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
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.
- 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.
Tiger Lily Evergreen https://heartfulloflightandlove.wordpress.com
Thanks again to Tiger Lily Evergreen for this amazing compliment! 🙂