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The Blogger Recognition Award

About The Award

The Blogger Recognition Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. It aims to help bloggers’ get their work recognized by and promoted to other bloggers. As with any award, there are some rules for nominees –

* Thank the blogger who nominated you for the nomination and link to their blog.

* Write a blog post on your site displaying the award that describes why you started your blog

* Write two pieces of advice you have for new bloggers

* Nominate and notify 15 more bloggers

So here it goes! I’m incredibly honored to have been nominated by Julie over at Dark Blue Journal. She’s a fantastic blogger who writes about minimalism, the environment, and real life. She is such a talented writer and her posts are always so well researched and writes in such a real and beautiful way. If you’re not already reading her blog, you need to! Plus, she's super sweet and just a lovely person all around!

What Brought Me to Blogging:

I have to admit, I started blogging because I was curious and bored and needed an outlet for my thoughts. My blog has been through many forms before it eventually became That Weird Girl Life (first it was a bucket list blog, then a travel blog. I don’t even travel that much! What was I thinking?? Who would read a travel blog from someone who doesn’t GO ANYWHERE???), but I’m happy on what I’m focusing on now- mental health, the occasional adventure (again, when do I travel??), and real life things. I love being able to write about what I want to write and finding other people who can relate to what I’ve gone through or who just enjoy what random things I scribble out. It’s honestly such a joy and an incredible creative outlet. If only I could do this for a living! (*Crosses fingers and hopes a genie grants her wish*)

Advice for New Bloggers:

I have a few suggestions:

#1. Do it because you love it. If you end up making money through it, great, but don’t forget the real reason why you wanted to blog in the first place. Whether is was to have an outlet to speak your mind, write about a passion, or advocate, never let go of that.

#2: Your blog will never be perfect. It will always be in a constant state of change, just like you, as you learn and grow. So don’t think you have to know the exact plan for your blog is before you start. Just start it, or you never will! Blogs change and grow, for the better. You will find your niche (or be a crazy niche-less blogger like me!), your passion, your voice, you’ll take or find better photographs, make better graphics, promote your blog better. It just takes time and experience. So don’t be afraid- just start and go for it!

My Nominations:

(In no particular order, because I admire each and every one of these people and their blogs! Also, I apologize if you've been nominated before or don't want to do the tag! Just know I tagged you because I think highly of you all! 💙)

1. The Dee Who Lived: Daisy is such a great blogger and the embodiment of a Hufflepuff! (I bet she’s a great finder, too!) If you’re a Harry Potter fan, or just a fan of good blogs, you’ll love her! (Plus, she has a Youtube channel, too)

2. Frantasmorgia: Frantasmorgia has a fran-tastic (I know, I’m sorry) blog where she writes about true crime and other spooky and creepy things. It’s so different from so many other blogs out there, so if you’re in the mood for something bone-chilling, you need to check out her blog.

3. Nicole San Miguel: If you need a travel and lifestyle blog to read, Nicole’s is great! She writes about her journeys and adventures traveling and has some great product reviews. Also, her travel pictures are gorgeous!

4. Zombie Goddess Beauty: Cassie is a jack of all trades. She’s a blogger and a fantastic artist/graphic designer and has her own Etsy shop. She writes about everything from beauty, art, Wicca, and geeky stuff!

5. Chimmyville: Kim, also known as Kimmy or Chimmykins), is a lifestyle blogger who writes about just everything! Her posts are so real and relatable. Trust me, you’ll love her and her blog! (Also, she’s a fellow Ravenclaw!)

6. Black Pistachio: Athina is not only a lifestyle blogger, but she also blogs about beauty and mental health. She writes about a little bit of everything but has some really well written posts about a variety of very real and important subjects. If you haven’t read her blog yet, you need to!

7. In the Flux: Payton is the blogger behind the blog In the Flux, a lifestyle blog. She also writes about mental health, along with other posts to help improve yourself. Her blog is so underrated, so I highly suggest you check it out!

8. Rooting Branches: Anne is a lifestyle blogger who writes about mental health, beauty, books, and food. Her writing is honest and real and her blog, Rooting Branches, has a little bit for everyone, including some short stories to read!

9. Mxrshmallow Queen: Eleanor is a blogger whose blog is filled with color and cuteness, realness and honesty. She’s a lifestyle blogger who doesn’t shy away from what’s real and what matters. She’s also a Youtuber, so check her out there!

10. The Little Dismaid: Arielle is a not only a Disney, lifestyle, and mental health blogger, but she’s also an author too! She knows the ins and outs of Disney World and its parks, and her blog is a Disney fan’s dream!

11. Single Vegas Girl: If you’re single and on a dating app, you NEED to read Marie’s blog. From horrible and hilarious online dating profiles to awkward dates, her blog is hilarious and gets real about the modern world of dating. Plus, she also writes about her travels abroad too!

