Thursday, September 24, 2015

Blogger Recognition Award

I have been nominated by the lovely Sophia over at XOXO, Sophia for the Blogger Recognition Award.  This means a lot (thank you, Sophia!) since I just recently started blogging again more regularly.  So, here's how the nomination works.

  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Attach the award to the post.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them.
  • Provide a link to the award post you created (You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you).

How I got Started

I started my blog in August 2006 (can't believe it was so long ago!) as a way for me to keep an online journal. I was tired of keeping a paper journal and decided blogger was the best route to go. Since then, it's grown from a journal to a place where I post random tidbits, thoughts, rantings, ideas, photos, etc.

Advice to New Bloggers
  • Be consistent! I cannot stress this enough. Be consistent in your posting to keep your audience engaged and coming back for more.
  • Join a blogging community and be a part of link-ups. This will grow your blog and the readers you have. I'm a part of SITS.
  • Don't worry about the look of your blog right away (there are many free templates available that are great to use). You can upgrade and have a custom look after you have a loyal readership. I had my blog designed by Gisele. She also has some free templates available on her site.


Given that I've just recently started blogging again, I will list some of my favorite blogs that I think you should check out instead:
  • I Hate Green Beans:  I love this blog for hilarious recaps of the Bachelor and Bachelorette shows.
  • SITS:  A great blogging community to join.
  • Bakerella:  Two words- CAKE POPS!
  • Mix and Match Mama:  I love this blog for recipe ideas, and I just like seeing her family updates (and the fact that she loves coffee as much as me).
  • A Girl, A Style:  One of my favorite fashion bloggers, and she lives in England, so I get to see fab pictures of there that she posts. I love her girly and feminine style!
  • Fraiche Nutrition:  Yummy and nutritious healthy recipe ideas can be found here.
Happy reading!


1 comment:

  1. That's really good advice! Being consistent is something that I've been struggling with a lot lately, but it's so important!


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