The Blogger Recognition Award
I am so honored to have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by www.timeswithkai.com, a self-proclaimed “Pineapple Mom.” On her blog you will find things to help you along your motherhood journey. From breastfeeding diaries to healthy toddler snacks. If you are not following her, check her page out, you will not regret it.
What is the Blogger Recognition Award?
The Blogger Recognition Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers recognizing the hard work and dedication it takes to keep their blog current.
Why I started blogging…
Creating pieces through writing has always been a hobby of mine for as long as I can remember. As a child, I used to write short stories as well as poetry as a way to channel my energy. As I went through middle and high school, I was not writing as often due to my busy schedule. Fast forward to summer 2016. I decided to document our life journey on a blog as a way to reflect back upon in years to come. I wrote one post and I talked myself out of continuing with the blog. I was so nervous of how people would perceive me as well as what they would think about me and why I was “telling all my business to the world” as I have currently been asked. In 2017, I am not sure if it was a combination of age and wisdom, but I stopped caring what others thought and decided to pursue my passion. I would love to continue writing on this platform but I would also like to retire from teaching and get paid for writing for a magazine or company.
Advice for new bloggers
Set a schedule…
This is something that is imperative for the growth of your blog. Staying organized through a planner is the way I keep track of upcoming blog posts as well as when they will go live.
Don’t Give Up
Blogging is not easy and in the beginning, it is hard to be honest. Do not allow others to talk you out of it and most importantly, don’t talk yourself out of blogging. If you got into blogging to become famous or make money, this may not be for you. In the beginning there is a lot of hard work put into building your audience and at times it seems as though you have no audience. For me, the way I knew blogging was for me is because regardless if no one reads my blog, I love it and it is a fun outlet for me.
You should definitely check out the following bloggers…
I was not able to gather a group of 15 “new” bloggers. Most of the bloggers I know are established bloggers who have larger audiences.
Rules for the bloggers nominated
Write a post to showcase your award.
Give a shout out to the blogger who nominated you. Don’t forget to link their blog.
Share a brief story about how you started your blog.
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Nominate 15 other bloggers.
Comment on each of the 15 blogs letting them know that you’ve nominated them.