Thanks so much to The Utopia Universe for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. I am truly thankful for this recognition. I totally believe in the Pay-It-Forward concept and hope you take time to check out this blog. The Utopia Universe is truly inspiring. I appreciate this nomination. It is a real honor to give and to receive.
Here are the rules:
Write a post to show your award
Give a brief story of how your blog started
Give two advice notes to new bloggers
Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to your blog
Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
So, here goes. Hum…How did my blog start? My blog, The View From My Window, started with the thought in mind of writing a book, someday. Yes, someday…I want to write a book and have it published. I have no plan of when it will happen. No specific date in mind. Just a thought. I started this blog to help jumpstart the idea.
The View From My Window goes back to my high school creative writing class of 1981. I loved that class. Mrs. Eckert was an amazing teacher who allowed us, as students, to explore our thoughts and dream of becoming aspiring writers some day. At the end of the year, we collected our most prized possessions of poetry and prose and put them in a paperback book called, The View From My Window. I called her one day and asked if I could use the title for my blog. “Of course,” she replied. And the rest is history. With over 1,800 followers, and with 500+ of these being fellow bloggers, writing has never felt so good. My View is growing and it’s all because of one lady who took the time and interest in a girl who had a dream. I appreciate her and you, the follower, who keeps this dream alive in me every single day. Thank you for that! 🙂
Even though I can see how far I’ve come, I sometimes, still feel like a newbie. The only advice I can give to new bloggers would be:
- Write what you know and believe in your words.
- Don’t be a loner. Never underestimate the importance of community. Connect with fellow bloggers and your readers. If you don’t, you’re missing out on something amazing.
As far as my nominations, if you feel you would like to receive this honor…please consider yourself a nominee. There are so many blogs an writers out there, I want it to go to the person or persons who feel they can make it their own.
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