A fellow WordPress blogger, Scott at scott speaking bipolar, has nominated me for the blogger recognition award. I am honored to be selected for this recognition. What I love most about blogging is the supportive community that we have all created through WordPress. Initially, I started blogging so that I could have a platform to share my poetry. Through this first year as a blogger, I have become more comfortable sharing more of my life experiences, such as dealing with grief and disappointment. This WordPress community has helped me feel supported and has let me see that I am not alone. Others have struggled and triumphed. Life is a journey that is made so much easier by having the support of others.
Other bloggers I would like to nominate for the blogger recognition award include:
Scott speaking bipolar. In his blog, he is honest and open in discussing issues related to mental illness. His blog is so very vital because it removes the stigma attached to mental illness. His Motivation Monday gives concrete strategies that a reader can utilize.
Andrelestina, Life after Death. In her blog, she shares how she has learned to deal with grief. Her words direct the reader to the absolute importance on recognizing God’s love for each of us even in those moments when we think we cannot move forward. Her blog is uplifting and emotionally honest. She has responded to me on a personal level and encouraged me when I have shared my grief.
Jason A. Muckley, Poems for Warriors. Jason’s poetry shares his own painful personal journey through divorce, final acceptance, and total reliance on God’s love to push through this life’s struggles. His poetry is poignant, honest, and uplifting.
aloysius5, Charles Heath. His blog, especially regarding his cat Chester, is absolutely delightful to read. He is a talented novelist who shares passages from his writings. I bought his novel “One Last Look” and it is very fast-paced and intriguing.
My advice to new bloggers who are starting out is to be honest. Write from your heart. Be yourself and find your own voice and do not be afraid to express yourself. Be kind above all else when it comes to responding to other bloggers. Life is a learning experience; we are all on a journey. We are all searching for acceptance, for answers to questions that may not ever have an acceptable answer, and for that human connection that lets us know that we are not alone in this world. I have learned so much from fellow bloggers this year. Thank you so much for your support. I hope that my words have been uplifting and encouraging as well.