Now Presenting the Blogger Recognition Award…
…And the ̶O̶s̶c̶a̶r̶ Blogger Recognition Award goes tooooo…Lena Dee for all of her late nights, coffee recharges and sweat & tears that she and her team (her, herself and her) have put into this site! *applause ripples through the auditorium*
Hey Dolls and welcome back to by blog, I’m back today with an award post and this time it is the prestigious Blogger Recognition Award. Aha I’m not even joking this would happen to me but I’d probably glide gracefully across the stage and you’d think it’s part of the act lol! *points at gif* On a serious note I’d like to truly acknowledge how elated and grateful I was to receive this award in December from the lovely Ornella. She is a beautiful doctor and blogger who reviews books, travel, food and beauty over at As Told by Nella! I apologize for being a bit tardy but Blogmas took so much of my time along with Christmas itself and I didn’t want to rush the post for this award.
Now let’s talk about what this hype and my dramatic entrance is about!
The Blogger Recognition Award is one of significant value given to bloggers by other bloggers for all their love and hard work they’ve put into their blogs. It is used as a positive reinforcement to motivate bloggers and help them to connect to many new readers. With that being said, the recipient of this award must share their blogging background and two pieces of advice for all those blogger newbies, as well as nominate other bloggers.
So what is the Blogger Recognition Award?!
The Blogger Recognition Award is one of the MOST awarded in the blogging industry. It is used to encourage growth and community among bloggers, and enables newbies to gain valuable advice and exposure. Since the award is a community effort, it is always fantastic to participate and encourage others do so, but if you chose not to, that’s also quite okay.
What is my blog about and why did I start writing?
My blog is a personal lifestyle blog filled with fashion, everyday tips and food. Along with the general blog, is my Portfolio, where I get to show you guys all of my artwork as I gradually upload it. I started Lena Dee Xo as a way to escape my reality and to reinvent myself. I was feeling lost along my journey and needed inspiration. I needed to know that I was doing something I was passionate about and something I had control over. Now I’m not the only one feeling inspired by this blog.
I read the comments wholeheartedly and get ecstatic to know that the things I share help you guys too, because this blog is not just for me…it is for US! I will always be here to remind both you and me that beauty and inspiration comes in many forms. I am always flooded with excitement when I’m creating content for you guys and that I can convey positive messages that reach you all well. If you ever need someone to chat with I am ALWAYS here!
Advice for new bloggers
I know you may be afraid but please take that first leap…
I know it can be hard thinking of all the things that could go wrong but it is totally worth it! Never think that you will take that plunge and fall, your outlook needs to be that you will soar. Even if you do fall flat on your bum, get back up and keep jumping because you never know when you will float with the stars. I put off doing my blog for ages, I wasn’t confident in myself and my work and I do believe everything happens for a reason. I feel like if I started then I would’ve been more lost and not taking it as serious as I am now. Now I’m meeting wonderful people and truly being my muse. So if you’re new and reading this…don’t lose hope just start whatever you had your heart set on!
Treat EVERYDAY like the fresh beginning filled with opportunities that it is meant to be 🙂
Be kind to yourself…
I am a strong believer in self love, because whatever you fight on the inside reflects onto others. Be kind to yourself and know that anything in life will be a bumpy ride. Do not expect that everything will go your way when you start your blog. It’s pretty much like a flower…you plant the seed but it will not grow without nourishment and care. So if your stats aren’t stellar within a few months do NOT lose sight of your mission and love for blogging. Everything has it’s time and no blog is ever too small, you will eventually see progress and learn what works for you.
Thank you guys so much for reading and I am super excited for this award! Don’t forget to subscribe or tap that bloglovin’ follow button over there 😉
Until next time,