12. La La's Book Reviews: Lauren over at Lala’s Book Reviews is your one stop shop for all things Y.A. books! From reviews, to book suggestions, new releases, and book tags (plus some bookish unboxing posts! Love those!), her blog is perfect for book lovers, whether you love Y.A. or not! (But you know you do!)

13. Aoibhneas Travels: Katie is hilarious and knows how to make a travel blog her own. From reviewing NYC street foods to exploring haunted places, she’ll give you the real deal on everything you need to know about where she’s exploring (and what she’s eating!)

14. Sometimes I Write: Steph is a fairly new blogger, but I love her writing style already! She wrote a really awesome post about how being active on social media doesn’t mean that you’re unhappy, which was so thought provoking. Give her a follow and tell her to keep on blogging!

15. Miss Blogs-A-Bit: Miss Blogs-A-Bit’s blog is literally about whatever she wants to blog a bit about! From the brilliant post about not wanting to have children (and to stop asking her about it, which I completely related to), to travel and lifestyle (trip to the biggest Lush store, anyone?), she’s a blogger you need to be subscribed to!

And there you have it! That was my post dedicated to the Blogger Recognition Award! I'm so honored that Julie nominated me! I hope someone on my list of nominations keeps this tag going, because I'd love to read their tags. So if I tagged you, let me know if you did the tag, because I want to read and comment! And let me know if you've ever been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award or any other blogger award. I'd love to know what your thoughts on blogger awards/tags are!

Stay Weird!
20 comments on "The Blogger Recognition Award"
  1. You have some great advice there! I went through a similar path when starting my blog. Initially I tried to do more of a 'home' blog with house keeping hacks, recipes, etc - but lets be honest, I'm no 'Suzy Homemaker'! lol From the moment I decided to just embrace me and allow my blog to reflect that, it has been far more fun!

    1. Thank you! I love that we both started out as trying to be a niche we weren't! It's hard to know exactly what you're going to focus on when you first start blogging, but I think when we're both being authentic and writing about things that matter to us or we're interested in, that really helps and brings in readers who can relate to our content.

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting! It really means a lot to me! <3

  2. Congratulations on your nomination! Such great advice too, it's so important to write because you love doing it above all else - anything that comes with it is just a bonus! Xx

    1. Hi Amy! Thank you so much! I felt really honored to be nominated! Exactly! I'm glad someone else feels the same way. If you're not writing about what you love or you're passionate about, then why are you blogging??

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting!! <3

  3. I will do it because I love it! You're so right about the blog never going to be perfect. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for all the compliments! You're the sweetest. :)

    1. Thank you so much for nominating me, Julie! It was so special to me <3 I feel like we'll always try to be better with our blogs, but we'll just keep changing it and changing it, getting better and better, but never perfect. Kind of like ourselves, haha. And of course! And you are the sweetest too! Thank you for being so encouraging and wonderful!

  4. Congrats on your nomination! Great advice for new bloggers. The point you made about your blog being in constant state of change is so true. As long as you're passionate about what you write, your blog will always be in a good place.

    1. Thank you so much! It was so cool to be nominated! I think so too and I'm so glad you agree. We can always strive to be better, but we'll never be perfect. But as long as we love what we do, we'll always be happy :)

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting! <3

  5. Congratulations on your nomination and thanks for nominating me! Also for your kind words about me and my blog. 💗 I started my blog off writing technical posts as I was studying an ICT course but honestly, it bored me! So I decided to just write about things I love doing and my hobbies.

    1. Thank you so much, Kim, and of course!! I love your blog, so I knew right away that I was going to nominate you and your blog :) Oh, that's so interesting, I had no idea that's what you started writing on your blog at first. I love that now you write about what you want to write about now! I think that's what drew me to your blog, your authenticity. Thank you for reading and commenting! Your support means so much!

  6. You've got some great nominations there! Daisy is great. Knowing your blog won't ever be perfect is good advice - it's always good to strive for more!


    1. Hi Jenny! Aw, thank you! I think I picked a good batch! I was going to pick you as well, but I couldn't tell if you had been nominated before or if it was your style. But I picked you in spirit! :) And Daisy IS wonderful! I'm so glad you agree- though I think your blog is near perfect, honestly, haha. Thank you so much for reading and commenting! <3

  7. Congratulations on your nomination. Your blogging tips are spot on, especially about doing it because you love it and if you do end up making money from it, then that's just the icing on the cake

    1. Thank you so much!! I'm glad you think so! I think a lot of people get too caught up with the "this is how you can make money blogging FAST" idea and forget about the passion goes into having a blog. Thank you so much for reading my post and commenting!! It means a lot to me!

  8. Thank you so much for your sweet words!

    1. You're so welcome, Athina!!! <3 <3 <3 Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

  9. Congratulations!! Keep blogging!

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