So once again I have been nominated for a blogging award this time by the amazing and ever so lovely Amy (whom I couldn’t thank enough!!) owner of Sassycatlady.com, a fantastic blog that I highly recommend you guys check out!
What is the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’ exactly?
For those who haven’t read my last one, or haven’t come across a post like this yet or have yet to be tagged, I’ll just state again what this award is all about.
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 fun and amazing awards there are rules put in place to assure that it is fair, fun and that everyone get the recognition deserved.
- 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
Before I had started this blog this year (4th February 2019) I couldn’t even message someone without hugely regretting it later, re-reading over my messages, wanting to take everything letter back, even if the message said as little as ‘hi’. I couldn’t bring myself to engage with other people on any level. I would spend my nights unable to sleep all because I thought I’d be able to message or comment on someone’s post.
But then I start this blog and I’ve found myself connecting with so many amazing, creative and just phenomenal group of people. I’ve found other ways to manage my anxiety, found more understanding in my mental health & illness problems, but more than that I have found my little drive for life again. I’m fighting a lot of invisible battles, a lot of it is unknown to me (but not for long) and I want my struggles, pain, fears, frustration, joy, small achievements, growth, good and bad moments to show through my blog.
I want people to see that through all the trail and error, the hopelessness and fighting oneself you CAN chase after your dreams and you CAN SUCCESS through a lot of hard work and not giving up or giving in.
I want to give back as much as I can. Something my mother always taught me while growing up and something that has always stuck was to help others who need/seek help. They way she would reason it to me was, “If you were in their shoes, what would you want you to do?”
I want to help spread more awareness on mental health and mental illness. The way I have decided I can best do that at the moment is by sharing mine and my experience/battle with it.
I want to help aspire others to chase after their dream (or as I like to say ‘write their dream.’). I want to help spread more positivity through the internet and help block out the negative/bad. I want to help other’s achieve their dream anyway I can, even if that’s just through continued support.
I created this blog to helped other authors get their books out there, to spread the word, to read more and connect with other people. I created this blog to help battle my own demons and show that the struggles (although incredibly difficult) is worth it. I created this blog to connect with other mental health fighters/ bloggers, to connect with other people battling their own demons and help support them, while learning new things about and new ways to cope with my own. I created this blog to help not only myself but other people, whoever they may be, whatever they may be going through.
I created this blog so people can know there is someone out there who does care about them, that there is someone out there who isn’t judging them, who DOES care about their health (both mental and physical) and well-being, who is here willing to just listen and to HEAR them. I created this blog to help achieve my dream and to spread my words, my voice, my thoughts, my…mind.
I’ve created this blog for so many reason and as the months grow on, so do my reasons for blogging.
The two pieces of advice I have for new bloggers are:
Do your research! You may not know it when going into it but blogging takes a LOT of work, time and effort. So many components go into making up your blog, I thought I had researched what I needed to know…boy was I wrong.
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 hope everyone has a lovely week :D.