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The Blogger Recognition Award

Today I received a message saying I’d been nominated for a blogger recognition award, thank you to for the nomination.

The rules:

* Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
* Write a post to show your award.
* Give a brief story of how your blog started.
* Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
* Select other bloggers you want to give this award to.
* Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.


How I Started My Blog:

I think this should be more of a ‘why’ than a ‘how’ but it pretty much boiled down to wanting to write a book.  The motivation just wasn’t there when it was just me and the laptop but now updating readers on the progress has spurred me on to write, even if it is only 100 words a night!


Advice to New Bloggers:

  • Don’t ever prioritise your blog over your passion, otherwise you’ll lose focus like I have!
  • Be polite and supportive with your readers
  • If you’re wanting longevity with your blog make sure you do your homework with keeping the readers interested.  Research and react accordingly to your niche.

My Nominations:


Good luck other nominees!



"I loved writing as a child, loved making up silly stories. They came built-in to my brain, almost like an Ikea instruction manual. The focus these days is to figure out how to now turn them into books" Tanya Butler, June 2018

4 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Thank you! Your advice about not over-prioritizing your blog over a passion is welcome news today for me. I’ve been worried about not responding to other people’s posts as much as normal, as I’ve been writing my book as the priority. I want to balance it, but some days the passion wins out!

    I will work on this one in the coming day. Thank you again. And congrats to you. 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome. I have come to a bit of a bump in the road and am just finding it hard to write or even blog, I was close to just stopping both but then the nomination came in and thought to just see where that gets me.
      It’s good that you’re writing your book and putting in a lot of effort with your blog too. Keep at it as you’re balancing it out well from my perspective!

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