This is a wonderful nomination, and it’s even better to come across on a dreary Monday. Thank you, Joce, for nominating me for this award and for supporting my blog. Happy reading to you!
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to 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 and provide the link to the post you created.
How it all started: Originally, I created this blog on Tumblr with another writer. We had the idea of posting our work and getting feedback as worked on pieces. Through the weeks, however, I noticed there was much activity to speak of as far as interaction, so I got the idea to move the blog here. After five hours in mid-April, I’d transferred all our work to WordPress, and the site boomed in comparison to what we’d experienced.
As time went on, the other author realized she had her own goals and wanted her own space, so she decided to move to her own blog here. Now, it’s just me and my thoughts as I post daily to this space, so I hope you enjoy what you stumble upon.
Pieces of Advice:
- Experiment! – Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Writing is never finished or perfect, so there’s no fear in trying something new. Even if the piece stays locked away in the back of an old notebook, at least you have it there to remind yourself that you did it.
- Write something every day. – This advice is about as cliche as it can get, but there’s a reason everyone says it. It works! I’m not telling you to shell out 2000+ words or more. Even a little detail on a scrap piece of paper counts. It’s all about collecting raw material and using that to carve out something worth reading. Listen in on bits of conversation (eavesdropping is good in this case!), describe your favorite place, write one line of a poem, make a list of words that just sound good, or anything else you can think of. Do it every day, and I promise something will come of it.
I hope you enjoyed reading how the blog came to be and my little bits of advice. Happy reading and writing to you all!