The Blogger Recognition Award is a blogger awarded award. Try saying that three times fast. Recently, I was nominated by a fellow blogger to receive the award.
I was nominated by Clarissa-Ann of sothisislife and it is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. Its purpose is to motivate further writing and acknowledge the effort that is involved in generating posts. The award is great for bloggers to review and reward each other’s work to create a supportive blogging community.
Once, nominated… If you wish to accept the nomination there are a few rules to be followed which are;
- Produce a post about the award
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Write a brief story about how your blog began
- Provide two pieces of advice to newbie bloggers
- Select 15 blogs to nominate
- Comment on each nominee’s blog and provide a link to the post you made about the award
Also please note, I have copied the above information directly from Clarissa-Anns blog.
How I began my blog
This blog started as a way to vent about political frustrations, namely my TV licence. Something I still like to do from time to time. But as I was ranting and raving away, I discovered my love for writing again. I always wanted to be a writer when I was younger but it was something that I didn’t know how to get into. Thankfully the world has come on a lot since I was a child and now anyone can have a blog. This has allowed me to share and grow as a writer and turn my little corner of the internet into a profitable little business.
Advice for new bloggers
I have so much advice for you guys but I’ll keep it simple.
- Write what you know- It might be tempting to write about everything, and there is nothing wrong with that, but don’t pretend to be an expert. The easiest thing to do is right about what you know, or about your learning journey. Some of the biggest fitness bloggers I know started off by writing about their experiences and stuff they have learnt. They don’t pretend to be experts but they still try to provide balanced information and feedback.
- Don’t do it for the money- I know that a lot of people are interested in making money from blogging, which is fair enough. I constantly get asked how to make money from blogging. There is no way I can answer that because I don’t know. I started this as a passion and other people enjoyed it. It grew it a business from there. If you are only in it for the money, it will show in your work.
- Learn as much as you can- Having a blog, no matter what the subject is, needs content. How do you create new content all the time? By learning new stuff within your chosen field. It’s a good idea to learn as much as you can about blogging stuff. That means photos, SEO, legal stuff…..yeah, there’s a lot more to this than thumping a keyboard.