Nominated For The Blogger Recognition Award

Picture of the Blogger Recognition Award.

I was nominated by Disabled Disney for the Blogger Recognition Award.

Here are the rules for this award:

Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award.

Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.

Give a brief story of how your blog started.

Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination. (I know I only did five. 😊)

Thank you, Melissa, for this award.

Why I started my blog: I started my blog almost ten years ago (in September of 2010) as part of a college course that I had to take for my journalism degree. I enjoyed sharing my life’s journey, including how I deal with my disabilities, that I couldn’t stop writing. Now I want to make blogging part of my career.

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

  1. Network with other bloggers. It is a great way to get ideas for posts and for other resources.
  2. Don’t give up, keep writing. Over the past nine to ten years of writing I didn’t stop writing. Even if it was just a small post to say hello, I reached out to my audience.

I nominate the following five bloggers for this award:

  1. Matt Harris
  2. Jessica Woods
  3. VI Blind Resources
  4. Joy Ross
  5. Sam with the Blind Life

If you know of any bloggers I should check out let me know in the comments below.

Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Rec award

I have some exciting news to share! I have been nominated by my friend and fellow blogger, Carol, who runs the blog, The Invisible Vision Project, for The Blogger Recognition Award.

Here are the rules that have to be followed for this award:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  • Write a blog post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Nominate some bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, and provide the link to the post you’ve created.

Thank you, Carol, for nominating me for the award. You are an amazing friend and writer. Be sure to stop by Carol’s blog and show her some love. 😊

A short story of how my blog got started:

It all started nine years ago on a Pensacola State College campus. I had to create and write nine or ten blog posts for part of a class I was taking for my journalism degree. I was excited to share my stories and growth as a writer and a college student with the world. I fell in love with blogging and since then I have never stopped writing. I hope to keep writing in the future and even use my blog as part of my freelance writing career.

Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers:

The first piece of advice was something that I myself had to learn over time, and that is never give up. It has taken me a long time to get to where I want to be as a blogger. It did not just happen overnight. It took a long time with hours of practice of writing and editing. There are times when I lose a follower or two on my blog or I do not get something edited correctly, due to my learning disability, however I have to keep going and not give up. I am glad I did not give up on blogging, and I keep practicing my writing and editing skills. I get to do something that I love, and I get to share it with the world.

My second piece of advice is to read your work out loud before you push the publish button. This will help with the first piece of advice I gave to you. Lock yourself in the bathroom with a steaming hot cup of coffee to keep you awake during the process. I find that reading my work out loud helps me catch my mistakes and it keeps me going as a life long learner.

Lastly, I would like to nominate the following five bloggers for this blogger award.

Glen, who runs the blog, Well eye never (well_eye_never)

Sassy Wyatt, who runs the blog, Thinking Out Loud (SassyWyatt)

Kel, who runs the blog, Consider yourself warned… it could be Kel…(CouldBeKel)

Holly, who runs the blog, Life of a blind girl (lifeofablindgrl)

Luke, who runs the blog, Luke Sam Sowden (lukesamsowden)

Thank you again Carol for this amazing nomination! Thank you to friends, family and my followers who support me!