Giving Back To 12 Inspiring Bloggers

12 Very Inspiring Blgogers

12 Very Inspiring Blgogers

I was rewarded the Very Inspiring Bloggers Board award few weeks ago,  and since I’ve accepted it, it’s my turn to give back to 12 inspiring bloggers, and to tell you 7 things you (didn’t know) about me.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to accept his award. I won’t take it personally.

I wasn’t sure in which one of the three categories of my blog I should post this, but since yesterday I was without power for the better part of the day, I kind of got behind with my scheduled post.

So I thought that this was the perfect time to take my turn to spread this award that I received and give back.


It happens that Lorraine Reguly from Wording Well mentioned me as one of the bloggers who has inspired her.

As Lorraine said in her own awarding post, rewards may not mean much for seasoned bloggers, (but frankly, it should, as no one should think so much of themselves).

Rewards and recognition are ALWAYS good in my book.

So, I accepted that reward which meant that I had to follow the rules, and in turn, tell you the rules of this game.


If you accept this nomination, you are asked to follow the rules attached to the Very Inspiring Blogger Award wish are the following:

  • Thank the person who nominated you by linking to his/her blog.
  • Display the award logo somewhere in your acceptance post (right-click and save it to your computer, then upload it to your blog).
  • Reveal 7 things about yourself.
  • Pass on the award to others by nominating 12 people, linking to them within your post, and then notifying them about their nominations (which can be done through email, a blog comment, or social media).

By the way, since I’ve receive a similar award a two and half years ago, from Harleena Singh, so I’m going to mention different bloggers than I did then.

And since Lorraine mentioned my as a former actress, I thought that it would be fun to mention 7 things around that part of my life.


7 Things From Former Actress Sylviane Nuccio

  1. I was once in the arms of one of the most famous French actor (of his days and until now) If you’re not from a European country, you may not know his name, but if you are, I’m sure that  Jean-Paul Belmondo will be very familiar to you.
  2.  I was once in an elevator with Tom Cruise. It was in New York in 1994.
  3.  I was in the acting business for 9 years of my life. From 1986-1995. I was in several plays. I appeared in one movie, and did two commercials. The movie and commercials were  in Paris, France. The plays were in both in Paris and New York.
  4.  I’ve got to make up with a handful of handsome unknown actors for acting purposes.
  5.  I’ve worked with two very famous French actors, Michel Galabru and Bernadette Lafont, between the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.
  6.  I’ve worked with several less popular, yet known and working actors over my acting years. I still get to see them once in a while when I watch French movies.
  7. I belonged to an Off-Off bilingual Broadway theater in New York City in the early 1990’s.

There you have it. Some things I don’t really ever tell anyone these days.

Now I want to pass this award along to the following bloggers (and remember you don’t have to accept it).

My Dozen “New” Inspiring Bloggers

  • Don Purdum for being the inspiration behind my new site that I love so much, and the knowledgeable business man that he is.
  • Kumar Gauraw for helping creating this site for me, and being such a valuable helper.
  • Deborah Tautnauer for being such the knowledgeable and smart business woman that she is.
  • Neamat Tawadrous for her entrepreneurial spirit and growth in her business while giving great advice through her blog.
  • Andrew Warner for being the talented blogger that I’m so glad I met lately.
  • Jaime Buckley for being the wonderful and fun writer that he is.
  • Fabrizio Van Marciano for being another knowledgeable and great blogger I met lately.
  • Mi Muba for teaching us everything we need to know about blogging, and making money with it.
  • Kerry Kijewski for being an inspiring blind young blogger who is following all my posts.
  • Carol Amato for being the knowledgeable and smart business woman that she is.
  • Enstine Muki for being the smart network marketer that he is.
  • Maxwell Ivy for being the blind inspiring blogger and entrepreneur that he is.

There you have it!

I followed all the rules,  and awarded some great bloggers, which for some of them I met just this past year.

Hope you enjoyed and now comment.

