Just a week ago, I received a message from this awesome lady, telling me that she was nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! How cool is that? First of all, I’m really excited about this! And second, how cool is that? Seriously. So today is the exciting day that I share my Acceptance of the Blogger Recognition Award — And Nominations! But first, I have to say THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! to Francesca over at Fine Wine & Tator Tots for the nomination! It is very kind of her to think of Maybe Carolyn May for this award. I am truly honoured by this!
Rules for the nominated…
While being nominated for this award is awesome, there are just a few rules to participate. I promise they’re pretty easy! 😉
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and make sure you include a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award!
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers you would like to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link for the post you created.
Why I started blogging?
I started this blog in 2010, but hadn’t really committed to it until the beginning of this year (2017). Over the years I have come to realize how much I love words…learning them, researching their meanings, finding new ways to write a phrase…reading and writing them in general. And it turns out I’m not too terrible at writing either! I also truly enjoy telling stories, sharing experiences and planning adventures in real life, so naturally I figured…why not start a blog and share with the world if I can. So here I am…putting myself out there in hopes that I can help or intrigue someone somewhere or just make some new friends in the process.
I’m quite a creative person and I’m always looking for ways to learn and grow and express that side of me. I’m fairly skilled in drawing and painting, while continually working on improving my photography skills. All of these things I will continue to play with…but writing, I have recently realized is by far one of my favourite ways to express myself. With each passing day, I learn something new, I get better at each task, and I love every bit of this venture more and more!
Advice for new bloggers…
First and foremost… DO NOT HESITATE AND BE TRUE TO YOURSELF! Please start now! There is nothing worse than waiting till the right time, or waiting until it’s perfect..because you will learn as you go and you will get better at it. I made the mistake of procrastination and I don’t want you to! I didn’t think it was good enough, didn’t think anyone would be interested in reading what I had to say. But if you write about things you are passionate about, if you be you and provide the content and take the steps to get yourself seen, your readers will find you.
Second… Promote yourself! Join groups, social media outlets, blogging communities… whatever you can do to put yourself out there, do it. You will be amazed at what a difference it will make. I know it can seem intimidating and I know that you may worry about people not liking your content, but someone will and they will not find it if you don’t put the effort into getting it into the blogosphere. You will also be amazed at how kind and supportive fellow bloggers can be. Share, share, share!
I would like to recognize and nominate the following blogs for the Blogger Recognition Award. These bloggers have created beautiful blogs and work very hard to share great works and I’m looking forward to so much more from them! Congratulations Nominees!!
Thank you again to Fine Wine & Tator Tots for this nomination!!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone else who has continually supported me in this venture…my family, friends, fellow bloggers and loyal audience…you have no idea how much I appreciate it!