Many thanks to Christine from the Brave and Reckless Blog for nominating my blog for The Blogger Recognition Award. Christine’s poetry and prose are soul-stirring. And, if you’re not following her connected online reads Leaving and Absence, you’re missing out on an amazing, emotionally charged romance that needs to be published. *Hint, hint! Wink, wink!* Stop by and get lost in Rae and Jake’s story…and tell Christine I sent you!
OK, so these are the rules to follow when you accept this award.
1) Write a post to display your award.
2) Give a brief story of how your blog started.
3) Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
4) Thank the person that nominated you and link to his or her blog.
5) Nominate 15 other bloggers.
How My Blog Got Started
Before the ‘old’ Television Without Pity site shut down, I was partners-in-crime with a diverse group of crazy ladies writing fan fiction. We covered everything from ER to Dawson’s Creek! It was the first time in my life I’d ever shared my writing with anyone. Our favorite shows eventually were canceled, and I sort of ‘fell into’ indie-author-land while browsing Amazon. As a result, both my blogs, Told Ya’ So on Tumblr, and Nesie’s Place here on WordPress were started simply for ongoing indie author support. I enjoyed helping spread the word on the fantastic books I read by indie authors, and I’m pretty sure I was stressing my family and friends out on my social network sites with ALL the book posts. I took the plunge five years ago and began blogging.
Advice for new bloggers
First piece of advice: Stay true to who you are. It’s said ‘imitation is the best form of flattery’, but not if you lose yourself in the process. Regardless of if you blog about health, fashion, books, technology, etc., never allow anyone to make you feel as though you’re doing something wrong, or pressure you into being like them. The world is a diverse place and there’s room for us all. No one has all the answers – no one gets it ‘right’ all the time.
My second piece of advice: HAVE FUN WITH IT!
Nominate 15 Bloggers
These are just some of the amazing bloggers that I read and interact with on a regular basis. Give them some love.
Keeping Busy with B
cook with smile blog
All About Writing and more
IDLE MUSER (aka Aditi)
All Romance Reads
What I Write
Pearls Before Swine