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38 thoughts on “Giving Back To 12 Inspiring Bloggers”

  1. Hi Sylviane,

    Congratulations and celebrations 🙂

    It’s good to be awarded, and I remember that post you mentioned here too – it was a lovely phase, almost like a chain reaction when so many were awarded and we had to pass on the love by paying it forward to others – always good to do that if we can, isn’t it?

    My! My! Being with Tom Cruise – must be an unforgettable moment of your life! Yes, many don’t know that you were an actress too, and I am sure you must be getting offers even now, don’t you?

    Love your chosen 12, and good to know each one of them – makes their day!

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Happy weekend 🙂
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    1. Hi Harleena,

      Yes, it’s great to spread the love back. And I’m sure you remembered that post 🙂 You were the instigator of that 🙂

      Being in the elevator with Tom Cruise, was great, sure, but not as much as it would have been to some other gals my age, because I had seen many other actors before him, even another American actor, Harrison Ford.

      They just people, you known, not Gods 🙂

      Thanks for coming, Harleena and have a great week!

    1. Hi Enstine, and very welcome.

      That’s right! You wanted to know more about me. Well, there you have it 🙂

      No as far as I know there is no deadline and no obligation. Just fun!

      Thanks for coming, dear 🙂

  2. Hi Sylvianne; so glad that I could inspire you. and i believe its high time i accepted one of these. do you think it would be okay to mention that more than one person nominated me so that I could show those people that i did appreciate it just wasn’t in a position at that time to take up the post? and i want to mention that it is so awesome seeing lorraine and kerry mentioned here. Its especially sweet that i introduced you two fine ladies. thanks for the complement and take care, max
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    1. Hey Max,

      Yes, you are certainly very inspiring.

      Indeed, in your own post it’s totally fine if you mention Lorraine as I know she’d mentioned you as well in her post.

      You sure did introduced me to Kerry and she’s a real sweetheart. She comes here often, so I’m pretty confident she’ll see this post.

      Thanks for coming and have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Hi Sylviane

    Hmm. Never knew you were an actress; mush have missed this and 9 yrs of experience, that is awesome.

    Wow! What a great and fun way to appreciate the works of others. It is inspiring and these guys you have mentioned are awesome bloggers.

    Thanks for sharing. By the way, I found out that I find it difficult to comment on your blog with my smartphone than on Pc. I am told of a JavaScript error. I am thinking its a spam issue.
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    1. Hi Ikechi,

      Sorry for the late reply, but I had to take some time off this weekend.

      Well, I’m glad you learned these little secrets about me and enjoy my list of bloggers here.

      About the comment issues, I know that we have done some adjustments lately because few people had problem and it seems to be better now, but I will mention your issue to Kumar and see if we can do something about it.

      Thanks so much for coming by.

    1. Hi Kumar,

      Ah, very few people that I know now know this part of my life 🙂 But now you know.

      You’re very welcome. I was glad to mention you here and that’s another way to say thank you.

      Have a great weekend.

  4. Ciao, Sylviane,

    What a fun post, and thank you so much for the kind mention, it really means a lot. 🙂 I have a similar type post in Drafts right now, so will put that forward in March.

    Wow, I learned a lot about you, my friend, an think you’ve had some exciting times. Great memories I’m sure. Rich experiences like that make you the well-rounded person you are today. Awesome!

    Appreciate you so much!
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    1. Hi Carol,

      I’m glad you had fun reading this. Sure had fun writing it.

      I remember reading a post about you not long ago, aren’t they fun to write and read? I love those. This award from Lorraine was a good opportunity for me to talk about me, since it’s in the rules.

      Thanks for coming by, Carol, and have a great weekend.

  5. Hello Wonderful One.

    My, my, my…quite the glamourous past, eh? So you still giving out autographs??
    Thank you for thinking about me in this. It’s looks like a fun way to recognize others–and Io love doing that, so I’ll take that lovely responsibility and gladly accept the award.
    (Puts it on calendar…)
    Hehehe—love how all of us have SO much more than we allow others to see or read about. Now I have to wonder what i’ll have to reveal about myself…I’m assuming I can’t repeat what I’ve alread posted, because that wouldn’t be following the rules, correct?

