Blogger Recognition Award #3

Thanks to Illuminating the Fool’s Mirror for the blogger recognition award! This is my third nomination! Please go check out this wonderful blog and prepare to have your mind expanded. It’s all about myth and media. The pieces are high quality and chuck full of fascinating information. Each post demonstrates true passion for writing.

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them, and provide a link to the post you’ve created.

How it all started…

I first started this blog towards the end of college. I’ve always been a writer and I’ve had a few blogs throughout the years. I would always end up deleting them, feeling like my posts weren’t mature or professional enough. But once I graduated, feeling more confident in my abilities and receiving more positive feedback, I was determined to stick with it. I really feel like I have grown as a writer in the past few years.

As for picking a name — I wanted something with my own name in it so that way I could feel free to write about practically any subject. I also wanted to add a personal touch. I chose “lotus” because of what the lily pad flower symbolizes: growing in the mud, getting dirty, yet rising above it all beautifully and gracefully. Something that always bothered me about social media was how we are pressured to showcase the highlights of our lives and make ourselves look good. For me, I wanted a space where I could be honest, a place to document not just the highs but also the lows. I think that’s what helps fuel creativity, by acknowledging both the good and the bad.

Advice…

  1. My first piece of advice to new bloggers is keeping consistency. When you first start a new blog, it’s almost like a “high,” and you can become addicted to that fresh feeling of starting over with a blank canvas. And then you may become quickly frustrated when you aren’t getting enough views, or likes, or follows… or you may suffer writer’s block. Just keep going. It’s okay to take breaks, it’s okay to slow down, but don’t stop. You can always go back and delete certain posts. But keep moving forward because your consistency will bring a great sense of accomplishment.
  2. My second piece of advice is don’t be afraid to get dark. People appreciate honesty because it’s so rare. If you are going through a hard time then you will be surprised to see how many others can relate and are here for support. The strongest creativity comes from the darkest places. Use your pain for good!

Nominees…

To my nominees, no pressure to participate, but I figure you all deserve recognition! Also let me know if I missed you!

  1. A Simple Slice of Kate
  2. Steves Country
  3. Didis not so Secret Diary
  4. Howl
  5. Salsa World Traveler
  6. Unique Times
  7. Freddie Mercury online
  8. Isabelle`s thoughts
  9. Sunflower Seeds
  10. MRS. T’S CORNER
  11. Grace through good beauty
  12. Momshie Diaries
  13. beautiful people inc.
  14. uzzawal1911
  15. Paper Life Painting

48 responses to “Blogger Recognition Award #3”

  1. Hearty Congraatulations.

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    1. Thank you, thank you very much!

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      1. Pleasure.
        Have a nice day.😊

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  2. Congrats & thanks for my nomination

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    1. Thank you & of course πŸ™‚

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  3. Congratulation on your award nomination and thank you for my nomination.

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    1. Thanks and you’re very welcome!

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  4. Hi, congratulations! This is a well-deserved award for you! And thank you for nominating me. I’m so pleased about this. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks so much. And aww, I’m so glad! 😊

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  5. Congratulations Laura! Wonderfully done and great advice! Thanks for the nomination too! I hope you have a great evening and day tomorrow!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ί

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    1. Thank you Steve! Great to hear! And same to you, enjoy! 😺😻

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  6. Congratulations πŸ‘β€οΈ

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  7. Congratulation, lotus πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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    1. Thanks so much 😁πŸ₯°

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  8. Congratulations and Love your encouragement of people to be honest about their lives and keep bostng.

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    1. Thanks, I’m so glad you agree!!!

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      1. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  9. Congratulations on your award

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      1. You’re welcome

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  10. What an insightful post! I resonate with your thoughts very much. Congratulations! ✨✨

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    1. That’s wonderful to hear, you are sweet! Thank you 😊❀️

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  11. Thanks for including me here > this is very true.

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  12. Oh no! why did the line I copied disappear? Haha… I meant this:
    People appreciate honesty because it’s so rare — this is very true.. people who blog are full of empathy in fact!

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    1. Aww exactly! You said it! 😊😺❀️

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    2. And no worries haha technical difficulties happens all the time!!! 😹

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  13. Congrats πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ It’s nice to get to know you a little better through these answers. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—Thanks for nominating meπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’œ

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    1. Awww yes of course!!! 😻πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ’«πŸ’«πŸ’«

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  14. congraatulations:

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    1. Thanks! Love the gif!!! πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜…

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  15. Laura, Congratulations girl!!😁

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    1. Thank you!!!! πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜πŸ‘

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  16. Congratulations Laura! And thanks for the nomination. I found your blog to be quite neat. Keep Blogging! 😊

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    1. Thanks so much! 😺

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  17. Thank you so much honey .it means a lot to me πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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    1. Yes of course πŸ™‚ ❀

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  18. Congratulations…
    I am nominationing you for the Great Achiever Mahasiddhi Blogger Award. For details: https://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/great-achiever-mahasiddhi-blogger-award-gamba/. Please help spread PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT through this small step. Thanks a lot.πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™

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    1. Thanks so much!!! I will complete shortly!!! πŸ˜€

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  19. Great advice, and I love reading the story of how you arrived here! I had wondered where the “lotus” came in. That’s such a good point, that honestly sharing both the dark and the light within ourselves is better than showing only one half.

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    1. Thanks! And I’m happy you see what I mean! 😺

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  20. Congratulations. It was great learning about you.

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    1. Thanks for reading!!! πŸ™‚

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