The Blogger Recognition Award

The Blogger Recognition Award lets bloggers nominate fellow bloggers to recognize the dedication that each of us put into our own blogs, whether we blog for fun or as our actual job. The award helps us appreciate our peers and friends who take the time to create content. 

simply katricia was recognized by Niamh with a blogger recognition award. Check out her content which, if you read her blogtober post #21, is in sync with my thoughts.

 The Rules (copied from Niamh R Blogs post)

  1. Write a post showing your Award ✅

  2. Give a brief story of how your blog started ✅

  3. 2 pieces of advice to give new bloggers ✅

  4. Thank you to who nominated you and include a link to their blog ✅

  5. Select 15 bloggers to nominate ✅

Brief Narrative

Officially, my blog under a different name, started in 2012. I, like other natural haired ladies and gents want to document their journey as we transition or remove all of our processed hair and accept the hair that naturally grows from the scalp. Working within a group of other bloggers for about four years, we decided to go our separate ways. 

I knew I wanted to continue to blog just to get the words of life from my head, but still in the beginning phase of what I should focus on. There’s so many topics to write about but my thoughts have mainly been about parenting, natural hair, product reviews, and general lifestyle content of a woman living in New York City. There are so many other humans in the world that have the same thought process as I express in my blog but don’t have the time or the energy to create an actual log of their own thoughts.

Advice

Giving advice is like trying to get a child to sit after they have eaten three cookies, a cup of juice and three pieces of candy while sipping on more juice.  Some listen, others go on their own path.  I tend to listen and still go on my own path to find out what’s there and then maybe I’ll circle back and go where everyone is going.

For instance, numbers. Everyone wants a blog that others will actually look at, read and comment on.  This act of constantly minding how many likes and views you are receiving can lead to anxiety - or maybe that’s just me.  Although, we like to know people are actually viewing our content, it will not be the end of your existence if people are not.  Blogging can either be a hobby or a full-time business for you.  Decide which one and move slowly towards your goals. 

Relax.  A word found in the dictionary, but rarely used by so many people.  Relaxing is not a chore, it should be a part of what you do naturally.  Having a calm and relaxed mindset, will relay in your writing.  If you have expectations to post everyday about everything and have numbers in the gazillion, this may cause stress and anxiety.  Just take a minute to relax.

Thank you!

I’ve already mentioned the blogger who nominated me for this award, but ladies and gents here she is again - Niamh of NiamhRBlogs. I virtually met Niamh not too long ago through Twitter.  Don’t quite recall how it came to be but I’m in a group on Twitter where we share our blog information for support.  It’s funny because Niamh and a few others being in various countries in Europe are sleep in their beds or getting ready to, while I’m up at work.  So communicating in a timely manner is humorous to say the least.

Follow Niamh’s blog, Instagram and her Twitter for her thoughts on music, film and TV. 

On to the difficult part - who to nominate.  Since I’m semi-new to blogging and connecting to bloggers of various backgrounds, here’s my nominations.

Nominations for a Blogger Recognition Award

Lifestyle Bloggers

Health and Wellness

Parenting

Thank you for reading and hope you enjoyed my post.  Please follow and support the blogs that I nominated, there’s great content amongst these categories.

Do you have a blog that you’d like for me to share?  Let me know in the comments below.