A big thank you to Stephanie at makingtimeforme for the nomination. Stephanie is a wonderful blogger who is supportive and encouraging. She’s quick to promote anothers’ work and delves into the lives of those we may tend to discount…like teenagers. She posts about her own life, divorce, remarriage and her struggles with being a step-mom. She is gracious with those of us who don’t understand how to do something. She is always more than willing to help. If you don’t already follow her, give her a read. You’ll be glad you did.
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Write a post and display the award.
3. Give a brief story on how your blog started.
4. Give a piece of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select up to 15 other bloggers you want to give the award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you nominated them.
How My Blog Started:
I am not sure exactly how my blog started. The only thing I knew about blogs and WordPress came from my dear friend, who died from a brain tumor and blogged about his fight to survive….and a brave fight it was. I revisit his blog from time to time, although it is painful. I still remember this wonderful, intelligent, strong, strapping man who was a true friend. He would have been the one I turned to for advice on “how to blog”, had he lived.
I think my youngest daughter, probably in an attempt to help ease my grief, suggested that “we” write a blog. So…I decided to write about the journey of my life….the struggles, the disappointments, the losses and what seems to be a losing battle of recovery.
Advice To New Bloggers:
The one thing I wish I had been more knowledgeable about was how to “tag.” If you are a new blogger and are as computer illiterate as I was (am), it helps. As far as content, there are so many bloggers out there with entirely different kinds of posts and they are all wonderful reads. I would say to write what you want to write.
Follow other bloggers and be supportive. Comment on their work. Let them know you read their posts and appreciate them. You will make some wonderful friends here. They will become your family…your “band of bloggies.”
Don’t get discouraged if you only have a few followers in the beginning. Keep writing, if only for yourself. It can be cathartic. It can be healing. It can be the reason you get off of your sofa.
1. Tosha Michelle
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