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 😉
I just started my blog with the Home and About Me pages, people actually read them, liked and commented on them. Whoop Whoop!
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:
Prisoner by no crime of my own
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.
39 thoughts on “Yay! Just got a Blogger Recognition Award”
Huge congratulations to you!!! You definitely deserved this award because you are doing great work for everyone. Also, thank you for nominating me for this award!!
Thank you for your kind comments Alyssa, and I look forward to reading your responses. x
Congratulations that is wonderful!
And I hope you’ll participate. It’s always nice to get to know each other. x
Oh I am trying my best to participate☺️ I do everything for my phone and that’s a little bit harder. For example, I cannot find how to get the link to your blog. But I’m working on it!
Oh my word! You are brave doing all this blogging on your phone! 🙂
Congrats!!!!! Be sure to start an award page, that way you can keep up with all of them as you get them.
Congrats on the award!
Thank you x
Congrats on winning an award!! YAY! Great job!!
Thank you Meg x
Congratulations on the well-deserved award, fellow Caz! I’ll have to check out Jess’ blog in a moment.
You know about the ‘Diaries Of A Junior Doctor’ book, right? It was a huge hit, then he did a follow-up. Another couple of people followed the trend and did similar (like diary of a prison doctor). Maybe you should use your 10+ yrs of diaries to do a Diary Of A Mental Health Nurse bestseller!
Thank you twin Caz 🙂 Yes, I loved his first book in particular “This is going to hurt” and thought about writing a book lol. I am thinking about it so thank you for your encouragement, it’s much appreciated.
I though about doing one from a patient perspective (I’ve already got the title in my head!) but I have no diaries & my memory is poop!
Do it, fellow Caz. I’ll put in my request for a signed copy now 😉 xx
😉 I bet you could write a great book too. You’ve got all your notes in your blog to use 🙂 x
Thank you 🙂
Thank you Mio xx
Thank you Cindy x
Congratulations!!! You’re awesome.
Thank you Kally 🙂 x
Hi! I would like you to know that I have nominated you for the Blogger’s Recognition Award. I know you already have one, but I’m throwing my voice in there too. Visit me at lifeallday.art.blog ❤️
Aaaww, that’s lovely. Thank you! I’ve dropped by your blog a few times and I love that you share your world with us.
Way to go with being recognised this way, Caz. Awesome! I think the best piece of advice I can give regarding running a blog is be yourself. In terms of what I have experienced, it was literally one day there were no interactions and then the next day it all started happening. Eventually, I will spend more time figuring it all out (then again, probably not, though 😂).
I know what you mean. There’s so much toknow and learn and I just don’t seem to have the time to look at categorising, tagging, SEO or the likes. I’ll just keep on writing and see what happens 😉
So pleased to see your post Caz, and thank you for saying such lovely things about my blog – I was blushing away reading your kinds words ❤
Aaawww…. All true Jess, and I want everyone to see your brilliant blog xx
You’re too kind xx
And you’re too modest Jess 😉
Congratulations on the well deserved award- that was wonderful advice 🙂
Thank you Pooja x
Congratulations! That’s great advice to brainstorm in order to filter out the best ideas. It’s all too easy to have an explosion of possibilities in our heads that ironically makes it harder to type any one out. 😊
I tend to brainstorm, put stuff on a spider kinda chart then pick out current or relevant themes. I number them in order oif preference – perhaps that’s a bit much lol.
you & your lovely blog deserve it! 🙂
Thank you 🙂