Blogger Recognition Award!

The Blogger Recognition Award

I am delighted to say that this blog has been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the wonderful Azratarnnum of Noshable. 

Her blog has some of the most delicious recipes your likely to come across.

I’m a bit biased because she has a lot of Indian dishes which I’m more than partial to.

Congratulations Azratarnnum on your nomination and thank you for nominating me, It’s a wonderful compliment.

Check out her blog, better still try some of her scrumptious recipes, you won’t be disappointed

What Is the Blogger Recognition Award?

The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by bloggers who appreciate the hard work, dedication and vast amount of hours we all put into each and every post, as well as keeping the website current and updated.

source….. too many posts to mention.

A delightful award because the nomination is the award! How cool is that?!

The Rules for this Award are as follows;

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers for this award.
6. Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them and a link to the post you created.

Why I started Blogging

For those of you who read my recent Liebster Award nomination post, you may want to skip the following and fast forward to My Advice to New Bloggers.

I started  blogging to chart and record this history of our Retreat from the beginning of the project.

Also, for anyone who is interested to follow us on this journey and to inspire and share our experiences along the way.

I have a passion for what I am doing. It’s the manifestation of an actual dream I had in 2015. A dream where I was told by a woman;

“You’re  going to the desert in a strange tent that looks like a beehive, many people coming.”

So I write about that dream being manifest and I hope the love of what I am doing is expressed in my blog.

I loved dome buildings from the moment I set eyes on them. So it’s a great pleasure now to be writing about them, disseminating information on how they’re made,  and spreading knowledge about sustainable building.

If you look at the earthbag dome it does resemble a beehive! How uncanny is that?

I started blogging in January 2018, I just love sharing updates on the growth of this project. My passion for the project and for blogging are one of the same thing.

I also enjoy introducing the desert and its surrounding environment as a place of retreat, healing and adventure to people who perhaps never considered the desert as a holiday destination.

As a naturally gifted Energy Healer, sharing posts related  to health, healing and spirituality is my forte. There’s always something positive and vibrant to share.

I also love the interaction from my readers whose support helps to improve my blog.

To everyone who takes the time to follow,  like and comment on my  posts. Thank you so much I appreciate your support!

My Advice To New Bloggers

As a novice to blogging, giving advice to new bloggers is  something that I approach with caution.

Anyway, here are my two pennies worth;

  1. Be Authentic – avoid copying

Copying, plagiarism or just borrowing, don’t do it. Whether it’s a whole post, somebody else’s style, layout or other subversive tactics, just don’t do it.

It’s okay to be inspired by others but not to the extent where it blocks your own creativity.

Blogging as with most things, takes time to develop. If you copy others, you just block your own flow of creativity and people soon realize what’s yours and what’s not.

So do yourself a favour and just let your own style and creativity develop. The world is waiting for your unique contribution, so don’t deny us of that. Be authentic, write from experience and passion.

If you absolutely can’t resist the urge of copying whether it be content, style or even inspiration. The very least you can do is set a pingback to the site, or acknowledge your source in some other way.

Food for thought 

If you feel the need to copy. Then the question is.

Is blogging is really for you?

2. Don’t force it

We all get those off days when;  a) either we don’t feel to blog;  b) When we just can’t think of anything new to write about; c) A combination of both!

My advice – leave it. Go and do something completely unrelated. Return to your editor when you feel fresh and just watch it flow!

Blockages may be short or sometimes worryingly long. Turn a negative to a positive and maybe just blog about the blockage – there’s always something to blog about!

Here are my nominees

Bloggers who exemplify what blogging is all about!

To all my nominees, if you choose to participate that’s good but if you don’t that’s okay too.

Whatever, I’ll still take this opportunity to give your blogs a shout out because they’re all winners in my books and I hope my followers and readers will enjoy these blogs as much as I do.

Chosen for their Originality and Consistency!

The Renegade Press

An awesome author,  born to write. He’s an honest and empathetic writer who shares his soul with us. His writing is full of insight. This excerpt particularly resonates with me, from his post Suicide Season;

“It’s easy to ignore a passion and to deny your heart the opportunity to accomplish what it pumps for. But to do so is a travesty; it is to commit emotional and creative suicide.”

A truly inspiring author who encompasses what blogging should be all about!

Crow On The Wire 

A very talented writer whose poetry is vibrant, spiritual and uplifting but grounded in real life experience. One of my favourites.


Reflections on life. A wonderful witty and down to earth blogger who never fails to entertain.


Dee coined for me, at least, the term ‘slow travel’ as I had never heard of it before visiting her site. She beautifully describes places she’s visited. But instead of the touristy whistle-stop approach she describes a type of immersion in the location getting to know one place in-depth and exploring quaint and unfamiliar sites. A really great travel blog!

Superior soch

A relatively new blogger, writes about philosophy and life issues. A good thought-provoking read.


An interesting blog, philosophy and commentary on day to day-to-day issues.


Wonderful, moving poetry. She speaks from the heart.

In Dianes Kitchen

This lady works so hard to produce regular quality content. A blog filled with recipes with step by step pictures, as well as useful cooking tips. She’s a real gem.

A Crack in the Pavement

Last but not least a blog I’ve just discovered but thoroughly enjoy and look forward to reading more of.

A great blog, honest, down to earth content written by a wonderful author who also happens to be a great guy. How do I know he’s great guy?

Check out his ‘About Page’ and I’m sure you’ll agree. He thinks not about what others can do for him but what he can do for others, a great attitude and a rare quality today!

Thanks  Azratarnnum for also giving me the opportunity to share some of my favourites.

Marsa Alam Desert Retreat blogger recognition award











9 Comments Add yours

  1. Best of luck to all of you.

    1. Marsa Alam Desert Retreat says:

      Thank you so much, we appreciate your support😊

      1. That’s what we are all here for. 🙂

  2. Bryan Fagan says:

    I’m not sure I belong in that amazing group but I’ll take it. 🙂

    I’m am really happy I found your site. You have such honesty and care in the words you choose.In blogging that’s what it’s all about. You need to care and have fun with it.

    A huge thanks. You made my day.

  3. Namrata says:

    Congrats and thanks for the encouragement 😃

  4. You always have my full support. Keep goin’.

    1. Marsa Alam Desert Retreat says:

      Thank you 🤗

  5. Well done you, congratulations! I loved to know about the story of your blog – can’t wait to find out more about it! 🙂

    1. Marsa Alam Desert Retreat says:

      Thank you so much and thank you for following us. You are most welcome to join us on our journey🤗

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