Hi friends! I was nominated by a lovely blogger (ES Ordinary) for the Blogger Recognition Award. I can’t tell you how honored I am that somebody thought my blog is worthy of an award! So you should definitely go check out her blog as well. I am particularly fond of her beautiful poetry.
Being nominated comes along with a few rules, as follows:
1. You must thank the blogger who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story about how you started your blog.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give the award to.
6. Comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated, and provide a link.
Okay, so my blogging origin story goes as such: I’ve wanted to be a writer since the fourth grade and I discovered blogging as a fun outlet in high school. I have had at least four blogs prior to this one, two of which were about fashion (which is what this one actually started out as), and it eventually morphed into poetry. Poetry is by far my favorite form of writing, and I found it impossible to keep writing about fashion when I was so passionate about something else. I’d spent so many years thinking, “but fashion is my thing,” simply because I’ve always had an affinity for clothing. I finally realized that the only reason I was still writing about it was because I was holding onto the notion that writing about fashion was my thing, and I was not as in love with the act of discussing fashion as I had previously thought. Poetry is my passion. I eat, sleep, breathe poetry. Everything turns into a poem. Moments pass by in words, not visuals, and I can’t help but write as many of them down as possible. I don’t know if I’m actually any good or not, but hey, I love it.
If I were to give any advice to a new blogger, number one would be to proofread your posts. You don’t have to be an English language wizard in order to be a blogger, but personally nothing turns me off of a post more than it coming across as half-assed, for lack of a better term. The more attention you give each post, the more your efforts will show. If you write something in five minutes and post it without even checking for spelling errors at the very least, people will notice. If you don’t care, no one else will. My other piece of advice would be to connect with other bloggers. Don’t be afraid to comment and start discussions with like-minded (or maybe even non-like-minded) bloggers! Most people are on here for the same general reason you are, and everyone I have talked to has been very kind. You can learn a lot from your peers!
Fifteen bloggers seems a bit excessive to me, so I’m going to choose my top five at the moment (but there are many others that I enjoy as well and I had to think really hard about this list…I love so many of your blogs)!
Even though you all are way better/bigger bloggers than I am, I look forward to reading everything you write and I think you really deserve a little extra recognition and if I can contribute to that, then I’d be honored!
Thank you again to ES Ordinary for choosing me. You would have made my list had you not been the one to nominate me!