I am in awe that Failure to Thrive No More has been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! My friend from Witte’s World has nominated me and it truly means the world to me. I’m thankful to be recognized by such a wonderful blogger like Linda! She has created an amazing support group at For the Love of Blogging [GO JOIN], writes amazing travel posts at Witte’s World, and has helped me on my journey of blogging.
When nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award, there are rules to follow to accept the award and keep the circle going:
· Thank the blogger that nominated you
· 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
Blogger Recognition Award, How Failure to Thrive No More Began:
My son Jaxson was diagnosed with Dyrk1a Syndrome on April 2018 and I was toying with the idea of blogging. At first, I thought that there was no way I could start a blog, I’m a terrible writer! I overcame my fear of writing because I wanted to help others going through the same journey as us. Our first year with Jaxson was very trying and at times I didn’t think I could go on. I cried, and cried. I thought to myself that somewhere out there, there might be another mom going through the same ordeal. And just maybe, she comes across my blog from endless searches of symptoms and diagnoses. She then sees that she isn’t alone in this journey, she has someone to relate to.
I have since added our journey as a Military Family
and my love for Health & Fitness
as topics for my blog. I am working on Affiliate Marketing as well, I’m terrible at it! I hope to improve by the new year and hope to increase my reach with Social Media.
Blogger Recognition Award, My Advice for New Bloggers:
It is not a race:
One thing I learned about blogging is that, it is NOT a race. Especially when it comes Affiliate Marketing! There are tons and tons of Pins or Posts out there stating how they make thousands from Affiliate Marketing—it’s not realistic for a new blogger. Think of it as a marathon, not a sprint! It takes time.
I’ve found myself feeling down because I haven’t made a sale or I don’t have enough viewers, but I stopped. After talking to amazing bloggers I’ve realized that it takes time. I’m only five months into blogging and great things will come to those who wait. Slow and steady wins the race.
Find a tribe:
There are many support groups out there for bloggers but you need to find the right one, the right fit. I’ve found an amazing Facebook group, For the Love of Blogging, in the early months of blogging. They are extremely supportive and helpful when it comes to blogging. I am extremely grateful for them.
The key to succeeding with blogging is to network, be supportive, and interact with other bloggers on Social Media. Bloggers are a community, get out there! Make friends!
My Nominees for The Blogger Recognition Award:
1. Katie, Salty Pearl Crochet
, is extremely supportive! She has helped me a lot throughout this blogging journey and couldn’t have done it without her! She has adorable crochet designs, go check her out!
2. Sonila, Mediterranean Latin Love Affair
, I met her in my son’s March 2017 group on Facebook. She is caring and shares my love for blogging, food, and family.
3. Nicole, That Crazy Milspouse
, is a fellow Military Spouse. She blogs about everything from Tricare, Deployments, and PCS moves.
4. Taylor, Charcoal + Grace
, blogs about all things Wellness, Beauty, Home, and Lifestyle!
5. Monica, A Coordinated Life
, is a homeschooling mom, it’s amazing she has time for blogging!
6. Julie, Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life
, another fellow Military Spouse. She shares her knowledge about military life from experience and offers advice.
7. Rebecca, Air Force Girlfriend in Germany
, a beautiful and nice blogger residing in Germany. She blogs about life as an Air Force girlfriend, travel, food, and blogging tips.
8. Stephanie, Son Shine Kitchen
, fellow boy mom residing in Texas. She is so sweet and shares remarkable recipes!
9. Elizabeth, Mommy Gone Tropical
, such an inspiring blogger. Elizabeth is a deaf mom and blogs about parenting life with children who aren’t deaf.
10. Rachel, Coffee Momma
, selfless momma who runs on coffee and has been battling Crohn’s Disease for the last 17 years.
11. Kaytee Jones, Nurse Mummy
, such an amazing mom! She blogs about her son Jaxon’s journey and she does not sugarcoat anything. She’s currently going back to school for nursing, you rock momma!
12. Becky, The Cookie Rookie
, another fellow March 2017 mom! Amazing food photography and recipes!
13. Kimberly, More Than 10 Percent
, I love this medical momma. She is such a huge advocate for her daughter Georgia and other sweet littles with Trisomy 18.