Standard Mum Life, nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award. So first of all, thank you so much and thank you for being a blogging friend who helps me out when I’m stuck 😂A little under a month ago, my blogging friend Sian over at
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select a few bloggers you want to give this award to.
HOW MY BLOG STARTED
It started off in March 2016 as a beauty/lifestyle blog as I had quite a few subscription boxes coming to me each month that I thought I would write about them, I was also planning my wedding at the time so I was blogging about my preparations for the upcoming event in May 2016. Come June 2016 I found out I was pregnant and my blog has been a parenting and lifestyle blog ever since. I enjoy writing about Jade and my adventures, ups and downs plus the odd haul or review every now and then.
ADVICE TO NEW BLOGGERS
Don’t get caught up in the whole ‘I want to be sent lots of stuff for free’ or ‘when do I get paid so I can quit my job?’ as sometimes it doesn’t work that way. I believe the basis of a blog should be about your life, interests or adventures that you want to document and look back on. If you get stuff sent to you or you get paid, bonus! If not then ce la vie!
If you want your blog to be a success or just to reach a larger audience then you need to keep up to date on all of your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc) so all of your posts can be seen by more people. It also allows you to build more followers who will notice your blog more and can sometimes bring in sponsored posts from big brands who might want to work with you. Building relationships with other bloggers and brands are important if you want your blog to succeed.
MY 15 NOMINATED BLOGS
In no particular order, I nominate the following blogs, for the Blogger Recognition Award:
- Fed at Feds Life
- Sharron at Mummy Madness
- Rachel at Pink and Blue Mum
- John at Daddy Daycant
- Alice at Clueless mom
So there we are. All of these blogs are brilliant and really deserve the Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you for giving me great reading over the last year or so and always giving me advice 😊