I was nominated for the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’ by Alexandrina from Elysian Haze and this is my post about it where I’ll be continuing this trend of spreading the love around the blog community ❤️
- Write a post about your award
- Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog
- Give a brief story of how your blog began
- Share some advice for new bloggers
- Nominate 10 other bloggers and let them know
My Thank You:
Thank you so much Alexandrina for nominating me, I’m so grateful that you included me in your list of 10 bloggers that you nominated. It made me feel like my blog and myself had impacted you positively, which is such a nice feeling. If you could be nominated again you would definitely be on my list! I love your lifestyle and wellness blog and to anyone else who is reading this you should definitely check it out at www.elysianhaze.com 🙂
How ‘keeley alexandra’ Began:
My blog began in January of 2017, it’s crazy to think I’ve had it for just over 2 years! In those summer holidays my dad had mentioned that he got some websites that myself and my sisters could use for whatever we wanted. I was intrigued by the idea of having my own website and was imagining creating a blog like Zoella’s, a YouTuber and blogger that I loved then. So, with the help of my dad, I began setting up my blog and decided to call it my first name and middle name combined as I didn’t want to get sick of it and change it later on. From there I just began writing posts about whatever I wanted to and made my categories accordingly. And I’ve been creating posts every since and a year ago I branched out to Instagram to advertise my posts and connect with other bloggers like Alexandrina. I love having a blog, it’s a record of my experiences and achievements and a place where I can share important messages or entertaining posts.
Advice for New Bloggers:
My first piece of advice for new bloggers would be to make sure you are ultimately doing this for yourself. It’s great to have heaps of readers of your blog that you might look to for inspiration and support but the posts you produce should make you just as happy and proud of publishing it. And if you don’t have a lot of readers then it’s more important to do it for yourself and not get bogged down in number of readers, commenters etc. and think about the hobby aspect of blogging.
Another thing that I think is important when blogging is that it shouldn’t be stressful so post however frequently you want. It’s better to produce good quality posts that you are happy with once a month rather than lots of average posts twice a week that stress you out because you can’t think of enough ideas quick enough. Besides, your mental health comes first and if you’re stressing about it then your readers will most likely understand that you can’t post frequently. Blogging should be a happy, stress-free hobby (or job) so do what’s best for you.
Finally, I think it’s super essential to engage with other blogs and bloggers. It’s so cool to see what other bloggers around the world are posting on their blogs and it’s nice to become friends with people who share similar interests. Additionally, you can be inspired for your blog, create collabs with other bloggers and share the love around the blogging community 🙂