Remember how I had asked you to vote for my blog in the Rave Reviews Book Club awards? Well, you did it! My blog won first place in the Best Blog category, and my On the Shelf interview won second place!
Surprisingly enough, these were not the only awards I won, as I also won second place for most creative tweets. This is probably because I follow MM Jays’ excellent advice on Showing, not Telling, when tweeting.
That’s not all, though: Just before the year’s end, both Dale Furse and Sally Sue Ember very kindly nominated my blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. I’m speechless by their kindness and generosity. I still have to answer 7 questions about me and nominate 15 bloggers for the award. I promise to do so soon, but this is just to thank both these lovely girls!
For those who don’t know Dale Furse, she is a children’s and YA fantasy author/ playwright/ songwriter/ poet from Downunder, who writes science-fiction novels. Sally Sue Ember is a science fiction author and hostess of the wonderful CHANGES Google + Hangouts On Air (HOA) talk show. You can watch my interview on her show on YouTube.
A big, big thank-you to everyone for their wonderful support! None of this would be possible without you. You guys rock!!! 🙂
Woot woot! Well done Nicholas 🙂
Thank you! Couldn’t have done it without my voters – i.e. you 🙂
Congratulations Nicholas! Well deserved 😀
Thank you! I owe it all to your votes, of course 🙂
Congrats on all fronts my friend! You certainly deserve it! 🙂
So sweet, as always! Thank you! Couldn’t have done it without your support 🙂
Congratulations Nicholas! You really earned all awards you won. 🙂
Yay well done. I’m a very quiet and secret member of RRBC because I have so little time and read so few books a year that I’m not really in a position to join in as much as I’d like.
Congrats, congrats and congrats! I’m excited for you!
Aw, that’s so sweet of you! May I remind you of how many times you shared the post on Twitter? Any success I have is thanks to you wonderful people 🙂
Congratulations on all you awards Nicholas – what a lovely pile! 🙂
Thank you so much, Jo! And a big thank you to everyone who voted for me 🙂
Congratulations Nicholas. I know Sally and I’ve taken part in her wonderful Changes series but I’ll check everybody else.
Thanks, Olga! I love Sally’s show, even if I don’t listen to it as often as I wish. 🙂
Congrats! That’s what you get for being awesome!
Lol – no, that’s what I get for having awesome friends! 😀
So modest : )
I really think your blog is the best. Congratulations.
Thank you so much, John! It means a lot 🙂
The RRBC made an excellent choice in picking your blog! You have a wonderfully crafted blog that reflects your personality and commitment to the world of books! Kudos for a job well done 🙂
Thank you – that’s a really nice thing to say! 🙂 Actually, the RRBC didn’t pick me, the voters did – ie you. So, a big thank you to you all 🙂
Then all the better!! Shows a lot of people love your blog 🙂
Congratulations, Nicholas! Well deserved, for sure. 🙂
It’s all thanks to the lovely people who voted for me, so thank you! 🙂
Maybe nice things do happen to nice people after all. Congratulations Nicholas.
Aw, so sweet of you. Thanks, David! It’s all thanks to the support of wonderful people like you 🙂
*Wow* Congratulations!! 🙂
Thanks, Vera! Couldn’t have done it without you all! 🙂
Congrats!!!! What a wonderful achievement!
Thank you so much! Couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support, of course 🙂
Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
Great way to start the year with an award not only in first place but second place in the best blog category. Nicholas is the guest on The Sunday Show this week and I hope you will pop in and find out more….
That’s so fantastic. Congratulations!
Thank you! It’s all thanks to your support, of course 🙂
C.o.n.g.r.a.t.u.l.a.t.i.o.n.s. 🙂 Outstanding.
Thank you! Couldn’t have done it without all you wonderful people 🙂
Yes, that’s how it works. Good on YOU.
YAY!!! Well deserved, my friend. well deserved.
Aw, thanks! It’s all thanks to wonderful people like you, of course 🙂
Yay! Most deserved! Clear out a shelf for all kinds of trophies! Thanks for the kind mention!
Lol – that’s so sweet thank you!! I’ll share it with you and everyone that’s been so supportive of me, as it’s all really thanks to you guys 🙂
Absolutely awesome, Nicholas, and very well deserved! Congrats!
Aw, thank you so much! It’s you all who made it possible, though 🙂
Mazel Tov! I take some credit, just ’cause. LOL
Lol – thanks! 😀
You’re welcome. I voted for you. you deserve all of it and more. I was surprised to see a nomination myself. (book cover) Maybe I can compete with you next year.
I’ll look forward to that! Congrats on your nomination 😀
Well deserved! Congrats!
Thank you so much! Couldn’t have done it without your support 🙂
Congrats, Nicholas. I wasn’t kidding when I said your blogging talents inspire me!
That’s so sweet of you, thank you! And I’m not kidding when I say that it’s all thanks to everyone’s support 🙂
Congratulations Nicholas on all the awards and I must say, very deserving too! I look forward to your blog posts and tweets every day. 2015 is turning into a superb year for you, my friend! 🙂 I’m so glad we met and connected.
Aw, thank you! Same here! 🙂
I couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support, so these are not my awards, but yours as well 🙂
Delighted for you! Well done. Keep up the good work 😀
Thanks Tara, it means a lot coming from a wonderful blogger like you! 🙂
Congratulations , your blog is wonderful . a true professional , Kind Regards Kathy from Happy Days.
Thank you so much! Couldn’t have done it without you wonderful people supporting me, though 🙂
Congratulations! What a wonderful way to start the year 🙂 I’ve just discovered the RRBC through your blog, so thank you for inspiring me xx
That’s so sweet of you, thank you! I hope you get out of it as much as I have. 🙂
Congrats on all the victories. Great opening to the new year.
True! Let’s hope it carries on like that 🙂
Thanks for all your support, too. As you can see, it’s paid off!
Definitely. Fingers crossed that it’s a big year for you.
Both fingers and toes… 😀
I would also like to offer my congratulations, you do a fine job.
Thank you so much, Cindi! Couldn’t have done it without you lovely people 🙂
Congratulations! You had my vote!
And you have my gratitude. Thank you!! 🙂
Well done and well deserved!!!
Thank you so much, Ali! It goes without saying that I couldn’t have done it without everyone’s kind support 🙂
Thats because you have been a good friend to other bloggers, so they’re happy to return the favour. What goes around comes around, Nick; it might be an old saying, but there’s definitely truth in it!
Eeexcellent (rubbing hands with glee). My cunning plan is already bearing fruits 😀
Seriously though, I’m a big believer in Karma, so I can’t help but agree with you 🙂
Well done, Nicholas – and well deserved.
Thank you so much, Graeme! I couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support 🙂
Sure. But you have to consider why they felt so inclined to support you. It didn’t just happen by accident…
Congratulations! Your blog really is great!
Such a sweet thing to say, thank you! And an extra big thank you for voting for me 🙂
Congratulations, Nicholas!!! Well deserved, too.
Thank you so much, Richard! Couldn’t have done it without you guys 🙂
So cool, Nicholas. Congratulations!!! Btw. I started reading the Power of Six. I did not know what to expect when I began. I am truly amazed. I really have to be concentrated in order to follow the quick scenes. I love the surprising change at the end. I admire your ability to bring this ideas towards the reader in such a clear way. Read two stories by now! And I can only say you definitely deserve every award! 🙂
Aaand… I love you! Thank you so much, it’s sweet comments and reviews like that, that make it all worthwhile! 🙂
Congratulations! Way to go…….
Thank you! I’ts all thanks to you guys 🙂
Thank you so much! I honestly couldn’t have made it without you guys 🙂