Before Sundown Awards Page

Thank you to the amazing people who have visited and nominated Before Sundown for blog awards. Click on the site’s Awards to read blog posts about each award, the nominators and nominees. Click on the addresses and go directly to their sites.

One Lovely Blog Award 

Sally Cronin and Greg Mercer

Liebster Award – The Mindful Expat, Hardii Goradia,  Marty Leake and Melissa Ruddy

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Saakahi Kale

Real Neat Blog Award – Petrel41

Premio Dardos Award – David Paley

Tour Through Blogland – Linda Bethea

Very Inspiring Blogger Award – Sandrine Tunka –

Encouraging Thunder Award – Saakshi Kale –

Dragon’s Loyalty Award – Jean Cogdell –

Two blogosphere friends, the incredible Author Promotions Enterprise-The Story Reading Ape’s Blog, Chris Graham and creative Sci-fi, Epic fantasy & Children’s Stories author, Nicholas C. Rossis inspired me to create this Awards Page. A brilliant way to accept these wonderful awards, continue to write books, and support/promote fellow authors.

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Before Sundown was nominated for four awards in a row. As a newbie blogger, I had brain overload with the work to accept them, and two WIP books to write. I had to declare the site award-free, even though I loved awards, and the connection with worldwide fellow bloggers.

Then the Premio Dardos Award and Tour Through Blogland came along. I gladly lifted the no awards please and accepted both. I rationalized that the work involved a creative writing process, a help to spark my creative thoughts, and book writing. In turn I’d nominate and recognize other bloggers for their writing.

Recently Marty Leake nominated me for my third Liebster Award. Marty’s site is An Inspiring Writer, Short Stories, Flash Fiction & Photography. It has all of that, and amazing photos of Florida sunsets. This is Marty’s first award and I wanted to support him. I’m honored that he nominated me, and happy to accept it. Thank you Marty!

I realized the all-in-one Blog Awards Page would fit the perfect path to recognize, show support and gratitude to award nominators, and all my fellow blogger friends; nominees, dedicated visitors, even the award-free-er.


December 2020 marks my nine-year Blogversary! Let’s celebrate. I’ll bake petits fours, and pop the cork on champagne. Please join me in a fun party!

Seven Things About Me

I love whimsy and humor, and try to add a touch of one or the other in writing. This is not easy for a left-brained, analytical, detail oriented thinker, but I’m working on it.



In my younger years I modeled for an Illustrator photographer, and featured on east coast billboards, Give Life a Lift in West Palm Beach – Tropical Florida’s First Resort. Imagine me with jet-black hair and violet eyes like Elizabeth Taylor!


I’m older than dirt today!


I attended Washington State University (WSU) with my sons. I knew their girlfriends (now wives) there. I was a proud honorary frat Mom at Kappa Sigma, 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 around Europe, and skiing the Matterhorn (Italian Alps), and other great slopes in France, Austria and Switzerland.

Dogs rule this house! Shih Tzu Sammy (age 13) and Charley (age 10) pretty much act like kids. Charley teases Sammy, he barks & growls! Sammy bosses Charley, he whimpers & complains to me!

I live in SoCal with its many days of sunshine! But, I keep track of weather on the east coast, and the North West where family lives. I don’t make a big deal about our glorious weather during their snow storms, fog banks & rainy days.


A year ago (this April), I was a tech challenged blogger. I learned the WordPress ropes “ by fire” and kept the site “blazing” with published posts. Worldwide blogger friends have loaned me their extraordinary, beautiful, incredible, amazing sunrises and sunsets for the gallery.


Here’s that long list of blogger friends that I follow, and those who visit Before Sundown. I know there are new blog followers not on the list. No worries, you’ll be there soon with updates. The invitation is open for anyone listed to select and accept one of the featured awards, and follow these simple rules:

  1. Display the logo on their web/blog site
  2. Link back to this page
  3. Write 7 things about themselves
  4. Nominate 7 other people

If you’d prefer flowers, please choose from the Field of Flowers Gallery at the end. – Timothy Price – Teagan’s Books – Teagan Geneviene – Chris Graham -An Author Promotions -Enterprise – Nicholas C. Rossis – sci-fi, epic fantasy & children’s stories – Author Sally Georgina Cronin – Fifty Shades of Reality – Hardi H. Goradia – Myths of the Mirror – D. Wallace Peach – Vanessa – 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 – Debra Levy -Danaye – Doreen – Masgautsen – Sandrine Tungka – J.Gi – Rudina Heri-Puka – Dan & his photographs – Wandering Iris – Ralph lives in Spain – Colleen is the Fairy Story Keeper – Eric Tonningsen – Christy Birmingham – Robert, the bellman – Doorway to Jubilee –Meg – Angie K – Laura Shulman, MD, MA – Collette – Jodi McKinney (Thanks card featured) – Essential oils and health topics. – Emily – Lin – Iris – Kathleen – Sammy D. – Sam – The Asylum Manager! – Children’s Book Author –Maggie – Ellen Hawley – Rachel Carrera – Novelist – Hugh – Jo Robinson – Charles Yallowitz – How the Cookie Crumbles –Tess / – Kate M. Colby – gpcox – Ali – Paul Photography – David Prosser – Victo Dolore – Behind the White Coat – Eloise – Thoughts by Mello-Elo – Sheldon

Field of Flowers Gallery 


11 Responses to Before Sundown Awards Page

  1. sheldonk2014 says:

    Thank you for visiting
    Hope all is well
    It’s been a while
    So I came to visit
    As always Sheldon

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sheldonk2014 says:

    I didn’t even know you nominated me
    Thank you
    I will try to put something together

    Liked by 1 person

    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Sheldon, sorry that you didn’t know about your nomination! It was a thank you for your support and visits to Before Sundown. You are free to just accept the thank you and not put something together. I know it’s a lot of work and most followers have more pressing things to do, like writing and living life. Be sure there’s no further commitment! Happy Writing! 💛 Elizabeth

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  3. A-ha! Here it is! He he…Thanks again 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Oh, and I just found out you listed me down twice. Just letting you know 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. hmm….nice title that got me in here…wanted to check on you and say Keep it up CE….will follow you and hope to stay in touch as possible…invite you to do the same…all the best….

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