Very Inspiring Blogger Award for C.E.Robinson


Sandrine Tungka, a young blogger from Jakarta, Indonesia nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Because we have been virtual friends for many months now, I thank you Sandrine, and I’m honored to accept the nomination. Sandrine has a diverse blog with many posts under categories; Travels, Daily Prompt, Wedding Journey, Married Life, My Opinion, and Entertainment. She has a goal to build a successful online store, and a dream to have her own cake shop. Most of all her first goal is to be a writer! Her blog site is SanWa Journeys, life is a miracle that needs to be thankful for. Visit her blog site here –

Sandrine Tungka

The Rules: 1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog. 2. Display the award on your post. 3. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do. 4. State 7 things about yourself. 5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

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For a few months now Before Sundown has been an Award-Free Blog. It’s time consuming to accept awards, and I should be working on three writing-in progress books. But, this one has minimal work involved, no questions for me to answer or make up for nominees, and I only need to state 7 things about myself! The hard part is limiting my nominees to 15! Over the last nine months from Before Sundown’s beginning, I’ve made many world-wide blogger friends. I’m certain there will be some not on the list that I’d want to be there.

After declaring the blog site award-free, I’ve accepted a few awards that relate to only writing. However, in the future if I fully reinstate accepting all kinds of awards, I may adopt a creative solution from an author friend, Nicholas Rossis, who has created an Awards Page with several blogger friends’ names on it. Each award that he gets is on the page, and he invites anyone on the list to accept the award for themselves. What a lovely surprise to find my name on his list! It’s an unconventional way of doing this award business, but so far no awards police have knocked on his door and summoned him to Blogosphere Court! Nicholas writes sci-fi, epic fantasy & children’s stories, and his books can be reviewed and purchased on his site –

Some of the blogger friends on my list of 15 might have tons of awards and do not want more, or they have award-free sites. So, I decided to take another blogger friend, author Sally G. Cronin’s creative alternate idea to accepting the traditional award. Sally offers a Bouquet of Flowers and a thank you in gratitude for visiting and following her blog. Sally has a blog site with several interesting health topics and her published books. Visit her site –


Now, here’s my alternate idea in place of the traditional award. I’d like to offer a Field of Flowers Award to those nominees unable to accept the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I want to recognize you as I value your visits, likes, and comments on Before Sundown, and look forward to reading your posts and sharing thoughts with you far into the future. The Field of Flowers selection will be at the end after the nominees’ names. Of course there’s a sun rising or sun setting on each of the horizons! Okay…if you want both awards, you can have them!

But first the business of writing 7 things about me!


I’m old as dirt already, born in the late 1930s, and plan to live beyond the 100 year mark.

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I love whimsy and humor, something I try to interject into serious writing-in-progress books.

I modeled for an illustrator photographer and was featured on a billboard, Give Life a Lift in West Palm Beach – Tropical Florida’s First Resort, throughout east coast states. I had jet black hair and violent colored eyes just like Elizabeth Taylor!

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Billboard Model

I published poetry years ago and that led me to write more “free rein for the brain” words in fiction and non-fiction books.

I attended the same university as my sons, and at the same time. I also knew their girlfriends (now wives) there! I was an honorary frat Mom, and at times a designated driver!


I’m an ex-pat, and lived in Italy, Greece and Japan (5 years in each country). The highlight was traveling, and skiing the Matterhorn (Italian Alps), and other great slopes in France, Austria, and Switzerland.

I was a tech challenged blogger nine months ago, and I “learned by fire” how to put the WordPress site together and keep it “blazing” with published posts, and The Sun also Rises and Sets Gallery. Featuring those incredible (borrowed) sunrise & sunset photos from world-wide blogger friends!

Drum-roll please! The 15 nominees are:, – Timothy Price – Teagan’s Books – Teagan Geneviene – The Story Reading Ape’s Blog…An Author Promotions -Enterprise – Chris – Nicholas C. Rossis – sci-fi, epic fantasy & children’s stories – Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life – Sally Georgina. Cronin – Fifty Shades of Reality – Hardi H. Goradia – Myths of the Mirror – life is make believe, fantasy given form – D. Wallace Peach – Vanbytheriver – Van – The End Justifies the Journey – J.Gi Federizo – Blog in 100 Words – Fia Essen – MetroGirl unstoppable – Rudina Heroi-Puka – Poetic Parfait – Christy Birmingham – Musings and Amusings – Sammy D. – Retirement Lifestyle/Nomadic Adventurer – Marty Leake – C-Dog and Company – because dogs and cats are family – Debra Levy

Field of Flowers Gallery


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About C.E.Robinson

Christine Elizabeth Robinson, a former nurse practitioner ventures into the world of fiction to write books. Published in May 2022, THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, a historical fiction, comes from her love of researching family history. A background as a published poet, experience in writing fiction, non-fiction and screenplays, is an advantage in her writing career. Christine lives in Southern California. A sequel to the debut book, BEYOND THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, in progress, will be available in 2023. The plot explodes and the characters evolve, moving forward. Even their victories create conflict and consequences.
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51 Responses to Very Inspiring Blogger Award for C.E.Robinson

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I am so delighted to have been mentioned and nominated by Christine Robinson for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award – as I am just heading into some fun times with house and book finalisations I have on this occasion accepted her alternative which is a Field of Flowers that I will proudly put on my wall of awards..