    – Jaime Buckley
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    1. Hi Jaime,

      Ah, never got to the point of giving autographs, except on contracts 🙂

      If you do write your post, you can tell any 7 things you may like. The way Lorraine did it was very interesting. She first gave 7 boring things (as she called it) about herself, and then 7 very, very personal ones about her life that I had no idea about, and wish so inspired me, that she is going to be on this blog soon.

      As you’re saying we have much more in our life than we reveal in our blogs. We meet those people online through blogging, and then we find out the most amazing things about them. You’ve got to love it.

      I know that you’ve written a post about you not long ago, so yes, that’s find if you want to take 7 things from there too.

      Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Hi Sylviane,

    This is good to know about your past. It’s lovely to hear that you were an actress too.

    Rewarding each other is a good way of blogging. Thanks a lot for featuring these bloggers. I know mostly of all of them here.

    Thanks for such a wonderful post. Have a great weekend!

  7. Hi Sylviane,

    I’m so glad to read new post again from you. Your experiences really have inspired me as well, but I thought you are still providing an art in your blog and I love it. After two posts that I have read from your blog, it also inspired me to become a better blogger like you, especially I want to keep learning to write better and I want to improve my writing skills, from the first post I have read about the tips on writing skills.

    Thank you for inspiring me too.
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    1. Hi Amnad,

      Well, I’m so happy and humbled if I could be of any inspiration to you. That’s wonderful.

      Yes, writing is still a form of art for sure, and so is painting which I do too. And even cooking which I like to do as well.

      Thank you so much for coming by. Really appreciate that.

  8. Hi Sylviane

    Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement that has an interesting followup activity also of not only displaying the award at your blog and but also nominating 12 others to share with them your joy.

    But the most interesting part is obviously asking the receiver to tell seven new things about her and you stunned the readers by revealing some aspects of your life which people or at least your big fans like me never knew before.

    The other day when I told my daughter about your interaction with the Tom Cruise she repeated his name just to confirm if the same actor or someone else that shows the awesomeness of your being with him.

    And finally thanks a lot for the mention putting me with the list of such wonderful bloggers as your nominations list.

    Have a great weekend Sylviane.
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    1. Hello Mi,

      Ah, I had to laugh when you mentioned the story about your daughter here. So cute. She couldn’t believe it, could she? So funny.

      Actually I’ve met a lot of actors and a couple of singers as well since I was twenty years old until I was almost 30, so truth be told I was kind of used to it. They are very much like “normal” people. Nothing extraordinary about them. Very down to earth for the most part. But I am very glad I was bless to meet some of those people. I do feel privileged for that though, I wouldn’t want to lie about that.

      It was a pleasure to include you, Mi. You deserve it.

      Thanks so much for coming by.

    1. Hi Donna,

      Yes, I know you know some of those things about me, don’t you? But most people reading my blog don’t actually, so they seem quite surprised.

      True, when I was writing this post and realized that I could have said actually so much more stuff, I though that I had some interesting and unique moments in my life to be sure.

      If only I had known about personal development and had a coach back then, it could have even been so much better, but can’t go back, right? Only can go forward.

      I just have to make sure I’ll create some other amazing moments in my life. Actually I’m sure I will.

      One thing that I really would like to do one day is go to France with you and the other gals that we both know. That would really be a moment for sure 🙂 Maybe it will happen.

      Thanks so much for coming Donna.

  9. Hi Sylviane, first of all those are some interesting things, wow I never knew you were an actress, I’m impressed! Great to learn new things about the folks in your community.

    Secondly, thank you so much for the nomination and I’m completely honoured that I made it on your inspiring bloggers list.

    I know we’ve just connected but in the five years that I have blogged, I don’t think I’ve ever felt this connected with a community like I have with Magnet4Blogging and in recent times. It’s amazing, following others, learning from passionate and like minded peeps, and having them come back and check out my blog. I’ve gotten a few business leads from online word of mouth too, which is crazy, but I’m very happy with that.

