Vibrant continues to brighten my days, this time with a nomination for this award. Appreciation can be hard to come by and so welcome. Thank you, Vibrant!
Rules for this award :
1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
2. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
3. Write a post to show your award.
4. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
5. Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
6. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
7. Attach the award badge to the post (right click and save, then upload.)
8. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them.
My own blogs started when I quit teaching in Bangladesh and settled in to a friend’s house to sort out what would be next. I started up a blog I had begun back in Vietnam, and determined to stick with it this time. I started a second blog, birdwithwings.com, to use as a place to sort out the burning question in my life: where to create a home, or at least a home base while living on a small pension and my wits.
Advice for new bloggers:
Stick with it. I have found the WordPress University courses excellent for this. Habits take a long time to form, and the courses keep you focused on forming the habit of writing daily.
Reach out. Connect with other bloggers and follow other blogs. Beginning blogging is rather like jumping into the middle of the ocean. You can’t see the ships around you at first, but then your eyes adjust and you can see little flickering lights all around you. Go to the light!
I would like to pass on this award to:
Abhayaka– Who blogs about Buddhism, or is beginning to blog about Buddhism. I want to encourage him, so he will keep blogging and tell us more.
Vagabond251 Traveler– Whose “3 favorite categories… Travel, Photography and Retirement”, happen to be 3 of mine, also.
elizstein– This blog focuses on photography with real clear and useful advice.
Chobe Paz– Because this is the first Spanish blog I’ve come across, and I would like to be able to converse in Spanish a bit. Thanks for bravely sitting in with us English speaker!
Culturally Curious– I love your writing style and stories of Tunisia.
melhpine– It is just one beautiful blog from a deep-hearted writer.
throughopenlens– Funny stories! Thanks!
Sarah’s Attic of Treasures– Every wise and helpful.
gunroswell– A model of endurance, and good entertaining writing.
Carol A. Hand– A wonderful perspective, as well as poetry, prose and art.
jacquelineobyikocha– I love your stories!
Victo Dolore– Inside the musing of a medical doctor.
amiezor– More spiritual thoughtfulness. Her posts inspire me.
lovehomeroam– Another newbie who deserves lots of reading and encouragement.
Laduchessederat– To thank her for her encouragement!
There are many more, but like Vibrant, I have chosen to acknowledge some of the new writers at WordPress University.