The Blogger Recognition Award


I am so happy that blogger Rob Goldstein nominated me for The Blogger Recognition Award. I think it’s a very cool idea and I love when people come together to support each other. Everyone should head over and check out Rob’s awesome blog, which he started in order to bring awareness to the realities of mental health in the United States. It’s truly inspiring. Thanks again for the nomination, Rob!

The rules:

  1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  2. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you
  3. Write a post to show your award
  4. Give a brief story of how your blog started
  5. Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers
  6. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  7. Attach the award to the post (right-click and save, then upload)
  8. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them
  9. Provide a link to the award post you created

I started my blog as a place where writers, authors, and publishing professionals can come to read about all things related to this crazy, awesome thing that so many of us take part in- writing. I envisioned my blog as a place for writing tips, publishing news and trends, editing advice, book reviews, and so much more. And that’s exactly what it has turned into and continues to expand each day. When I started my blog, I was working as a Senior Acquisitions Editor at an audiobook publisher. I was working directly in the publishing industry with a unique perspective. I wanted to share what I was learning everyday at work with others- to help them grow as authors and professionals. I wanted to have more direct contact with authors, in particular, to help them conquer such an ever changing industry. Writing and publishing is a roller coaster ride like no other and the more people we can use to make our ride successful, the better.

Since starting my blog, I have decided to venture out on my own. My favorite part of my last job was working closely with authors and I just wanted to do more of it. I mustered up all the encouragement I needed and started my own literary/licensing agency, Hershman Rights Management. Now, my blog is a reflection of what I am learning on this new adventure. It’s still filled with all the same stuff, but my knowledge is ever growing. I have been able to connect closely with so many awesome authors and find so many helpful resources that I’m thrilled to have people to share it with. Here’s to new beginnings and an exciting future ahead for us all!

My advice to new bloggers:

  1. Keep writing. The more you post, the more people who will see your blog. Don’t be afraid to hit that ‘Publish’ button. I try to write a new post 2-3 times a week. I would love to write every day, but right now that’s just not going to happen. There’s always room for improvement.
  2. Interact with other bloggers. When people show appreciation for your blog, let them know you heard them. If you are a fan of someone else’s work, let them know that. Networking can do amazing things. If nothing else, you will be a happier and nicer person for it.

I nominate the following blogs. I hope you all decide to take part too:

Memoir Notes

Continuing with M.E

Eric’s Blog

Have Pen, Will Pen

Bookshelf Battle

If Mermaids Wore Suspenders

Bailey Jackson


Priya Prithviraj

Brittney Sahin

Compulsive Writer

Nanny Grannie

Living life with love and books

James Radcliffe

Man of many thoughts

Write on.

3 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award

  1. bookshelfbattle August 28, 2015 / 1:28 am

    :::steps up to podium:::

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like to thank you for this prestigious award because, and let’s face it, I deserve it for my brilliance, my creativity, and most of all, my humility.

    In closing, I’d like to add – “It’s about time!”



    (And seriously, thank you! Appreciate it. Stuff like this keeps this nerd going.)

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