So guess what guys! I’ve had the honor and privilege of getting nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the lovely @StillJamieBlog. Make sure to check out her blog, and social media pages for some really incredible content.
So what exactly is a Blogger Recognition Award? This award is from bloggers given to bloggers who recognize and appreciate the hard work, dedication and many many hours we put into each and every post, as well as keeping the website current and updated.
How did Chic and Domestic come to life?
I’ve always been pretty gifted in the writing department, so it’s always been something that I’ve loved. It’s a great way to express myself and communicate my thoughts and feelings, but never did I think I would use that strength for blogging! Sooo I’m a natural plan ahead type of girl. I love my kids, I love to cook, I like my husband (most days) and I realized that this was what I had to offer. I get asked all the time, “How do you do it? How do you make that? How do you handle it?” I was pretty apprehensive at first to really put myself out there, and start to share so much of myself. I was also really worried that no one would really care what I had to say. After giving in to the self-doubt, and unnecessary anxiety of it all, I realized that no one would tell the same story how I would tell it, and no one is going to give the same advice and tips to run a household how I would give it. What I wanted to bring to the table is a whole lot of me. So anywho, I spent the money, I got a domain name, I started writing, and I’ve been at this for only 2 weeks now! (Can you believe that!?)
My two pieces of advice for my fellow blogger
Always remember that baby steps and small accomplishments are still worth a celebration. I’m a new blogger, and I’ve only been at this for a short amount of time. I don’t have a long list of sponsored posts I’ve done, and I can’t tell you that I’ve managed to receive a full time income just from blogging, BUT I can do a happy dance, because I’ve managed to make it to 100 likes on Facebook in the last week (My goal was 50 likes). I can also do a happy dance because I’ve managed to make it to 70 followers on Instagram (My goal was 50 followers). I know that when you see other bloggers with 1000+ followers it can get intimidating to be the little guy, but all of those bloggers started somewhere, and it didn’t just happen overnight.
Also, definitely, STAY CONSISTENT. I’m still figuring out a good schedule for posting, and engaging on social media. Outside of trying to become a full time blogger, I’m also a wife and mother sooo YES, life gets pretty chaotic at times. Even with a busy day, I’ve committed myself to posting at least two blog posts a week, and being active on at least one of my social media platforms daily. Don’t make excuses, find your daily or weekly goal for yourself, and reach it; EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
Not only was I lucky enough to be nominated for this award, but I also get to nominate a few other boss babes who I feel qualify for the award as well. They definitely deserve it! If you’ve been nominated before, that’s fine, because there’s no such thing as too much recognition for HARD WORK.
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The Rules Are –
•Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
•Write a post to show your award.
•Give a brief story of how your blog started.
•Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
•Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
•Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.