Nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award

by - October 10, 2017

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This is all so overwhelming—I've been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! That's two award nominations in just a month of starting this blog! :-)

Read: Nominated for the Liebster Award 2017

Many thanks to Lauren Najar of Laugh Always for appreciating the work I've done for my blog. Laugh Always is a blog that aims to promote positivity and encouragement to anyone who needs it. Read more about her inspiring story in Laugh Always.

What is the Blogger Recognition Award?

The Blogger Recognition Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers who appreciate the hard work, dedication, and effort in creating posts and in regularly updating their blogs. It’s an awesome opportunity for bloggers to recognize one another for our contributions to the blogging community.

What are the rules for the Blogger Recognition Award?

When you are nominated, you have the option to accept or ignore. If you choose to accept the award nomination, there are few simple steps that you need to take:
  • Write a 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 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers to nominate.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How I Started Blogging

I actually started blogging back in 2011 after learning about Google AdSense. Paper and Ink is my experimental blog without a niche in mind. I wrote about a variety of topics from books, movies, travel, to personal reflections on my life events.

A few years down the road, the thought of starting a new blog began brewing in my mind. The moment I got engaged and knew I was expecting, I wanted to create a blog about motherhood. Then early this year, shortly after getting married, I got into Wordpress and started Misis Blog. I used the free plan, so I didn't have my own domain. Being pregnant and all, I got bored and stopped blogging.

Misis Blog was dormant for a few months, until my loving husband gave me the go signal to buy my own domain. He was very supportive and encouraged me to blog again, especially now that I'm a WAHM. I deleted my Wordpress blog and started from scratch here in Blogger (where it's free to map your own domain). Hence, the rebirth of Misis Blog. :-)

Advice to New Bloggers

1. Find a niche that you're interested in

Learn from my mistake. My first blog didn't really fare well in the blogosphere because Paper and Ink was a hodgepodge of topics. Focus on a topic or group of topics that closely relate to one another—your niche, so to speak—and write about your focus topic consistently. The trick here is choosing a niche that you're genuinely interested in and something that you're knowledgeable of. 

2. Be consistent

Writing sporadically won't get you anywhere in blogging. To keep your audience engaged, you should post regularly on your blog and on your respective social media sites. Consistency equals commitment to your blog, and this is one mistake I had with my first blog.

Bonus tip: Be patient

Reaping the rewards of blogging takes time: growing your audience, learning SEO, getting on the first page of SERPs, and earning through blogging. Believe me, I'm going through the same pains right now. But just like any good thing, you just need to be patient. Enjoy the journey of blogging. :-)

My Nominees for the Blogger Recognition Award

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