Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you so much Millie for nominating me for the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’. People who have been reading my posts might already know Millie but for the others who have joined in you’ll need to check her blog to know her. Her blog is a wonderful place where she writes flash fictions and historical posts.

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Here are the rules:

1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
2. Write a post to show off your award!
3. Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
4. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
5. For first award above only (the one with trophy cups on it): List who you’ve nominated in the post and link your post to Edge of Night.

Here are the nominees:

Litadoolan
What Does Nelkumi Think?
Stories By Shivangi
Leigh’s Wordsmithery
Heena Rathore P.
Colline’s Blog
A Simple Life
Suyash Chopra
Snow’s Fissures And Fractures
Ana Linden

I would really be happy if you’d except the award but I would also understand if you decide to decline the award. Congrats, to all the nominees. I would really be interested to here about how you got started with your blogging. 🙂

So, here’s a brief story of how I started blogging.

When writing struck me I was scribbling on notebooks. Two years had moved on and the term ‘blog’ settled in my mind. I asked a person, from younger generation, who could have known about it – my sister. She gave me a brief idea about blogging. I asked her if I can blog because I thought you had to be a celebrity to blog. She smiled and said, “no, anyone can blog, even you can.” So, I asked her to help me with my account. She opened a WordPress account for me.

That was the day… and, ever since I’ve enjoyed every bit of blogging.

Two piece of advice:

Just write. Don’t worry about the stats, just enjoy and write like a mad writer. Some post attract huge traffic, some don’t. Don’t worry about – the whys and hows – it will not be fruitful. What matters is – if you enjoyed writing it or not.

Step out and away from your comfort zone. Not always but once in a while. Do something that you have not done before in your blog. This not only helps the creativity flowing in you but also redefines your blogging personality (that is, if you only want to do something new, if not then stick with whatever you are comfortable with).