Blogger Recognition Award

“In the moments when all I can round up is the women I have been blessed to find online, she would find herself to be one of those people who just reaches out to you and comforts you with wisdom.”

Ten days ago, I was completely floored when I read my messages. There I found an uplifting message from a fellow and friend blogger, Robin of The Mama Playbook an honest and funny blogger on motherhood and family. Robin is one of the few mom bloggers that I have been able to create a friendship with, even from a digital perspective. She has always extended her hand for more than being colleagues in the field of blogging, but also as moms and individuals. She has always provided me with sweet, and encouraging messages. In the moments when all I can round up is the women I have been blessed to find online, she would find herself to be one of those people who just reaches out to you with wisdom.

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How My Blog Started

I had officially started blogging years ago. Never having it public. I’ve had a few accounts, from forgetting passwords or just creating a totally new blog from the different seasons in my life. About a year ago, the day after my birthday, I began writing. Writing about the things that weighed heavy in my heart. The limitless amount of thoughts that lingered in my head. All jumbled up, unable to shine and get the proper recognition of what it may be trying to get across. The more that I wrote, the more that I realize a lot of the things I’m writing about may be something someone else can relate to. The more that I wrote, the more that it dawned to me how much other moms out there were looking for a helping hand in sharing experiences.

Moms have it tough (not to say anyone else don’t). Moms in general are selfless, worry worms, with a memory bank of forever. They have so much to say, but can’t because well they mostly have just their children to talk to. If you needed to know, it would require a baby translator to even, in the slightest bit have a intelligent conversation with. Babies have a lot of good things to say, it’s just that nobody can friggin’ understand them. I should know, my one year old literally yells at me from frustration, trying to tell me how her ducky attacked her while sitting on the ducks face.  

Aside from the fact that I wanted to be able to share my thoughts and have other women find comfort in it–that they aren’t alone. I wanted to jot down all the things I couldn’t remember after a day. I realize now, that it was because I suffered from Postpartum Depression. Writing allows me to keep some kind of tabs on my experience. It allows me to reflect on my journey in motherhood and to be able to have a place with all my thoughts, available in the future (I save them). Hand written some.

“When experiencing Postpartum Depression, a lot of the times your mind tends to be foggy. You have a difficult time remembering. You struggle to keep track of the simplest tasks you had just thought of doing ten minutes ago, but now all of a sudden you can’t remember for the life of you what it was.”

Two Piece of Advice I Would Give to New Bloggers

  1. Write For You, first. Know WHY you’re writing first of all. Know what your purpose is behind blogging. Is it to make money? Is it to get across your views out there to share with other same minded people? Is it to remember these moments for yourself because we all get older, and we can’t recall everything. When you write, write for yourself. Write something you’d be happy with, to read over and over again, and not something you feel would bring traffic to your blog. You want to be able to capture your readers. Have them take something from it.
  2. DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF OR YOUR BLOG WITH Veteran Bloggers. There are tons of bloggers that have been doing this years before you. They have learned all the tools they need to share their blogs accordingly. What they have on their site, the numbers of followers, readers, shares, or any of that they built themselves with time. You are a new blogger, who will eventually get there. Do not compare your start with someone who’s already been on a journey. It will not help your blog serve its purpose.

The 15 Bloggers – Nomination for Bloggers Recognition Award

  1. Our Cookery by Ant
  2. Short Sweet Mom by Tiffany
  3. The Gifted Gabber by Amy
  4. The Messy Bun Mama by Morgan
  5. Blooming Brilliant by Christine
  6. Adventures At Home – Dedreanna
  7. This Cool Mom Blog by Jaime
  8. Everyones Sleeping But Mom by Kristyn
  9. Little Bit of Learning by Laura
  10. Pretty Loved by Kristin
  11. Bettys Battleground by Elizabeth
  12. U Ready Teddy by Devon
  13. No You Need to Calm Down by Tina
  14. Glossy Babe by Jennifer
  15. Home Bound But Hopeful by Kate

These women, not only have provided a safe place online to provide other women with resources and beautiful art that they willingly share, but their journey that help so many one way or another. Each one of these women, have made an impact in my experience as a blogger and most specially as a person. Thank you, ladies!

Thank you again, Robin!♥

The Bloggers Recognition Award – Rules for Participating

  • 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.

Thanks for reading! I hope you check out these wonderful bloggers and share in their journey with plenty of helpful resources for you to read!

MM, out!

  One thought on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. May 5, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Thanks for this. I’ve been struggling with really writing for myself like I use to and not comparing myself. Those are great tips. And someone who struggled with postpartum anxiety thank you for shedding light on this very important topic.

