I want to thank Sadje from Keep It Alive for nominating me for this award. Let’s see about the rules…
The Rules –
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
- Do a post to show your award.
- Give a summary of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers.
- Select at least 15 other bloggers for this award.
- Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post.
Why I started my blog –
I suffer from depression and anxiety and started my blog to try to let some of my emotions out onto the computer screen. It was really a love of writing and a need for sanity that brought me here. I dream and use my imagination, but a lot of what I write comes from experience… I think it is better writing when it is honest and built in facts. It kind of started with little blips of writing and now is mostly a daily challenge for me to write, a discipline like an exercise for my mind and spirit.
My advice –
The first bit of advice is to write what you are comfortable writing. Some people want to show very little of themselves and it may seem forced or not flow right if it is not a familiar and comfortable subject. While others want to share a lot. Some people like prompts, some don’t. Just pick what makes you HAPPY.
My second bit of advice is don’t focus on the numbers too much. I cannot lie, it is great to get another follower, but often they are just a number and not an active part of your blog – they don’t read, visit or comment on what you write. Some people only follow you to have you follow them back with only the hope of boosting their numbers. Numbers don’t matter like the interactions – likes and comments especially. Have FUN!
Now I am supposed to nominate others… consider yourself nominated if you are reading this. I don’t like the thought of leaving someone out so I just nominate all my readers. Consider yourself notified.