Janice Hall Heck

Finding hope in a chaotic world…

New-ish Award: Wonderful Team Member Readership Award


The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award (WTRMA) landed on my blogstop about ten days ago, given to me by Lynne Revette Butler, making the most of every day. Lynne started her blog in March 2013. She lives in South Oxfordshire, England and posts gorgeous pictures of flowers and gardens. She writes about gardens, the environment, and lifestyles. Thanks for thinking of me for this award, Lynne

I like to get a little history on blogger awards as they come around, so I tracked the WTMRA back to find the source. The WTMRA appears to have started at managuagunntoday; however the link from that blog award is broken. A reference to the official launch date of 5/7 (no year) can be found. (The above link is active, but it doesn’t take you to the original award page.)

On 9/1/2012, the WTMRA landed at Old Rooster Diner, where Jackie mentions that she is one of the first recipients of the award. Jackie’s blog is “Change for a Better Me: a mix of recipes and stories to help make a healthy change easier.” (She switched to a gluten free diet because of health issues).

Even though the WTRMA is the newish kid on the block, Google pulls up sixteen pages of references to it, thus reflecting the power of geometric progressions with blog awards.

The requirements for this Wonderful Team Membership Readership Award are simple:

1. Display the WTMRA logo on your webpage or sidebar.

2. Nominate up to 14 readers you appreciate over a period of 7 days (1 week) – this can be ALL on one day or two a day or seven days. (In my research, I noted that some nominees have, in turn, given between 2 and 14 nominees. The number required is not written in concrete!)

3. Make these rules, or amended rules which keep to the spirit of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, known to each reader nominated.

4. Complete this sentence and post:  “A Great reader is…”

A great reader (of blog posts) is someone who reads  posts on a regular basis, commenting occasionally, and clicking on “like” when a post touches the heart or the head, appeals to one’s interests, or just makes good sense. A good reader sometimes asks a question for clarification or posts a link to a related article. Feedback gives writers encouragement to keep writing on the dimmest of days when we ask, “Why am I doing this?” Readers keep us going, and I, personally, appreciate every single one of them. When they light up my WordPress stats map, I feel good.  jkh

A while ago, I wrote this post about my most loyal readers. Now I nominate these same loyal readers for this WTMRA.

Tami Clayton, Taking Tea in the Kasbah
Elaine Smothers, Wonder in the Wild
emaginette, Shout With Emaginette
Glenda Mills, Meet Me On The Mountain
Barbara Forte Abate, Scribbling Outside The Lines
Judythe Morgan, Voice and Views from The Front Porch
Mike Schulenberg, Realms of Perilous Wonder
Sheila Pierson, Wonderstruck
Ellen V. Gregory, to beyond and back
Jodi Lea Stewart   Walking on Sunshine
Liv Rancourt, Laughter, life and romance under partly sunny skies
Elizabeth Fais, Where the awesome begins
Sara Walpert Foster, Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition
Siri Paulson, everyday enchantments
Linda Adams, Soldier, Storyteller
Sherry Isaac, Psychological Sizzle
Sherri Martin-Hutchins, live wonderstruck
Laird Sapir, Shabby Chic Sarcasm

The Last Meowawesomecataward

Hey. When is someone going to start a “The Cat’s Meow Award” for blogs that detail our most wonderful qualities? Now that would be an award to value!

Meow for now. =<*;*>=

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8 thoughts on “New-ish Award: Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

  1. Hi Janice, you are a perfect team player and I have enjoyed reading your blog since the first time I found it early on in the A to Z challenge 2013. You were one of the small group who inspired me to keep going through to Z even though I hardly knew how to use wordpress when I started on 1st April. We both have a keen interest in words (and using them correctly) and also share a love of cats; I was delighted to have the opportunity of passing on this award to you.

  2. Jan,
    Thanks for the award. That’s so sweet of you! Now I am about to leave on a two week trip, and don’t have time to put it up or nominate others. But I tell you, this is a big encouragement to me and I will make an effort to follow through when I get home.
    By the way, did you design the Awesome Cat Award?

  3. Congrats on the award, Janice 🙂 And thank you very much for the tag.

  4. Great post Janice! Congratulations on the award, and thank you so much for passing on the honor.

  5. I love that you researched the history of the award. I’ve often wondered from where and when these blog award have originated. And thank you for the nomination! I’m going to have to give some thought to answering what a good reader is.

  6. Aw, thanks, Janice! That’s lovely. Like you, I appreciate all my readers so much, especially those who leave comments like yourself. 🙂

  7. JackieP on said:

    Thanks for the shout out Janice. I was indeed one of the first recipents of this award and yes it was started at managuagunntoday. He started it himself last year. I believe it was August or September of last year. He changed his blog around quite a bit since then so it doesn’t look like he has a link to it anymore. It was started as a way of thanking the readers of his blog. As he told me, we are all a team of great readers. To be a great writer we need to be great readers. It was just a way to give a pat on the back. 🙂

    • Thanks, Jackie, for this update. I think it is a good award because it encourages reading other blogs, and this award does not have a lot of “busywork” requirements that some of the other awards have. It is nice to get recognition, but when that recognition brings extra work, it is not always appreciated by the award receivers. We need to keep things simple in the blogging world. I think the readership award does that.

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