First Ever Blogger Recognition Award Nomination

by - October 26, 2016


Hello Loves!

So a week ago while I was going through my Instagram notifications, I find out that I was nominated for the blogger recognition award. My first reaction was like "wait, hollup! me??". I am so honoured to even be considered a "blogger" deserving of this nomination. Even though I have a blog, "blogger" just seems like a huge word to me that I'm yet to get used to, worse is digital influencer. To show that I have accepted this nomination (which I wholeheartedly have), I am supposed to put up this post.

Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you
Phebe of thepurplejournal blog actually nominated me. She blogs fashion, beauty and lifestyle. You should definitely check out her award winning blog. I was surprised to get tagged by her because I follow her on Instagram but I never knew she was following me back or even reading my blog.



Give a brief history about how you started blogging



I'm already smiling as am about to type this. It's funny how I am even blogging today. I never dreamed, thought or ever conceived in my mind that I would ever ever own  a blog anytime soon or in the far future. I know I wanted to share things with people and as a result, I would always talk to myself (they say only crazy people do this but I talk to myself and I'm not crazy and I'm sure I'm not the only one). So inspired by Toke Makinwa's vlogs (If you don't know her, hellurrr!! See her YouTube channel here), I felt I had something to say so I decided to start a channel. Listed down all my topics, ideas and plan for the channel but I didn't have any equipment for filming videos, not even a professional camera. So I put that on hold pending when I'd get a camera from summer of 2015 till around May this year. I watched Shirley's video about starting a YouTube Channel, (find her on my roundup list of Youtubelovin - My Personal Favourite YouTubers Right Now ) and she said you could create a blog to go with your channel. One Saturday, I just took my computer, found my way to blogger and as they say the rest is history. I didn't start posting immediately after I set up the blog for a bunch of stupid reasons but eventually I did. If I had known that there were so many other bloggers out here and this blogging thing was real and fun, I would have maybe started out earlier like since my first year in Uni but I'm happy with this timing cause now is when it's right.

Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers
As newbie as I am, I want to give some practical advice


1. Be careful when changing your existing template to a new one. Always backup your template code in case something goes wrong. Also bear in mind that you're going to loose all your widgets that you have setup before and will have to start designing from scratch again. So if you don't have any form of technical assistance, think twice before you change to that new template.

2. Find and join a bloggers network anywhere or on social media. It will help you network, build relationships, collaborate, see what's going on in the blogosphere and source of publicity.

Nominate 15 deserving bloggers
By the power vested in me (LOL), I hereby nominate these amazing bloggers

Thanks for reading this till the end. When you do your posts, feel free to leave a link in the comments section down below, would love to read your posts. Until the next post, hugs!

P.S. I don't own any of these pictures.

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9 comments

  1. haha that template stuff is the most annoying I swear!!!! thanks for the nomination dear.

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    1. Anyone that has gone through it has learnt a life lesson, LOL. You're welcome hun, can't wait to read your post.

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  2. Congrats Dee! (new nickname lool). Literally how I feel about the blogging community too.

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    1. Thanks love. Dee?? I don't know how I feel about this new nickname o

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  3. The template thing is the gospel. Man I wish someone told me before I started blogging.
    Thanks for the nomination sweetheart.

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    1. I'm telling you, it can just destabilise someone. Felt like crying the first time, thank God I had backup code. Thanks for reading till the end, looking forward to your post.

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  4. Hey Danie, love ur work tho, am a fan, although am also a blogger, that is a sports related. Could really love to hear more of this, if interested my blog url is above, hosted under WordPress, u could comment on a post, I would really love more advice from u, that is if u are interested

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    1. Hii Tunji. Thank you so so much, loved to hear that!! I'm definitely checking yourblog out. Tho I'm not a sports lover, lol but am heading there now.

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    2. I have seen your comment, cracked me up a little bit tho, anyway here's my facebook personal profile link https://www.facebook.com/dan.ola.735, thanks a lot really appreciate

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