I was recently nominated for a blogger recognition award by Talk Makeup To Me. I’m so excited and appreciative! Side note: make sure you check out her blog. Her posts are amazing!
This award was created by Eve Estells of Edge of Night in order to recognize the people who take time to write, post, research, post, take photo after photo until the perfect photo, post. The people who sacrifice their time, sleep, and money in order to bring you reviews, recommendations, and the like. The blogger. Thank you Eve for creating this lovely award and thank you again Talk Makeup To Me for the nod!
Once you’ve been nominated here are the rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Provide a link to the award creator.
- Attach the award to your post.
- Nominate fifteen other bloggers, excluding yourself and the person who nominated you.
- Write a brief story of how you started your blog.
- A piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
- Comment on the blogs you have named here to let them know you have nominated them.
Let’s get to it:
How Major Morris started…
I had reached a point in my life where I was bored. I was searching for a creative outlet that would be fun and allow me to express myself. I’ve always been a writer. I wrote short stories as a kid (for more on that click here), poetry in high school, and continued to journal into college and my adulthood. My fiance (now husband) new I was in a rut so he suggested blogging. I wasn’t too familiar with what it was. I did a bit of research and with the help of my husband one weekend night decided to go for it. I grabbed a glass of wine and setup my site.
2 Tokens of Advice…
1 write about your passions. Beauty, skincare, movies, TV shows, comic books, podcast, whatever. When you aren’t passionate or genuinely interested in what you are writing about, it’s hard to stay consistent. I purposely setup my blog up to focus on different things to leave room for varying passions. I did not want to be confined to 1 thing. That can get old, quick. So pick a passion or 3 and write.
Be consistent. My first year of blogging I was not consistent and it showed in my statistics. On my one year anniversary I decided to get consistent. I created a posting schedule to help me regiment what subjects I would post on which days and what a difference it’s made. The more consistent you are, the more content you have, the better you get, the more comfortable you become, and the greater the chance people will find you. Also, consistency helps tremendously with establishing your community.
And the award goes to (nominations)…