Imagine my surprise when I went into my email and discovered that I had been nominated by Alice Dempsey over at her blog, Alice and Her Looking Glass. Thanks, Alice, I really appreciate it. The Blogger Recognition Award was created by Edge of Night, as a way to recognize bloggers and to allow them in turn to recognize the bloggers of their choice. Pretty nifty, huh?
According to the Award Rules, I have to do the following as a Nominee:
1: Nominate 15 other blogs you want to give the award to! And really dig around for these – you can’t nominate yourself or the person who nominated you.
2: Create a post to show off your award. And give a little backstory to your blog, and your personal blogging journey. Also, give some advice to other bloggers about blogging, and the blogosphere. Also, thank whoever nominated you, and include your award in the post – do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above.
3: Comment on the 15 blogs to let them know that you are nominating them.
4: And provide a link back to the original creator of the award, Edge of Night, so that we can all keep track of the award and who has been nominated!
How I came to The Blogosphere:
I’ve been writing and storytelling for most of my life. I initially didn’t have much interest in blogging, but friends and acquaintances prevailed upon me to start one as a way to promote my books and myself.
In my opinion, expanding into Blogging is a surprisingly natural and liberating part of the process because as writers, we often work in a vacuum. Blogging allows me to extend myself beyond mere stories into areas where I can share the thought process behind my storytelling.
When starting up a blog, it’s a good idea to decide beforehand where you want to go with it and what you want to do. Once you have determined the Where and What, you can then move on to the Why and Who. It is important to have a direction and a purpose.
Also, it is a good idea to know your Blogging Voice. What I mean is that if you want to be funny, smart, sarcastic, deep, etc. Your Voice is important because it is the carrier wave that will be moving your message along.
Note: I had almost 100 blogs to go through to make a list of 15. If it were up to me, I would nominate everyone I follow.
4. The Drabble
10. Skipah’s Realm
11. Jack J Binding
12. Healthy Quack
13. Jack Flacco
14. Cristian Mihai
I think it took me well over a month before I developed my writing voice, or overall tone that I wanted to present in my blog. At first I was lost, and trying to do what everyone else was doing, but I realized that blogging is so much more fun when you stop trying to imitate others and just be yourself. Great post and some great blogging tips 🙂
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Thanks. It’s so easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to others with regard to style and content. You’re doing a great job being your own entity. That’s why I put you on my list of nominees. 🙂
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