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  2. I LOVE IT Christine THANK YOU – especially being mentioned along with all those other GREAT folks – Congratulations on your well deserved nomination from Sandrine 😀
    I’m glad you enjoy my blog too 😀

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  3. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    Christine has been kind enough to nominate my blog for this award – and just LOOK at all the great people I’m included with – THANK YOU CHRISTINE 😀

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  4. dbp49 says:

    Congratulations on the new award, you are richly deserving of it. I stopped by Sanwa Journeys and said hi to Sandrine, and added her page to my list of follows, it really is a lovely page. And your Field of Flowers Gallery is pretty awesome also, just absolutely beautiful considering how much I love flowers. So congratulations once again, and have a wonderful day full of sunshine to light your way. 🙂

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  5. Ralph says:

    Congratulations Christine. Happy Valentine’s Day ! xox ❤

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  6. Congratulations to YOU and all the new nominees. 🙂 🙂

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  7. It’s nice to acknowledge bloggers who send an award your way.
    The field of flowers is a great option.
    Really enjoyed the pictures!

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  8. Congrats and thank you! I LOVE your photo gallery. Stunning.

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  9. Congrats once again, Christine, and thank you for thinking of me in your nominations. I need to catch up with the details soon. Thanks for posting your billboard…what a beauty ! Always look forward to your posts and comments…you live up to the “Very Inspiring” title. ☺ Van

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  10. Thanks!!!!! I wholeheartedly accept 😀 And no, you don’t look as old as dirt and probably won’t way past 100 😉

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  11. cdog5 says:

    Thank you for the nomination, Christine — I’m very honored! And I’ve really enjoyed reading and learning more about you in your award answers — congratulations! 🙂

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thank you,Debra! Happy you liked the write-up, and your nomination. Not knowing if you are award-free, it’s a choice of awards, or you can accept both. Really enjoy reading your posts, dogs are my favorite too. I have 2 Shih Tzus and one is named Charley! All Best, Christine


  12. Sammy D. says:

    Wow, Christine, you should get The VERY MOST Inspiring Blog Award !!! You write such beautiful, engaging responses when you receive awards, and I enjoy every one because I learn something new about my older-than-dirt, look-she’s-on-a-billboard blogging buddy 😋 Plus you send me to other fun blogsites.

    Thank you so much for including me as one of your award recipients. The feeling of warmth and validation that comes with these recognitions by our peers is truly supportive and confidence-building.

    Your stream of sunshine and fields of flowers in this post is breath-taking. I keep scrolling through it just to see the immense beauty of our planet’s miracles.

    Happy Valentine’s Day 💞💖💕

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thank you so much Sammy D. for your wonderful comments and for accepting the award! You read the award post before I got to tell you “you’re on the list!” Feel free to take both awards! The field of flowers is peaceful! I think you might know some to the other nominees already. We seem to follow and comment on their posts at the same time. My son coined the phrase “old-as-dirt” in jest. He has to remember that I’m “getting older” hence “old as dirt” and he needs to check on me more often to see if I’m still walking and talking. Humor is good in talk as well as in writing! So happy we are blogger friends, I so enjoy reading your posts! Happy Valentine’s Day to you! All Best, Christine

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  13. You are a lovely person, Christine. The pink tulips beneath a pink sky is an unexpected and beautiful scene. Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day. Hugs.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thank you Teagan! I already knew you were not accepting awards in favor of writing (and juggling work & life events). I wanted to recognize you for your inspiring, award-winning writing! Happy you like the field of flowers, pink tulips and pink sky! Look forward to reading your book (should be in my mailbox on Monday), and the next serial episode! All Best, Christine Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

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  14. Hi Christine, your blog post is a bright ray of sunshine 🙂 Congratulations on the award and I recognize many of the nominated blogs. So nice. I wish you a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Christy, thank you so much for your comment. I sent messages that I nominated you for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award! Hope that you got one of them! You now know that you’re one blogger friend on the nominee list. If you’re not able to accept the award, there’s an alternate field of flowers for you! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! Christine


  15. Congratulations on the award – and many, many thanks for nominating me! It’s such a thrill being included among such a fine group of bloggers. Thank you, and happy Valentine’s day 🙂

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  17. asealskhaki says:

    Oh my god, those photos are so incredibly beautiful!

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  18. lbeth1950 says:

    I love your facts. This is fascinating. You nominated some great blogs, some I know and love and others I will!


  19. C.E.Robinson says:

    Linda, thank you so much for your visit & comment. Happy you liked the write-up and the nominees. It was fun post to do. I’ll be over to visit you soon. Been busy with the WIPs.


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