The Blogger Recognition Award! | Why I Blog | My Advice to Newbies

Goodness, you guys!

This is so exciting. Thank you, Nameera and Cadie, for nominating me for The Blogger Recognition award! I’m truly humbled ❤ Nameera has a beautiful blog ( and I’m so glad to have met her this early in the game. Cadie blogs at, and you should totally check her out.

It’s been a little over a month of blogging here. I started this blog as a way of connecting with other writers and I wanted it to be a place that showcased the person I am even in real life.

There is no online me and offline me. I am the same person wherever we meet. I’ve not been spinning stories about the way I dress, the way I talk, what my family is like, my city and my needs. My blog is only a virtual form of who I am. And if you know me in real life already, here you’d know me better.

Writing, to me, is a way of exaggerating and romanticizing reality. Writing has helped me appreciate the family I was born into, that I may have otherwise been embarrassed by. It’s helped me realize that my sense of fashion may not be in vogue, but that’s alright. Writing has given me what I’ve always needed the most- confidence and faith in the person I am and the country I belong to.

But the best part is knowing that I’m not alone, and that there are so many of you just like me who seek colour and excitement in the smaller things. So, thank you for that ❤

And for those of you who feel like you’re struggling on WordPress, these are two things that really helped me…

  • Building strong connections– I cannot emphasize on this enough. Connecting with other bloggers is important not only because introduces you to fresh writing, but it also builds you a community of your own. Like a squad. Where there’s this unwritten agreement that you comment on each other’s posts, every time. This gives you great, dependable traffic and would always stay a motivation for your next blog post. So, head out there. Find. Your. Squad.
  • Writing what you know– I finally know what happened to me somewhere in the middle when my writer’s block refused to clear. I didn’t make that move to write what I knew. Instead, I started to focus on what people would want to read. And that is a huge, huge mistake. Remember that no matter what you write about, there is going to be at least one person who can relate to you. Even if you think not.

For The Blogger Recognition Award, I nominate:

If you’ve been nominated, here’s what to do:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post about your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Nominate 8 other bloggers for this award.
  6. Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them.

And if your blog is award-free, I hope you’d consider my nomination a huge compliment!

Once again, thank you to those of you who’ve been interacting with me on WP over the past month. Ya’ll are FREAKING AWESOME. Much love ❤


102 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award! | Why I Blog | My Advice to Newbies

  1. “There is no online me and offline me. I am the same person wherever we meet. ”
    The moment I read this my synapses I dunno of which got active that was something I experience everytime I read.
    Not only you being a writer who write magnificently well but also with a sense of realism I salute you of peace and harmony.
    Pardon me I slightly disagree of squad things although Alhamdulillah I have 3-4 friends that really really, I can say love me, 😂😂, I love them equally as well (The word love now has become a misnomer please excuse for such a horrid Vocab of mine,,) .
    Nurturing friendship comes with expense of time and patience.
    Well I wanted here to point out that this game of tit for tat, like for a like comment for a comment and being uncannily unappreciative of bloggers that I sometimes feel nurture a squad full of hypocrites.
    Like, like begets like, like dissolves like.
    Congratulations , this is really a huge compliment and a morning surprise that surely makes my day bright and better.
    Wish you good luck, stay warm and keep smiling.

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    1. Wow, thanks so much for this comment! 🙂 I’m humbled.
      “The word love now has become a misnomer .” Ahahaha I have to agree with you!
      And it’s completely normal to have contrasting opinions. Thanks for putting yours out there 🙂
      My pleasure. I’m glad I made your day better.
      Thanks for your kind words!

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  3. Congratulations dear Soundarya — Love everything you write about yourself – it is so sweet and open!

    Yes, yes, i can raise my hand and be the one person (surely there are many, many, many more) who can sooooo connect with everything you write…..:) Waiting to read more…best wishes for a beautiful smile-filled day. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Krishnapriya! That is such a lovely compliment ❤
      I'm humbled by your words and by the fact that you relate with me. I didn't really expect that from anyone when I started this blog. It makes me so happy when you comment on my posts. Sometimes all I do is wait for your comment 🙂
      Thanks for existing! ❤

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  4. Ahaaan! Congratulations for the award, Soundarya! 🌼 I really loved two things about what you wrote here. One is that this blog is just the online version of you. You are exactly the same in real life too. I am inspired by this, honesty matters. And the next thing is that one must not write to please others. That’s what I very much agree to, write to please yourself, hehe. Well written. ❤

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