I have been nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award!
First, I want to thank the blogger that took the time to acknowledge my hard work and nominate me for this award. Although, I’ve only been up and running for 2 weeks, its great to be recognized early.
Thank you Alecia Ore and the Flawless Fabs blog for this amazing award. Please support her and check out her blog at http://www.flawlessfabs.com.
How I Started My Blog
I’ve been wanting to start a blog for years! I’ve been writing ever since I was in elementary. I’ve written short stories, a novel, essays, newspaper articles, and poems. You can say I’ve done a little bit of it all. Blogging was just the next thing on my to-do list. An online collection of think pieces, creative writings, and more that would be accessible to the world, which would give my voice a chance to be heard.
After years of being an undergraduate and putting the idea off because it would be a lot of “work”, I decided to do it.
I started my blog my sophomore year of college and it only lasted a week. I had one premiere of post and that was it! As college continued, my “time” and motivation was very scarce. But I knew that blogging was something that I still wanted to do but maybe wasn’t ready for at the time.
My senior year of my undergraduate career and the beginning of 2017, I decided that I would re-launch my blog on my birthday of this year. What time is better than now? If I want to be successful I have to put the time in, right? So, July 4, 2017 (Also, my 23rd birthday) I kept my promise and re-launched my blog. A few old articles mixed with some new and I AM BACK!!
My blog is dedicated the celebrating the black culture, uplifting women, and speaking for those who are not capable of speaking for themselves, all of which are looked down upon. I am passionate about servicing my community and making change! I am also seeking to support my fellow blogging community and entrepreneurs.
Tips on how to Successfully Run a Blog
1. Network with other Blogs and Bloggers
It’s always good to network and take tips from fellow bloggers in the community who have been doing exactly what you are doing! Some people have more experience and are capable of passing down tons of advice, do’s and don’ts, and more. Bloggers are also able to support one another in lot of endeavors like directing new bloggers to resources, brands, and
2. Write down weekly and monthly goals
Write down your weekly and monthly goals of what you want to accomplish for your blog. If you don’t have a long-term goal or vision, you will always be stuck in one direction! Whether your goals consist of writing down content topics, contacting fellow bloggers, creating social media content, or increasing social media following…you should always write these goals down and keep track of them so that you can look back on them and see far you have come and how much you’ve accomplished.
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You guys blogs have been food to roam and read through. You have inspired me in more ways than one. Congratulations on all of your success and continued prosperity! Keep up the magnificent work!
Next Steps after Accepting this Award:
1. Thank the nomination and provide a link to their blog
2. Write a post to show the award
3. Write a brief story on “how my blog got started”
4. Give 2 small pieces of advice to other bloggers
5. Select 15 bloggers to pass the award onto
6. Tell those nominees they were selected via comment