*NOMINATION NO. 1*
*BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD*
(See page 1 for thanks and intro.)
FROM: Ben, who is famous for his “Fixing Dumb Inspirational Quotes” series. He started his blog to practice his English and writing for his dissertation, but stuck with it, and now has a myriad of posts on music, dating, and more.
1. Write a post to show your award
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
5. Select other bloggers, you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created. (Or like me, just create a ping (remember to pingback to one of their existing posts, and not to their main page), and if they disregard it, do not take it personally. It helps prevent spam on their blogs (unrelated comments).)
I have done this before a couple of times, so if you have been a follower for a while, you know. Otherwise, feel free to read up on my previous Award posts (which can easily be found in the Menu on top), or read the pinned post here, or a short story here.
If you do not feel like clicking over anywhere else, here is the lowdown on how DailyFlabbergast came to be. There was very little creativity in my life for a few years, and I felt like my passion of writing was drifting away. Suddenly, I did not feel like writing anything, even if I tried. The well was dry, and it made me sad. Writing needed to fill the empty well that was my heart and soul. And so I created this blog. One day at a time… I rebuild the house of cards.
Do not expect miracles. Blogging takes work. Writing, editing, scheduling, interacting with others, etc. It can get time consuming. However, if you do not put in the time and effort, your results might not be what you expected. Even if you do put in the time and effort, your results might still not be what you expected. Be prepared for that. Know what you are writing for. If it is for others, then I recommend you re-think blogging.
Thicken your skin. If negative feedback gets to you easily, you might want to work on that. While I found WP to be a mostly polite and supportive community, there are people who try to tear you down (consciously or not). You have to be strong.
I would like to read the story behind your blog, and see what advice you have to others. However, I know a lot of people who already wrote such posts, so I do not want to ask them to do it again. If you have not (or if you have new advice), then please, accept this nomination.