Good morning y’all! I hope you have a wonderful day and I hope you are feeling the best you can!
I feel so incredibly honored that Ana from https://momlifewithchiari.com/ thought to nominate me for this amazing award. Ana is relatively new to the blogging community, but she has done a fabulous job with every post she has shared. Even living with such an unpredictable illness as Chiari, Ana has raised her amazing children to follow her example of having strength, courage and strong loving values. Ana is also a loving and dedicated wife to her supportive husband. If you have not already had the opportunity to visit Ana’s site, I strongly encourage you to do so as I am more than certain you will enjoy reading her posts! I think once you read a few of Ana’s fantastic posts you will even find encouragement from how she handles her struggles in life. Thank you SO much Ana for nominating me for this award!
The Rules Are:
- 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 or more bloggers for this award.
- Let each Nominee know you’ve nominated them and leave a link to your post.
This is my brief story of how and why Is started my blog!
I started my blog in July 2017 for several reasons, but the main reason was to be able to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis. I have been fighting this illness since I was only 19 years old and I am about to turn 37. It has been a difficult 18 year journey for me because even though I have come across many people now that also battle this illness, back then I only knew one person and her illness had progressed greatly. When I was first diagnosed, I did not want to share or even admit the news to anyone because I felt way too much shame. Being older and wiser now, I do not have any shame about my illness and now I am open to talk about it. I want to have a chance to encourage others that are battling a chronic illness or illnesses because I know just how easy it can be to become depressed, discouraged, frustrated and want to throw in the towel. My goal is to help others realize that just because we have a chronic illness, that illness does not define who we are and it certainly does not mean there is no hope for the future!
Another reason why I started my blog is because I have a very strong passion for writing. I have wanted to write a book or even articles for a publishing company since I was a younger. In my mind I thought that if I started a blog I would be able to build my strengths and knowledge with writing skills and become a much better writer.
My blog has given me the opportunity to build my writing skills and help others that have fallen on hard times; both of these mean so much to me. I feel that there is way too much negativity in the world today and I am determined to spread as much positivity as I can. Maybe one voice can bring some happiness to another and then there can be a chain reaction!
The two pieces of advice I would give any new blogger is:
While I have only been blogging for a little over a year now, I feel that I have learned so much from fellow bloggers that have helped me along the way!
- One very important piece of advice I have for any new blogger is, build a connection with other bloggers by reading other bloggers posts and make comments. Making comments helps build a solid relationship that in time will become incredibly valuable. I have also found how helpful it is to follow fellow bloggers that share you share a common interest in.
- The second piece of advice I would give is when doing your own posts utilize pictures, people enjoy pictures! Writing a post that isn’t too long and shows pictures draws others in. I feel that not many people want to read a book with posts, but at the same time details are important if that makes any sense!
My Nominees are:
I know the rules state to nominate 15 fellow bloggers, but I am going to break that rule slightly okay completely! I guess I want nominate anyone that reads this award acceptance and wants to participate! I know how busy life can get for everyone and I do not want to add any additional stress to any of my lovely fellow bloggers, so I want to leave this award open to all of my blogging friends because all of you are so incredible! I would love to hear why everyone started their blog and the answers to the questions. Please if y’all have the time to participate, I will be excited to read your post!
Thank you for stopping by my site today and I really hope you enjoyed reading! I am looking forward to reading your comments and hopefully y’all will decide to participate in this award nomination, I think your answers will be great to read! Again, thank you Ana at https://momlifewithchiari.com/ for thinking of me for this amazing nomination! I also want to encourage y’all to check out Ana’s site. Ana is quite an incredible person and I value what she says and writes about! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love and comfort!