The Blogger Recognition Award: The Importance of Telling your Story

What is important is not so much what is told…but but rather that telling occurs.

Mark Sanders

I was recently nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by fellow blogger Mama Robbins! Thankyou so much Mama Robbins! Our jobs are necessary, but it is important to have a balance between work and leisure. Laziness can have a negative impact on your life, but so can overworking. Social media can affect you negatively as well if you give your accounts too much of your time. It’s said that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Sometimes it can be difficult to balance your time on social media, time with family, time with friends, and time on work (your job and household duties). Mama Robbins’ blog, Mama Robbins Series- An Undistracted Life, covers all these issues. Helping her readers build time management and goal setting skills while helping them to appreciate the special people in their lives is the purpose of Mama Robbins’ blog. Take a look at her lovely blog with this link: http://mamarobbinsseries.ca

About the Blogger Recognition Award:

The Blogger Recognition Award is an online award given by bloggers to other bloggers. It is a way to recognize the work of other bloggers, and award them for the work they put into putting out blog posts. It is definitely hard work, so I’m very honored to be receiving this award! 

Rules:

  1. Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
  2. Give a brief story of how your blog started. 
  3. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  4. Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.

The Story of Life with Charli

Sometime when I was in elementary school, I was given my first diary. That’s when I realized how much I enjoy writing. I loved writing down my thoughts, and I found that I express myself more easily through writing than speaking. Not long after receiving my first diary, I heard of Jewish diarist Anne Frank. I got a chance to read her diary when I was in middle school, and was so moved by her story. She wanted to be a writer, and I’m sure she would have made a wonderful one had she gotten the opportunity. Her style of writing and describing her surroundings and feelings were beautiful. I even tried to imitate her style in my own diary. It didn’t quite work out, and I eventually developed my own style of writing, though Anne Frank’s diary is still inspiration. Today, many survivors of the holocaust travel around the world to share their experiences. Their stories are important parts of history. We never know how important our stories are, and how they might impact someone else’s life. With our experiences, we can let someone know they’re not alone in whatever situation they’re going through, help someone learn something new, or help others view a situation from a different perspective. This was my reason for starting Life with Charli. After spending some time writing in my diary and reading blog posts, I decided I wanted to start a blog of my own to share my experiences. I eventually searched ways to start one, but life prevented me from getting a blog up and running. This year, I managed to slow down a little bit and find time to do something I’ve always wanted to do. So far, I’ve gotten wonderful feedback on my blog, that includes this award nomination, and I feel as if my blog might be accomplishing the goals I set for it. It’s definitely an amazing feeling. 

Advice for New Bloggers

I’m a new blogger myself, as my blog has only been around for about two months, so this would be advice from one new blogger to another.

1. Patience is key! As a new blogger it will take time to learn all you need to know about building a successful blog. I’m still learning myself! When you start your blog you might have so many ideas in your head for blog posts, but before you start flooding your blog with posts take time to learn.  

 2. My second piece of advice is related to the first one. Take time to network in between blog posts. Take time to connect with your readers, network with other bloggers. This will help promote your blog and get you noticed. Your blog may be wonderful, and you may have great content, but no one would know if you don’t slow down to promote yourself.

My Nominees: 

Picking only 10-15 blogs to pass this honor on to out of all the wonderful blogs I’ve come across was difficult! However, here are my lovely nominees! Be sure give these blogs a look if you haven’t already!

1. Scottmanntnhttps://speakingbipolar.com/

2. Bookaholic Brittanyhttps://bookaholicbrittany.wordpress.com

3. Savannah Nelsonhttps://sunshinewithsavannah.com/

4. Natalka Antoniukhttp://iwanttobuyahouse.co.uk

5. Raheela Jameshttps://bizmom101.com

6. Disabled Disneyhttps://www.disableddisney.com/

7. Spencehttps://themindberg.com/

8. Lesley Skinnerhttps://doinglifewithhislight.com

9. Reid and Rachelhttps://randrwander.com

10. Emmahttps://simplyemsblog.wordpress.com

11. Jessica Carterhttps://welcometospanish1.com

12. Kemhttps://kemwritingfrom.home.blog/

13. Mayahttp://mayanirvana.co.uk

14. The Herstun Writerhttps://herstun.com

15. Sarah Wintonhttp://poutineandprada.com

The Liebster Award

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by fellow blogger, Jessica Carter. I started blogging just around a month ago, so imagine my surprise when my blog received recognition already in just that short time! Thankyou so much Jessica! Be sure to check her awesome and resourceful blog! If you’re interested in the teaching profession, this is the blog for you! Jessica also has other posts with wonderful tips about college life, language learning, and blogging! Here’s the link: http://welcometospanish1.com/

About the Liebster Award

The Liebster Award is an online award given by bloggers to other bloggers to recognize new upcoming blogs. 

Rules

1.Thank the nominator, and provide an link to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions the nominator asked.

3. Nominate 11 bloggers for the award (this award is for new and upcoming bloggers)

4. Come with 11 new questions to ask your nominees.

Questions 

  1. What would be your death-row meal?

Definitely a nice home cooked meal made by my parents

2. What is your favorite genre of book to read?

Hard! If I really had to choose though, I would say realistic fiction.

3. If you had an unlimited travel budget, where would you go and for how long?

I would go to Spain or Costa Rica, and stay for about a year maybe. Maybe I would be able to pick up some spanish during my stay!

4. Would you prefer to be rich and hated or loved and poor?

Loved and poor!

5. Why do you blog?

I want to share my experiences. The world would be a much better place if we all tried to understand each other.

6. If you could meet anyone alive or dead, who would it be?

Another hard question! But if I really had to pick I would choose…Paul from the Bible! 

7. What’s the most crazy and reckless thing you’ve ever done?

I’m not very reckless or much of a risk taker! I would probably say starting this blog though, since I’m a pretty private person!

8. What’s your favorite blog post that you’ve written?

My latest post: Disability: Seeing the Unseen. It’s definitely been my most popular one so far! 

9. If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

Another hard question, but here are my three wises

  • World peace
  • Everyone to get help accomplishing their dreams
  • A little money!

10. Which would you prefer, living in the city or the country?

The country

11. What’s your favorite movie?

How to Train Your Dragon

My nominees (be sure to visit their lovely blogs):

Picking 11 out of all of the wonderful new blogs I’ve been reading was difficult, but here are my nominees:

  1. Michelle Sanders – https://mxchelleex.wordpress.com/
  2. Laura – https://laurapeat01.blog
  3. Lauren – http://www.lifestyleoflauren.org
  4. Jeremeé Duncan – https://overpoweringmswithkids.com
  5. Jessica Harris  – https://jessierenea.com/
  6. I won’t say I’m in love with reading – https://iwontsayiminlovewithreading.wordpress.com/
  7. Dopamine Queen – https://dopaminequeen.com/
  8. Heidi Caedere – http://howtorelationship101.blogspot.com/
  9. Lesley Skinner – https://doinglifewithhislight.com/
  10. Nadine – https://homeofunderstanding.blog
  11. Not Quite Carrie – https://notquitecarrie.com

My questions:

  1. What your favorite color?
  2. What’s your favorite snack to eat?
  3. Do you like salty treats or do you have more of a sweet tooth?
  4. What’s your favorite music genre?
  5. Do you like taking risks or do you prefer playing it safe?
  6. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  7. How do get inspiration for blog posts?
  8. How would improve your blog moving forward?
  9. How did you choose your blog niche?
  10. What’s your favorite tv show?
  11. Can you play an instrument?