gratitude, life, writing

Blogger Recognition Award

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! Continuing on the theme of things to be grateful for, I have to thank Ruth at Melanin Talks for nominating me for The Blogger Recognition Award. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, head on over there for interesting posts from a 20-something Congolese student living in the UK.

In the four months since I started blogging, I have faced my fear that I could scoop my thoughts out of the pea soup of brain fog that invades my life most days. I have also surprised myself and been wonderfully surprised by the reaction and reception of the blogging community.

I have read so many interesting posts, found a ton of amazing blogs and I can honestly say, I have made better connections with some people online in four months than I have made in person my whole adult life. The blogging community rocks!

How it all began – I explained it all here.

Advice to new bloggers

1) Quality not quantity. Post regularly but don’t get caught up in the numbers game. As fun as it may be to watch the stats grow, keep it in perspective. Remember that all things worth doing take time to develop, and doing something well is a process. Not to mention, there is life outside of social media, a fact we need to remind ourselves of more and more.

2) Connect with other bloggers. There is an amazing, supportive community of bloggers ready to welcome you but, just like in life, it has to go both ways. If you want people to be interested in your content, you have to give some love too.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Write a post explaining how your blog got started
  • Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers you feel deserve some recognition
  • Comment on each blog nominating them, providing the link to the post you created

I decided to pick a mixture of newer blogs, to give those people a boost, and more established blogs that might not need the recognition as much but I feel are important to share.

Writing and poetry

Chronic illness

Mental health

Have a wonderful week!

❤️ Amanda

41 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award”

  1. Congrats!!If you ever want a guest blog post, I would love to!I lost my brother in 2000 to an accident and my mom 5 years ago to early onset Alzheimer’s/dementia. I struggle with severe anxiety, depression, mild bi-polar and severe in attentive adhd. I can write for days about mental health, suicidal thoughts, overcoming the persistent negative thoughts and the need for bringing awareness! I just have always used humor as my escape! Let me know and congratulations again! Rachael Crawford

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      1. I am so very sorry to hear that! You will eat yourself alive if you don’t try to find humor in the things she will say and do. For someone who hasn’t cared for a loved one diagnosed, they may feel that is heartless and mean. Also, there’s a wonderful group on Facebook called Molly’s Journey, you should follow. I’m very active with the Alzheimer’s Association and don’t care a bit to send you any information you may need! It’s ok to feel lost and ask for help. Just as your momma will need help, you too, will!❤️

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  2. First of all, Happy Thanksgiving!… Second….Congrats on the recognition Amanda! I knew that you lived in vancouver, but wasnt sure if it was canada/ Now that is cleared up ty. It won’t be coming out for another week or so, but I swear just this morning I included you in a list of chronic illness bloggers that I highly recommend, I literally laughed out loud when I saw my name in YOUR list…after writing about you today.TY for that!

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  3. Great post! You really have done yourself proud in the short time you have been blogging and can’t wait to see it grow even more ☺️ Also you have made a good point on remembering that there is life outside blogging, it’s not everyday social media 24/7 hahah. Keep it up x

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  4. Amanda, CONGRATULATIONS 🎉🎈🎊!!! I hope you feel great validation!! You are very deserving.

    THANK YOU for listing my blog!! You are so incredibly generous to your neighborhood newbys. Your kindness is well appreciated!!
    Am I to do anything?, This is so new!! Do I follow the steps you took?

    Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃🍽 to you and yours Amanda!! You are a good person I hope this Thanksgiving has your basket full of blessings, hope and love!!!

    Its an honor to know you Amanda!!!

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    1. Thank you lovely!! You were one of the first I thought of, you are always so supportive and friendly and I love reading your posts.

      No pressure, but if you want to participate you follow the same steps to help recognize other bloggers. I love these things because I always discover some great new bloggers.

      I am so blessed, and so very grateful. And it’s an honour to know you as well. Connections like this are what makes blogging so amazing. Hugs to you!! 💕


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