Blogging is something that I find very rewarding. As I pass through different stages of my life, I create a blog to share my life, to process what I’m experiencing and to get support and inspiration. I’ve had a design blog, a twin blog and even a lifestyle blog. My Little Home School is a blog that I created at one of the most challenging points in my life. Since finding out that my twin boys have special needs, my life has been a series of ups and downs. But one thing that keeps me sane and helps me to process, is blogging.
Blogging Recognition Award Nomination
I am so thrilled to have been nominated by Roxanne from Lifting Up Treehouse. She is an amazing homeschooling mother of 5 children, who still finds the time to write a useful and uplifting blog. She is always positive and realistic about the challenges, mess and joys of having a large homeschooling family. Please read her nomination post here to find out more about her and don’t forget to subscribe to her blog for updates!
About the Blogger Recognition Award
Blogging is all about sharing, support and uplifting others. And it also takes time and commitment, especially when you’re homeschooling, raising a family and working as well. This award is given from one blogger to another in recognition of this hard work. And it’s also a way to grow a positive community. It’s much easier to navigate life with friends!
Blogging – My Why
After finding out that my boys have special needs, it took some time to come to terms with this. Although this was a necessary process, I am now much stronger and much more positive. And I have also decided to play an active part in the schooling of my boys. We decided to homeschool as a family and this blog is a place for me to share what we do, to write about having special needs children and also about parenting. I also want to help those in a similar situation to me. I know how much reading blogs helps me and I hope I can do the same!
Blogging Advice for New Bloggers
Firstly, take the time to find your niche, your angle and your voice. If you take the time to think about what you really want to say, you will find that it saves so much time later. This will help with the name of your blog and with your tagline. It will also give each post a ‘flavour’ and a direction in writing. The aesthetic of your blog will also be dictated by what you want to say. Make it clear what you’re about in everything you do.
Blogging is great in so many ways! But it is also a lot of hard work. Secondly, set yourself realistic goals that you know you can achieve. Don’t try and force yourself to write a post every day. Rather write once a week or even once a month. And then make sure that the post is the best it can be. Do your keyword research, write more content, proofread it properly and add beautiful images. I believe in quality over quantity, any day. And most importantly, enjoy blogging! If you don’t, you will lose inspiration very quickly.
Please drop me an email or comment below if you require any more advice and help with blogging.
My Blogger Recognition Nominations:
This list could be about 10 pages long! Below is a list of the blogs that especially inspire and uplift me:
My Daily Life As Mom
Heart & Homeschool
Naptime is for Drinking
Herd of Hemphills
Blogger Recognition Nominations Rules
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of How/Why you started blogging.
- Give two pieces of advice you would give to brand new bloggers.
- Select 10-15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog letting them know you have nominated them giving the link to the post you have created.