OK, but what’s the Blogger Recognition Award?
The Blogger Recognition Award is an award given by fellow bloggers, who understand the hard work put into blogging. Most of all, they recognize the value of bloggers. Yes, we are useful. This Award is also a way to showcase new bloggers and enable them to connect with different readers. In one word, this Award is “awesome”. It’s a way to give a shout out and word of encouragement to others who are making the same trek you are making.
Why did I start blogging?
I started blogging shortly after my husband died (it’s been 6 years since he passed away) as a way to get my feelings out and document what was going on in my life. As time went on, it became less about my grief and more about how I could share my experiences with other widows and solo moms. A couple years ago, I began Starting Over … Again as a full-fledged blog. I have posted off and on over the last two years, as my schedule allowed. Last fall I began a second blog, Widowz Mite, all about faith and finance for solo moms.
Advice for new bloggers?
Advice #1: Be yourself. There are so many people out there who will try to tell you how you should write, what to write about, what strategy to use to get more page views, how to monetize your blog, etc. There are very helpful people out there, so learn from them. But never give up your personal voice or creativity. You have a unique perspective on life, and a unique voice that needs to be heard. Don’t allow that to be lost, or drowned out by someone trying to shape you into their mold of what a blogger should be.
Advice #2: Be patient. The main goal is to create something you can be proud of, and that is going to take time. Don’t rush, and be certain that you can live with (long-term) what you put on your blog.
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In return for being myself a nominee, I must nominate other fellow bloggers in order to recognize their work and achievement.
And the nominees are:
Kristy – HONESTK (http://honestk.com)
Amy – Cooking 1 Handed (http://www.cooking1handed.com)
Amy – The Good Life With Amy French (http://thegoodlifewithamyfrench.com)
Tachi – Tachispeaks (https://bajezen.blog/)
Angela – Aromatherapy Naturally (https://aromatherapynaturally.com/)
Mary Anna – Explore Beauty XO (https://explorebeautyxo.wordpress.com/)
Rachel – My Multifaceted Life (https://mymultifacetedlife.com/)
Angeline Marie – Thought Catalog (http://www.thoughtcatalog.com/)
Meaghan – Beauty From Burnt Toast (http://beautyfromburnttoast.com/)
Lisa – Lisa Designs Life (https://lisadesignslife.com/)
Congratulations to all of them! They are doing a wonderful job.
The rules of the Blogger Recognition Award
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of How/Why you started blogging.
- Give two pieces of advice you would give to brand new bloggers.
- Select 10-15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog letting them know you have nominated them,and giving the link to the post you have created.