I don’t know about the rest of you but I absolutely love all these blogger award posts, giving notice and recognition to all the amazing and creative blogger out there is really important! Especially because there are so many of us that sometimes we can feel as though out voice and our blog is being drowned out by the rest.
So when I receive an award for anything to do with my blog, I’m over the moon for the whole week! And, so, I would like to give the biggest of thanks to the wondrous and marvellous Charlotte owner of TimetoTalk Blog for making the rest of my week a great one!
Now in the past I have forgotten to respond to my rewards and I apologise immensely for that! With the start of my blog, candle making, planning more things to sell in hopes of creating a future business, writing my dreams, chasing my dreams, family/ life problems and my own mental health going down slightly that I just let a lot of things get away from me.
But that’s changing now!
From now own as soon as I am awarded such a lovely honour I’ll be writing half of the post out and then finishing it the day after. If there are any awards that you have so graciously awarded me please feel free to messages/dm me in anyway so that I can get it written up, link back to your blog and award the award to other creative/amazing/incredible bloggers!
So what is the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’?
So the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’ is an award given out by other remarkable and phenomenal bloggers who have recognised the hard work and creativity/ originality sewn into their blog and blog posts.
Of course like with all these awards there are rules put in place to assure that it is fair, fun and that everyone get the recognition deserved.
So, what are the rules?
- Write a blog post to show the award
- Acknowledge the blogger who has nominated you
- Give a brief story to why you started your blog
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
- Nominate at least 11 other fantastic bloggers who deserve the award!
Why I started my blogging journey
I started my blog as a way to get my voice out there and heard, to be able to help more people while I overcome my own demons and struggles but also to share the journey of a lost girl writing her dream and fighting off invisible monsters.
I want my journey to be one that others can learn from and with my mental health taking over and ruling my life, I had finally decided that it was time to take it back… a blog seemed the safest way for me to achieve these things.
With a blog I can get my words out there, I can help SO many more people like me, I am able to write my dream of becoming an author while interacting with incredible authors, I’m able to express myself in ways I wasn’t.
All of this – Everything that I do for and with my blog, and everything that my blog gives back to me is the most enjoyment I have EVER gotten out of life. It’s the first time since I was 16 that I have allowed myself to truly interact with other people as well as the first time I have truly put myself out there.
So in short, I started my blog for me and others. I started my blog to help who ever I can, whenever I can but I also started my blog in the hopes of chasing my dreams, of achieving things I never believe I would be able to achieve while inspiring others to take back their life and fight for it, no matter how dark or gloomy it may be or seem at the time.
The two pieces of advice I have for new bloggers are:
Piece of Advice 1.
You, WILL get slow days, even months! But you must not let that get to you. Take a step back, post small and simple posts while you plan for bigger ones. Take a step back an remember what made you start your blog in the first place. You knew it wasn’t going to be easy, dreams never are! But the pain, the sweat, the tears and moments of defeat is so damn worth the reward.
Piece of Advice 2.
Never, EVER, forget the bloggers who first supported you. Who first help you grow, shared your posts, tweeted something for you or did anything to help support you. Those few first followers you gain are usually your most loyal ones, they are the ones who will stick with you through think and thin. When blog views are going down, they will be the ones there to help lift your spirit. To forget them would be like forgetting your best friend or pet.
Here are 11 magnificent bloggers (never placed down in any particular order as they are all equally stupendous in their own ways) who have managed to keep my spirits high and blogging experience a great one but also produce some incredibly interesting, creative, original and simply astounding blog posts.
I would just like to thank you all for taking the time to read my post and I’m wishing everyone a lovely week :D.