Oh my gosh, when I tell you the nomination for this award was a complete shock, I truly hope you believe me. The best kind of shock ever, but still just a complete surprise. Thank you so much to @theyorkshiredreamer for this nomination, it truly means the world to that you would consider me!
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their site
- Do a blog post about this award
- Give a brief summary of how you started your blog
- Give two pieces of advice for any new blogger
- Select at least 15 other bloggers for this award
- Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and provide them with a link to your post
A huge thank you to @theyorkshiredreamer for this incredible opportunity. I highly recommend checking out her blog for a little dose of happiness and adventure; she writes beautifully and her posts are always inspiring!
How (and Why) I Started My Blog
I started my blog as a way to help with my anxiety; I always have a lot on my mind, and I wanted to be able to work through it somehow. I have learned so much about myself and what it truly means to be happy and healthy since my anxiety started, and I wanted to connect with others and help them do the same.
I have also found that I love learning new things and there is so much that I still don’t know. This community constantly brings up such fantastic questions for me to research and learn about. I initially thought that this blog would help others by teaching them valuable information, but I had no idea how much I was going to learn in the process. Honestly, it has become my absolute favorite part about blogging.
I have only been blogging for about five months, so it feels a bit weird to be giving advice when there is so much I still have to learn, but I’ll do my best!
Tip #1: Just Go For It
You all have no idea how long I had my first post written before I ever decided to publish it. I was so nervous and scared of what others would think that I just kept putting it off. My biggest piece of advice is to not overthink it. You don’t need to know all of the information from the beginning because you’ll learn as you go. Blog posts can always be revised and made better as you learn more information and grow as a writer, but the sooner you start the better. Don’t put it off out of fear.
Tip #2: Write from Your Heart
Be genuine with every post you write. Allow your readers to get to know you; they will appreciate that you are open and honest with them, and it will make your posts much more relatable. It can be hard to be vulnerable and expose yourself, but it will pay off in the long run. You will get a much more genuine experience out of blogging, and your readers will get more value from your writing.
My nominees are all bloggers that I feel give a lot to the blogging community, and they post from the heart. I admire all of their work so much, and they have all inspired me to become a better blogger.
I look forward to seeing what you all have to say! Thank you so much again to @theyorkshiredreamer for the nomination!