Blogger Recognition Award
I am extremely shocked but thrilled to accept the Blogger Recognition Award from Suzie at Cinnamon Sunrise. I wasn’t sure if I was reading it right, or whether there was some kind of mistake. But I am so pleased to find someone has liked my blog enough to nominate me for an award! If any of you follows me on Social Media, you will know I have a little of Imposter Syndrome happening sometimes.
What is the Blogger Recognition Award?
The Blogger Recognition Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers, to show us how much our blogs are appreciated; we put so much time and dedication into them that it is nice to know that the work we do is getting read and loved by people other than friends and family. Having just relaunched my blog, this has definitely given me a boost.
What is Cinnamon Sunrise and who is Suzie?
Firstly Suzie is brilliant at reading and responding to other people’s blogs (well she always interacts with me). She has tried her hand at several things, including a freelance comic book colourist…cool job!
Cinnamon Sunrise is about how to be a grown-up, how to take responsibility for one’s life, helping to achieve the things we as grown-ups want.
I love reading other people’s blogs particularly ones where they’re not within in my writing themes. It is a big wide world out there with thousands of us bloggers. As someone who finds it hard to make friends, I loved this post. How to make friends as an adult. Such a great post, with tips on building friendships, having friends is such an important thing in life; without them can make life isolating.
Another of Suzie’s posts I have enjoyed is Stressful Days and learning to look after myself. Very much needed to read this after the few weeks I have had. We all forget to look after ourselves, particularly when you spend so long putting everyone else first.
I begun writing in memory of my daughter five years ago over on Melody and Me (although it hasn’t always been called this). I wanted to write more, but felt it inappropriate to write about family life on a blog I had used to grieve. Documenting my last pregnancy, which I loved and i have managed to raise more awareness, for Hyperemesis Gravardium too. I absolutely love writing, and want to do so much more, I hope to complete a couple of novels soon too.
My advice to new bloggers would be
- If you find yourself loving the blogging way, then move to self-hosting. Most companies are really helpful, and it is great to shop around; but rather than wait years (like me), make the switch early on in your blogging journey.
- Be you. Don’t copy anyone else. Only you can tell YOUR story, don’t use anyone else’s. Just be yourself.
- Plan and Schedule in advance. It can be a pain, but it makes everything so much easier for you and your reader.
- Don’t worry about stats; just do what you love, it will pay off eventually, there are no cheat sheets to views; if you write about what you care about, your readers will follow.
The blogging community is lovely, and in most can be really helpful and friendly. People who don’t often don’t understand the level of work that goes in to what we do. So this level of support is really motivating.
My Nominations are
- The Hairy Dadders
- This Real Life Dad
- My Random Musings
- Our World and Autism
- Me and B Make Tea
- The Butterfly Mother
- The Music Mummy
- The Newby Tribe
- Thinkingoutloud-Sassy Style
- Raising A Rag A Muffin.
Rules for accepting the Award
- Take the time to thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Write a post to show your award
- Give a brief story about how your blog started
- Give some advice to new bloggers
- Select 10-15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
- Comment on each blog to let them know you have nominated them, and provide the link to the post you created.