Hello again to all of you!
I am super ecstatic about this post. My amazing guest blogger Paige Butler has nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award! You can go back to take a look at her guest post or check out her own personal blog. I am so very honored to be nominated for this award. Everything Paige wrote about me in her post about this award was very touching. Thank you tons, Paige, it really means a lot! 🙂 This is similar to the Liebster Award, but has different rules. Let’s see what they are…
- Write a blog post about this award.
- Thank the blogger that nominated me.
- Write a brief story of how/why I started blogging.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Nominate another blogger to pass the award onto.
How I started blogging:
I’ve been passionate about writing ever since I can remember, and had toyed with the idea of blogging for quite a while. Then, a little over a year ago, I was laid off from my job. With all the new free time on my hands, I figured it would be a good time to give this thing a try. It’s taken me a while to figure it all out, but finally I feel like I have come into my own. I put my two passions together… blogging and helping people. Now, here we are today! I’ve never enjoyed something this much and for this long, it’s definitely changed my life. If I can help at least one person with my blog, this will all be worthwhile!
Two pieces of advice to new bloggers:
Well, I will try my best with this one. Not sure how great my advice will be, but here goes!
This one goes along with my ‘helping people’ thing. With the Facebook blogging group that I started, I’ve noticed that a lot of bloggers are mostly in this for themselves. If we can take some time to help each other out, we could all benefit from it in the long run. Collaborating and engaging with other bloggers would be so amazing and helpful for all of us.
Having one specific niche is not the most important thing. You will do a lot better if you cover a lot of different topics that you’re passionate about. Your readers will feel this and will want to join in the fun 🙂
I thought that for this award, I would nominate someone that I didn’t nominate for the Liebster Award. For a while now, I’ve been checking out Alvin Lau’s blog from time to time. I find he has really great advice about blogging. His blog is called Ordinary Reviews and along with giving fantastic tips for writing a blog, he also gives suggestions about working from home. His blog has helped me out a lot! So, here you go Alvin, this one’s for you 🙂