Yaaaay!!! I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by my good friend and ‘cuz,’ Tony Vega.
Tony is an awesome blogger who shares his personal experiences relative to the establishment and maintenance of a sober lifestyle. Seriously, when you get a moment please go check him out! You’ll love his unique sense of humor and swag.
Thank you so much Tony!
As with any award, there are a couple of requirements and they are as follows:
- Explain why/how you started blogging.
- Offer advice to new bloggers.
- Nominate other bloggers for the award.
And away we go:
Back in 2008, I decided to try my hand at blogging using the Blogger platform. I wrote and published one post. Period. The End.
Frankly, at that time, I didn’t like Blogger; it wasn’t intuitive. The whole thing seemed disjointed; there was just no connection.
Granted, this probably had more to do with the user than the platform 😉
Either way, in my mind, it felt as if I simply wrote an essay and uploaded it to Heaven-right on up to the Lordt 🙂
Sadly, as far as I know, the only person who read it was my play-play little brother, Miguel. What? You never heard of a play-play little brother? Don’t worry, I’ll explain that in a different post.
It should be noted that my blood brother, Tack, however, did NOT read it. LOL!
Back to my point. After I published that one post, I never went back. Sometimes, I think about searching for it and reposting it here. It was a tribute to my Granddaddy.
Anyway, earlier this year, I got the blog bug again. And as fate would have it, I kept seeing all of these sites with “wordpress” in the URL. Curiosity got the better of me so I decided to google it and the rest is history!
Google is a helluva drug! I’m a stone cold addict baby 😉
Fast forward to today! Here I am with you and I’m so glad because we might not have met otherwise!
Suffice it to say, I love blogging and I enjoy the many relationships that it has allowed me to develop.
Now that I got that part out of the way, here’s my advice to new bloggers.
- It is your blog so say whatever you want to say; just make sure you’re happy with it.
- Establish a writing and posting schedule that works for you, otherwise you could burn out.
- Try not to let too much time lapse between posts, if you do people will lose interest and stop visiting your blog.
- Read and respond to comments–it shows the reader that you are interested in his or her thoughts. Frankly, if you don’t plan to respond, you should probably turn that functionality off.
Let me admit right now that I feel funny offering advice to new bloggers since, in comparison to most of my blogger friends, my blog is a baby.
Nominating bloggers for awards is always a sticky wicket! Most of you already know some of my favorites:
T. Wayne at A Joyful Process Blog
GeoGee at The GeoGee Experience
Ron Brown at Seek the best blog and Time Tunnel
Chevvy at Chevvy’s Studio
Woebegonebuthopeful at Heroically Bad Writer
Lennon Carlyle at Fabulous with Glitches
Lisa A at Life of an El Paso Woman
Nazmin at Naz-tastic
Tikeetha Thomas at A Thomas Point of View
Having said that, these guys are always free to accept and participate or decline, but I’d also like to nominate a few additional blogs:
A+B @ Moylomenterprises. I think they’ve already been nominated but that does not matter to me.
I don’t know if I went over the limit, but I wanted to make sure to show my appreciation for some of the many blogs that I read and enjoy. By the way, there are plenty of others that I follow and like; those bloggers are free to accept this nomination as well.
So there’s that!
Peace! Lady G is out!