Here we go…
‘Blogger Recognition’ Award 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. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
3. Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
Why I started blogging…
I felt like I had a story to tell. And I love to write. I wanted to document my journey recovering from panic disorder. I hoped that along the way, I could help someone who is going through anxiety and/or suffering panic attacks.
I know firsthand how awful it can be, since I’ve had panic attacks since I was a child. I’ve also been there as a support person, helping my daughter deal with severe panic attacks. We both are nearly anxiety free, and I’m grateful for that every day.
My hope is to inspire and motivate those on the path to recovery from mental illness. It’s a difficult road. And it’s not meant to travel alone.
Advice to new bloggers…
Well, I’m a relatively new blogger, so I feel like I need advice, not give it 😉
Everyone’s story is unique and adds something to this world. You never know for sure what’s going to resonate with others. But if you’re true to yourself and honest, you’ll connect. I love how Leslie phrased it, “Keep your blog for you and then followers will be a pleasant side-effect instead of something you are looking to for validation.”
What surprised me at first was how supportive this blog community is. I didn’t know what to expect. But the warm welcome I’ve received has exceeded all my expectations. I’ve met such wonderful people! So, thank you!
Now for my nominations… Please check out these amazing blogs from these lovely people.