I have been kindly nominated for the Bloggers Recognition Award by fellow-blogger – shivashishspeaks. His amazing blog is a reflection of his thoughts on life – its intricacies, its anomalies – and he mostly chooses to convey that through stories, which always carry a moral. Be sure to check his blog out.
Thank you so much Shivashish for this honor. This is my first nomination of this kind and I hope that in the future I can live up to the expectations and faith that the blogging community has shown in me.
So the rules of nomination are –
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.
I think I’ve already accomplished points 1 & 2, so lets get on with point 3.
The Story of How This Blog Came About –
Three besties with their brood of kids were lamenting how life was bogging them down. One of them was me. We had lengthy discussions that day on how we should work on ourselves because family and our responsibilities were taking a toll on us. It wasn’t about building a career, it was just about finding ourselves again. And that day we swore that we would start a creative endeavor to help us vent, help us hone our skills, and to let us be ‘us’. The very next day I sat down with my laptop and created a profile on WP and wrote my first piece. And that’s how this blog came about 🙂
Two Pieces of Advice to Newbie Bloggers –
I’ll give you three. Its the 3 C’s –
Content, Constancy and Contacts
Content – Work on your content. It should engage the reader and it should reflect your passion. It shouldn’t be copied and it definitely should not be plagiarised. Your content is what will attract your readers and keep them with you. So make sure that your content stays on top of your blogging priorities.
Constancy – It means that you should keep blogging regularly. You should decide the number of times you will post in a week or day based on your time constraints, but you should mostly stick to a schedule, excepting emergencies. That way your readers will know that you’re a bankable person and your blog is not a time-pass.
Contacts – While the above two are predominantly what make your blog great, growth is promised only through contacts. As a newcomer, join other blogs, make as many connections and when you do like or comment on their work, please be faithful, not fraudulent and frivolous. Above all, cherish your connections and always be grateful for the followers you have.
The 15 Nominees –
1 Expressing Life – https://vishalrautblog.wordpress.com/
2 The Plate Memoirs – https://theplatememoirs.wordpress.com/
4 O Shaggy Re – https://ishanalways.wordpress.com/
5 Begairath – https://begairath.wordpress.com/
6 The Prattler’s Blog – https://theprattlersblog.wordpress.com/
9 sweepingtherug – https://sweepingtherug.wordpress.com/
11 Cornerstone – https://cornerstone468.wordpress.com/
12 Idle Muser – https://aditisharma37.wordpress.com/
13 Orange – Dilip – https://orangedilipan.wordpress.com/
Thank you once again for the support, the suggestions and to WP for providing this platform to budding writers, artists and thinkers.
Love and Regards to everyone,
Pradita Kapahi, 2017