    Thanks again so much and I’ll happily accept it, I’ll have to write a post like you have in the near future, oh boy, what could I possible reveal about me, this will be interesting 🙂
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    1. Hi Fabrizio,

      Great that you accepted. So far you’re the third person having voiced that, so that’s good.

      As for me I always accept my rewards, because I’m very big on giving thanks to God and the Universe, and I consider it all blessings, big or small. And I’m certainly not too proud to think that’s beneath me either. Plus it’s fun.

      I can’t wait to see what you are going to tell us about yourself. That’s the funniest part.

      I certainly had fun telling those little secrets about me 🙂

      Thanks for coming.

    1. Hi Arbaz,

      Well, now you know 🙂 and I’m glad you’ve learned about some great other bloggers you can get to know as well.

      Thanks so much for coming.

  10. Hey Sylviane,

    Congratulations on a great achievement Sylviane. I know that you work hard on your blog and it goes to show how much is pays off! You learn something new about someone everyday and I didn’t know you were an actress and the different big time actors you came across in person. Now I’m curious to know more!

    Thanks Sylviane for sharing this part of your life!
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    1. Hi Sherman,

      And I feel that you should be on that list too, by the way, because you’re blog is getting better and better and YOU are doing a great job. And that’s the truth.

      Glad you were able to learn that part about me which I rarely ever talk about anymore. Now i’m wondering what you are curious about LOL!

      Thanks for coming.

  11. Hey Sylviane,

    Very interesting post, simply filled with fun 🙂

    Ah, last thing I ever thought of you was being an actress. Ever since I met you and have been reading your articles, I have never heard about you once being an actress. This to a great extent shows how interesting most of our lives can be.

    Blogging is indeed one family where you can always find inspirations because it’s mostly filled with awesome people like you!

    I like your idea of giving away awards and all the nomination stuff. It’s one way of making the blogosphere lively and helping to say words about bloggers who have made marks for themselves.

    Yes, all these bloggers you mentioned here deserve the award, I know almost all of them and have equally engaged with them. Believe, they are not just inspiring but also awesome 🙂

    Have a wonderful my friend.

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    1. Hi Jackson,

      True, I actually don’t ever tell (or rarely) that I was an actress, even though that used to me my life for a big chuck of it. And it sure made this thing even more interesting.

      This reward post is actually not MY idea, and I really don’t know who started it, but it sure is fun and I decided to accept Lorraine’s award, so according to the rules, I had to write this kind of post. I have to say, it was really fun to do.

      Thanks so much for coming.

  12. Hi Sylviane,

    What an amazing and interesting life you are living!!! Thank you so much for sharing some of your stories with us!!!! That is so cool to have been in an elevator with Tom Cruise. My all time favorite movie with him will always be Top Gun!

    I grew up wanting to be a fighter pilot and the movie just made the desire that much stronger, lol…

    I saw in your comment about Harrison Ford as well… how cool is that. He’s one of my favorite all time actors!!!!

    Sylviane, you have such a bright future ahead of you as bright as the past has been. I’m excited to be one very small piece of that journey with you. You might want to consider how you can do some branding with your past, especially if you have any pics?

    Just a thought… People love celebrities and those who have been around them.

    I hope you have an incredible week!!!

    ~ Don Purdum
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    1. Hi Don,

      My favorite Tom Cruise movie is the same as yours along with Rain Man. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen those two movies.

      Yes, it was cool to have seen him up close, however, it was way more important to me to have met that French movie star, as I’ve mentioned, because I had such a severe crush on him at the time.

      Yes, I saw Harrison Ford at a newspapers stand in New York. As I was getting a paper, so he was.

      There is a reason why I believe in the law of attraction, you know. When I was in the acting business I kept attracting actors in my vicinity a lot 🙂 It happened quite a few times.

      Now, I guess I have to think about how I can use this for branding, right? Just the fact that you’ve mentioned it proves to me that I was on the right track when I thought about it.

