Recently I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the inspiring Beafree. I’m so thankful and it’s crazy to have such an amazing blogger nominate me. Everyone should definitely go check out and follow her blog!!! (That is if you’re not already, of course!)
- 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 to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
How it all started
I wish I had some engaging, interesting story behind why I started my blog. Unfortunately, I don’t – I started my blog on a complete whim, I woke up on the day of my sixteenth birthday (17 days ago) and decided to just go for it. The name came quite quicky, As you could imagine “sixteen” was the word of the day on that particular Wednesday.
I knew what I wanted to write about and I need only open one of my many, many half-started diaries to find my content. My blog is still a secret sort of the hobby of mine, I write about things that are important then I put my own spin on them and (try) to add a little humor. I know if anyone I knew found my blog I would be easily distinguishable as each and every post screams “me” and is a complete showcase of my personality!
I think my first post was only 13 days ago so the very fact that I’m giving advice to people starting a blog is quite ironic. Ok so obviously I’m not what you may consider an “expert” but let me delve into my extensive knowledge on writing blogs.
Find something that makes your blog stand out. This for me was important when I started my blog. I write about topics which are important to me then I add my own sarcastic humor. I figured if I were to write about things that matter to me, then they might have some weight if anyone else read them. That too, was really imporant when I started and I would advise you to make sure you’re actually writing about things that mean something to you. It makes writing blogs way easier and a lot more engaging for the reader.
Make sure you’re keeping things real. This is what I tell myself whenever I start writing. “Would I actually say this?” “Is this me writing?” With so much content out there it’s easy to get sucked into the trap of writing what everyone else is. That, of course, is good for somethings and it’s obviously great to be on topic but just keep in mind at the end of the day; are you writing it or is the sheep inside you?
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Emma – LeanSixteen