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Blogger Recognition Award

 

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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:

  1. Thank the one who nominated you and embed a link to their blog.
  2. Share how you started your blog.
  3. Give a little bit of advice that new bloggers can take away.
  4. Select fifteen other blogs  who you think really deserve the award.
  5. Visit the blogs you nominated and let them know.

Starting BigAndPinkyToes

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.

 

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Hookup Culture

Bee Organized with Pamela

Home Hugs Huskies

Making Time for Me

Me, Myself and Everything Else

Agshap’s Blog

Tea and Tales

Thanks for stopping by, and happy blogging to you.

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18 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. It’s funny that your blog name was completely random because I really like it! I figured there was a story behind it.

    Also funny how your recipes (which are great) are taking a backseat to other topics. They always say it’s good to have a niche but I also have trouble sticking to one thing. Life is so much more complicated than that.

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  2. Thank you for nominating my blog Lacey. 🙂
    I like your blog’s name- it’s cutesy-funny!…and there’s a touch of childlikeness to it that I really love. You’re right, it makes people smile. 🙂
    Thank you for the advice too- especially the one about being too concern with the numbers. I agree, blogging takes time and you have to be interested in other blogs too if you want to grow in the blogging community. 🙂

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  3. Well thanks, it’s nice to be recognized!
    Our blog name is purely descriptive. Plus, it wasn’t taken ! (I know, imagine that). It’s kind of funny, and memorable, and has the added benefit of being at the top of the pile, alphabetically. Plus I’ve now had the super fun experience of wearing a press badge that calls me an Asshole in front of untold celebrities AND I’ve been blocked from using press wifi at film festivals because I’m classified as porn.

    Advice to bloggers?
    Respect the community. Return comments. Return visits.

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  4. Lacey, what a sweet post! I love that you started your blog as a way to express yourself when someone told you that you didn’t have enough for a cookbook. You go, girl!
    You have a fantastic blog, and your contributions really add a lot to my day and to our blogging community. So many blessings your way bigandpinkytoes!
    Love,
    Debbie

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