Middle grade writer and recommender-extraordinaire of books, Laura tagged me in this fun blogging event. Here are the rules:
- 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 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.
Now onto the fun stuff!
The story of how I started my blog.
I’m pretty new to the blogging world. My first post was written on May 26th, 2016, so I’m just a smidge over a year old.
I started the blog because I wanted another way to connect–not only writing and mothering and magically things–but to connect those things with other folks. I had a writing buddy ask how I balanced writing a novel and mothering a newborn, (that post is here) and an illustrator friend requested a post on creativity (click on my Melusine-caricature widget on the right for that). I thought, maybe I do have something important to say. Maybe I can help inspire someone, and wouldn’t that be the most magical thing ever??
Advice for newbie bloggers.
Since I feel like I am a newbie blogger, I think the best thing for me to do is give advice on writing in general (because a blog must have content, right?) I adore this Nelson Mandela quote a writer friend recently reminded me of when she posted it to her facebook author page:
So my advice? Let your light shine.
My other bit of advice is to study Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. If you aren’t familiar with this, I highly recommend it–it’s what finally tore down my mental blocks and allowed me the courage to write my first novel.
My nominations for this fun tag:
- Carrie Dalby
- Joyce Scarbrough at Blue Attitude
- Marjorie at The Write Niche
- Melinda O’Neill
- Stephanie Lawton
- Leslie Wibberley
- cj at Lyrical Pens
- Angela Quarles
- Lee Ann Ward
I can’t wait to read what inspired these ladies to start blogging. If you’d like to play along too, tag me in yours so I can discovers what inspired you as well!