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Blogger Recognition Award May 2018. #BookBloggers #BookBlogger #Blogger #Bloggers


I was tagged by Meghan from Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations and Reviews for the Blogger Recognition Award. If you feel like it then go and check out her blog, it’s OK, not great but yeah, as far as blogs go it’s not really that bad and her posts are passable. If you’re busy then I wouldn’t bother but if you have some spare time then go have a look and as long as you don’t expect too much you won’t be too disappointed.πŸ˜‚

Meghan is an OK blogger too, again, not great but she’s bearable if you don’t mind Nickelback loving Canadians who like men with huge wooden sticks!😱😜 Minds out of the gutter people, not ‘that‘ sort of stick, she likes hockey!

She’s quite young too and not yet matured!😜 Definitely don’t swear around her otherwise she might start using the foul words and you’ll get in trouble for corrupting a minor!😱😜

Also, as you will come to see, one of the rules of this tag is to ‘comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, providing a link to the post you’ve created‘. Meghan didn’t do this, at least, not on my blog so, yeah, she broke the rules, a rule-breaker and thusly, whilst she might portray a sweet and innocent Buble fancying young and demure Canadian lady the fact that she broke the sanctity of the rules means that she is a bit naughty and has some bad girl tendencies hidden beneath the surface!πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ

Nah, Meghan is cool, definitely, go check her blog out.


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you’d like to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, providing a link to the post you’ve created. (Please make sure you do this step! Otherwise, they won’t know you’ve tagged them until they check the referral portion of their stats.)

How my blog started:

I wish that I could tell you that there was some long and convoluted story behind why I started a blog, sadly, there isn’t.

The reason that I started a blog is simply this, I could have signed up for a dating site but instead, I signed up for a blogging site and like Fred Durst and Limp Bizkit ‘I did it all for the nookie!‘πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ


Then, somewhere along the way I decided that I quite liked blogging and decided to stay for the books! πŸ˜‰


I’m shitting you but I bet if you are having a drink then reading that made you choke?!πŸ€” If it made you swallow then please contact me!πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ Wwwoooaaahhhh! Did I just write that?! Yeah, I guess I did, it’s filth central people, gutter level dirty 18+ rated humour!

I’m just messing with you! Obviously, the reason that I created a blog wasn’t to get pussy.😱 Here’s a gif of a cat.

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What?! You thought I meant the other type?! Sigh, no, some people, mind out of the gutter please, this is a respectable blog of the highest repute.

Nah, in a dream a horned red figure appeared before me and told me that ‘if you create it then they will come‘. It was rather obscure, I mean, create what?! It wouldn’t have killed Satan to elaborate, we’ll be having words when next I see him about his speaking in tongues BS.

I subsequently decided that he meant a book blog, and so, create it I did and now Satan will eat your souls.😈


Nah, I’ve mentioned it before in various other posts so I won’t go into detail and bore you. I jumped into blogging with no knowledge or clue what the fuck I was doing just for something to do after losing my dog. Now, over two years later I’m still at it and yeah if you are wondering, I still don’t know what the fuck I’m doing.πŸ˜‚

Advice to new bloggers:

I’m supposed to offer two pieces of advice to you all, sigh, I’m supposed to ‘offer‘. You see, that doesn’t work for me, you don’t ‘offer‘ advice you ‘charge‘ for advice and make a little bit of cash from this blogging shindig.

OK, I’ll do it, it’s making me feel ill having to offer these up for free but needs must and you all know, I strictly follow the stringent set of rules – unlike Meghan!😜

Firstly, charge for reviews!

Don’t listen to those who state that bloggers should only review for free and that you should do it for your love of books or not at all. Charge, make some money, splash the cash and then laugh at all those who don’t as quite simply, they are only jealous of your entrepreneurial skills and are sour that they aren’t good enough to get any punters, sorry authors to pay for their services.πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚

Secondly, lie!

I mean, really, what is the truth other than being subjective? One person’s truth is another person’s lie, so, lie.

Embellish, tell people that you read all your ARC’s before their release date, tell people you have 20,000 followers, get 100,000 monthly page views, 400 post likes and that your posts often get 5,000 views each. No-one will know, lie, fudge those stats to make you and your blog look good.πŸ˜‰ Remember though, the lie needs to be believable so don’t go crazy and start proclaiming that you have over 1,000,000 followers!

I’ll offer you this bit of advice too. I’m not breaking the rules, it’s merely an added extra as I’m such a nice guy.

Request and accept all the books!

Netgalley, Mailing lists, Publishers, Indie Authors, say yes to them all. Frankly ‘no‘ shouldn’t be a word in your vocabulary! You deserve them all, remember that. Don’t worry about other bloggers wanting copies or being just as deserving as you, get them all for yourself. It’s not like Pokemon where you have to catch them all, you merely have to say yes to them all.

Oh and if by some unfortunate event because the fifty books you’ve just received aren’t quite enough and you see a book that you want on Twitter, obviously, the only reason that you haven’t already gotten a copy is because the publicist has forgotten, bad publicist! Such a shameful travesty! Badger them and have a temper tantrum like a toddler due to their heinous error. Make them rectify this grievous mistake straight away and remind them who you are that they forgot to send you a copy, YOU of all bloggers who are more deserving than everyone else. They like that, it shows how much you want the book and it makes you look good too, shows passion on your part and ultimately, it brightens up their day having such fun interactions with mature bloggers.πŸ‘


Nah, I’m shitting you, we don’t do those things or at least, we don’t admit to them anyway!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰

Well, technically, I’ve followed the rules and have given you two pieces of advice as well as the third extra bit so being the decent and generous soul that I am I’ll throw this serious bit in for free.πŸ˜‰

Be yourself!