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  2. happymomblogger
    May 5, 2017 at 2:03 am

    I have also met robin from mama playbook through blogging. She’s one of the first mom bloggers I met and she was really nice. I enjoy reading her posts because they are so honest and real.

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  3. May 4, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Congratulations. You deserve the award. I am glad I join the mom blogs and have found such inspiring articles like the entries that you write.

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  4. May 4, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Congratulations. You well deserve the award. I am glad I join the bloggers for Mom and have found such an inspiring articles like what you write in your blog. You inspire new bloggers like me to continue our passion to blog.

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  5. May 4, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Wow because this is really helpful job! Congrats and
    keep it up. http://nrbnet.org/blogs/nokia-6300-still-popular-mobile-phone-lovers

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  6. ohmummymia
    May 3, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Well done girl! Congrats you deserve it:)

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  7. May 3, 2017 at 10:58 am

    First of all, Congratulations! If there is a mama deserving this award it is you! I love coming here and reading your stories and knowing that I can relate to everything that you share. Post Partum is a real B word, and something that far too many mama’s deal with in secret. It warms my heart that so many mothers out there are finally opening up about their experiences and I really believe that the small action of sharing will encourage others to do so. Keep doing what you’re doing mama!

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    • May 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Omg your comment warms my heart. Thank you so much for your support ! I appreciate your kindness! I never thought anyone really cared about what I wrote or if it helped anyone with their own experiences. But you my friend, changes that thought.

      Postpartum is definitely a “B”! I’ve spent this week from the weekend living in the slums of my head. The hubby away for work, makes it that much harder to cope with. It’s such a struggle and I don’t even really know if it ever goes away. To top it off the anxiety and OCD that attaches to this illness make it that much harder. 💔 But you’re right so many struggle in silence and it’s not fair. It’s such a hard sickness to deal with. Your mind drifts, your heartaches constantly and days just seems so cloudy.

      Again…thank you! xo

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  8. camesha
    May 2, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Congratulations! The mommy blogging space is a beautiful one. Such an awesome community! You’re right, moms have so much to say. Glad you found your space to let it all out.

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  9. May 2, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Congratulations! Me being mommy & parenting blogger, so understand & find every word you wrote so true! Keep up the good work

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  10. May 1, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Congratulations and that’s great advice for new bloggers. Keep up the good work!

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  11. May 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Congratulations! And thank you SO much You are so sweet. Glad to have found your blog – you help so many by sharing your story! And I really appreciate your support!

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  12. elizabethcolette
    May 1, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing this advice. I love when people support and help each other!

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  13. May 1, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing this advice! I’m a year in and just winging it but it’s definitely cathartic when I write more for myself than to hit an end goal.

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  14. May 1, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Congrats! ❤ Such an amazing reason for blogging. Its probably why a lot of us mothers find ourselves on the internet chatting away to find ourselves in post partum.

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  15. Brooke @ BrookieCreative
    May 1, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Well done!
    I hope to make some special friends on my blogging journey too 🙂
    It sounds like you’ve built some good relationships!
    Thanks for the advice!

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  16. April 30, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I also suffered from ppd and postpartum anxiety / OCD. Just thought I’d share that as well. Thanks for these tips! I’m new to the mom blog world and find myself comparing a lot! I do try to write for myself though :). Thanks for sharing and congrats!!!

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  17. April 30, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Congrats on this recognition reward! I got one on my old blog before I shut it down but I haven’t been nominated yet on my new blog!

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  18. April 30, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Your post made me think of the mantra “Comparison is the thief of joy.” It’s so easy to compare yourself with established bloggers.

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  19. realfoodiefamily
    April 30, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Congrats! Love your new blogger advice too!

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  20. Sophia Whitham
    April 30, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Congratulations, and this is so lovely. I agree not to compare yourself to veterans, we are all learning and comparing your work in progress to a finished piece is only going to be depressing xx

    Sophia x http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

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  21. April 29, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    so happy you made a blogging friend!

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  22. amyandtots
    April 29, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Congratulations, this was lovely to read. As a blogger, I find it helps to not worry about the numbers either.

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  23. April 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Congrats… it’s amazing what can happen when women support each other!

    xoxo, Christie
    http://icanstyleu.com/blog/

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  24. echoesofhervoice
    April 29, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Congrats! And thanks for the advice about writing for yourself…. that’s so true!

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  25. April 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Congratulations. I hope you win more awards like this.

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  26. April 29, 2017 at 4:46 am

    This is fantastic! ❤️❤️

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