Blogging Awards. I’ve been bad

Okay, let me start with the apology.

Over the last few months (or more) I’ve been nominated for some blogging awards (I know! Go figure.) and have been tardy in my responses.

Tut, tut.

I like pass on the awards to bloggers who I haven’t nominated before and that often takes time.

Time to right the wrongs.

ABC Blogging Award

First up is the ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award nominated by the fabulous EllaDee Words. This award asks the recipient to name 26 alphabetical things about themselves and then nominate other bloggers.

A – Arthritic. A sign of ageing though I was diagnosed in my thirties. Pesky feet 🙂

B – Blogging. Including the aptly A to Z Blog Challenge happening in April.

C – Challenges. I love competitions and challenges that push you to achieve things.

D – Detectives. I’ve had various attempts at writing Detective books.

E – England. Proud to be English.

F – Follically challenged. Most of my hair fell out one night. I went to bed with a full head of hair and woke up with nothing.

G – Golfing. I love playing golf. I’m no good and A prevents me from playing much these days.

H – Honest. I once handed in a £10 note I found on a shop floor in case the owner came back for it.

I – Injury. I’ve broken, dislocated, embedded, fractured, strained, ruptured and twisted things down the years.

J – Journey. We’re all on our own journeys and after years of meandering, I feel like I know where I’m headed. At last!

K – Ketchup. Or tomato sauce as we would say. I like it. A lot. Put it on everything 🙂

L – Liverpool. The Football Club – The Mighty Reds 🙂

M –Myopic. Hence the needs for S

N – NaNoWriMo. I was really pleased to take part in Camp NaNo last year. One of the winners 🙂

O – Opal Fruits. Made to make your mouth water sweets. Now called Starburst. I ate a ton of these growing up.

P – Piscean. Hence my love for W, I think.

Q – Quality. Try to produce my best in anything I do.

R – Respect.  I try to respect everyone the same way I want to be respected myself.

S – Spectacles. Been wearing them since I was 11

T – Tourettes. Musical to be precise. I posted about it here.

U – University. I regretted not going to university when I left school, but I enjoyed my time at the Open University even though I only stayed for the diploma in Creative Writing. Any more courses would have taken time away from my writing.

V – Very. One of those words you should NEVER use. Very unnecessary. 😉

W – Whitby. My favourite seaside town. As a fish water relaxes me. See P

X – X-ray. Boring answer I know, but I’ve had numerous x-rays down the years thanks to all the things mentioned at I.

Y – Young at heart. I’m still 15 in my head.

Z – Zzzzzz. Nap time.


My nominations for this award are as follows:






Sunshine Blogging Award

Kourtney over at Kourtney Heintz’s Journal nominated me for the Sunshine Award. The Sunshine Award rules:

    • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog. Done.
    • Answer 10 questions about yourself. Done.
    • 10-12 other fabulous bloggers must be nominated. 5 is my limit.
    • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated. Done.
    • Share the love and link the person who nominated you. Done.


1 – Favourite colour: Red

2 – Favourite animal  : Cats 

3 – Favourite number: 7

4 – Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Orange Cordial

5 – Prefer Facebook or Twitter? Not on Facebook so has to be Twitter

6 – My passion: Writing

7 – Prefer getting or giving presents: I like both 🙂

8 – Favourite pattern:  4-3-3 (It’s a football thing)

9 – Favourite day of the week:  Monday. I don’t work Mondays

10 – Favourite flower: Magnolia


Nominations are:







illuminating Blogger Award

His Lordship, David Prosser nominated me for the Illuminating Blogger Award. Thank you very much, kind Sir.

Here’s how it works:
1. The nominee should visit the award site ( and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. (This step is so important because it’s the only way that we can create a blogroll of award winners).
2. The Nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting & including a link to their blog.
3. Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.
4. Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their illuminating, informative posts and nominate them for the award.
5. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (


One fact about me:

I once played a Munchkin in a school play of The Wizard of Oz. I kid you not! If my sister is reading this post, she played Dorothy no less 🙂


My Nominations are:








Julie over at  Word Flows nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award

The Rules of Acceptance:

Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post. Done

Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself. Done

Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire. You’re getting 5 🙂

Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them. Done


Oh, my God are there any more things about me to share???

1) I met DARTH VADAR once. Okay, the actor David Prowse who was also the Green Cross Man.

2) Star Wars is one of my favourite films.

3) I’ve probably seen Star Wars more times than any other film.

4) I still harbour ambitions to write a film script.

5) Script writing was one of the reasons why I enrolled in the Open University Creative Writing course. It was one of the assignments.

6) The Open University Creative Writing course lead me to this wonderful world of blogging.

7) Via my writing group: The Steel City Writers, who were all part of the same course.


Nominations go to …








The final award for now, I have received my THIRD nomination for the Liebster Award from jdanryan over at Raging Gail.

Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers generally with less than 200 followers who deserve some recognition and support to keep on blogging. I’m using the old school rules, which are:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you. Done

2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog. Done

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog. Done

4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favourite bloggers and keep it going! Fingers crossed


My nominations are:








That’s more than enough for now. Since starting this post I’ve received MORE nominations. I’ll save them for another day.

