Hello Sweeties ♥
I just got nominated for another Blogger Award. This time it’s the Blogger Recognition Award and I got nominated by Jen (her blog is ‘Jen’s Life and Style’). I’m really thankful she choose nominate me ♥. Definitely check out her blog! Let’s get into this post!
About the Blogger Recognition Award
If you’re wondering what the Blogger Recognition Award is all about, it is basically a kind of support and appreciation between bloggers. It is given by bloggers to fellow bloggers to reward the hard work a blog takes. It’s just a really nice way to share some love and it is definitely awesome and heart warming to get nominated. (again a huge thank you to Jen ♥)
Once you got nominated you can either accept or ignore the award. If you accept there are some rules to follow.
- Write a blog post to show your award.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers to nominate.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
How my Blog started
This is actually not my first blog. I first started blogging on blogger/blogspot, just for fun. My first blog was pretty pointless and I just shared random bits and pieces of my life, no post being even close to 200 words. Then I started doing videos on YouTube and I actually can’t really remember why. I think I was just fascinated by the whole YouTube thing. I got kinda bored of it after a year and decided to go back to blogging since I enjoy it way more than YouTube. This time I wanted to share more valuable posts than on my last blog. Because I love makeup I ended up creating this beauty and lifestyle blog! That’s how I started.
My Advice for New Bloggers
Use Social Media
For me Twitter is the best social media platform to interact and connect with 1. other bloggers and 2. your following.
I started using twitter consistently this October and more than doubled my page views, also I got ways more comments and likes. I use twitter to interact with other bloggers and I already got to know some really amazing bloggers. Also sometimes blogger share follow threads allowing you to grow your following and get to know about knew awesome bloggers.
Use what ever platform you prefer but be active on it and don’t just live in your own bubble.
Consistency is sooooo important to grow a loyal audience. People are more likely to come back to blogs they now are uploading regularly and don’t just disappear for ages (like I did when I first started). Let me tell you. When I started uploading regularly the engagement on my blog grew massively. You surely don’t have to upload every day or even every other day. Create a schedule you can stay on top of. At the moment I upload twice a week (Thursday and Sunday) but even once a week would be a great start! Just don’t randomly disappear without any explanation.
But my most important advice is to have fun! No one forces you to do anything and you have to look after yourself. Don’t let blogging feel like a burden.
Bloggers I nominate:
I hope you enjoyed this post ♥ Maybe you’d like to read some of my other posts like my DIY advent calendar for him or my empties and decluttered which includes reviews of all the products. See you soon ♥