The Blogger Recognition Award

by - 10:08:00

Hey everyone, hope you're well, welcome to another blog post.

I have been nominated for the blogger recognition award! I actually got nominated 7 times (I'm so slow at writing these out😓) but here are the lovely bloggers that nominated me:

Niamh - She has a wonderful blog, always love reading her posts! Please go show her some love.
Graham - Great blog, if you love games and movies it's a great blog to go check out!
Karen- Another amazing blog, she always has such interesting posts, go and have a nosy around!
Rina - A lovely blogger with a great blog, she's so supportive and lovely to speak to!
Samantha - Another kind blogger has nominated me, go check out her blog too, you'll love it
Jack - Another sweet blogger, please go and check out his blog! He's super supportive!
Carrelle - A lovely blogger, so supportive and fab to chat to! Check out her blog!

Thank you guys for nominating me, I think I say this a lot but the blogging community is so lovely, supporting, and so encouraging. It's like having hundreds of pen pals and it's the best.

The rules: 

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post explaining how your blog got started.
3. Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers.
4. Nominate other bloggers you feel deserves some recognition.
5. Tag your nominees on Twitter to let them know. 

How my blog started

My blog started back in May 2015. Yes a good few years ago. I didn't do much with it to be honest, I was a lot younger and I just wrote whatever I felt like, I didn't know if anyone was reading it but I didn't even have any social media channels for it. I'd say it really started in March this year when my mental health got really bad and I decided to tell the world my story. However, I still didn't use any social media channels to connect with anyone, it was only really my friends and family that knew about it. I started to realise how much I loved blogging and that I wanted more people to know about it because I wanted to help others. In October I started up my Twitter properly, I connected with other bloggers, I took on a massive bit of advice from an old family friend who is now a brilliant author and started to engage with so many people, I feel like I have made some really good Twitter friends and it honestly melts my heart with all the support and encouragement I get. 

Advice to new bloggers

#1. Honestly, just enjoy what you're doing. It's good to find a niche, but it's not a necessity. Write content on things you want to talk about, you might find that you see other bloggers writing about beauty and they get loads of engagement etc, but if that's something you're not interested in or enjoy writing about then don't. Often if you blog about things for the sake of other people you'll quickly burn out and to be fair, I feel like it would be quite difficult to come up with ideas if it wasn't something you are interested in. 

#2. If you're serious about turning your blog into something that makes you money then read other blog posts on it. There's so many friendly and amazing bloggers out there that will write blog posts about how to gain more views, or how to get paid opportunities, or how to increase your domain authority etc. Whilst you don't want to get sucked into the stats, because it's absolutely fine if you don't get the same amount of page views everyday - it's pretty difficult to do that, trust me! But also please remember that this takes time, don't stress if it takes you a whole year or more to make any money from your blog, it's something you have to work hard at and bloggers work at different paces - don't compare your blog to anyone else's. 

My nominations

1. Chloe - A lovely blogger and someone who deserves the recognition. Go check out her blog and follow her on Twitter too!!  
2. Latisha - I absolutely love reading her blog, it's so positive and inspiring. Definitely deserves some blog recognition. Please go check out her blog. 
3. Lav - She's honestly one of the most supportive bloggers ever. I love reading her blog and her Instagram is always amazing. Go and have a look around her blog! 
4. Laura - Another wonderful blogger and lovely blog. She has some amazing content and she's so supportive. Please check out her blog. 
5. Lucy - Another favourite blogger of mine! Super friendly, she's always there if you need any advice and the support she gives is lovely. Go and have a look at her blog! 
6. Jess - You'll probably find that I am repeating myself but everyone is honestly so lovely. Jess is a great blogger, a lovely girl, mega supportive and someone you can easily just have a chat to on Twitter! Have a look at her blog please. 
7. Alison - Her blog is so positive, so inspiring and so informative. If you're looking for a bit of sunshine on a gloomy day then this is the blog to go to! Another supportive, friendly, amazing blogger - please go check out her blog. 
8. Jenna - Another great gal, always lovely, friendly and supportive. I also love her blog, it's so inspiring to read so I would recommend checking it out! 
9. Lauren - A fabulous blogger, her blog is super pretty so please go check it out! Super friendly, supportive and great content. 
10. Chloe - So many Chloe's huh? haha. Another sweet blogger, please go give her some love and check out her blog! 

