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 (https://nameeraeverafter.wordpress.com/) and I’m so glad to have met her this early in the game. Cadie blogs at https://cadiescorner.blog/, 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:
- Jaya from https://bonnefille.wordpress.com/
- Manessah from https://couchtalkwisdom.wordpress.com/
- Winnie from https://dailygrindofastayathomemom.wordpress.com/
- Shantanu from https://ckonfab.com/
- Aquib from https://aquibview.wordpress.com/
- Amartya from https://jumbledletters15.wordpress.com/
- MP from https://journeycalledlife520.wordpress.com/
- Vishal from https://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/
If you’ve been nominated, here’s what to do:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post about your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Nominate 8 other bloggers for this award.
- 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 ❤