A big fat thank you to Jess at Beyond the front cover for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award, Yay! If you haven’t been over to visit Jess and her blog before please give it a go. She loves books and reading, and she does great book reviews!
Because Jess has a toddler on her hands now, I’m guessing she doesn’t get a whole load of time to blog as much. However, I love her book reviews and monthly roundup where she keeps us up-to-date and talks about all things close to her.
While I write about all things Mental Health, which can be quite distressing at times, it’s a breath of fresh air reading blogs like Jess’s Beyond the front cover.
If you know my blog, you’ll know how much I love the Blogger Awards. They give us an opportunity to nominate our fellow bloggers and hopefully put their blogs in the spotlight, encouraging you to drop by and say hello.
The Blogger Recognition Award Rules
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site
- Do a post to show your award
- Give a summary of how your blog started
- Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers
- Select up to 15 other bloggers for this award
- Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post
Give a summary of how your blog started
It took me years to actually start writing a blog. I had so many thoughts about what to write constantly whizzing around my brain, so I started writing them down.
Doh! I’d forgotten that I had 10 + years of diaries from my mental health nursing days tucked away somewhere.
Most of the time I don’t use the diaries though, as I have enough to write about — what with me becoming physically disabled and medically retired from the job I loved. Still, the diaries will come in handy when I run out of words 😉
Two pieces of advice for any new bloggers
You might have lots of ideas for a new blog and if so, you might need to brainstorm to cut your list down.
However, in the end, write about what you love and know as it’s much easier and will show readers your enthusiasm and passion for your topic. They’ll feed off this and want to come back for more.
Read other blogs in your niche, check out what’s current in your field and just start writing. Don’t be like me, and wait almost 10 years!
Now for my nominees for the Blogger Recognition Award
I usually select new bloggers who’ve recently come to my attention, but this time I think I’ll switch it up a bit and pick a couple of blogs that I’ve been following (and thoroughly enjoying) for a while. My choices are:
The tiny couch: wellness for all
There’s no obligation to take part of course, but I look forward to reading your answers if you do! Thank you for reading,
Over to you
What advice would you give to readers about starting a new blog? Some of you have been blogging for a while now — has your niche or blog evolved in unexpected ways? I look forward to your comments and I’m happy to answer any questions.