SLR – See the photos you Love to Remember…
One of the nicest ways to get appreciation is from the people who enjoy looking at them The great thing of blog awards is that they are nominations/suggestions for bloggers/blogs by other bloggers. Basically they say: hey, I really like what you’re doing! Keep it up!
So, as for every award, here is my ‘collection’ of random facts and, most importantly, my pay-it-forwards!
1. Cupcakes make a legitimate breakfast, especially on Birthdays!
2. Sometimes I wish that fairy tales would be real. I think I’d make an awesome princess. And what about having a pet dragon!?
3. I’m always annoyed that the handrail of the escalator moves faster than the rest… Arm! Where are you going!?
4. Flowers. I always try to have flowers in my home. They smell nice, look colourful and are a constant reminder of spring and summer (my favourite seasons).
5. I really like to cook, especially vegetarian food. I’m just not good enough a cook, or dedicated enough, to start an actual cooking blog!
6. I would love to go sky-diving once.
7. I’m afraid of balloons. They pop. ‘Nuf said (go ahead, I can’t hear you laugh anyway).
8. Warm fruit is yucky. It just goes mushy – mushy bad. Luke warm apple pie is as far as it will ever go for me.
9. I secretly wish I could play the guitar and speak Italian fluently, but unfortunately I am not too gifted in the musical or linguistics area.
10. I. Don’t. Like. Cats. Period (sorry to any cat-loving readers, they just don’t do it for me – it’s nothing personal to the cat).
And now my recommendations. It’s a broad selection of blogs that have already proven to be succesful – I like to get inspired that way – and newbies – as it’s always good to give the spotlight to someone who has just started something great.
Main topics appear to be food, photography and travelling (or combining all of the above)… I guess that also says something about me
Linda Wisdom Photography: I have been following her already for a while. She mainly roams through London, a city that I love, and mainly shoots in black and white – which I love too.
Flickr Comments: FrizzText not only daily posts his own (and sometimes his wife’s) wonderful photos, but also presents related photographs made by others, and gives the opportunity to add your own to his topics. Highly interactive blog!
(D)Ocular: It says Award Free Zone on this blog, so I will not call this an award, but a warm recommendation
SanVar Foto Fun: Lovely collection of photos, as well as a blog – whatever you fancy.
Frames & Focus: Lots of close-ups from nature in this one. Very colourful!
One Life, This Life: It’s always nice to just flick through a bunch of wonderful photos.
Broken Light Collective: I always see art and the creation of it as therapeutic – soothing. This blog presents beautiful photos by people affected by mental illness. Very nice images, and heartfelt stories.
La Bonne Bouche: not only because Emilia is one of my closest friends, but mainly because her blog is lovely. Nice dishes – ranging from easy, quick dinners, to elaborate macaron recipes (haven’t dared those yet, I prefer her to make them for me ) paired with beautiful photos that make your mouth water.
Girl in a Food Frenzy: another food blog (what can I say: I love food). What I like most about her blog is the way it’s organised: at first glance you see nothing but one yummy dish photo after another (I believe the best way to judge food is by the way it looks), as the recipes are nicely posted elsewhere!
Coconut & Vanilla: (one more food blog, I promise) Lena combines yummy recipes and lovely photos. Partly in German, but she kindly provides an English translation too. I’m gonna take her advice for macarons in Vienna.
Thoughts Appear: For your daily dose of fun Thoughtsy has a thought (or two) on many topics – and is not afraid to share.
A Detailed House: I really like interior design, and love to get inspiration. One of my favourite things to do is look at other people’s interiors, for which this is a great place to start.
Doodle Café: André calls it a doodle cafe, but his creations are surely nothing like my doodles! Daily creativity can be found here.
The Wanderlust Gene: To wander or not to wander… If you don’t have time/money, wander along with TWG. Nice stories and photos to match.
Nick Exposed: Nick Mayo’s blog is a great place to stop by for a daily dose of photo and some inspiration. It was the first blog I discovered when I dove into the world of photo-blogging.
Pixelated Image: Through Nick Exposed, I got to know the work of David duChemin – eye opener! Ever since, I have been reading up on my photography, using the e-Books provided by Craft & Vision – as an amateur I feel that with the little time I have to practise I managed to get the most out of it using the tips and tricks described here.
366 Days of Photos: I am thoroughly impressed by Clare’s efforts to keep posting lovely photos every single day of this entire year.
Pure Vegetarian by Laksmi: I like vegetarian food, and though the title suggests otherwise, Laksmi manages to deliver both yummy recipes (try the fried okra or artisan pie, delish!) with wonderful photos all the way from Finland.
Down South Jersey: There is more to New Jersey than The Shore. Jennifer shows you the other side of NJ – completely Guido and Guidette-free, guaranteed!
Couple of Cameras: The idea of a couple, separated by an entire continent, to start a blog together is just… lovely!
Conserving Quirky: Maybe it’s quirky, but I like quirky. Otherwise just have a peek inside her head – whether it is photos, doodles, thoughts or music.
La Tartine Gourmande: Canadian food blog combined with gorgeous photos. I recently managed to get my hands on Beatrice’s first book. Who said blogging can’t make you a living!? The beetroot millefeuille and saffron-flavoured vegetable pot are yummy!
Lynda with a Y Crawford: A wide range of topics is brought to you by Lynda. Whether it is a detailed description of what-(not)-to-wear-to-the-office, to a snap-a-day, giving you a glimpse of her daily life.
Life, Photography & Other Mistakes: I simply enjoy looking at the lovely photos posted by John. Another source of inspiration.
Steph in Transit: Photography + travelling = eye candy. Follow Steph during her wanderlust! It is going on holiday… without having to take a single step out of the door.
Incito Photography: ‘To excite, to inspire’. Sarah’s blog shows beautiful photos from all aspects of life.
Maria Stavang Photography: Ok, with a bit of effort I can make some sense of Norwegian, but I mainly love this blog for its wonderful photos taken by (photography student?) Maria.
Mel Mann Photography: Nice blog discussing the art, technique and ‘feeling’ behind photography. Very insightful!
Shoot About: What do you get when you combine a Walk About with photography? A Shoot About! Arley structures his shoot about results with useful tutorials to improve your own art.
Versatile Blogger Award
I received my first award from Lynda with a Y Crawford *yay*. Her blog is so versatile that anybody will find something to their fancy! Whether it is a delish receipe or a Photo a Day.
Kreativ Blogger Award
Quickly after the Versatile Blogger Award I received the Kreativ Blogger Award from Jennifer from Down Home South Jersey – the place to stay updated on nice food and the latest happenings in (Southern) New Jersey!
Elisa from Autumn in Bruges was so kind to recommend me for the One Lovely Blog Award. When in need for some photographic inspiration on any topic, visit Elisa and you will be served!
A big thanks to Mark Milan for the Reader Appreciation Award. Check out his blog for photos about… well… everything!
I was granted the Liebster Award – vielen dank – from Life.Love.Laugh. She say what she needs to say and does what she needs to do, and that can only be applauded!