I never realised the difficulties that came with blogging into I threw myself into this world, therefore it is no surprise that there are awards like these, created by bloggers, to recognise and encourage their fellow bloggers to keep doing what they love.
It is a lovely pick me up for someone who loves constant reassurance!
There are a few steps to accepting this award:
1. Write a post to showcase your award
2. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
3. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
4. Thank those that nominated you and link their blog
5. Select other blogs to give the award to.
How My Blog Started…
I have had generalised anxiety disorder for the majority of my life, but in the past year, my anxiety and physical health took a major downturn. I got diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, and have to become gluten and dairy free. I don’t think I need to tell you how difficult that made eating. This lead down a road of food anxiety and obsessing over my physical symptoms.
Anyway, after a year of suffering, I started to get back on track and wanted to share my thoughts about IBS and mental health. Also, after having to wade through all the bad gluten-free recipes, I want to use my platform to promote the great ones, so other people don’t have to wade through the crap like I did.
For a longer explanation, visit my introduction blog post
I don’t know how reliable my advice would be considering I am so new, but I do have one small nugget.
Don’t get obsessive over followers, even if you are writing a blog post, and only one person views it, it doesn’t matter! Keep writing about what you are passionate about and don’t change for the “views”.
Thank you so much to Navigating Darkness, she is doing great things with the mental health community right now. Join https://www.themhap.com/, a mental health website focused on encouraging bloggers and everyone else to keep talking about different mental illnesses!
This made me feel less,
Anxious and Hungry