Just a personal update because it’s a special one – I’ve been nominated for the Blogging Recognition Award by https://annlyelonline.wordpress.com/! It’s a very special nomination because it’s my first one blogging on this platform.
Before today, I didn’t know a thing about blogging nominations or awards. The only thing I knew was that some people I follow get nominated quite a lot but I never knew how the process worked.
So for anyone wondering, if you get nominated for a blogging award, there is a set of rules you have to follow for each nomination. I am not sure if they change depending on the nomination, but you’ve got to follow the rules outlined.
This is a good link to start with by WordPress on how the awards work.
Rules of Nomination
The first rule is to list the rules in a post:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Place the award banner somewhere on your blog
3. Share the reason behind the creation of your blog.
4. Provide two or more pieces of advice for new bloggers.
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers and link their blogs.
6. Share the exciting news with your nominees
Thank the Blogger That Nominated You and Provide a Link to Their Blog
Thank you so much @ https://annlyelonline.wordpress.com/. Check out her blog if you’re really into movies or geeky stuff!
Share Why You Started Your Blog
I am not entirely sure if anyone remembers me from wayyyyy back in 2017 but the reason I started the blog then was to have somewhere for my Star Wars fan fiction to live. And that was it. I had no other ideas about the blog other than I needed somewhere to write about Star Wars in a fictional setting and created this blog.
The blog has evolved A LOT since then as many of you know, and it has grown exponentially in every way, just like its owner 😁
Provide Two or More Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers
In many ways, I am still quite new to blogging because I seem to learn new things almost every other day. But in terms of advice for brand new bloggers, my first suggestion is to always stay true to yourself when you blog. I’ve had a lot of personal ups and downs with blogging but the one thing that I’ve always been advised by other bloggers is to do what you want – it’s your blog and it doesn’t matter how many readers you have. Always reflect who you are in your blog. If people like what they see, they’ll follow and if not, that’s okay too.
The second piece of advice I’d give is to remain vigilant as blogging can be a difficult thing to juggle, especially if you don’t have a lot of free time. Make a blogging habit and stick to it. Again, I would never give advice unless I had learned from personal experience. For most people, blogging regularly works really well and provides consistency which is important for your readers. Stick to a regular blogging habit as much as possible.
Nominate 15 Other Bloggers and Link to Their Blogs
I think this part of the rules can only work if you have a lot of readers you regularly interact with or you follow a lot of blogs on WordPress. And I only really have a handful of readers that I interact with on a regular basis so I am going to nominate some people from that list:
Mei-Mei AKA Jedi By Knight
Her blog is about Star Wars and other things such as photography which is awesome! She is one of my “Star Wars” regular readers and you should definitely check her out!
ForTyeth AKA FTSabersite
Another one of my Star Wars regulars, FT’s site is honestly amazing to look at because he focuses on Lightsabers! If you’re at all interested in Star Wars or in particular, lightsabers and everything to do with lightsabers, his site is a must-follow!
IT AKA The Imperial Talker
In-depth analysis of Star Wars with Star Wars haiku’s to match! Nobody creates Star Wars haiku’s like IT – check him out!
Neil AKA Neil’s Thoughts
Neil and I have quite a few things in common including our love for Star Wars and geeky things like Dr Who! His blog is a personal blog about his life and family and Linux! Please drop by his blog and check out his content
If you are nominated you do NOT have to accept the nomination or award. It is entirely up to you 😁
Again with all my heart thanks to https://annlyelonline.wordpress.com/ for the nomination and congrats to all the newly nominated peeps listed above!
Hopefully, we’ll all get to do this more often as it’s a lot of fun and I think it’s awesome to support your fellow bloggers and friends!
Until tomorrow’s post – stay safe out there my friends, keep creating and I’ll catch you tomorrow!