Blogger Recognition Award

November 6, 2017

Hey everyone! I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Tabitha Dudley which was amazing! Make sure you all go and check out her blog and give her a well deserved follow, as she is very close to 200 subscribers. Tabitha does some really fun and cute outfit of the day posts, makeup tutorials and is currently doing a series for her short story.

The Blogger Recognition Award

If you don’t know the Blogger Recognition Award is given to a blogger, by a fellow blogger, as a reward for their hard work and dedication. Receiving this award makes all the time and effort I put into my blog completely worth it. So thank you again Tabitha for nominating me!

The rules:
  • Write a blog post to show your award
  • Thank the blogger that nominated you
  • Tell your readers how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Nominate other bloggers for the award
How my blog began

My blog started about a year after I’d graduated from university. I was in a job that I hated and that wasn’t using my degree at all and I wanted some kind of outlet, a way to connect with other people who had the same interests as me. After posting mediocre content for a couple of months, not really knowing what I was doing or where I was trying to go with this blog, and having a lot of big changes and things going on in my personal life I gave up. Giving up was a massive mistake!

6 months later I came back more determined, settled and committed to my blog. I started putting in so much more effort and really began to enjoy it. I connected with more people, got organised, spent more time coming up with ideas and set a schedule and it was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. Blogging is now a huge part of my life and I can’t imagine not doing it. Like many other bloggers I hope to one day be able to make a career out of it.

Advice for new bloggers

Don’t be afraid to use social media – When I first started I didn’t want to post anything about my blog on any of my social medias because I was afraid of what people might think. This was stupid. Since promoting my blog and really utilising social media I’ve met so many lovely people and my views and subscribers shot up! In my experience the blogging community is so helpful and supportive and you can make some really good friends from it.

Celebrate every achievement – It’s very easy to get disheartened and to give up when things aren’t going as you imagined. When bigger bloggers all around you are getting paid sponsorship’s, thousands of subscribers, hundreds of likes etc it can get you down and make you wonder what you’re doing wrong. Stop that. Everyone has to start somewhere and everyone has been where you are now. You reached 5, 10, 20, 100+ followers? Go you! Someone liked your post? Yay! Someone commented on your post? That’s exciting! You beat your record of most views in one day? Give yourself a pat on the back! Blogging is hard work and those little achievements make it all worth it, so celebrate them and feel proud of yourself!

My nominations are:

Emily Burns MUA

All Things Allatt

I Like it Sparkly

Vintage Rose Tea

Life with Kirsty

Notes by Laura


Jess Clare

Just Kirsty Maynard

Lulu Loves

Once Upon a Dream

Sarah Aurora

Mademoiselle O’ Lantern

I hope you all enjoyed this post! I can’t wait to read some of your award posts but don’t feel obliged to do it if you don’t want to, I just wanted to give you all the recognition you deserve. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already. You can also follow me on instagram and twitter where I will follow all bloggers back. Thanks for reading!



  • Sarah

    November 7, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Thank you very much lovely πŸ™‚

    1. Hollie

      November 7, 2017 at 7:35 am

      You’re welcome ? xx

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