The Blogger Recognition Award

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Hi friends!  I’ve been meaning to write this blog for a while now but have been running behind.  Firstly, thank you to Simplygailg for extending this award to me.  I am truly honored and grateful.  Be sure to check out her blog for fashion and lifestyle tips!

Below are the rules:

  • Select some other blogs you want to give the award to
  • You cannot nominate yourself or the person who nominated you
  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Attach the award to the post. (right-click and save then upload)
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to the award post you created.

How Lipstick and the Word was created:

I saw a lot of crappy behavior going on in the dating world and I had a burning desire to do something about it.  I had been through some disappointing relationships and had heard even more disappointing stories from friends.  I am a naturally inquisitive person so I am always asking girls and guys about their dating experiences.  I started hearing similar stories and observing similar patterns  in the dating world.  I also wanted to share my mistakes and pain with others to help them avoid the same pitfalls.  I always knew I wanted to help people and I’ve always liked to write so a few years ago the two passions just merged together.

My advice to new bloggers:

  • Decide what you’re passionate about and go from there
  • Don’t measure the success of your blog by comparing it to others, you never know who’s reading your stuff!
  • Don’t let fear or intimidation of the blogging world stop you from creating your platform.  You will be surprised at how many people are interested in what you have to say!
  • There is no perfect way to do a blog, just get started!

Finally, I’d like to extend this award to the following bloggers:

Colleen

Jason 

Complete in Christ Ministries, Inc.

Beautifulfigtha

Opinionated Man

dray0308

If you’ve previously been nominated for this award, pay it forward and nominate someone else.  Thanks for reading!

Blessings,
Maya

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8 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Thanks for the advice. And thank you for the heart that you have to help others. It’s great and beautiful! Really love your blog. Blessings! 🙂

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  2. Congrat!

    I haven’t been following you long but your blog is very inspiring.
    I like your second advice for new bloggers because we don’t know who’s reading our posts.
    And if you compare yourself to others you won’t be blogging long.

    Good job!
    Vernon

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