Ewonderhub Blogger Award
I was nominated for the Ewonderhub Award by Marie, at CHEZ SHEA | THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF LIVING THE DREAM
Thank you, Marie, for nominating me! I am honored, and humbled, that you considered me.
Write a brief story / history of your blog.
Goodness. I had to stop and think about this one! I started blogging Labor Day Weekend … 2006. Yep, I’m going to have my 10th blogiversary this year. I’ve morphed a couple of times – started on Blogger, then even blogged for a few minutes on LiveJournal, before landing on WordPress, in 2007 I think. This particular blog I started in 2013, after Google Reader retired, and my husband and I decided we needed to shake up our respective blogospheres a bit ourselves. And not only do I have this blog, but I have several others as well. For a time, I was trying to keep my interests separate, plus, I wanted to have a place to blog about things like spiritual and political stuff without offending people who read my regular blog. I still have those blogs – I think it helps me focus.
A take down of advice to New bloggers
You would think, having been a blogger for so long, that I would have some really cool insight or advice, wouldn’t you? lol Many days I still feel like a newbie myself, even though I had a period there where I blogged every day for something like four years. For new bloggers, here’s what I recommend: Have fun. Blogging shouldn’t feel like a chore. Write what’s on your heart, what interests you, what you think about, what you’re curious about, what you’re angry about, what you love, and then make sure you love what you write. If you don’t, you can’t expect anyone else to, either, and let’s face it, the biggest reason we blog is to connect with others.
Also, while the editors that come with blogging platforms like WordPress or Blogger might be nice, it’s perfectly fine to use a tool like Windows Live Writer. (here’s a page that tells more about it: Windows Live Writer Basics) For Windows 10 systems, you can use the Open Live Writer version that Microsoft has set free to developers, and this version works with Blogger. In something like 8 years since I discovered Windows Live Writer, I think I can count on one hand all the blog posts where I haven’t used it. It’s a great tool, and works on the desktop so you don’t even need to be online to write, which is nice if you have a limit on your Internet access. Personally, I think it gives you a bit more control over your posts. I don’t think I can even talk about blogging anymore without talking about Windows Live Writer, lol.
Nominate 10 other bloggers
Okay, this is the part I hate. Lots of people don’t like awards. You’ll see them with pages that say something like, “Award Free Blog.” And many people don’t like the sense of pressure that being nominated for an award brings them. So I don’t like to do it.
But, I do have an awesome list of blogs on my Blogroll!
Any of these people would love to meet you! I follow some seriously awesome bloggers. So give them a look-see and tell them I sent you.
Rules for the Blogger Recognition Award
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Attach the award to your post.
- Write a brief story / history of your blog.
- A take down of advice to New bloggers.
- Nominate 10 other bloggers
- Comment on their blogs to notify them of the nomination.
Thank you, Marie, Aw…Thanks!! | CHEZ SHEA!!