Today, fellow blogger nominated with this award:

blogger award

I am very honored. Thank you!


1.) Display the award logo on your blog.
2.) Link back to the person who nominated you.
3.) State 7 things about yourself.
4.) Nominate 15 bloggers for this award.
5.) Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back.

7 Things About Me

  1. My real name is Ántonia, from the Willa Cather novel, My Ántonia.
  2. My mother gave me the nickname Nia.
  3. But she expected me to use Ántonia when I became an author, partly because she thought it would look good on the spine of a book.
  4. I was born before electronic books (no spine).
  5. An African American woman once told me Nia means purpose in Swahili.
  6. I recently discovered I love blogging, the visual plus words aspect, meeting amazing people and learning.
  7. I was  stuck in the snow for an hour when I was 5 and didn’t mention it to a visiting family friend. He didn’t realize it until he came back outside and found me still there. He said, “Nia, why are you still there?” “I’m stuck,” I said. Of course, he rescued me. There’s a picture of him at the end of this post:

15 Inspiring Bloggers


8 thoughts on “7 things about me… Blogger award received!

  1. This is so great! Thank you so much! There are so many new bloggers to check out!
    One thing you can do next time is link an individual post. That way the winner gets a pingback on their blog and they will come over to check out your post!
    I am sure you will receive tons of awards!


    1. Hi Susie,
      Thank you so much for explaining that ping back thing. I was totally confused by it. And I’m glad you like the award.

      Thank you also for your kind words.



  2. Hi Nia!

    Congratulations on the blog Award! I’m always inspired by your actions and your words.

    I loved My Antonia, it was such a captivating story that has stayed with me for a long time.


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