A big thanks to, Riddle From The Middle, for nominating me for “The Blogger Recognition Award.”
As a new blogger, having my posts viewed brings satisfaction. Getting likes and comments is rewarding, and I’m thrilled and honoured to have RFTM, whose blog inspires me, enjoy my work.
Riddle From The Middle’s blog is about her journey through everyday family life. What makes her work worth reading is she writes with a genuineness that’s inviting and entertaining. Check out her blog here.
These are the Blogger Award questions and my answers.
How my blog got started.
Layered with years of experiences, a mind stocked with stories and an inquisitive nature, I’m surprised I took this long to start blogging?
When I’m writing a novel, I spend an abundance of time wrapped up with the characters and their storyline. After my recent book hit the presses, I wanted a short break from writing fiction but not from writing in general.
A new passion started when I began reading blogs and following favorites. That led to commenting on posts, and soon I joined the fun and created, “Saddles to Shorelines and Life as it Comes.”
To me, blogging is a version of reality TV, but the drama is more controllable. I enjoy connecting with real people while we discuss concerns and sometimes silly topics. It’s a way to share interests, inspire each other, or make us reflect on precious moments. A bonus for a writer is bringing a smile to someone’s day.
Two huge benefits to blogging is I can be in my PJ’s, and I’m never followed by a camera.
While I plot my next novel, blogging keeps my mind in writing mode and my fingers practised on the keyboard.
My 2pc of advice for new bloggers.
– With my blog less than a year old I don’t have the experience to say what works or doesn’t, but if you enjoy sharing thoughts and writing join me in, the learn as we go group. The hardest part is pressing the publish button.
– Although getting readers and gaining followers is wonderful and satisfying, write for your own joy. You get out of blogging what you put in to it.
Rules for This Award:
Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.
Write a post to share your award with a brief story of how your blog started, and give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
Nominate 10 to 15 bloggers for this award.
Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and link back to this post.
I have nominated 10 blogs which I thoroughly enjoy reading, check out these links;