I have received my very first Bloggers Recognition Award nomination. I was very kindly nominated by Rachael at www.rachaelstray.blog who blogs about tips and tools on working in PR, the north east and much more. You can read Rachael’s nomination post here.
The rules for this award
- Write a blog post to show your award
- Thank the blogger that nominated you
- Tell your readers how your blog started
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
- Nominate other bloggers for the award
How my blog started
I’d been wanting to start a blog for a few years but I had no idea what to blog about. I wanted to write about something that would be of benefit to my readers, but also be interesting and beneficial for me to make me want to keep blogging.
I’d written a blog in work about becoming a team leader, and got some really positive feedback from it, so I knew I had the skills to start my own blog, but I continuously struggled to come up with a worthwhile topic. Then all of a sudden it came to me – I could write about my thoughts on life with chronic pain. I wanted to share my experiences to hopefully help others, but help me at the same time; I find writing things down is really helpful.
So in September last year I finally launched my Notebooks and Glasses blog. My main topic is life with chronic pain, but I hope to start include other related lifestyle topics to show that life isn’t just about my pain.
Two pieces of advice I want to give to new bloggers
1. Progress over perfection – your blog and everything about it does not have to be perfect. Focus on progressing with it and don’t be afraid to hit the publish button. Do a little each day (or as often as you can) and you’ll see things slowly fall in to place and the view stats increasing. And if you do something that doesn’t work the way you thought it would, you’ll learn for next time.
2. Get ahead with your blog content and schedule – if you have’t yet launched your blog then try and write at least 10 posts that you can publish over the first few weeks/months depending on how often you publish a post. If you have already launched your blog, then try and get posts together to have to hand or ready to publish in case things don’t go to plan and you’re not up for writing. This will help take the pressure off so that you’re not writing to tight or short deadlines.