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Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. I

I am very honored to announce that I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. “What is that?”, you might ask. Well, the Sunshine Blogger Award is peer recognition for bloggers that inspire positivity, creativity, and joy throughout the blogging community. When nominated for this award, you must to the following:

  1. Write a post in which you thank the blogger for nominating them and link back to their blog.
  2. Display the award/post rules.
  3. Answer the eleven questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  4. Nominate eleven other blogs and notify them accordingly.
  5. Give your nominees eleven, original, questions to answer.
  6. Post the Sunshine Blogger Award logo within your post.*
    *For this I made my own award logo as well as shared the award logo from my nominator’s post.

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The New Rules of Engagement

Before writing this post, I looked up what the definition of blogger actually was. According to Google, a blogger is a person who regularly writes material for a blog. That’s it. So, why is it that we are made to feel like less of a blogger if we don’t have thousands of Twitter followers? Can’t I just write posts and call myself a blogger?

Recently I have noticed the push to build your following on social media, and I’ll admit, I have jumped on my share of “blogger trains”. I felt, since I was so new (still am, really) that this was the best way to get my presence known on social media, and honestly, it worked to a certain extent. Over the last week, however, a more competitive, and less supportive, environment in the online blogging world has come to my attention. That is what inspired me to write this post. Of course, I only have a small sample size of the blogger community on social media (seeing that I only follow about 200 people) so, my statements are based on my experiences, which may differ from yours.

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