Oh my goodness everyone! Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning and saw this little jewel sitting on my page. At first I was so happy I was utterly speechless- I was just so humbled that all words abandoned me. Then, they all came flooding back at once and I found myself babbling without stop.
This is amazing! Absolutely amazing!
So without further ado, here is information about this award:
The Blogger Recognition Award
1. Write a post to show your award
2. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you & provide a link to their blog
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started
4. Give 2 pieces of advice for new bloggers
5. Nominate 15 bloggers of your choice for the award
6. Comment on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them & provide a link to your post
THANK YOU The Purple Almond!
The Purple Almond is a wonderful blog all about how food can help cure disease. Which is something I wholeheartedly believe in! The Purple Almond started her blog in 2015, and had this to say about why she chose such an unusual name for her blog:
“I realize that the name Purple Almond is a bit different, and you may wonder why I chose it. The symbolism of the 2 words together summed up what food means to me. Purple/violet, symbolizes, among other things, healing of mind, body and spirit, higher consciousness and awareness of self. Almonds and Almond trees are sometimes known as ‘the tree of life’ and symbolize light and awakening. So, the name Purple Almond sums up my beliefs nicely, ‘Good, nutritious, whole food brings light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within the body.'”
It’s a wonderful blog that I definitely recommend you check out! And again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I’m just so happy that you thought of me.
How did I my blog start…
My blog was inspired after a four year journey with atrial fibrillation. The first year was the absolute worst- I had been training for my very first marathon when this all started. So, needless to say, my life was completely turned upside down. I went from running 8 miles a day, to wheezing and gasping for breath after walking 60 feet. Running had been my life, and I suddenly found myself with dozens of dietary restrictions and without the activity I loved most in life.
But fret not, in the second year I started trying to reclaim my joy, and began taking a more active interest in my health. The rest, is history!
So I’d like this site to be an outlet for me to share what I’ve learned these past years about living a healthy lifestyle, diet, cooking, and fitness.
The blogger community has been so wonderfully supportive and positive about my young site. I’ve received such great feedback that I constantly feel so blessed to be a part of this community.
Let’s see, my top two tips for bloggers….
Tip #1: Be consistent. Have you ever found an amazing YouTube channel or blog and been excited about each and every new post they publish? Well, your audience feels that way about your blog! Don’t leave people hanging by sporadically publishing posts. Get on a schedule and stick with it. This will also make life easier for you, because then you can start to plan your posts in advance and ideas start popping up as your brain remembers that you are getting closer to your designated blogging day.
Tip #2: Stick with it! With every new blog there is a period where you may find yourself posting all this great content, but no one has discovered you yet. Don’t fret, things will change, but sometimes it just takes time. Just keep doing what you have been- consistently posting great content. People will eventually start discovering how awesome you are and following you. It’s just a process- but don’t worry, I believe in you!
My Nominations for THE BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD
Let’s see, since I can’t nominate The Purple Almond, here are 15 other amazing blogs you should check out!
- “Cheffie Cooks” Favorite Original Recipes
- The Friendly Epicurean
- MR VEGAN PANDA
- Smart Veggie Recipes
- Blended & Balanced
- Naturally Gluten Free ~ a curated GF collection
- SIMPLE FOOD
- One Happy Table
- Don’t Switch Off The Light
- That Snarky Vegan Girl
- VEGAN RESCUE
- Words & Pics
- YOUR HOME FOR HOMEMADE JAPANESE FOOD