      Unfortunately, most of my pictures are in France, and hopefully not lost, but I’m not sure about that. One of the plays I did, I have bunch of great pictures scenes. I have to try to put my hand on those. I do have one theater picture here on the wall though.

      You’re not only a small piece of the journey, you really helped a lot with your advice and articles as well.

      Thanks so much for coming here, and have a great week ahead.

  13. Hey Sylviane,

    It’s great to know a little bit about your life like this. I was involved in acting a little while back. Very small roles though. 1 play and 2 movies (just like you). It was fun and it’s something I wouldn’t mind trying again.

    You certainly had a lot of great stuff happen.

    Thank you for the mention and also for being you. You’re a talented writer who has her whole world ahead of her and I know that you’re going to keep on doing great things in the world. Similar to Don, I’m glad to be witnessing this journey.

    Have a great day.

    – Andrew
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    1. Hi Andrew,

      For some reason yours and Fabrizio’s comments always land in the spam folder, but I always catch you guys, tough.

      Wow, I sure didn’t know you had that experience with acting, my dear. So if you decide to take your turn and reveal that, lots of people will be surprised as well.

      Like you I could go back to that in a heart beat. I used to love acting, especially plays. I still miss it to this day.

      Thank you so much for your kind words, and I feel the same about you. I’m sure that you will do great things. You are a very talented writer and blogger for starter and if you’ve been in acting, I know you probably have some hidden talents.

      Thank you for coming.

  14. Hi Sylviane,
    Just got to this post now. I was away all weekend, but it is true what you said: I always like to read your blog. It’s becoming a part of my week always.
    I appreciate bloggers like you and Lorraine for including me in your lists.
    I don’t usually participate in awards, but I feel bad and don’t wish to come off like I think I am better than anyone. I just have been nominated several times now and would keep, in turn, nominating the same people over and over. I guess I don’t meet enough new bloggers on a regular basis, but I think the sentiment at the heart of all this is a wonderful one.
    I still like to give back and that is why I wrote this:
    when I celebrated one year of blogging last month.
    I don’t forget those who have spoken up for me in this blogging journey.
    Hope this is okay. Take care and I look forward to more posts here to brighten up my week.
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    1. Hey Kerry,

      Don’t you worry. You absolutely don’t have to write that post. It’s not a requirement by any mean. And as you said, chances are that if everybody did it, it would turn out to be the same people (for the most part) all over again. Plus you may not know enough bloggers at this point either, as you said.

      Thanks so much for reading my blog. Really appreciate that 🙂

      I’m on my way to check your link now.

  15. Sylviane,

    I’m so jealous you got to see Tom Cruise and I didn’t! LOL

    I have seen Joan Jett, though, up close and personal. 😉 I loved her song, I Love Rock and Roll, and got to see her perform it live in my city. Afterwards, she was in the casino (which hosted the event) and I was close enough grab her butt. (I didn’t.)

    I’ve seen Howie Mandell, too, at our auditorium. Before he was on Deal or No Deal.

    Plus I’ve seen Honeymoon Suite, Prism, and Harlequin. When I saw Harlequin (I loved their song Innocence), I got their autographs and emailed them, too.

    Oh, and I’ve seen a few other bands as well.

    It’s great that you accepted the award, and are passing it along to some of the people in “our group of bloggers” (we are a great bunch!), too.

    I’m nearly done the guest post, by the way. I’ve still yet to cut some of the stuff that is waaaay toooo personal, though. I’ll get it to you next week sometime, okay?

    Thanks again, Sylviane, for… everything. 🙂
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    1. Hi Lorraine,

      That’s great that you’ve seen all those people. It’s always a cool feeling, isn’t it.

      However for me, seeing Tom Cruise was not nearly as great as seem my all time favorite actor as I mentioned in the post, because I was so in love with him 🙂

      I’m glad that your post is coming along. Can’t WAIT to read it.

      Thanks for coming by, Lorraine.

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