This week I had a wonderful surprise from one of my lovely blogger friends. The incredibly lovely Ami from Undercover Superhero nominated me for my second Blogger Recognition Award! Ami nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award back in June, and if you haven’t already checked out her blog, you need to! Her blog is called Undercover Superhero, and without a doubt, that’s exactly what she is. She writes about her recovery and rehabilitation after a long stay in hospital, and by sharing her story she raises awareness about disabilities and chronic illnesses. Thank you so much Ami for nominating me, you’re a superstar!
What is The Blogger Recognition Award?
The Blogger Recognition Award is created by bloggers for bloggers. It’s a way of giving them recognition for their work and to promote them to the blogging community.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post on your site displaying the award and why you started your blog.
- Write two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
- Nominate and notify 15 more bloggers.
Why I Started Blogging
I wrote a little piece last time about why I started my blog, which I’ve included in my post here:
I’ve tried many times in the past to start a blog, but I’ve failed at it for one reason or another. Usually because I’ve not had the time to keep up with it, I’ve ran out of ideas for content, or I’ve compared it to someone else’s I’ve seen that’s ten times better.
Last year I began a job working for a digital media company. While it started off being heavily admin based, I soon started writing content and learning more about SEO, and I soon realised that I was really enjoying it. So, armed with a little more knowledge, I started up my blog in January this year, and I took it seriously. I paid for the domain name, I wrote up a content plan and read countless other blogs for tips. Since starting my job, I’ve realised that, after years of trying to figure out what the hell I want to do with my life, I want to write.
Ultimately, making a living out of my blog and working for myself is the dream, although I have a long, long way ahead of me if I’m even going to consider that as an option. For now, I’m just enjoying putting the time and effort into my blog and seeing it grow. Anything else that comes is a bonus.
Advice for New Bloggers
Twitter is Your Friend
Don’t underestimate how awesome Twitter is for up and coming bloggers. Twitter is probably the main reason why this attempt at blogging has been the most successful. Not only can you share your posts via hashtags such as #UKBloggers and such, but there’s a number of great retweet accounts out there too, which will share your posts and allow you to interact with other bloggers. Not only has Twitter been great for my blog, but I’ve also met some wonderful friends on it too, and the blogging community is an incredibly supportive one.
Interaction is Key
This ties in with my last point. Interacting with fellow bloggers is so important – not because it can help you gain more views and followers, but because the blogging community is all about support. Bloggers support bloggers. You will make so many amazing new friends and the support you receive from them will mean that you keep going, even when you’re really not feeling it. So comment, share and get involved!
This is always the part that I struggle with! I’m completely useless at nominating people in these things and I tend to end up nominating the same people again! So, instead, I’m going to ask you to take a look at my last Blogger Recognition Award post, and make sure you check out the blogs of the amazing people I’ve mentioned. Give them a follow and show them some love!