Hello! And welcome!
Noteworthy: The blogger who nominated me was very active on Twitter, had an awesome blog and he was very open about his Anxiety disorder and struggle with Emetaphobia. He has literally disappeared. All posts and his Twitter account is gone. I’m sincerely worried. This post was created before his disappearance. I sincerely hope it’s only an internet glitch. I struggled with publishing this, but decided to go ahead.
I was indeed very humbled by being nominated for this honor by the amazing @anxious_Lee. He in his own right is a very honest and upfront blogger, focusing on his journey successfully with Mental Illness. I encourage all of you to follow his blog.
The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers, by bloggers, who appreciate the hard work, dedication and vast amount of hours that are put into each and every blog post, as well as keeping their websites updated and current. We, as bloggers, whether full time or part time or just for fun, realize that blogging is a time consuming and dedicated effort.
- Write a post showing your Award
- Give brief story of how your blog started
- 2 pieces of advice to give new bloggers
- Thank you to who nominated you and include a link to their blog
- Select 15 bloggers to nominate
And here we go!
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
I actually started this blog back in 2014, the year I started to write my first novel (which is still a work in progress……what an undertaking!!) It started as just a creative outlet, mostly for myself, a few followers, mostly family and friends. I have just recently become serious about the book I started, and decided to really put my heart and soul (and time……lots of time……as I’m sitting here past midnight typing away) into my blog. This is month #4, I have been posting 3 times per week and it hasn’t killed me! And so I go on.
MY ADVICE TO BLOGGERS
There is so much that could be said here, but I’m a bottom line kind of girl so I will say this. Be true to yourself. Period. Don’t try to do what sells, or what gets the views or the numbers. You will burn out. Blogging is not for the faint of heart. There are obstacles and challenges. There is writers block and discouraging moments. We have all been there. But fall in love with your blog. Love what you do and what you put out there. Be true to who you are. It’s a learning curve. We improve with time, with practice, and with learning. Be patient. But?
BE TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE.
All of the above blogs are SO worth following! I encourage you to do just that!
Until next time…..be kind…..always,