Hello there fellow readers! Nope, too formal.
Hey Guys! Nope, too casual.
Hiya! Nope, too cowgirly.
How do I start?
I’m very happy & proud to announce that I’ve been nominated 8 times for the Blogger Recognition Award AND 5 times for the Blogger Versatile Award! I feel like I’ve achieved something truly spectacular! Yay Me! 🙂
The Blogger Recognition Award
1. Write a post to show your award (just like I’m doing now)
2. Thank blogger(s) who nomintaed you & provide a link to their blog
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started
4. Give 2 pieces of advice for new bloggers
5. Nominate 15 bloggers of your choice for the award
6. Comment on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them & provide a link to your post
*cracks knuckles & drinks a sip of water* Lets Get This Award Post Started!
You’re currently reading a post showing my award, so I guess that’s the 1st step all wrapped up -CHECK! 🙂
How my blog started? Hmm…that’s a good question. Tbh, I had been thinking for many weeks (before starting my blog) of ways to communicate with different people online & ways where I could share my thoughts, opinions & feelings – but I had no idea what to do or how to start. So one day, while I was supposedly studying Accounting…I decided to take a break & surf the internet. It all started from here. I found many WordPress blogs which I loved & this inspired me to create a blog of my own and see how it goes. It never crossed my mind that I’d even get recognized in the 1st few weeks, but it’s like what they say “Expect The Unexpected”. I also didn’t imagine that only my 10th post would be me thanking 13 bloggers who nominated me for various awards!
Before I move onto the tips & advice, I would like to say that the community here is great! Everyone is so friendly, kind & helpful! It’s also a great feeling to post something which gets both immediate AND positive feedback. Today, I truly can’t imagine what my life was like before blogging! Thanks Everyone! ❤️
ADVICE TIP #1: Be yourself. Be creative. This is very important newbies! Don’t copy off other bloggers – be original! It disappoints me to see new bloggers creating very similar blog names, blog captions, blog styles & blog posts to other successful bloggers. I won’t say any names, but I’m sure you know who you are. Think outside the box. Think of new ideas. Be original. Get inspired. It’s not fair if you take an idea developed by someone already & tweak it a bit. Try to be more inventive. Produce a blog that relates to you & where everything is produced by that great mind of yours. This way, your blog will succeed, since there’ll be no other blog that is the same. Everyone is different. Take advantage of that. If you use your own creativity, your blog will be unique & as a result stand out!
ADVICE TIP #2: Interact with other bloggers. In order to be recognised & successful, you need to get out there! Follow bloggers, leave comments, request from others to check out your blog, like various posts, & post regularly. You can’t just write your post, press ‘Publish’ and wait for the people to come find you. It will never happen. YOU need to go & find your potential readers. It’s a shame to see great blogs that don’t get much views, because of their lack of interaction. Be daring, get out of your comfort zone, and make it happen!
Now, the time has finally come for the nominations! ❤️
There are many others who I would have wanted to nominate, but they’ve already received awards & written blog posts showing them…
I’ll comment on each blog after I finish writing this blog – promise! 🙂
The Versatile Blogger Award
1. Display Award (doing it now)
2. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you & provide a link to their blog
3. Write 7 things about yourself
4. Nominate Bloggers
Thankyou so much to Jess
, Evelynn C
and Thoughts In Life
for nominating me! This means so much to me! Check out these more-than-amazing bloggers who I love, because they’re worth it! #goodbye5thharmony #hello4thharmony
7 Things About Me:-
1. My real name starts with a F
2. I was born on a Wednesday *you’re probably wondering now which day you were born on *
3. I’m very skinny
4. I love shopping, blogging, reading, travelling & photography *you’re probably saying ‘me too’ right now*
5. My favourite cartoons were (and still are): Tom & Jerry – PowerPuff Girls
6. I like to make myself laugh (it has something to do with being a Pisces)
7. I’ve travelled to Turkey (3 times), Dubai (2 times), Lebanon (1 time), and Barcelona (2 times) as well as to other cities (like Hurghada & Sharm) in Egypt!
For the nominations, I’d like to nominate the same blogs I nominated above!, because they deserve 2 awards from the same blogger 🙂
Yay – I’m done with the awards! Just before I wrap this post up…I’d like to say a few things!
Thankyou to everyone & anyone who follows me and/or likes my posts! You’ve really made me happy & because of you all…these things happened:-
Really? I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the notification! 112 followers & 204 likes? Are you kidding me?
I had to blink several times to get over my shock & surprise! I would have never imagined that I’d reach these numbers, but I’m proud to say that I have! Why? Because I’m doing something I love, I’m being creative, I’m trying my best to be interesting & I put the effort. Thanks Again To Everyone Who Made This Happen & Cheered Me Up! 🙂
Also, by now, (I hope) you’ve actually come to recognize my blog posting routine. For weeks now, I’ve been posting 1 day, resting the other, posting 1 day, resting the other and so on. So technically, my next post should be this Thursday. Should be. However, I’m officially entering my exam zone this very Thursday & I’ll be finishing on the 23rd of January. That is why my blog-posting routine might get a bit muddled up the next week & a half / 2 weeks. Sorry for that! 😦
I’ll still post, but not in the same orderely routine I have managed to maintain by now. (wow, that sounded so formal!). Anyway, I’ll be continuing with the same blog-posting routine after 23rd January! 🙂
Gotta Go Now! Wish Me Luck – I have both an english & accounting exam after-tomorrow. I’m trying to calm down my neves, but I hate that squeaky voice in the back of your mind which insists that you’re not going to do well!
Once Again, Thankyou To Everyone & Enjoy The Rest Of Your Week! Hope you enjoyed reading this post! ❤️
Comment what you think of this post or anything you wish below!
Bye For Now 🙂
Smiling Dreamer xoxo