The Blogger Recognition

I am excited and honored to have been nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award!

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Thank you Fleur de Flamenco for this award.  Those who have not visited her blog, really should.  It’s the perfect dash of light hearted, and fun joy in this sea of what feels like heavy wastelands on WP of late.  She is definitely a one-of-a-kind dancer and blogger.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Story of how I started:

The story of how I started is not half as interesting and beneficial to you as the one in how I’ve evolved as a writer/blogger.  Found here.

Advice To New Bloggers:

The Blogger Recognition Award is my favorite as I find it the most beneficial for my readers.   I do not blog about blogging,  often so this award gives me an opportunity to update my followers the new exciting things I have learned that works along the way.

1. Find Your Audience.  I wanted to blog.  I wanted retailers to want to read my blog.   The truth is I found that most retailers were not on WP.   Even more, most retail employees were more interested in hating their job than aspiring to do more with it.  So for a year I just blogged to a very small sea of incredibly supportive bloggers.  Recently I have turned more to social media, because I’ve found retailers, like myself, have a short attention span, like myself.   Twitter has been the spot, and Instagram the playground.   Networking has been a slow process on these, but has definitely been far more receptive than WP, only because that’s where my audience has always been.
2.  Know Your Audience.  My blog is constantly evolving, because my audience is.   I’m very analytical in mind, I over analyze everything, that was the secret to my retail success. I find the patterns in most everything without really putting in too much effort.   So that being said, it’s pretty simple to discover what your readers are really tuning into.  Are they wanting advice or humility?  Are they seeking out your life experience, or your tid bits of wisdom?   What is it your audience seems to be enjoying from you?  Myself?  My audience doesn’t seem to be big on me telling them how to live, but instead understanding my faults and how I’ve learned from my mistakes.
More Tid-Bits:
 A blogger has a passion.  They slave away, word-smithing their hopes, trials, and inspirations into script only to press them into the the sea of the blogging masses in hopes that to someone our posts will shine out and come across to them as absolutely radiant.  This is why we create community, to support one another.  And this is also why, when we are offered a seed of recognition we must take stock and let it take root in our spirit.  This will enhance our motivation to drive on, there is no shame in recognition.

I Nominate:

Eat Teach Blog– Divya is a California girl adjusting to a Tennessee world.  She is a teacher, and has the best most inviting personality as presented in her blog.   Take a brief moment for some positive vibes today.

We’re Only Hsuman– I have followed Whitney’s blog since probably the beginning of this Shopgirl blog.  I love here hilarious weekly summary of things her toddlers say, and how relatable she is as a wife, a mother, and a woman.  🙂

Let’s shake it up this week and represent some Instagram feeds I love:

thejwd– this guy has me laughing hysterically at least once a day.  Understand the view of the mall from those who practically reside in the mall, and the humor we manage to develop in our heads in order to maintain our peppy demeanor. 😉

popfancypops– As if their popsicles don’t make a statement themselves, this feed makes me crave their pops all over again.  As featured on my First Colony Mall Review earlier this week.

landmark_adventure_company– I love Josh’s feed of deserted homes and treasures randomly kept in the field from the small west Texas town we grew up in.  Haunting pictures, that really tell a mysterious tale!

 

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