Okay, so I was nominated for this by the lovely Navigating Darkness who I admire for her contribution towards mental health awareness. If you didn’t already know, she is the creator of@OfficialMHAP which I strongly recommend that you look at.
I love being nominated for things like this because it shows that other bloggers recognise my blog which makes me feel so much better about being on this journey. It also gives me the opportunity to recognise other bloggers for the wonderful work that they do.
THERE ARE A FEW STEPS INVOLVED IN ACCEPTING THE AWARD:
1. Write a post to showcase your award
2. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
3. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
4. Thank those that nominated you and link their blog
5. Select other blogs to give the award to.
How My Blog Started
So as you may or may not know, my blog is still new and pretty small right now (if you haven’t seen from the lack of posts) so it is relatively easy to say how my blog started. I have struggled with mental health issues for a while now and I have had my diagnosis for about 4/5 years; I have tried multiple methods to manage it. Now that I am in a better head space and I have utilised/exhausted all of the coping mechanisms that I have learned over the years, I decided that having a platform to discuss my mental health and speak about my struggles would help me to progress further within myself. In the future I would like to be able to help others with mental health issues and I want to help to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues. I know that this isn’t going to happen any time soon but a girl can dream!
My Two Pieces of Advise for New Bloggers
- Take advantage of social media, e.g. Twitter. Social media is such a helpful tool in finding and connecting with other bloggers who have the same goals as you and are blogging about the same subject. A big support network is definitely key because your online blogging community will be the voice that drives your blog forward. It is also a way that you can make friends with others that have the same interests which is the best thing of all.
- Don’t expect results straight away. I 100% made that mistake and it really puts you down and makes you want to give up. All of the most successful people, not just bloggers, have had to dedicate a lot of time and effort before they even see any results in what they do. Just keep persevering 🙂
The bloggers who I would like to recognise are:
I encourage you to check out their blogs/twitter pages because they definitely deserve it.
*Side note – I would like to apologise to any and all American readers for using ‘s’ instead of ‘z’ in ‘recognise’ and ‘apologise’. I’m British, what can I say!