Blogger Recognition Award

I have to give a big thank you to Chloe Chats and The Aesthetics Vida for nominating me. These awards are so cool and it’s amazing the support and encouragement that I have been given from fellow bloggers. It genuinely does make blogging much more fun.

Blogger Recognition awardRules

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post explaining how your blog got started.
3. Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers.
4. Nominate other bloggers you feel deserves some recognition.
5. Tag your nominees on Twitter to let them know.

How it all started

I had always known what a blog was and had read the odd few but I never really had a true interest in starting one until I started my marketing job and began to write for the company’s blog. Having a job with a focus on social media, this meant that I was introduced to so many bloggers from travel and lifestyle to cooking and top tips.

Also, with writing as much I do in my job, I found myself getting more and more restless as I was unable to write about what I truly wanted to and was limited to what content I could produce.

After awhile when work began to slow down I started writing different posts for myself between work and soon I had a portfolio ready to publish. I was having so much fun writing again that I decided to research the different ways to start my own blog. Multiple helpful blogging tips posts later, I purchased myself a WordPress personal plan and off I went to start my new blogging adventure!

Advice to new bloggers

1/ It helps to keep up to date with scheduled posts. As I previously said, I had a portfolio of posts ready before I started my blog so I had plenty of content to be published. Even though I believe that is a good thing to do, try not to get too stressed out if you miss a week or don’t have time to write a post. I have to keep telling myself not to be disappointed when I can’t think of a post to write or don’t have enough time to do much on the blog because of work and everything else. Sometimes when I get home from work I like to have my tea and chill in bed with some Netflix, so I tell myself that taking a break from the blog is not a bad thing. And it isn’t, I find that if I force myself to write a post when I have no idea what to do, it turns out to be incredibly generic and not true to myself at all.

2/ Everyone says this and it’s true, it takes time to fully cultivate a blog. Sometimes I wish I understood exactly what I needed to do and have everything on my blog finished and set up right from the start. But it takes time to manage your blog, write posts, promote them, take pictures (which I haven’t managed to do yet!) and engage with people on social media. Not everything can happen at once and as frustrating as it can be, you need to have patience and perseverance. Don’t give up because everything isn’t how you want it to be in the beginning, it won’t be that way forever. You learn and grow and with this growth comes the change you want. For myself in particular, I know my understanding of blog design is pretty basic at best but if I keep on researching and reading tips from fellow bloggers, I know that I’ll get there eventually.

Nominations

Geraldine Talks | Reading in Bed | Daisies and Delights | CHLXEMARIE | Abby Clare | Miss Beauty Saver | Hiding Behind Books | Mary Chronicles | The Wallflower Club | Chloe Toni

*Nominees: I apologise if you’ve already been nominated by someone else or have previously done this award. It is not compulsory so there is no pressure to do this award.

13 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Your blogging advice really did get into me, Chloe! I love how sincere you are and you do know how to connect yourself to your readers and I think that’s the most important thing that we have to do! Thank you for nominating me, lovely! I wouldn’t mind writing this all over again 😘❤️

    Mary

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    1. Aw thank you so much for your lovely words! I am so happy you think so, I think it’s important too. You’re welcome, it’s a good one to write isn’t it? 😊 thanks for commenting x

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  2. My job definitely played a part in me starting my blog too! So much easier to write about stuff you actually have an interest in and by getting that out, it makes work writing easier as well! And I completely agree that it’s a slow build and it can be so overwhleming! Just gotta take it as it comes! x

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  3. That’s really good that you had a load of posts all ready to publish before you even set up your blog, it is so handy to have posts pre-written, sometimes I find it difficult to do it, but I at least have like 4 posts already written up now just in case I am super busy for a few days and don’t get to write! Love your advice, it definitely takes up a lot of time to blog, and everyone works at different paces 🙂

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

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    1. I was obviously very eager to start 😂 well done on being organised, it’ll definitely be a lot less stressful for you when it comes to publishing posts! Thank you, glad you liked it 😊 x

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  4. Ahh I’m sorry I’m so late with this, I didn’t realize I was nominated! Thank you so much girly, I’ll add you to my post 😘😍 I love how you started your blog with many posts at the ready for posting! That’s such a smart idea. It definitely takes time to get started and get the ball rolling with the blog but with determination we can do it!! 😁🙌

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    1. It’s no problem! 😂 I was too eager and found it hard to wait, I couldn’t help myself so I stared writing. Completely agree, thanks for commenting! 😊 x

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