers:

Probably one of the best items that I learned over the past month is that you need to communicate, not just write blog posts!  Comment and provide feedback to other bloggers, start conversations and learn from each other!

Nominees:

 

 

These are some excellent bloggers who deserve your attention!!  Go check them out!

Thanks again Ada!

 

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

35 thoughts on “A Blogger Recognition Award!”

  1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your support, it means so much. I’m not sure l am deserving,there are so many fantastic bloggers out there, and they have all played such a big part of my blogging. I thought l was all about gardening, and now as l read and view photos, tips, poems, short stories, real life struggles and many many more wonderful blogs I am just happy l have the opportunity to come out of my shell and learn just how wonderful and different we all are. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos and for continues your support.
    Have a great day:)

  2. Better late than never I say! Great that you are getting back into blogging the right way now. That advice was the best thing I was ever told about successfuly blogging. Congratulations and thanks for the follow.

  3. Oh men Frank ! You did it again..thank you!!! i’m so flattered.You know that i’m your number 1 fan here in Kuwait so i really appreciate this. Let’s see , i guess its time for me to pass this on. Thanks again!

    1. You’re absolutely welcome, as you have put together an awesome blog! Now, if I can get some more fans in Kuwait to put a little pressure on your #1 status 🙂 Seriously, I very much appreciate your support!!

    1. Thank you very much for your kind words. There will definitely be more photos of the Yoga Tree in the future (I have well over 1,000 images of her).
      Your writing is stellar and truly inspiring, so I look forward to your posts at all times, and I can’t wait to see the Yoga Tree used in one of your stories!

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