Looking forward to seeing your blog posts - of course, if you've already done it you don't have to do it again and also if you don't want to do it, there's no obligation!! 

What would your advice be for new bloggers? Let me know in the comments below! 

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  1. Woohoo congratulations 9n the nomination xx

  2. Great post. Love your tips for new bloggers! I'm ALL for sharing the advice I've learnt over 5 years and turning my blog into my job with other bloggers. It's so important to be transparent and not beat around the bush that it takes time and energy to do!


    1. Thank you! Ah yess, that's why I love your blog, I have read so many of your posts that help with blogging and it has really helped me to improve :) xx

  3. Really useful tips for new bloggers, when I was first posting I struggled with ideas for posts but now I feel like I'm slowly getting into a flow of what I want to write and I'm really enjoying! Loved reading this ☺️x

    1. I'm glad you're finding it a bit easier with post ideas, it definitely can be hard sometimes to think about what you want to write, but when you find something that you love it makes it a lot easier! Aw thank you! xx

  4. Wow congrats on so many nominations! I love your advice to other bloggers- it's so important to love what you're doing, otherwise it can just feel like more work!

    Soph - x

    1. Aw thank you! It really is so important, thank you for reading! :) xx

  5. Congrats on your nomination Chloe! Your advice is really good. I'm glad you found something you love to help with your mental health ❤

    Taiwo xx

    1. Thank you! Blogging has been amazing for it, so I'm so glad I decided to start! Thank you <3 xx

  6. Super good advice, chloe 💖 So hapoy to know you more 🤗🤗

    key xx

  7. Congratulations!!! This is wonderful!!! Great way to wrap up the year!

  8. Congratulations on getting so many nominations! I love your advice to newer bloggers! It's so important to enjoy what you're posting x


    1. Aw thank you! Yeah definitely, that's probably the first advice I'd ever tell anyone. xx

  9. Hi Chloe,

    I also created my blog in 2015, but I really didn't work too seriously on it. I used to write every once in a while with no real purpose.

    It was in September this year that I started to take blogging more seriously and I've even made some money with my blog!

    Keep up the good work, Chloe. I love your writing!



    1. Hey! Ah we're quite similar then, I was the exact same, didn't do much with my blog back then but only got serious about it this year! Glad your blog is doing well, it's fab! Thank you so much xx

  10. A great post! <3
    I am following you and invite you to me

  11. Massive congratulations on the award!!!

  12. Congrats on your nomination. I love the advice you have for new bloggers. Staying true to yourself is so important. And by the way, Im glad you came back to blogging, I love reading your content.

    1. Thank you! It's super important, we have to enjoy what we're writing about! Aw thank you so much <3 xx

  13. I started my blog in May 2015 as well but didn't start actively using it until a year and a half later. My advice to new bloggers would be to write what you want, when you want and have fun!

    Rachel ||

    1. Pretty similar to me then! Love that advice! xx

  14. Congrats on all the nominations Chloe, so well deserved! This is a fab post and I love your advice for new bloggers. Enjoyment is definitely the most important thing, as when things get tough the love of blogging will keep us going. Don't compare to others is another excellent tip, there are so many bloggers out there it is easy to feel insecure and not good enough, we just gotta do our own thing at our own pace. Thank you for sharing, keep up the great work girl! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    1. Aw thank you so much! <3 I feel like enjoying what you're blogging about is the top tip for me, I don't know if I could blog for very long if it was about topics I wasn't interested in! Thank youuu for your lovely comment! xxx

  15. Congratulations my lovely! You deserve the award xx
    I love the tips you gave here, it's important to enjoy writing the most!! That's one of the reasons why all / most of us started and it's important not to lose sight of that love because we're trying to be like other bloggers. I loved this post so much!

    Geraldine |

    1. Aww thank you so much! <3 Yeah definitely the most important tip! xx