Happy Weekend Guys!!!
If you’re following me on Twitter, then you guys are aware that I’ve been on vacation for two weeks…whoo hoo! And during the vacay, I decided to restart my fitness journey which has been super difficult.
Exercise is fudging hard! While nursing my sore muscles, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I was nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award.
What is the Blogger Recognition Award?
The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by bloggers who appreciate the hard work, dedication and vast amount of hours we all put into every post, as well as keeping the website current and updated. I was nominated by my girl Sayward who blogs over Saynthings. Thank you so much for nominating me, I am honoured to be included on your list of bloggers. Her blog is amazing so go check her out guys!
How My Blog Got Started
For years I wanted to start a blog, but I always quit after writing the first post. In January of this year, I started thinking toying with the idea again, and my significant other told me to do it. In February, I wrote my first post, and here we are.
The origin of the name took me awhile but finally; I decided to make it a combination of my first and last name. For months, I tried coming up with a niche, and I realized that a lifestyle blog would be the perfect fit.
After getting my groove, I redesigned and transferred my blog from Wix to self-hosted WordPress and relaunched in August.
Two Advice For New Bloggers
Blogging can be overwhelming. When I first started, I was so confused. Talks of SEOs, Instagram Algorithms, DAs had me ready to run to the hills.
- Patience – When you first start out, you’ll likely think that things will just happen and your blog will be a success overnight. Blogging is hard work, and there are no shortcuts. Just be patient and trust the process, it may seem easier to give up, but if you’re passionate about your blog, then you’ll put the work in. I had several moments where I was intimidated and jealous by the success of other bloggers and whining to my SO asking,’When will it be my turn?’
- Be yourself!- I can’t stress this enough. You will admire other bloggers and think that emulating their style will help your blog, but you’re only hurting yourself and your brand. Every day there is someone new creating a blog, but they aren’t you. Find your voice and be confident in your writing.
Have fun! It is a job, but it is also an extension of you. If you aren’t passionate or genuine about your content, then your readers will spot that a mile away.
The rules say that I should nominate 15 other bloggers, but I have my top six. I’ve come across many talented bloggers, whose works I love so it was really difficult choosing.
Join some Facebook groups, interact with your fellow bloggers on Twitter, Instagram etc. and learn more about them and their work.
Until next time. Nuff Love, Sheviimc.