The Blogger Recognition Award

I am thrilled to be nominated once again by Tiger Lily Evergreen for an award. This time it’s The Blogger Recognition Award. She is a big supporter of my blog and I could’t be more

Speaking Bipolar blog was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award. Learn more about the award and who was nominated in the next go round.

I am thrilled to be nominated once again by Tiger Lily Evergreen for an award. This time it’s The Blogger Recognition Award. She is a big supporter of my blog and I could’t be more thankful. Please check out her blog A heart full of light and love. She has beautiful insight and is wonderfully creative.

The Blogger Recognition Award is an online award given by bloggers to other bloggers as a way to recognize the efforts they put into their site.

Award rules:

  • Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started. 
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.

How I got started

To be quite honest, blogging is last thing I thought I would ever be doing. I never thought I had the chops to write, you know? I mean, I’ve always felt that I’m No Writer. I thought it was just as likely that I’d be a celebrity or something. And, English was one of my worst subjects in school, so I really did look at it as an untouchable field.

Anyway, so as with a lot of chronic illness sufferers, I was quickly learning that my long list of capabilities was slowly dwindling. I just couldn’t do most of the “normal” activities I had always done without issue. This caused me to stop working in the field I had chosen, and other areas where I was qualified. I had to look where I had never looked before.

It was my husband who insisted that I start looking for something that would peak my interest and keep me entertained since I hadn’t been working. He incessantly suggested blogging, to which I just scoffed. After months of going back and forth, he ended up winning and I decided I would give it a shot. Opening Up was very difficult for me and is a constant battle, but I am so grateful I listened and took a chance on this blog. It is my outlet and I find it very therapeutic.

Two pieces of advice for new bloggers

First, write in your own voice. Say what you want to say using your words. Don’t sensor yourself in a way that your emotion cannot be heard. And, don’t be afraid to dig deep and write from the heart as I think the most amazing writing is created this way.

Second, don’t limit yourself. I know that the advice out there is to pick a niche and stick with it, but I can see the other side. Don’t put a limit on your creativity by limiting your subject matter. I think expressing yourself and remaining open to where the creativity takes you is where the true magic comes from.

My Nominees







Tiger Lily Evergreen


Thanks again to Tiger Lily Evergreen for this amazing compliment! πŸ™‚

9 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Great advice for new Bloggers! And I love how you credited your hubby in starting your blog. Congrats on your nomination… And thanks again for nominating ME! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  2. Congratulations Sierra! I enjoyed learning a little more about you and how you got started with your blog. Like you, I don’t consider myself a writer, but we don’t have to look at it as writing; we can just call it sharing.😊 Thanks so much for the nomination. I appreciate you thinking of me!

    1. You are very welome! I think it is well deserved. πŸ™‚ I like your view on things, “sharing” rather than “writing”. It really is sharing our hardships and successes, and everything in between. Great thinking, Terri! πŸ™‚

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