Hey, y'all! I'm so excited to have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! Thank you Christian Homeschooler for your nomination!
Here are the rules-
1.) Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself, or the person who has nominated you.
2.) Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
3.) Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above.)
4.) Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
5.) Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! (It happens LOL)
Note: You can decline the award if you don’t feel up to doing the above, but remember-you have to earn it by doing the work!
Alrighty then, here we go!
My blog got started because I love dolls and stuffed animals, but I didn't feel right spending money on them if they were just going to sit on my shelves. I was telling my friend Emma about that, and she suggested that I start a doll blog! She told me that she thought I would be really good at it, since it would be combining two things I love- dolls and writing. I put it off for a while, but while I was spending the night at Emma's place one night, she finally convinced me to do it. She was the one who suggested that I come up with a fun alias too! We bounced around ideas for my alias and my blog name until we came up with what I have now. I set up my blog the next day, and the rest is history! (tee hee...)
As for the two bits of advice for new bloggers--
1.) Your blog design is the first thing that people notice when they visit your blog. So make sure that your look is appealing! Not just the header, but the body of your blog, including the actual blog post. I've visited at least one blog before that had a painfully bright background, so I didn't stick around for very long. Also, don't make your font color too light or too small, or no one will be able to read your post! And try to make sure that your grammar and spelling is correct. But no one is perfect!
2.) Post often. If you don't post often, then no one will remember to come back! Also, try to make your readers feel at home on your blog. Respond to comments, make connections with fellow bloggers, ask those bloggers to visit your blog, request feedback, and always be kind. Your blog should be a place that brings your readers into your world. Make them want to come back to your world!
Now for the nominees. I don't think that I visit fifteen blogs yet, but here are the people that I'm nominating-
Jaclynn from Little House of American Girl
Kathryn from The Best Loved Dolls
Abigail from The Dolls of Maple Street
Everyone else that I thought of, had already been nominated! If I forgot some people that haven't been nominated, consider this an open invite to be nominated!
XOXO Ginger Spice