Guys, I’m so excited to tell you about something exciting that happened to me this week! It’s so awesome that I’ve pushed the post that was originally scheduled for this week- into next week!
So, yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, I received a message saying that I was nominated for a Bloggers Recognition Award! This is something that I have seen floating around the web for a while now. I always see these awesome bloggers get nominated and think how awesome that must be. I always thought those bloggers must feel really great that someone is nominating them.
Now, I get to know the feeling. 🙂 The fantastic blogger, Hannah, nominated me for this award. She is from New Zealand and you can check out her blog Life as Mrs Yolo. Big thank you and shout out to you Hannah!!!
UPDATE : 8/21/17 : I’ve been nominated for this award- YET AGAIN!!! WAHOO
This time, I’d like to give a big shout out and a huge thank you to Clare from The Tully Tales.
If you didn’t know, this award is an award designed by other bloggers so we can recognize fellow bloggers who we think are doing a terrific job and grow our audience.
So, before I nominate my 15 recipients for the award, I must list what the fellow recipients will need to do:
- I must thank the Blogger who nominated me and provide a link to their blog.
- I must write a post to show the award.
- I must write a brief story on how my blog started.
- I must give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- I must select 15 bloggers to pass this award on to.
- I must comment on each of their blogs to let them know they have been nominated for this award and provide a link to this post.
How did your blog start?
One Sharp Mama is something that has been on the back of my mind for a long time. Blogging is something I have always been interested in. I’ve always liked writing. But what I really like, what I really enjoy is teaching. I love sharing knowledge. I always have. I used to teach martial arts. I always say the best way to learn and become better at something is by teaching it. So, now, with One Sharp Mama, I can share my knowledge on fertility, share my stories about parenting, spread the wealth with some fun recipes and share some fun organizing hacks. I get to share my secrets and open up. Writing has always been an outlet for me. I’m so glad I started this journey.
While I was out on bed rest while pregnant with my daughter, I was reading a lot of blogs. I was searching for mamas who had gone through what we were dealing with. I was scouring the internet for people that knew what a placental abruption was. I desperately looking for support. Prior to becoming pregnant, we had to go to Shady Grove Fertility. I was constantly web browsing, trying to find any tips, tricks or hints to help us conceive. Well, while on bed rest, I thought of the idea of sharing our journey. I wanted to share a success story. Once we had Caroline, I was dreading going back to work and needed an outlet. So, the weekend before I returned to work, One Sharp Mama was born.
Advice for New Bloggers?
Don’t quit, keep at it. There will be days that you are begging for people to read your posts. Then the next day, you’ll have a couple hundred views. It takes time. We are still SLOWLY growing. But, through this slow growth, it has been extremely rewarding to reach out and help others. I have made quite a few connections with other bloggers. I have made friends. It is all worth it. Don’t give up. If you don’t feel like writing for anyone, write for yourself- even if you just save it as a draft. Sometimes just writing about something makes it all better.
Network, network, network. I can’t stress this enough. Find FB groups, subscribe to others Newsletters, join group boards on Pinterest. You will learn so much!
Congrats and good luck to these wonderful 15 nominees (in no particular order) :
- Lisa with Lisa Designs Life
- Harmony with Momma to Go
- Eden with Eden Fried
- Amanda with Mummy Confessions
- Rachel with It’s a Hero
- Anna Laura with Anna Laura Sommer
- Abby with Just a Girl and Her Blog
- Jehava with Only Girl 4 Boyz
- Julie with Aloha Lovely
- Charity with Wishful Mom
- Carissa Barzee with Carissa & Brian
- Sarah with Sarah Eggers
- Devon with Army Wife with Daughters
- Bailey at The Thin Place
- Kelly with OohBother
These 15 bloggers are amazing. I thoroughly enjoy reading their content. I hope you will check them out too! I know I will be keeping up to date with them.