The Blogger Recognition Award is an online award given by bloggers to other bloggers as a way to recognize the efforts they put into their site.
- Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.
Thank you so much WifeBlah!!!
I am so flattered to be nominated by WifeBlah. She is fun, inspirational, and charming. You will enjoy her blog and her videos. I always feel like I have had a little vacation after visiting with her. I’m sure you will find her as refreshing as I do! Check out her work: WifeBlah
Brief History of How I Started Blogging
I started my blog on March 18 of this year with two intentions. First, I was frustrated with how some things were going in my personal life, and I felt like I was in a rut. I wanted a project that would require my positive energy and would require me to redirect my focus.
In tandem to that, I wanted to create a website for my yoga and meditation business. As I’m sure a lot of you have found with your own work, my blog quickly evolved into so much more. I feel blogging has had an incredibly positive impact on my personal and professional life.
Personally, I did not anticipate becoming part of such a wonderful community. I feel so fortunate for the friendship, perspective, and knowledge that I receive from my fellow bloggers. I have never clicked so well with social media before, this is by far my favorite forum.
Professionally, my blog has been a great tool. It gives me a forum to connect with past and prospective clients. It keeps me engaged with creating new content for my work and refreshing old content. I have also learned so much from this wonderful community about how to approach different aspects of my business and what is important to people.
Advice to New Bloggers
I have learned so much in such a short time, that I know I have a great deal more to learn. With that said, here are two tidbits:
- Connect with other bloggers. Read, like, and comment on their work. Connect with people who are creating content similar to yours, whose content is completely different than yours, and who can teach you how to develop and grow your blog. I like to read blog development ideas from Jenny in Neverland. I’m not at a point to implement half the things she discusses, but the more I know, the more prepared I will be later.
- You don’t have to be a writer to blog. I never considered myself a writer, and I know my work isn’t going to win any literary genius awards. That said, I enjoy creating my content. Have fun, don’t take yourself too seriously.
I realize that some of you may not participate in awards, so no pressure to conform. Thank you for being part of my community! I am well shy of the 10-15, but 5 is an important and significant number to me. 🙂