Blogger Recognition Award

This week I was nominated by Elen at Black Coffee Breakfast for a Blogger Recognition Award, which is a part award/part tag!

The rules are as follows:

  • 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.

So here goes!


Musings of a So-Called Shutterbug started as a creative outlet for writing and to showcase my photography. The idea was that it would be kind of like a diary too, and it meant that my friends and family would be able to read what I’ve been getting up to, especially when I travel.

It’s grown to be an amazingly fulfilling exercise in social interaction. I love how it allows me to interact with people I would never have met before, share my opinions and perspectives and hear other people’s!

My two pieces of advice for new bloggers would be:

  1. Post what you want, when you want and make sure you’re writing for yourself. Don’t start writing a blog for fame or fortune – that’s HARD work and really rare. I always say a bunch of engaged readers is much more rewarding than a heap of followers who don’t even read your stuff.
  2. Interact! Get on twitter – speak to people! Follow people you want to follow and don’t follow anyone you don’t! Be you! That’s all you can be 🙂

The blogs I’m nominating (I really can’t 15 though – most have already been tagged!) for are:

Emmy’s Beauty Cave

A Healthier Moo

Just Charlie G

Sophie Kate

Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Great post! I’m just getting round to reading all the posts from all the lovely people I have tagged! It sounds like our blogs started in pretty much the same way, and I definitely agree that a small number of engaged readers beats a large following with no engagement whatsoever!
    – Elen x

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