While I enjoy researching and writing, this is an especially exciting and meaningful post to pen (okay type)! I was recently nominated for this Blogger Recognition Award by Wanderlust With the DeVaulls. I connected with the DeVaulls recently on social media. Very quickly I came to realize not only the awesomeness of their website but as a fellow blogger, they are also a great support to the blogging community! The family blog chronicles their leap over to England from the states with lots of really useful advice about traveling! Please check them out!
Why I Started Blogging
I began Own Your Best as a way to heal emotionally and share empowerment strategies with others. For a long period of time, I unknowingly suffered from a rare tumor which was debilitating my physical and mental health. I came out the other side a new and improved person.
In respect to my journey, these challenges were enough to wake me up to want more and take control (aka “ownership”) of my life. I don’t view my well-being as better or worse than others. I just find (and continue to search for) what works for me and how I can help the next person in line.
Everyday I explore and share the tools, strategies and influencers that I strongly believe will help others live their best life. It’s all about self-care, uplifting others and empowering you to own it all along the way.
Two Pieces of Advice to New Bloggers
1| Do not overthink ANYTHING. Overthinking will delay action and progress. Keep the faith in your abilities and write about things that resonate with you. I promise people will see and feel this in your writing.
2| Be social and teachable. There are blogger forums and blog communities on social media ready to connect with you. It’s a reassuring feeling to know I’m supported but it’s also a wonderful thing to help others with their blogs in return!
- That’s What Pea Said
- Smith Lifestyle Blog
- What Blogs Her Mind
- Two Kids and a Coupon
- The Crafty Middle Sister
- Blue011008 .com
- Wandering Crystal
- Pout So Pretty
- Ellie Bear Escapades
- Loyalty Rain
Rules for the Blogger Recognition Award
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Write a post to show your award
- Attach the award to the post
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers
- Select 10 other blogs you want to give the award to