Thank you so much to Shannon (Forevershannon) who recently nominated me for my first virtual award ever (The Blogger Recognition Award)! Please take some time to check out her amazing blog!! She is only 14 but her posts are so inspirational and touches me from the bottom of my heart. ❤
Here’s a quick summary of the rules: 1) write a post explaining why you started blogging along with a few tips, 2) nominate some of your fellow bloggers, and 3) comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them.
I started blogging because my friend Karen suggested that I should share my thoughts with the world. She thought I had a lot of good content/ideas and blogging would help me grow as well. At first, I was a bit hesitant because I didn’t know whether blogging was something I wanted to start. I’ve never had a strong desire to write and I didn’t think this was something I would commit to. Nonetheless, I decided there was no harm in trying, so I posted my first blog post on February of 2014.
At the time, I didn’t think much of it. Over the course of the next few months, I was very inconsistent. I would post only once or twice a month. It was always random, and I would only do so if I felt like it.
Slowly, I started receiving a lot of encouragement from my friends and bloggers to keep writing. However, it wasn’t until about 3-4 months ago that I decided to commit and blog weekly. I decided that I want to share all my wisdom and thoughts with everyone. If my posts are able to inspire and help others, it makes it all worth it.
Personally, the hardest thing for me is staying consistent. I have a lot of things I want to write about, but I am lazy. I may be extremely motivated one day, but I could lose the motivation the very next day. Therefore, I have decided to commit to posting a post every Monday. The set date helps me stay organized and it pushes me to be consistent. So if you’re a new blogger, I would suggest you setting a time/day to blog. There are bloggers out there who can blog everyday. However, I know that is not sustainable for me. I believe staying consistent is more important in the long run. Consistency helps develop loyal followers and steady stats. Good luck!
Please check out these following blogs down below. I’ve only listed 5 because you’re probably more likely to check out 5 as opposed to 15.