Blogger Recognition Award.

I’ve received the Blogger Recognition Award from Mark at Overcoming OCD. Many thanks to Mark who is a very good writer and his blog will provide you with any information about OCD and his personal experience with the condition. He is also very nice and fun and answers your comments if you have a question. Feel free to have a look at his blog and say hi!

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Rules

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them, and provide a link to the post you’ve created.

My answers

Give a brief story of how your blog started. I started my blog in October 2018. I was diagnosed with a burn out, which later was categorized as a ‘severe’ one. I wanted to document my feelings, thoughts and journey. I wanted to have a safe place to ‘dump’ my ponderings and to read stories of others to connect with. I silently hoped that someone had found this ‘undisclosed’ answer to my problems. If not, I could leave my pondering somewhere in the hope that my head would feel lighter. So I created my ‘dumping ground’, set up the theme and all that jazz and when it was finished I was too exhausted to write. I wrote 2 very small posts in Dutch which were quite unsuccessful in terms of being read but I got to know the process of posting. I left it at that and almost forgot about blogging. My life went on and more adventures came my way in the form of a depression. When my therapist and my psychiatrist were on holidays, my mind worked even more. I researched a lot of my thoughts and questions. As they whirled around in my head, I thought about my blog and started writing and reacting. That was in September of 2019.

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers. Write what you want to write about. Nothing else really matters, if it’s long form or shorter, pictures or just text, with a niche of about yourself. When a subject doesn’t interest you to begin with, what is the point? And two: read other blogs and interact. Don’t like all the posts without reading them, don’t read post if you don’t like them or when you’re not feeling it. But when you do read something, leave a comment, share your view or remarks. It makes blogging really more fun.

Select up to 15 bloggers to give this award too. Well I don’t know who will accept my nomination but I feel like these are good questions and I had fun to think about why and how I started and what is important to me in blogging. I believe some of my fellow bloggers will have their experience to share. So I just nominate and you can chose if you like to share in your wisdom or not, or maybe write a post (without the Award) about the questions. Or you can answer in the comments too if you like. Here we go:

MentalHealth@Home

RecoveringPornAddict

StrokeSurvivorUK

 Illuminatingthefoolsmirror

MentalHealth360°

MentallyIllInAmerica

Limitlessmare

TheHappinessNerd

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28 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award.

  1. Thanks lovely!

    My two pieces of advice would be very similar to yours. For all aspects of a blog, bloggers are better of doing what they want rather than what it seems like thy “should.” And interacting with others is the best way to integrate your blog into the community.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment! I feel like my English has improved because I don’t need to look up as many words as I needed to in the past 🙂
      I’ve read your post and thought, that is already a perfect answer to my question. 🙂
      On a completely different matter; did you change your picture on your blog? It quite a big difference!

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    1. I thought this a very fun one because I am curious what advice others can give, why they started and maybe the biggest plus; it’s a relatively short one! 🙂

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  2. Nice to read the story about how your blog started and it is interesting to see how similar our experiences are – me too I started with about 2-3 posts in Hungarian then left it and started it again in English back in 2019 December when I felt like…I just had to share my feelings with others

    And thank you for the advice – I agree with you that it’s very important to interact with others! 🙂

    Oh yeah 😀 And glad to read that you think I am fun (blushes)

    Mark

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  3. Congratulations!! I’m really glad that blogging has come to help you!
    And you’re right on interacting making blogging more fun! There’s a lot of positive energy in the blogging community since we’re all just individuals writing into the void that is the internet, and that just connects us in some way.
    Love to you!

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    1. You’re right, we’re all writing into a big space and somehow those connections do take place, isn’t that wonderful?!
      I’m very glad I started this journey 🙂
      Lots of love back!

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  4. Congratulations! I completely agree with you about writing from your interests. A lot of books and posts on blogging focus on how you can make money by posting about hot topics, but I’d rather write about something that fires up my imagination. Even that can be a lot of work sometimes! 😅

    And thank you for nominating me! Hmm. What advice would I give….?

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    1. I look forward to reading your advice, I can learn something from you!
      I agree with the ‘how-to-make-money-from-your-blogs-posts’, I think blogging isn’t going to work when your hart isn’t in it. And what better outcome can you ask for than for something that does fire up your imagination or broadens your interest in certain topics.
      It is indeed a lot of work and time consuming, even one more reason to write from the hart! 🙂

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    1. Welcome in the community! I found that people here are very nice and non-judgmental. I hope you find that too and good luck on your journey.

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