I started blogging around the summer of 2003…
WordPress was still a baby then, but I no longer have access to that blog which I actually emptied before abandoning it.
My blog back then was created to relieve my homesickness and share my life outside the country which was why I called it “Abroad Life”. But you have to know that I was eighteen and restless so when another blogging platforms caught my attention, I jumped on board.
I waved goodbye to WordPress and end up with Blogger (which is older, I know). But I was not loyal to one platform. I jumped around and did not stay long. After buying my own domain name: Jessicaelarsen.com and receiving my first publishing contract with a Philippine publisher, I stayed with Blogger.
I move back and forth but made a home with them since 2013. But you know…
Yes, I know… 🙄 the but
… but it’s true, first love never dies. Last year, in November 2018 I moved back to WordPress and made a fresh start. Encountered great bloggers and finally feel like home.
My two piece of advice?
- Be yourself. Post what you enjoy and not what you think readers want. This way, you’ll get readers who will like you for who you are.
- Be sincere with other bloggers. Don’t simply scroll down to the bottom of their post and say “great post”, I do say that word too but then I use to follow it with why I think their post is as I said, great.
Special thanks to Huguette for nominating for this lovely blog award
I don’t have much things to say about Hug anymore, but know that she’s a wonderful person and a great blogger. You’ll learn a lot by reading her blog. Visit her at https://huguetteantoun.com
So what is The Blogger’s Recognition Award?
This Award is a way of acknowledging the workload, the creativity that bloggers put into their blogs. Running and maintaining a blog isn’t just about writing something and then knocking it out to the readership – that is the core element of blogging, but not everything. There is much much more to keeping a blog running, functioning and being presentable each day of each week of every month.
Bloggers are very talented people – they work hard, they promote market, advertise, and run a busy site.
They organize all kinds of activities; they encourage, motivate, interact, engage and are community orientated. It matters not if they are shy and reticent or loud and personable – each actively progressive blogger is the same – they all work hard and passionately with their blogs, they put the hours in to deliver to their audience each day a welcoming location to read, absorb, learn and have fun.
To escape the hustle bustles of city life, or the begrudgeries of boredom – they entice readers to peruse their pages to look for entertainment.
That is what the BRA celebrates.
- Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Nominate other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.
I’m nominating those bloggers whom I think hasn’t got the award yet but deserves to get it, so if you got nominated but don’t wish to receive it, feel free to reject it 🙂
This is hopeless!
Every blogger I want to nominate has B R A already! Who wants it? Anyone?
EDIT: I found someone
Joseph from https://bocc.live