Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Blogger Recognition Award

Yestermonth, I was tagged for the Blogger Recognition Award, and this week seems like a good week for a blog tag—so here it is! =)

First off, I should thank Lili P. for nominating me on her blog, Good Story! You can find her Blogger Recognition Award post here with her tips for new bloggers.

I will start off with the rules ~

  1. Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post. (Check!)
  2. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  3. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  4. Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.

Ok, so how did my blog start? Well, this February, I joined the Young Writers Workshop and saw that Jaquelle Ferris, the co-founder, recommended that writers start blogs. They help you learn to write consistently, she said. I thought that sounded like a good idea, so I started my own. From there, I winged it. So far, I have enjoyed blogging a lot, and have become much more consistent, plus I discovered that I like writing Christian living. I do not regret my decision one bit!

Two pieces of advice for new bloggers… I guess I’ll say this:

#1: You’ll figure a lot of it out as you go, so don’t be afraid to wing it.

Sure, you can carefully plan four years-worth of blogging before you start, and try to become famous. But if you do that, I think you’re missing the point. You may not even start your blog in the first place! 

At least in my perspective, blogging is a learning experience. It is an excellent way to help writers figure out what they like to write, and experiment with their words a bit. They are also helpful for reaching readers, but at the heart of the blog’s purpose is to learn new things—mastering language, and also gaining experience with email lists and tech-y stuff. 

#2: Have fun with it! 

Be creative, try new things. Enjoy each step along the way. Don’t take it too seriously. Write what you want to write, what you are passionate about—not whatever you are supposed to do next on your blogging schedule. Savor the experience. Play with the fonts. Experiment. Learn.

If you aren’t having fun, there’s something wrong with your approach to blogging. ;)

What’s next? Nominations! 10-15 is a lot, so I’m just going to take the traditional blogger’s shortcut for blog tags ~

If YOU have a blog and want to do this blog tag, I nominate YOU!

By the way, this blog is going on hiatus for a little while. I am gearing up to switch over to Wordpress and planning some fun stuff like giveaways and guest posting to go with that, so I'll be taking a break from blogging here. To stay updated, be sure to sign up for my newsletter on the sidebar to the right if you haven't already.


  1. So glad you start your blog. I have enjoyed reading your posts. I hope the switch to wordpress goes well. Looking forward to it. Love, Grandma

  2. Congratulations on being nominated! We look forward to your future posts when you resume!