Hello Lovelies! I have been nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award by the fabulous, wonderful and beautiful Joan of Starting Over….Again! What’s that, you ask? It’s a pretty awesome award given to bloggers by bloggers recognizing the hard work, dedication and value of bloggers. It’s also a way to showcase new talent in the Blog-o-sphere and connect them to new audiences. It’s a great honor to be chosen for this, and I am very grateful to Joan for doing so. To share love and encouragement to those that are on this journey alongside you is a blessing!
Why did I start blogging?
Honestly, I started this blog at a transitional time in my life. I was searching for meaning and passion after leaving my job in corporate America to become a stay-at-home mom to my 3 children. Never being content to just be, I had to get my hands into something creative, and this blog was born. It marries all of my favorite things–writing, cooking, Jesus, and family, and what started as a whim has grown into a full-blown passion project. In the short time that I’ve been doing this I’ve learned that being real and authentic is something that people crave, and I want to show this to each and every reader. I want to connect with every person that stops by my blog and aim to give them a peek into my life, mess and all, because that’s where real life happens and real love begins.
Advice for New Bloggers?
Keep going and trust in yourself! Starting a blog can be overwhelming, there are so many aspects you need to familiarize yourself with and there is so much to growing and connecting with an audience (outside of good old Mom and Dad, who think everything you do is great anyway). Take one day at a time. Master one thing at a time. Be patient with your progress, and in all things apply GRACE to yourself. You will get it, so trust yourself! And thankfully, the blogging world is full of a ton of people who are open, caring and willing to help. So ask!
In return for being nominated, I am nominating fellow bloggers so that we can recognize their work and achievement.
And the nominees are:
Elle from The Well-being Project
Tuula at My Tuesday Therapy
Marifaith at Journeys to Simple
Ashley at Cakes to Kale
Jennifer at Jennifer Driskell
Bukky at MyLifeStyleLink
Taynia at Taynia Coleman
Bushra at Bushra’s Blog
Rachel at All Things Coops
Julia at Julia Elizabeth Blog
Congrats, ladies! You are all doing amazing and I am excited to see what is in store for all of your fabulous blogs!
The rules for the Award are:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of How/Why you started blogging.
- Give two pieces of advice you would give to brand new bloggers.
- Select 10-15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog letting them know you have nominated them,and giving the link to the post you have created.
Thanks again to Joan! I am so humbled and grateful!!