I’m so excited! First of all I want to thank Sascha Darlington for honoring me with such award. For me it is my first award ever, and I feel so happy that someone thought of me for the recognition that I will always be grateful to her, because it makes me aware of how relevant our readers and followers are, as she mentioned quoting her nominator, Michael J. Fite.
Same as herself, I am also surprised and moved of how great this community is, accepting and supporting each other. I completely agree with her words, “It’s like some of the best people have convened to share their talents with other appreciative people and not just their talents, but their comments and their time.” So true… and just wonderful!.
And, the same way she did, apart from Sascha, I also want to thank you everybody. Blogging it’s becoming a fascinating experience for me and it is all because of you: I couldn’t make it without you. Cheers!
What Are The Rules For The Blogger Recognition Award?
For all the nominees, here are the rules if you choose to accept:
- Write a post to show your award
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
- Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
How Did I Start Blogging?
Simply, I always wanted to share my interest about music and my collector’s obsession with someone else. In fact, with as many people as possible. I became co-founder of a p2p site called Hungercity, where I could satisfy such inclination. But since the site is now defuncted I was missing the contact with other people I could share my interests, including not only music, but movies, reading, poetry… and when somebody told me about the blogging expèrience, I didn’t doubt it for a second. Since then, I have learned a lot more than I ever thought I would and been inspired and supported by many of you. So, thanks to you, this is an ongoing passion.
Advice To New Bloggers
- Interact with your followers. If someone “likes” your post, try to reciprocate. Yes, I realize that it’s not always possible to do it immediately. But try to find as much time as you can for that and make comments as often as you can.
- Pay attention to format and readability. (I know that this is a bit dryer than the previous advice I gave, but you will realize it’s nonetheless essential.) Break up huge paragraphs (this is a very important question to care about.) WordPress provides you with a nifty little “proofread writing” tool. It’s shown in this image:
It’s that highlighted box with the ABC and check mark. If you click on that before publishing, there’s a good chance you won’t publish anything misspelled. Unfortunately, as you may verify yourselves, it doesn’t add the words that you forget if you type too fast. And it doesn’t correct crazy wording, for which Sascha, from whom I borrowed these advices (Thanks again, Sascha!,) can also attest.
Blogs I Nominate
Please accept this award, but know that you don’t have to. However, I appreciate all the kindness and support that you’ve shown to me. Many thanks.