Sorry Apeksha for posting a month later than when you nominated me. Your comment went to my spam 😦 But I appreciate being included and want to thank you. For everyone else, she is a 14 year old Indian reader, writer, and philosopher. Please check her blog out. You won’t be sorry.
The rules for accepting this award are:
- Thank the one who nominated you and embed a link to their blog.
- Share how you started your blog.
- Give a little bit of advice that new bloggers can take away.
- Select fifteen other blogs who you think really deserve the award.
- Visit the blogs you nominated and let them know.
I had an idea for a cookbook and submitted a draft to a few publishers who told me I didn’t have a large enough platform of my own to take on publishing a book for. So I decided to start a blog. I didn’t want my blog to be just about food though. I thought I would run out of material for the book and the blog. Plus I like writing about things besides food. So my blog is about my food, my family and whatever other random thing is going on. It’s pretty representative of me, all over the place 🙂 My goal is to blog at least 2 times a week for a year to just see what comes from it.
Ironically now the cookbook has taken a backseat to blogging. Funny how that works. I have been invited to be a contributing writer on 2 websites since starting. So I guess I am just going to keep at it and see where this ride takes me.
When I was in high school a million years ago when dial up internet was still common place, I created a yahoo email account. EVERY name seemed to be taken. I discovered bigandpinkytoes was free, something ridiculous I just made up . 20 years later I still have that email account. It always seems to make people laugh or smile. So I chose it for my blog name too.
MY PIECE OF ADVICE TO NEW BLOGGERS
A blog isn’t something you just start or do real quick. It takes time. It doesn’t explode but grows slowly. Invest in it, and don’t get caught up in the numbers or stats. Those numbers represent actual people that are taking time our of their lives to look at something you put out there. Post content you are proud of as regularly as you can, engage with the people who read your blog, and visit other blogs often. Like, comment, share. Blogging is a community.
NOMINATIONS – I’d love it if you participated but no problem if you don’t. Either way, take it as the compliment it’s intended to be.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy blogging to you.