Don’t worry about what others are doing with their own blogs and don’t worry about trying to be the next ‘so and so’ either.

The ‘so and so‘ has already done their own thing and whilst taking inspiration from them is fine no-one should want to be ‘so and so‘ version 2 when you can be ‘yourself‘ version 1! The original is always better than the copy so focus on being the best you that you can be.πŸ‘

Same for what other people do on their own blogs. It works for them but that doesn’t mean that it will work for you as everyone is different. Don’t worry what they do, let them do them and you do you. I guess if you get lucky then they might do you too!😱😜 Oh right, yeah, we’re talking about blogging, my mistake, I apologise for the slip in my gentlemanly demeanour.

Contrary to what some may have you believe there is no blogger stereotype, no right way to write blog posts and no need to conform. Be yourself and blog how you want and in a style that suits you.

Your blog is your own little slice of the blogging pie. It. Is. Yours. Remember that, it’s your blog, your voice and your rules!


So, I’ve struggled to think of any blogs to nominate, the tag says 15 and I couldn’t even think of one! Not one single blog or blogger, in my opinion, is worthy of the recognition of receiving this award! Are you all ashamed that you suck so much?!? You should be!πŸ˜’πŸ˜žπŸ™„

Obviously, you’re not up to my standards of being a Blogging God but seriously, you could aim above the mediocrity that you currently reside in and try a bit harder and then maybe, just maybe one day you’ll be worthy of some recognition too!πŸ˜‰ It’s not a given but with some effort, one or two of you might rise out of the festering bog that is the blogging community.πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ

Chin up cupcakes today wasn’t your day but with hard work and dedication, tomorrow might be.πŸ‘


Nah, EVERY blogger deserves recognition, so, nominate yourselves, give yourself a pat on the back for a blog well done and recognise your own awesomeness as you deserve it.πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ


Apart from those of you who have referred to me as a negative and bad influence, you’re not awesome, you’re just a cunt!


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41 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award May 2018. #BookBloggers #BookBlogger #Blogger #Bloggers

  1. Lol! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ This is just what I needed to start my day! Awesome job on the award. I agree that being yourself is very important and we should blog what we we want. Great post! πŸ’œ

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  2. Woah you just hung me out to dry there! πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    I’m glad to see you at least think I’m cool πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚
    Of course this was written in Drew fashion, because really, is there any other way?

    In all seriousness though, did the pingback really not work… or are you just messing with me? πŸ€”

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    1. Hung you out to dry?!?πŸ€” Nah, not in the slightest!πŸ™„πŸ˜ž That was a fun opening and recommendation and I bet you smiled?!😜

      Yeah, the ping back worked, that’s not commenting on the blog though is it? Ergo, you broke the sacred rules of the tag.πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚

      Of course it was written in Drew fashion, when you tagged me you should have realised what type of post you’d get, if you wanted serious you should have informed in the rules, that obvs, I never break.😜

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      1. I did indeed crack a smile 😏

        Ah well, the person who tagged me didn’t comment on my blog either so it was a chain reaction. Although I don’t think anyone has ever commented telling me they’ve tagged me in something so I just went about it the way I always do.

        Oh I knew what I was getting into when I tagged you, don’t you worry πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  3. *laughs to infinity and beyond* – Love this, Drew… you were totally in your element yet again πŸ˜€ you must never really feel bored with a funny-geared mind like that? I mean, you must amuse yourself if not others like all the time πŸ˜€ brilliant!

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  4. Well, since I’ve already been dubbed the “Deviless” by Shalini over at Shalini’s book reviews et al. I’m not worried about Satan. I mean, I own HIS soul!! That’s how “good” I am at being Evil!!! Lol!
    And, damn you! Here I was taking notes on those tips! I had already sent an email off to publishers throwing the temper tantrum of the season, and told all of the authors I’m reviewing for that I was holding their reviews hostage until they paid me 1 MILLION DOLLARS! ….and then I find out IT’S ALL LIES!! How could you do this to me, Drew?????? I THOUGHT i COULD TRUST YOU!! *shakes fist*
    But, great answers. ;p

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    1. Not lies at all, totally sound advice and works a treat though, ya see, you got it wrong anyway, you don’t email the publisher. If you do that only you and the publicist know what you say. You use twittah and then all of your followers, the publishers and the publicists get to see it too. That way you get an audience and really, acting up with an audience is so much more fun.😱😜

      Well, I can’t beat that! The deviless, sigh, all I’ve ever been called is a negative and bad influence.πŸ˜‚πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

      Nah, no-one can trust me, if it amuses me I will write it, definitely not trustworthy, more like you’ll either laugh a lot, think ‘did he really write that’ or take offence. It’s all sh#ts and giggles.πŸ˜‚

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      1. Well, challenge accepted! I’m definitely not easily offended!!! I read books in the Bizarro genre. You can’t read books called “the Haunted Vagina” and “ass goblins of Auschwitz” if you’re easily offended!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      2. Well, believe me. The CONTENTS were even weirder than the cover! When people start pulling bicycles made out of dead children out of their scrotum… You’re in for a wild “ride”!!! Get it?? Bike? Ride?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ … I crack myself up….. 🍻

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