Blogger Recognition Award

The Blogger Recognition Award


I receive the nomination for this award from floatinggold at . I definitely want to say thank you for the nomination, and mention that I’ve enjoyed both reading posts on this blogger’s site, as well as getting to chat via commenting conversations.


According to the guidelines, I’ll proceed with this post:


Why Do I Blog?

I blog because I have dealt with some struggles, particularly depression and suicide, that our society often shies away from talking about. I wanted to promote open and helpful conversations. I especially wanted to share what has blessed me in the midst of my struggles with depression, suicide, and the suffering that often triggers them. So many concepts and realizations have helped me along my way. My faith in particular has kept me from being drowned by the sea of darkness that threatened to put an end to me. I’m thankful for the hope that I have found in my journey, even though I will readily admit that, even with hope in my hands, the journey is still hard. I blog because I want to share about these struggles, and about the hope that can get us through them.

Two Tips to Fellow Bloggers

First of all, I would encourage anyone who is beginning blogging to try to have some type of theme in mind for your blog. Obviously, a theme could be a very loose idea or concept. You probably don’t want every post to be on the same topic, of course. Yet, I think that starting off with some type of vision that you can present to your readers helps to draw them in.

Second of all, I would definitely recommend putting some thought into the appearance of your blog. I will certainly admit that it took me a while to decide how I wanted my blog to look, and figure out how to adjust things. And even as I speak, my blog is incredibly simple compared to a lot of gorgeous blogs that I have seen. Yet, my point is that I believe that it is wise to not stop improving the appearance of your blog after the initial setup on day one. A lot of blogs start off looking very busy, and sometimes have pages that are missing information. Spend some time looking at other blogs, see what you like about them, and try to incorporate that in your own blog. And if you need help, just ask for advice. Other bloggers tend to be very helpful!
My nominations are:


I look forward to reading your thoughts on blogging!


  • Post the rules.
  • Use the Blogger Recognition Badge on your page.
  • Tell us why you blog.
  • Give us 2 tips for new bloggers.
  • Nominate other bloggers for this award and notify each of them of the nominations.


6 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. It was absorbing to read why you blog. Yes, the road is still hard, but you can help other people (readers), who struggle with the same issues. That way you can tell them what worked for you and find out what works for them, which might help you as well.

    Those were very strong tips for beginners. Especially the second one. Sometimes, as your blog evolves, so should your layout. It makes me sad when I stumble through people’s blog and still see the unedited text widget and the about page, and what is worse, their first default post is right there, pinned to the top. And it’s just a default WP text. In the beginning I thought these were very fresh bloggers, but then I see that they have A LOT of posts already and quite an extensive comment section, etc.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Yes, it’s good to be able to share back and forth concerning deep struggles – a few significant friendships of that type are part of what has kept me afloat in life 🙂

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