Hello there my pretty little flowers!
Do you see the picture up there? Do you?? YES! I got nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the lovely Sandee over at Aria Stuck In Wonderland! When she told me, I was so excited and happy because this is my first award since I’ve moved over to WordPress. So there are a couple of questions that come with being nominated and I’m going to answer them for you in this post.
Tell The World Why You Started Blogging
I started blogging last June mainly because I wanted a place where I could have a voice. Around most people (except family), I tend to lose my voice. I don’t talk much and when I do, my heart pounds and I start shaking sometimes. Saying things to people has always been difficult for me because I’m afraid that I might be judged or that I might say the wrong thing and look stupid. You might say that I have a form of social anxiety. So I have this wall up and I really don’t know when it came up but it did and I don’t exactly know how to get rid of now. All I know is that it prevents me from making friends. So my blog was a way for me to tell people everything that I bottled up. Which is why I’m always so honest and open in my posts.
Give Advice/Tips To New Bloggers
One of the best pieces of advice I ever received about blogging was to be yourself. The thing about blogging is that it’s hard to stand out. There are millions of blogs out there. How are you going to stand out? The answer is simple. Be you. Because there isn’t anyone else out there with the same thinking patterns of the same way of looking at something. People crave uniqueness. Let that special part that makes you you shine in your blog and you will attract an audiance.
It’s NOT an overnight thing
A lot of people expect instant success and fame with their blog. No. That’s not going to happen. Blogging requires consistency and a lot of time before you get anywhere. Keep working and you will see results. Don’t except to write two posts and then have companies emailing you for sponsorships and readers instantly sending you fan mail. That’s not how it works. It takes years.
There isn’t a formula to success in Blogging
You may think that if you talk about certain topics or share popular opinions, that you will get a mass following. That’s not true. Like I mentioned, you need to be authentic, passionate and unique in your writing. For example, say that MAC just put out a new concealer and all the bloggers are raving about it. Don’t feel like you too have to go and write a post praising it if you personally didn’t like it or if worst, you aren’t even that interested in make up to begin with. Write about things that you are passionate about and express your opinions respectfully and honestly. There is no formula to blogging so don’t try to find or follow one.
Let Your Nominees Know That You Think They’re Awesome
Kat @ The Book Lander
Erica & Christy @ Novel Ink
Hollie @ LuckyHollie
Once again, I’m so grateful to be nominated and I love all of you guys. See you soon with my August Wrap Up!