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I am very pleased to announce that I have been chosen for the Blogger Recognition Award.
And I owe a huge thank you to Danielle at Impossibly Imperfect.
I recommend you take a few minutes and go check out her blog if you haven’t already!
Thanks again Danielle!
About the Award
The Blogger’s Recognition Award is an award made of nominations by bloggers for other bloggers.
It’s a way to encourage and support all of the hard work, time, and effort that goes into this blogging life.
It creates a chain of recommendations for bloggers who deserve to be followed.
This award also helps us motivate each other.
And it’s a great way for our readers to find other amazing blogs.
- Write a post displaying your award.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
- Nominate 10-15 bloggers who you believe deserve to be recognized.
- Let the nominees know they have been nominated.
How My Blog Started
Let me start by saying that this is my second blog.
My first one was started as a means to try and create a passive income.
It is mainly for beginner blogging tips and you can find it at Going Places with Kendra.
Then I decided that I wanted to have a personal blog.
I wanted a place where I could write about more personal experiences.
That’s when I created Hearts and Houseshoes.
It’s a lifestyle blog where you can find posts about Type 1 Diabetes and self-improvement topics.
My daughter and niece are both Type 1 Diabetics.
This disease is very misunderstood.
I hope that by sharing our experience we can also help raise awareness.
And just maybe some of the tips I share can help someone else out.
Two Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers
1. Be Patient
My first piece of advice is to remain patient.
I know that’s easier said than done.
We all want everything right now.
But, it takes a lot of time to build up a blog and a following.
It’s a lot of work.
But, I truly feel that if you really enjoy it and you stick with it, your hard work will eventually pay off.
In order to make it, people have to find you.
You don’t create a post and automatically receive a ton of traffic.
I recommend using social media.
Things like Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Choose your favorite one, or use them all.
Just remember it’s a lot of work trying to manage all of them.
Believe me. I know!
I use all of them on each of my blogs.
So that’s 8 social media sites.
I’m not as consistent as I should be though, because I have so much going on.
And I feel different things have worked better for each one.
So, it’s really about finding the best one for you.
Just make sure you get out there somewhere and promote, promote, promote.
Hang in there and best of luck!
Here are My Nominees
- Time to Travel @timetotravel90
- I Go By Katie @igobykatieblog
- The I Am W.O.M.A.N Blog @TheIAmWOMANBlog
- Sofia Mitchell @sofiamitchellxo
- New York Family Adventures @EmilyMaeHood
- This Brilliant Day @ThisBrillDay
- Reading in the Garden @Rosanna_Starr
- Brianna Marie Lifestyle @BriannaHigdon
- Women Undefined @GarciaDayma
- Midlife Crisis Before 30 @TArgyelan
Each of these blogs are very deserving of this award. Congratulations and have fun with your Blogger Recognition Nomination!