Thanks for reading and thanks again to these really cool bloggers for nominating my little old blog. 🙂

About Pete Denton

I'm a writer working my way through the redrafts of a British crime novel. I also write short stories, flash fiction and some screen writing. Check out my blog for more.
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50 Responses to Blogging Awards. I’ve been bad

  1. Kourtney Heintz says:

    Congrats on all these awesome blog awards. Wow, you are so good about following the rules. 🙂 And congrats to all the bloggers you nominated! 🙂

  2. Gosh, I was supposed to do this on those nominations? oops. I think it’s too late now 😦

  3. rachel4848 says:

    Reblogged this on rachel4848 and commented:
    Really lovely of Pete to have nominated me for an award. Feel very honoured 🙂

  4. Thanks for the nomination! And congratulations on all your incredible wins!

  5. rachel4848 says:

    Thanks Pete that’s really lovely of you to nominate me particularly as i have only been blogging for a month. I have shared your blog link via Twitter and re-blogged it too. At least think i have as i’m not all there with technology! Thanks again Pete you’re a gent 🙂

  6. helena mallett says:

    Hi Pete
    Thanks very much for nominating me but i’ve resolved not to do any more blog awards until my next book is written. Appreciate the thought though!

  7. EllaDee says:

    Wow… a heroic effort 🙂 Congratulations on all the awards, the work you put into a comprehensive response and the many blogs nominated.

    • Pete Denton says:

      Thanks, EllaDee. That’s probably why it’s taken me SEVEN months to respond to some of the nominations 🙂

      I do enjoy finding other blogs to nominate though. I’ll have to find some more blogs now thanks to more recent nominations 😉

  8. Clanmother says:

    Congratulations! I am celebrating that I found your blog!

  9. robincoyle says:

    Look at you Mr. Wins-Every-Award-On-The Planet-Denton. Good for you. Well deserved.

  10. jmmcdowell says:

    Wow, I’ll bend the rules even for one award. 😉 Kudos to you for being so good about them! Now you can sit back and enjoy the way they look on your blog. 🙂

  11. metan says:

    Thanks so much for the nomination. 🙂
    I am hugely impressed that you have managed to cram recognition of all these awards into one post too!

  12. katkasia says:

    Oops – I’ve been bad too! It must have taken you ages to write this post.
    By the way – we call it the Ketchup Fairy in our house: she keeps coming around and making it disappear! 😉

    • Pete Denton says:

      I think the same thing happens here. I can’t eat THAT much of it surely 😉

      I need to keep on top of the blogging awards so they don’t turn into nightmare posts again. Simple plans and all that 🙂

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  16. Story Addict says:

    Congrats on all the awards! And thanks so much for the nomination 🙂 I’m sure you were a great munchkin, haha.

  17. Lada Ray says:

    Congrats on all these wonderful awards! 🙂

  18. I like the A-Z info about yourself, that’s a fun idea, although now I can’t get the ‘Made to make your mouth water’ tune out of my head! Do you remember Pacers too? They were like Opal Fruits but mint, white with green stripes.

    • Pete Denton says:

      I do remember pacers. I’m sold with anything minty.

      Sorry for the song. It ran through my head for about 12 hours. Something else will drown it out. Eventually. 🙂

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  20. Lisa Lovell says:

    Hi Pete – I do read your blog and I remember you being a munchkin very clearly – did you deliberately omit the fact that you were the only munchkin with your arm in plaster -or was that a fact you were going to reveal at a later date? I like the 100 word thing – I think I may have a go at that………

    • Pete Denton says:

      Hello, sis!

      I like to keep some facts back 🙂

      The 100 word challenge is a good one. A nice length for a short story. You’ll have to let me see what you come up with.

      Speak soon 🙂

  21. 4amWriter says:

    Congrats on all of those awards! I let mine pile up, too, so don’t feel so bad!! I love magnolias, too. Are you able to grow them where you live?

    • Pete Denton says:

      We have a magnolia tree in the back garden. Each year it becomes more and more impressive. When I’m on the bus travelling to work, I pass a house that has an ENORMOUS magnolia tree. Maybe, in about 20 years ours will be as big. 🙂

  22. fhhakansson says:

    Wow! All I can say is congratulations! This is more than impressive and you deserve it! I hope more awards come your way. It is always motivating 🙂

  23. Lisa Lovell says:

    She started very carefully to undo the wrappings, taking care not to rip the paper. The box presented itself in all its opulence – shiny black lacquer with gold inlay – a gold clasp hinting at what may lie inside. She shyly undid the box and there laying on a bed of crushed velvet lay just what she had been waiting for.
    “What does it taste like?” he wanted to know.
    She bit into the crispy outer layer and it shattered into tiny pieces.
    “Disappointing” she replied.

  24. solving4x says:

    Pete, thanks so much for the One Lovely Blog nomination. I’m honored!

  25. Food Stories says:

    Congrats on all your awards 🙂

  26. Catherine McCallum says:

    So sorry for my late response, Pete. Thank you for including me, but I haven’t been blogging much lately so I’m reluctant to take on such a challenge. Maybe when I lift my game!

  27. lbeth1950 says:

    Oh my gosh. I’ve been bad too, but I don’t think I could ever do all that work you did to redeem myself. Congratulations!

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