Thank you to the lovely Stevie Turner and Jim Webster for nominating me for this lovely award. You can read Stevie’s post here: https://steviet3.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/blogger-recognition-award/ and Jim’s post here: https://jandbvwebster.wordpress.com/2019/12/14/whistling-in-the-dark/
1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them and provide a link to the post you’ve created.
How this blog started
Some of my readers know that I have more than one blog. I have this blog, Roberta Writes, which I created last year when I decided to branch into writing for young adults and adults. I share my horror, supernatural, sci-fi, cli-fi [isn’t this an awesome new genre description] and other more adult writing here. I also share my reviews of adult horror, thriller, murder mystery and classic fiction here on this blog.
After some investigation about what other authors do, I took the view that it would be better to ensure that there was no confusion between my children’s baking books and my other works. Robbie’s Inspiration is where I share information about my children’s books, baking, poetry and lighter prompts and stories. I share reviews of poetry, children and family drama books on this blog.
This seems to be working well for me and I believe I made the right decision.
Advice for new bloggers
- You need to work at it. As with most things in life, what you put in is what you get out. If you don’t become part of the blogging community and read and comment on other peoples post that interest you, you won’t make friends who visit your blog. Fortunately for me, I love blogging and most blogs interest me. I enjoy reading other peoples poetry, creative writing and finding out about their daily lives, loves and challenges.
- You need to share new content. I find bloggers that only share the content of other bloggers don’t seem to develop as many conversations and debates on their blogs. The reader tends to go to the source blog and engage there. It is lovely to share other people’s posts and it is appreciated, but you also need to put effort into your own content creation.
I nominate the following bloggers for this award only if they have the time and inclination to participate.
Danny Kemp https://theauthordannykemp.com/
Sue Vincent https://scvincent.com/
Christopher Graham https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/
Traci Kenworth https://tracikenworth.com/
Patty Fletcher https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/
James Cudney https://thisismytruthnow.com/
John Rieber https://johnrieber.com/
Teagan R. Geneviene https://teagansbooks.com/
Lorraine Lewis https://blindwilderness.wordpress.com/
Willow Withers https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/