Blogging has been a part of my life journey as far as I could remember. I have made a home out of Blogger, Blogspot, Tumblr, and WordPress since I was still in my teenage years writing stories about my daily routine, thoughts and literary pieces that I wrote out of puppy loves and insecurities. Within 8 years of hanging out in the cyberspace– hopping from one blogging platform to another, I had glorious and (mostly) discouraging moments too. Speaking of discouraging, I would like to tell you the story how I lost the courage to write. This all happened before I became Ms. Meeting Adventures.
So I was in college. Overwhelmed by the responsibilities and university stuff going around me, I was determined to write all of them on my blog. But then one day, one of my college friends told me that I was writing a lot and my life has been becoming an open book already. At that time, I thought that he was right so I stopped writing. Aside from agreeing with him, I also thought I was never a good storyteller in the first place. I didn’t realize that his words hit me so hard that until now, I am still hesitating and always questioning myself whether I should write about a certain topic or not. This made me feel very limited to my writing that I sometimes choose not to write at all. It is very frustrating when your heart feels but your mind couldn’t translate them into words. It was so easy back then. His words were like scissors cutting my wings but I was too blind to see that it was hurting me. If only I had known a little bit sooner…
The birth of Ms. Meeting Adventures
Ms. Meeting Adventures started just like one of my previous online journals. Still haunted by my old friend’s words, I decided to work through it. This time, I decided it to be for my travels alone. Then, I started writing travel tips, inspirations, and foods. I also have a little space reserved for my poems whenever I’m in the mood to write them.
Growing Ms. Meeting Adventures is hard. I’m still struggling what to bring something new to the plate since there are a lot of blogs out there. I knew I had to stand out. But how?
The Blogger Recognition Award
I am very honored to be selected by Evelyn of Path of Presence as one of her nominees in the Blogger Recognition Award. This is indeed a very humbling experience as a blogger who’s trying to get noticed in the online community. Thank you, Evelyn, for sharing the spotlight and inspiring me to continue writing. You are a friend who gave me hope.
What is the Blogger Recognition Award all about?
This recognition award taps new bloggers and inspires them to keep going no matter what. So to pass on the ball of inspiration, I present to you two pieces of advice for the new bloggers:
Find your natural voice
This does not only talk about your niche and what type of articles you are writing about but how you relay your message to your readers. DO NOT FAKE IT as readers can see through your posts. Stick to what you’re comfortable in. Stay true to your self.
Enjoy the ride
Why do you blog? To generate income, to inspire, to alleviate stress? No matter what your intention is, just enjoy the ride.
Now, I would like to nominate these 15 bloggers to pass on the tradition of inspiring other bloggers:
* 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 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
* Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
Nominees, please pass on the award to other deserving bloggers!