It’s been a little while since I was last nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award and I found that, this time around, I had to think for a bit in order to come up with some new blogging advice. I guess I haven’t learned that much since last time!
- Say thanks to who nominated you and leave a link back to that person’s blog.
- Give the story or history of your blog.
- Give two or more pieces of advice for new bloggers.
- Nominate 10 other bloggers and link their blogs.
The History of My Blog:
I detailed the history of my blog in my last Blogger Recognition Award post, so you can check that out if you’d like the full story. The short version is that I initially tried blogging back in 2016, but quickly gave up on it because I wanted to focus my time on other things. I eventually came back to it, as I wanted to get back into the habit of writing on a regular basis and thought that the blog would be a fun way to do it. Turns out, I was right, and I’ve been at it ever since!
My Advice for New Bloggers:
1) Be Patient
I’m speaking from experience here when I say that it can take time to build an audience. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get a lot of views or likes when you’re starting out and keep in mind that it will probably take longer then you expect to grow your followers. Just keep writing and promoting your posts and you’ll see your blog grow little by little.
2) Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Bloggers
As you’re plugging away at your blog, slowly gaining new followers and refining your writing, you might look around and see other bloggers whose posts seem more impressive then yours or whose sites seem to be gaining followers way faster then yours. It’s natural to feel down when this happens, but try not to dwell on negative thoughts. Everyone has moments when they don’t feel very confident, but it’s not really helpful to compare yourself to other bloggers; they have their own style and you have yours. Instead, try to focus on making your posts the best that you can and just have fun!
Thanks again to Railgunfan75 and Neverarguewithafish for the nominations. Now it’s my turn!
Thanks for reading!