Journey in Blogging: One Month

Hello lovely fellow bloggers!

I had just some quick news to share with everyone. It’s already been 1 month since I started posting to my WordPress blog. It wasn’t very long ago that I was too nervous, bashful and not confident in my writing to share my writings outside of a handful of people. Now, I’m sharing a piece of my heart and soul with the world every day! It’s truly uplifting and invigorating. I am so thankful for all the support I am being shown on this site from my fellow bloggers. Your likes, follows and comments help to keep me motivated to write and share my posts every day. I couldn’t keep growing into the writer I wish to be without all of you. So, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU. I look forward to interacting, growing, writing and posting more as these days turn into months. Wow time has flown!

Do you have any questions for me? If so please ask them in the comment section on this post. I will answer them back in the comment section and if I get a bunch of questions I will answer them in a blog post.

Catch you on the flipside,

Holly

P.S.

Want to interact outside of WordPress? I know I do! Follow me on Twitter and I’ll follow you back.

 

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Unique Blogger Award: 2017

I am still new to the blogging world, so even to be considered for any award is exciting and inspiring. A big thank you goes out to Aparna_097 for thinking of me and nominating me for this award. Aparna’s poems are beautifully written, making the words come to life in your heart and mind. I will highly recommended checking out Aparna’s post and giving a follow.

The rules are as follows:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

 

My Answers:

  1. What was the best moment of your life?

Holly: Hmm. This is a hard question because life is made up of so many amazing moments that it’s hard to pick just one… The first moment that jumps in my mind is being asked to be a part of my best friend’s wedding. Being a part of the love and celebration was truly amazing.

  1. What inspire you the most, when you bounce back into the realm of sadness?

Holly: I actually write best when I’m in “the realm of sadness”, I feel like it helps me unlock all my other emotions and my brain works overtime trying to place my words correctly. I’m not always sad though! What normally pulls me out is the support of my friends and family.

  1. What compelled you to blog?

Holly: I’ve been writing for a long time and I was very limited on who I shared my writings with. After some encouragement from these people and a kick in the pants I made a blog. I wanted to share my writing with people, get their thoughts/feelings on it. I will only get better if I push myself to grow and my blog is how I can grow.

 

My Nominees are:

My Questions for the blogger’s nominated:

  • What are the goals you have set for your blog and how do you hope to achieve those goals?
  • What inspires you to write, especially when you have writer’s block?
  • Give a random fact about yourself! 😀

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hello lovely fellow bloggers! It’s been a great day, especially here in our blogging community. I received a comment from RunawayNunsandLeprechauns saying that she had nominated me for the “Versatile Blogger Award”. I am so excited because I am new to the world of blogging, so even being thought of is such a HUGE thing. Thank you so much to RunawayNunsandLeprechauns for nominating me and letting me know that she is inspired by my writings. Nothing puts a smile on my face more than knowing people are enjoying what I post. If you haven’t checked out her blog I would highly recommend doing so. Her blog is so positive and inspirational you will not regret following her!

THE RULES

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers of your choice.
  4. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.

 

7 Holly Factoids

  1. I love animals! I have 2 cats currently (Named Shocka and Elwyn).
  2. Spiders (of any size) are my kryptonite.
  3. I earned my 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do before the age of 21.
  4. I’ve been to China and climbed the Great Wall.
  5. I love Roleplaying Games (RPGS) especially ones from Japan. Which makes me a PlayStation girl over XBOX.
  6. I love interacting and getting to know people in the blog community. I believe supporting each other in our creativity is the best thing in the world.
  7. I haven’t shared my writings much, outside of a handful of people, before I started my blog.

... AND THE NOMINEES ARE…

  1. Brett Little
  2. johncoyote
  3. aletheakatherine
  4. ananyaexpress ,Instinctive writing
  5. halfarsedrunner
  6. thesarahdoughty
  7. layvi444
  8. Unfiltered Mama
  9. Blue Settia
  10. Abirami 

    This was really hard for me to only pick 10 blogs to nominate for this award! I picked your blog because of the interaction we have had and how your writings inspire me. Now it’s your turn, please go nominate 10 fellow blogger’s that have inspired you. 😀

Journey in Blogging: Week One

I was asked the other day, “You have a blog now. What are your goals with it?”

As I write this I’m still throwing the question back and forth through my mind. Goals can be a tricky beast to tackle, especially for me. I always want to come out swinging and set my goals high, but my rational side stops me before I jump in chin first. What popped into my head was simple but important, because this blog is still my current goal. Not that I don’t have any other goals or dreams but this blog is a huge step for me and my writing.

This week, marks my first week at blogging and I am enjoying sharing my writings with everyone willing to read them. Before I could even start I had to come up with a blog name what I came up with was, BloggerInABlogWorld. I thought it was cute and catchy, no clue if it really was catchy, but in my mind, I still believe it. I picked WordPress.com as my blogging oasis and jumped right in. I had no idea what I was doing or how to go about it, so I winged the entire set up. If I’m honest, I’m still learning what to do because the old idea; learn by doing.

The main reasons I started this blog was to get out of my comfort zone, challenge myself to write daily, embrace new writing ideas, and most importantly, to share my writings with others. I was terrible at coming out of my comfort zone and sharing anything I wrote with more than five people. Even with those people I would pick and choose what I would share. I was so nervous about my writing being viewed and ‘judged’ that I limited my creativity which then made me have zero motivation to write.

I posted my friend article not knowing what would happen but in my state of being uncomfortable I still felt no fear. What shocked me was once I posted my first blog piece it felt like a weight had lifted off my chest and I could breathe a sigh of relief. I kept my goal of posting at least once a day, and sometimes even twice a day. Once I started seeing people reading my blog posts and interacting with me it motivated me more. I started a Twitter account to find even more bloggers and to share my own work. Not only do I have the Word Press community but the Twitter community as well which makes me want to share more of work.

For everyone who has read, liked, commented on a post or followed me on either and/or both platforms, THANK YOU. I believe as a blogger I should embrace the blogging community and support other bloggers. No matter the content you share know I’m always happy to read it and give you feed back. Supporting each other can only grow ourselves and the people around us. I look forward to the growth and challenges the next days, months and years. I hope you will join me as I continue down this path because I will gladly join your journey too.