Monday, 22 August 2016

The Blogger Recognition Award!


Hey Guys x

First of all, you'll notice that I've kind of been messing around with my blog design - let me know what you think of it! And, if anyone knows a way to change the colour of your blog footer (aka, the pink section at the bottom of the page!) then please please comment or email me because it's bugging me and I really can't work out how to change it!

I was nominated for the 'Blogger Recognition Award' by the amazing HALE, go check out their blog because it's amazing.

Thank you so much for nominating me, I really appreciate it! And I also used the same picture that you used, I hope you don't mind!

The Rules:
1) Write a post to show your award
2) Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you
3) Give a brief story about why you started blogging
4) Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5) Nominate 15 other bloggers/blogs for the award

Why I Started Blogging
I've probably talked about this before, but I started blogging because I was reading blogs (Zoella, Sprinkle of Glitter, Tanya Burr etc.) and thought that I'd never be able to blog because I'd never be able to have a blog that I could design and that I could make my own. I tried blogging on wattpad and tumblr, and then made a blog on blogger - and all three of these things failed! (I've never talked about the pre-Lou's World blog that I made on blogger!) so I gave up. I thought that you had to have money and experience to make a good blog. But then I saw someone on wattpad link to their blog on blogger. So I checked it out, and basically worked out that I could use blogger to make a blog that I was proud of, and that's what I did!

Advice To New Bloggers
My first piece of advice is, if your blog is just for fun, don't rush to find your niche! When I started (and still now), the most recognised form of blogging was blogging about beauty, so that's what I tried to do. I'm not even going to link you to the early-days beauty and fashion posts that I did because they definitely weren't what Lou's World is about! But I thought that to be popular, I had to blog about beauty. However, I found that, when I was posting about things that I'm truly passionate about - movies, books, tv shows, marvel, writing etc, not only were people responding better to these posts, but it made my blog my own. And now I don't have to find a way to fit into any niche - I blog about anything and everything without worrying about how popular these posts will be.

My second piece of advice is to get involved. For me, the one thing I love to do (and need to do more of!) is to comment on blogs. Don't just leave your blog link, comment and let people know that you care about what they have to say, or that you like their blog in general. This, as well as making social media accounts and talking to other bloggers is really important because, there is someone in the blogging community who can solve any of your blogging problems! And if you make blogging friends, you can do guest posts and collabs, which are so much fun!

My 15 Nominees:
Here are the 15 people that I've nominated - sorry if you've been nominated or you've already done this before (please don't feel obliged to do it again!)

Chloe from 'Professional Daydreamer'
Lauren from 'Laurelella'
Catherine from 'Smiley Central'
Izzy from 'Izzy K'
Elise from 'I Can't Think Help'
Erin from 'The Art of being Invisible'
Harriee from 'Harriee Scribbles'
Immortal Minds
Anastazja from 'Anastazja's Adventures'
Jadiee from 'Jadiee Little Blog'
Alice from 'Girl Abroad'
Abi Kelly from 'A Cuppa and a half'
Ella from It's Ella
Em from Em's World
Rainbow-Rose Blossom

Sorry I couldn't nominate more people! But check out everyone that I did nominate because they're all amazing bloggers!

Thank you for reading!

Comment below what advice you'd give to new bloggers!

Keep Smiling - Lou xx

15 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Lou! I will definitely check the other award winners out. xx

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  2. Aw thankyou so much for nominating me! It'll be up tomorrow if you'd like to see xoxo
    Ella

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    1. I'll definitely check it out! xx

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  3. Thank you for nominating me! I'll definitely be checking everyone else out
    Elise xxx

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  4. Awh no problem, you really deserve the award! Oh, and the picture doesn't belong to us, most people use this picture! We just took it off another blog!
    Aleeha xXx
    www.halesaaw.com

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  5. Thank you soooo much for the nomination that's so sweet. I really enjoyed your answers and especially your advice. I agree that getting involved in the blogging community is one of the best things you can do :)

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  6. Thank you so much for nominating me. I'll have mine up tomorrow xx

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    1. Great! I can't wait to read it xx

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  7. Thank you so much for the nomination Lou! The blogging community is really something special and so cool to be a part of! <3

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    1. I completely agree! You're welcome xx

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  8. Heys, and thanks for the nomination. My advice would totally be get into other blogs, and find your true interests. So, you're really true there. Much luv, and thanks again. An inspiring post, very true. Take cares.

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