Blogger Recognition Award

I was very surprised and grateful to be nominated by Lori for something called the Blogger Recognition Award, which was first created by Eve from EveofNight.

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Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.

  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
  • Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! (It happens LOL).

Here are my answers!

Why did I start my blog?

I had read blogs for years and years, avidly following them from when I was 17/18 probably. I’d thought about how cool it’d be to have my own but I never felt confident enough at the time to put my own stuff out there. Then in January 2015 I finally decided to bite the bullet and create one. I had not long turned 21 and I was happy in myself and ready to put some content out there. I thought no one may read it, but that doesn’t even really matter. I wasn’t doing it to gain thousands of followers, if that ever happens, brilliant, but fundamentally I made one because I love reading beauty/fashion blogs and I wanted to make my own contribution to the blogging world in the hope some other like-minded people may gain something from it, as I do with others. I’d also never had a ‘hobby’ as such. You know when you get asked what you like to do in your spare time etc, and some may have a sport they play or play an instrument or paint amazing images, for me I just loved shopping. That was my hobby. And I feel blogging is a way for me to slightly ‘validate’ and make something more of this very materialistic hobby, in a part of the internet where many other girls share exactly the same hobby! It’s great.

Advice for new bloggers

I still feel pretty new to it myself. But I think you need to decide what your intentions are with your blog. Will it just be a hobby, a way of sharing purchases, experiences, reviews, holiday snaps etc? If so I think you should be pretty relaxed with it and not get yourself hung up on views and followers. Write about what you want to write about and what inspires you! Read other blogs and get inspiration from what you like to read yourself, what makes you want to follow a blog and which layouts you find the easiest to read.

If however you have intentions to go big with your blog then you probably need to be more organised and focused about it and think about a dedicated posting schedule. Good photography is incredibly important too.

Now I move on to my nominations! You all have amazing blogs:

Alice from AliceGraceBeauty

Charlotte from Charlotte’s Road

Nati from SimplyArtdicted

Molly from Daisily

Caroline from IridescentPlaces

Lauren from Laurens Looks

Anoushka from AnoushkaProbyn

Charlotte from CharlotteSamantha

Holli from HappyGoHols

Grace from GlitterandCarousels

Megan from Lattes&London

BellsOnStyle

Shareena from Forever-You

Emma from thecashabeauty

Christine from YvesChild

Thank you Lori for the nomination and I look forward to reading those who choose to complete this tag 🙂

Love, Nicole xxxx

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