Blogger Recognition Award

Hi friends,

I am very grateful for all of the support and encouragement throughout this blogging journey. After just 4 months of learning the ropes, I have poured my heart out to you and made some wonderful connections in the process. Part of this support has come through featured posts, shout outs and blog award nominations which i will dive into over the next few posts.

Today’s nomination came from both Chasing the Maximum Life and Delicate and Brutal. Both of these wonderful women are so different yet very similar in their loving ways. Thank you so much for your continuous support! You are both such lovely people to have in my life ❀

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
  2. Do a post to show your award.
  3. Give a summary of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers.
  5. Select at least 15 other bloggers for this award.
  6. Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post.

How did this blog start?

Well it’s a little too early to ‘remind’ people of how this all began, but for the benefit of all new readers, I wrote a post about this during the laungh of Growing With Spawn. This is my safe place to say what I want, how I want but it is mainly an ode to my daughter so she can one day be in my head. It was also inspired by the memory of my mom who had encouraged me to write from a very young age. It’s Growing with spawn because it took becoming a mom myself to finally work on my mental health πŸ˜‰

Advice for new bloggers

You dont need to have a perfectly designed blog in order for you to make your writing public. Just start small and work on improving every day because everyone has to start somewhere. There will be trolls and you might not get as many views as you’d hoped for, but you will always have one person who will cheer you on and love you unconditionally – you. Keeping that in mind, I would advise against the writing to help your readers theory being the most important because as much as that is important for the views, you should write for yourself first.

My nominees:

Each of you have played such a vital role in my blogging journey so it’s only fitting to recognise how awesome you are!

Olivia Lucie Blake
Lifes Fine Whine
Happy Mama Happy Baby
Markus and Micah
Chocoviv
Middle Me
Eco Boomer Crusader
Uniquely Fit Blog
Ann Mary 0723
Lady B
Erico Trips
Hilary Tan

25 Comments Add yours

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thanks hun πŸ’–

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  1. annmary0723 says:

    congrats β™₯️ and thanks a lot for the nomination πŸ₯°

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  2. beth says:

    congrats to you!

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  3. Olivia says:

    Congrats on your award, you are so deserving🀍
    And thank you for my nomination!

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thanks hun😊 you deserve it too!

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  4. Awesome tips you’ve got here Shelly. I hope these few months of success also translate into years forever and ever. The blogosphere is an excellent place and I hope you enjoy every bit of it.

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  5. Congratulations Shelly!!! ❀️ Cindy

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thanks Cindy πŸ’–

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      1. You are so Welcome Shelly! ❀️

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  6. PoojaG says:

    Congratulations and thanks so much for the nomination- I am so glad to have been able to connect with you through blogging!

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thanks Pooj, the same goes for you!

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      1. PoojaG says:

        😊😊

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  7. Congratulations πŸŽ‰

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  8. It was my pleasure to nominate you! Your writing is real and honest and I admire that about you. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• Thank you for your sweet compliment and your ongoing support! ❀

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  9. Congrats, Shelly. Well deserved!

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Thanks Rebecca πŸ’–

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  10. Awww thank you for the lovely shoutout. I really enjoyed reading your answers dear. And specially your advice that you gave to all the newbies. You definitely deserve it all. Keep blogging and keep shining always. Take care and have a wonderful week ahead.πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜β˜ΊοΈ

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      You are most welcome! 😊 thanks for the love πŸ’–

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      1. Anytime!πŸ₯°πŸ˜„πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  11. Congratulations on the nomination. Always loved the backstory of your blog. I am sure it would be fun for your spawn one day to go through all these posts. And your advice is so encouraging – yes, it does not have to be perfect! Thank you for remembering us, too. We appreciate your blog friendship.

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Exactly! Thanks so much for stopping by and for always sharing so much love and inspiration. I do wish I could get to know you in real life~ one day maybe 😊

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      1. Thank you. Same. It can happen, once the world opens again, I hope. I am terribly missing Bali lately.

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