I’m super excited – I got nominated for this award twice in the same week!! I want to thank https://ecstaticallyem.wordpress.com/ for nominating me! I really appreciate it ❤ Readers, make sure you check out her blog, she has awesome info on healthy living, lifestyle and lots of other cool stuff. I love how her lovely personality shines through in her writing!
It’s super fun to see my blog finally reaching people and making a difference, no matter how small. Blogging is one of those lonely jobs where you feel like your voice doesn’t matter for what seems like an eternity, so once people start to find you and respond to your content it’s best feeling in the world.
RULES OF THE AWARD:
- 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.
WHY I STARTED MY BLOG:
I started this blog in 2016 because I am passionate about health and fitness, and it’s my dream to make a living helping women become the best versions of themselves. I cover a wide range of topics – from the benefits of unconventional types of exercise, to natural remedies for common ailments, to stress management, and much more. I hope to expand my horizons a bit in the near future by writing ebooks and creating workout videos (and possibly vlogs if I have enough interest) on YouTube.
I recently started offering personalized, one on one health coaching packages for my clients. Check out this page on my website or contact me for a free consultation to find the right fit for you!
MY ADVICE FOR NEW BLOGGERS:
(1. Stick with it! If there’s anything I’ve learned from blogging it’s that you can’t give up. If you really want your voice to be heard, you have to keep at it until people start finding you. And I promise, if you have quality content and make an effort to engage with people online, your audience will grow eventually. It just takes time, which is actually kind of a mixed blessing because no matter how good of a writer you are to begin with, your skills as a blogger will grow a LOT in the time it takes to build an audience. So by the time they find you, your content will be much better than it was at the beginning of your work.
(2. Write to a person, not an editor. People enjoy reading content that is conversational, vulnerable, and relaxed. When I write, I like to imagine I’m having a conversation with one specific person. That way, I don’t get too caught up in making sure my grammar and spelling are perfect, since I’m just talking in a real, down-to-earth way to this one person. So take some time to figure out exactly who you are writing to, and then write for that one person. Of course, that’s not to say you should neglect your sentence structure and spelling, just don’t get too perfectionistic about it or your blog will lose it’s “human” quality.