I am honored and humbled to have received a nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award from Ada of Gina’s Blog, which brings inspiration to an ever-growing readership. She shares creative writings, artworks, quotes, life hacks, everyday inspiration and many more fabulous items that make you want to come back again and again; if you haven’t visited Gina’s Blog yet, go over there now and come back here afterwards.
Thank you very much, Ada for this nomination, as I wend my way from my little corner of the blogosphere (notice how I found a corner in a sphere…) into the world wide wonder of the web. Over the past month, I have made progress with the help and encouragement of a lot of people that I have met through their blogs and mine; there is still a long way to go, but I think the bug may have bitten me!
Rule 1: Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Rule 2: Provide a link to the award creator.
Rule 3: Attach the award to your post.
Rule 4: Nominate fifteen other bloggers, excluding yourself and the person who nominated you
Rule 5: Write a brief story of how you started your blog.
Rule 6: A piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
Rule 7: Comment on the blogs you have named here to let them know you have nominated them.
How it began:
This blog has actually been around for 4+ years of inexpert blogging and inconsistent writing. My original intent for the blog was to provide an additional outlet to get my photography known to people. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a clue, nor did I stay after it, so that the only people that read my blog were my friends and fellow photographers who already knew my work. A grand total of 721 views over the past 3 years sums it up pretty well 🙂
The revival is very much thanks to the Blogging101 course from WordPress, which gave me lots of good advice and an impetus to get my blog more together, and all the people that I met through the course and beyond. A real cadence and sense of branding is beginning to emerge and I think it may be off to a good start this year!
Advice to New Bloggers:
Probably one of the best items that I learned over the past month is that you need to communicate, not just write blog posts! Comment and provide feedback to other bloggers, start conversations and learn from each other!
- Christina @ Justbluedutch
- Jenny @ A Little Bit of Nervous Energy
- Summer @ MumSumSum
- Alexa @ Whimsical Wyvern
- GRae Area
- Quiet Ambience
- Chantal @ Weeds an all
- Memory Issues
- Jonathan @ Olive These Words
- Kah Choon’s Blog
- Rosie @ Hookup Culture
- Nicia @ Designing Dreams
- Wallpaper Tadka
These are some excellent bloggers who deserve your attention!! Go check them out!
Thanks again Ada!