Coastal Curiosity has been nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award! I am so excited by this nomination. My blogging career is still so new and fresh, so this is a very encouraging moment for me!
Thank you to everyone who takes the time out of their day to read my blog!
What are the Blogger Recognition Awards?
The Blogger Recognition Awards are a way to support other bloggers in the community. If you are nominated for an award, you then spread the love to 10 other bloggers who you love.
Who Nominated Me?
I’d like to give a huge thank you to Cherie from Travel for Change for nominating me for this award. Travel for Change is a blog that advocates for a different type of travel. She blogs about sustainable, responsible travel and volunteering. Cherie is an amazing person that is pushing for real change in the travel community
How My Blog Started
Before starting a blog, my lovely girlfriend Allie and I had a Youtube channel and an Instagram account that were both going well. We were having so much fun on social media and I was looking for a way to expand it. I wanted another way of expressing myself and decided blogging would be a perfect way.
We were given the opportunity to travel to California in April and I figured it was as good of a time as ever to start my travel and lifestyle blog! To be honest, I had tried to start a blog a few times before but I never got past the planning and prepping stages. I am so glad I followed through this time!
Advice For New Bloggers
1. Just start!
I would have started my blog a heck of a lot sooner if I hadn’t thought so much about it. Starting a blog can be an extremely daunting task. It seems like there is a mountain of things that you need to accomplish before you can start your blog. Your blog doesn’t need to be perfect to push launch. You will have plenty of time to learn and tweak things as you go.
2. Meet people!
Social media is often not social… Use your platform to make friends! Read and comment on other people’s posts. Like other peoples photos and leave a comment on Instagram. Find friends in the blogging community that you can click with. BUT don’t do this only for self-serving purposes. Honestly, try and connect with people, not just so you can gain followers yourself.
There are so many amazing people out there and if you use social media and blogging the right way you will be able to make so many friends you wouldn’t have otherwise
My Blogger Nominations
Kayla Presents | http://shortpresents.com/
Anna Matias | www.annamatias.com
Girl in Betsey | www.girlinbetsey.com
Wild Rosebuds | wildrosebuds.com
Alix Surette | www.alixsurette.com/blog
Jasmine Eclipse Blog | jasminekeclipse.com
Sincerely, Rowan | http://rowanmorrissy.com/
Wander and Wine | wanderandwine.com
Life With Meg http://lifewithmeg.ca
Live Like It’s the Weekend | http://www.livelikeitstheweekend.com/
- Write a post about being nominated
- Write a brief story about how and why you started a blog
- Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers
- Thank whoever nominated you and link back to their blog
- Select and notify 10 other blogs you want to give the award to
I’d like to give a huge thanks again to Travel for Change for nominating me! Go and check out her blog, I promise you will learn something.