Blogger Recognition Award

July 24, 2017 in blog awards

Thank you so much Luce from SparkleofLucy and Sophia from Sophiaaaxo for nominating me for this award. Be sure to check out both of their blogs they are great!

hayleyxmartin | Blogger Recognition Award


1. Thank the blogger 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.Share two pieces of advice for new bloggers!
5.Choose 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to ?
6.Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them. Provide the link to the post you created.

How I Started My Blog

For a long time I have been reading other people’s blogs and watching YouTube channels. I have always thought why not make my own? We all have different interests and opinions, why not use a blog to create a voice to help others. Why a blog in particular? I grew up using websites like piczo, bebo & myspace. During this time I really loved designing my own graphics, choosing what content I wanted on my website and I started to learn HTML.

Before launching this blog at the beginning of 2017, I had one a few years ago on blogger. I didn’t have a clear vision with what I wanted to achieve from it. Plus I didn’t understand all the methods in order to grow my blog. At the beginning of this year I launched this site on blogger. I started by getting to terms with learning basic functions and increasing post frequency. After a little while I realised how much I was enjoying it and decided the next step was to buy a domain and also migrated my blog to I will be writing a post on this in the near future!

Read more about why I started blogging here.

Two pieces of advice for new bloggers

  1. Do what you love. Don’t worry about choosing a niche. I feel that if you leave your blog open to different topics you are less likely to get bored or lose inspiration. After a while you may find that you only want to talk about a specific topic and that’s fine. The more I researched before starting a blog, the more I saw people recommending you to find a niche and I found this made me hesitate creating one. My best advice would be to get started and begin building your blog. You are going to evolve as you go along anyway you may as well just start now. You never know where your blog will take you or what topics you will find to write about in future.
  2. Get involved on social media. When you first start blogging you spend most of your time creating content and making your blog look how you want it to. Don’t forget to get yourself involved on social media. You will meet like-minded bloggers who can help you grow your blog, not just in terms of traffic but improving the look of your blog and content. The whole point in writing a blog is to put it out there for people to read and take something away from the content you write. To achieve this you need to get your blogs name out there and essentially advertise your content. Twitter is my favourite platform, you can get involved in blogger chats and blog comment swaps. The blogging community is extremely welcoming and inclusive, especially if you are new to blogging.

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  • Courtney Hardy July 24, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Oh my gosh thank you for nominating me! I’m going to do this post on Wednesday for my blog. For real this means a lot to me because I’ve never received an award for blogging.

    • hayleyxmartin July 25, 2017 at 10:11 am

      You are very welcome!! I look forward to reading yours xx

  • Rand0mg4l July 24, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Thanks for the nomination! I’ll get writing then☺️

  • Brynn July 25, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Thanks for nominating me! Twitter has been my favorite social media platform to be on as well, I love the blogger chats + the community xx Brynn

    • hayleyxmartin July 25, 2017 at 10:12 am

      No problem! xx

  • Arielle July 25, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Just completed! Thanks again for nominating me, this was such a nice surprise!

    xoxo Arielle

    • hayleyxmartin July 25, 2017 at 10:18 am

      No problem at all!! I loved reading your answers xx

  • Aleeha July 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Social media is so important when it comes to blogging. I really want to try and use twitter more as it is a great way to meet new bloggers. I feel like sometimes I get so distracted by social media though, especially instagram. It’s so hard to balance social media and the other aspects of blogging!
    Aleeha xXx

    • hayleyxmartin July 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      I totally agree with you Aleeha! It is so easy to get distracted in the world of social media xx

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