The talented and beautiful Rachel from Beauty and the Ballroom has nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award! I’m very honored that she chose, among others, me to nominate.
Before I started the blog, I was very hesitant because I was scared people wouldn’t like me or the stuff I wrote about. But my closest friends, Stéphanie and Helen encouraged me to go for it. I’m very happy I followed their advise. On my birthday, Helen gave me the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm as a gift. This became my first review (Check it here). The moment I started writing, the words flowed on my screen, like I have been doing this my entire life. Even though I started since May 2016, I don’t have a ton of followers. But I love writing about my passion so much, that that has never been my priority. I was content writing about beauty, because in a way, this allowed me to reach my family all over the world (Vietnam, US, the Netherlands…). It made me feel connected with them. However, since then I’ve discovered and interacted with many sweet and talented bloggers, that it has been an extra boost and motivation to continue writing these posts.
Like with anything in life, you should blog because you love what you write about. I think that with your passion you’ll get there. But of course that’s not the only thing you need to make your blog grow. You’ll read this on any post of Blogger Recognition Award, you have to engage with other bloggers, interact with them, comment on their posts… With a positive attitude, I think you can make many new friends who’ll follow you, because they genuinely like you and the content of your blog. Secondly, I think it is important to keep in mind: what’s in it for the reader? I always try to make my content as such, that it would help someone who’d read my post, especially when it comes down to reviews.
I nominate the following bloggers:
Living Out Loud (because I think she has an amazing personality and is a devoted person and hard worker)
Artist By Beauty (because she’s a devoted and talented artist)
Sit Back and Just Live (because she has such a bubbly and fun writing style)
Haunted Aquarius Artistry & Aesthetics (because even though she just started this week, I think she’s doing an amazing job!)
Many amazing bloggers have already been nominated. If you’re reading this and you haven’t been nominated yet, I nominate you for this Blogger Recognition Award. Feel free to participate to this fun post!
Here are the rules:
- 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 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.