Day #16 Blogger Recognition Award

Good afternoon everybody. I would like to say thank you to Chloe for nominating me for this award. It’s the first time I have been nominated for this award so I feel very flattered. If you like to have a peek at her blog then you can HERE.


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. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

How Claire’s Year Started:

I started Claire’s Year last September when I was starting my gap year. I was struggling with quite severe anxiety at the time and I couldn’t find any other blogs that followed the story of somebody on a gap year that was using their gap year to help with their anxiety so I decided to start one. Shortly into blogging, I started to get a little bit of feedback about my content and it really spurred me on to keep writing about anything that I am doing or anything that I feel like writing about. Starting a blog and having to write content all the time has also helped me feel a lot more confident when writing. I know I’m not going to be the next William Shakespeare but I have started to come to terms that English wasn’t actually that bad a subject at school. I used to hate it with a passion. At the age of 6, I had my first English tutor and I had to have extra lessons on and off all the way up to my GCSEs so writing anything really wasn’t my cup of tea but blogging has really helped change my perspective on writing.

A Few Words of Advice for Baby Bloggers:

Firstly, don’t overwhelm yourself. Blogging takes a lot of work so if you vow that you will write 3 or 4 blog posts a week at the start then you may see it more as a job than a hobby and it shouldn’t be like that. Start slowly and build yourself up. If you get bitten by the blogging bug and you want to write more then at least you know you already love it before you commit. To make you feel better, I only written 2 blog posts a month to start with so I could find my feet. Before I knew it, everything I did seemed to turn into something I wanted to write about and that’s when I knew I should start to upload more often.

Secondly, if you have a twitter account for your blog, join in with blogger chats and comment swaps. Not only do you start to get familiar with other bloggers but you also get to read their blogs and get inspired. There is nothing nicer than receiving positive comments or finding a hidden gem of a blog.

Who I Am Nominating For This Award:

  1. Saffy |
  2. Jenny |
  3. Rebecca |
  4. Kimberley |
  5. Kayleigh |
  6. Rebekah |
  7. Jade and Lydia |
  8. Lauren |
  9. Abbey |
  10. Hannah |
  11. Holly |
  12. Olivia |
  13. Ashleigh |
  14. Louise |
  15. Daisy |

If anybody has already been nominated or wouldn’t like to participate then that is completely fine!

Thank you again to Chloe for nominating me and I hope you all have a wonderful day 🙂


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