When I started blogging — I had no clue. I had no idea how to design a blog, how to connect with other bloggers, how to entice anyone to read what I wrote, not even a clear idea of my blog’s “theme”. I knew it wasn’t a cooking blog, or a craft blog, or a photography blog — but I was just telling stories — all types of stories — so what kind of blog was it? I have to admit — I still don’t know.
I also had no clue that other bloggers could show their appreciation for your work by nominating you for an award. It’s really the loveliest form of validation. It kind of makes you all giddy and gushy until you start feeling like Sally Field accepting her Oscar: “You LIKE me! You REALLY, REALLY like me!”
I decided I would make a page where I could keep all of my awards — that way, if I’m having a bad day and feeling down, I can come here and get a little of that giddiness back (and if it impresses my neighbors, that’s just a little icing on the cake!)