Friday, October 21, 2016

Blogger Recognition Award

Hello my dear people,
how are you doing?

 I am popping in today to thank dear Miss March for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition award and tag. That was super sweet my friend!
 What is this all about you ask?

Here's the deal:
-Thank the blogger who nominated you.
-Tell a little bit about how you started blogging.
-Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
-Nominate 15 other bloggers.
How it started:
 I was around 14 the day my friend's mother came over and helped me set up my first account on the now defunct site "Homeschool Blogger". 
She was (and still is) quite the writer and walked me through the process of passwords and formatting until I had my very own space to have and to hold. 
Overtime I learned bits about html coding and that day I figured out how to create my own gravatar-
 I thought I was really something special!
My best friend at the time also had her own blog, and while her passion for it died away eventually, mine firmly stuck. A few years later I took the step and switched to a blogspot account and the rest is history! 
 Advice #1:
My first piece of advice comes from someone who has been blogging for the long haul-from early teens well into adulthood:
Allow your blog to grow and change as you grow and change.
From the get-go, let this be your mindset.
Since many girls start blogging early, it stands to reason that as they grow, graduate, get married, start working or have a family, their blogs will change.
This can be scary because your readership and the circle of people you follow might change as well. 
Posting schedules and topics (even opinions) can change over time, and it can be uncomfortable for the blogger and her readership. 
I remember the dread of finding a favorite blog shut down, and the disappointment when someone's interests changed and her blog didn't feel the same. 
Granted, sometimes there is reason to be a little sad or concerned, 
but change is part of growth--and can be really beautiful when accepted.

Advice #2:
Don't bind yourself to a rigid posting schedule.
Goals are great. But here is the deal--
posting schedules are not mandatory, and we won't fire you if you miss a week.
I missed the official memo that posting schedules were a thing, and so I never really have stuck to one, and that has been one less thing to worry over in my life. 
And please remember, you do not have to apologize (unless you want to!) if you are absent from blogging for awhile.
Most of us reasonable people totally understand!
I don't know if I have 15 people to nominate, but here it goes!

If you haven't already done this, and are so inclined, have fun doing the tag.
And if I didn't tag you, and you want to-I tag YOU.

Much love,

(All the pictures in this post are from a recent trip I took with my friends, Samantha and Julie. It was such fun! Girls, take advantage of your free weekends, it the stuff life-long memories are made of!)


  1. This is a fun post Lexi! I really like your blogging advice. :) The photos were fun too. Thanks for the nomination! I will plan on making this my next post.

  2. Ahhh! This was a lovely post, Lexi! And your advice is SO good. Thank you! #2 is especially relevant for me at this point. It's something I definitely need to be reminded of. :)