by Knights in the Afternoon wasn’t a thrill enough ………..
well my wee blog has received TWO nominations – TWO !!!!
The Blogger Recognition Award 2017 no less
To say I am cheesing is an understatement!
Although, in all fairness I think the term usually used is ‘honoured’ and Of Course –
I AM THAT TOO!
What is blogger recognition award ?
Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers– by bloggers to acknowledge and encourage the hard work and effort that goes into creating posts. It’s an opportunity for bloggers to recognize one another for each of our contributions to blogosphere.
THANK YOU FOR MY NOMINATIONS
My First nomination comes with total thanks to a young blogger called Morgan…….who runs a Health & WellBeing blog called
Morgan lives with Ehlers Danlos syndrome III – and until I read her blog I had never even heard of the condition…. to discover how debilitating it must be to live with the fear of causing yourself an injury – reading her blog humbled me – taking many things for granted that I had never thought of before and I am grateful for the discovery.
For completely different reasons – I could instantly relate when I read “By my own admission, socially I am unreliable”.
So well done Morgan for raising awareness of this rare and often unknown condition – If you have never heard of it – then this blog is a great starting point for some information on what Ehlers Danlos Sydrome III is..
” NOM NOM” – I’m what i can only describe as whisperticcing as I write – probably already repeated about 25 times
My Second nomination is with thanks to a young blogger called Aarish –
He blogs about life as a Med Student currently travelling in Sri Lanka, and although I may not understand the clever medical stuff he covers
I can associate to the anxiety he struggles with – all whilst studying –
As a newbie myself am ‘Learning On The Job’ so to speak – I’m still finding out hints and tips myself, on what to do, how to engage people and create interest in your content.
The advice I would pass on to Someone Starting a Blog of their own would be
1- BE YOU …
I think, when people read anything they can instantly tell if its written from the heart or not – Lets face it if you start writing in a style (or with content) that does not reflect the REAL YOU then Readers will soon pick up on that and not return to read some more – now of course I’m sure this does not apply if your blog is about something technical – I’m sure those blogs are best written from the head –
*If you have UNIQUE content then your laughing of course –
So What You Waiting For??
2 – GOOGLE THE SHIT RIGHT OUT OF IT –
Google is right at your fingertips – right there knowing everything
Use that tool – It is THE best tool – and after all Google will play a part in how your blog rates in the rankings/Search Results –
And if you want found – and I’m assuming you do –
Then you want Google (and the Reader) to be your friend & Like your blog –
Find out what the Top Bloggers blog about –
You know the ones that live their dream lifestyleon a yacht somewhere exotic……
blogging for only for 5 minutes a day
and they have zillions of followers –
What does that blogger say is the way forward with a new blog? –
READ that zillion followers blog,
Find out for yourself – what is so interesting about what this person is writing?
Of course there are literally countless numbers of blogs out the on the world-wide web to choose from and each blogger probably would give their own advice to newbies too,
So ideallyfind and spend that time reading a blog on something interests you –
Read their posts and any advice they share
And my guess is you will discover a themeor a pattern to the advice these successful bloggers give
Unique content – Interesting Posts and Read other Blogs ….
So Yes You Will End Up Back Full Circle !!!
But lets face the Facts
Your thinking about creating a blog – with the intentions of getting readers right?
Well I believe we Reap What We Sow (So to speak)
Call it Karma – Call it payback from the universe – Call it Bob of you like!
The name is not important –
My point is you get back what you put in –
And if You are Not Willing to take time out of your day to read someone elses blog
How can you expect anyone to take time out of theirs?
This of course is based on my beliefs –
Being What It Is You Want To See In Your Reality
So If You Want Readers – Then Read … Forums, Blogs, Comment and Follow…
DO ALL THE THINGS FOR OTHERS THAT YOU DESIRE
Remember,I’m not for a minutesuggesting you spend your free time following, reading, liking, sharing and commenting on blogs about cars
when your interest is in cooking and Recipes
Obviously – Your time is valuable – Use it wisely…………..
Whilst keeping in mind – Others Time is Valuable Too …….
So It’s back to that pattern of advice –
Write Great content people want to read – keep it fresh
and I repeat my first point –
I am doing this because I believe it to be That Important
(notice how it is above Google in my 2 pieces of advice)
BE YOURSELF – You will be able to keep that sh*t up –
Whereas if you start to write without being true to you –
For example in another persons witty writing style – You will struggle to keep it up for very long without requiring huge ammounts of effort from you having to think too much about your writing style
For me that was easy I just write it as i would say it ….
Well i miss out the tics obviously – Gosh that would take forever to write
Let alone Actually Read.
I have loved this man for as long as I can remember
Okay so as I’ve touched on previously I believe in the Positive Power of the Universe and The Law of Attraction
By this I mean that the Universe delivers everything we experience – Good and Bad
I truly believe there will be a reason for this and usually it is a good one, in my humble opinion and experience…
We attract whatever it is we need
in order to manifest the reality we desire …
Now sometimes the universe throws us a curveball and we don’t recognise that we are infact attracting what it is we are feeling and thinking about the most.
We don’t recognise that those times when the car fails its MOT or Is no longer roadworthy – IS IN FACT The Universe making it so that You Actually Get a New Car – Something you been really hoping for
MY LATEST CURVEBALL
Well since developing adult onset Touerttes – my life has basically turned itself on its head – whereby I go from being a successful Therapist seeing different people everyday, walking my dogs for hours, Running my group workshops on Self Development and becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher in 2013
FAST FORWARD 4 YEARS INTO NOW –
Seeing no one, except who come to visit me, unable to walk the dogs without someone being with me, unable to go to ANY public place without someone being there –
Basically leading a completely different life to what I did before
When i was diagnosed back in 2013 I knew next to nothingabout Tourettes Syndrome –
My GP couldn’t answer my questions about where it had suddenly come from
So I went where every doctor tells their patients Not to go –
I had an appointment with Doctor Internet!
I spend hours looking for advice, support forums, facebook pages and anything else I could find on the subject – however I was very sad to discover
there was very little no nothing, anywhere on the forums or information pages aimed specifically for Adult Onset Tourettes
I learned a lot from these pages of course but I felt very alone –
I hadn’t found anyone remotely near me that also had adult onset…
Everything I could find was aimed toward children with TS
or Parents of children with TS.
Seemed to me that the internet world had little advice for adults with TS –
This may be because the internet world assumes that you’ve had TS since childhood and so by the time your an adult you will have developed coping mechanisms…
Of course I cant say this is the actual reason it was just the conclusion I came to.
That’s one of the reasons I decided to start my blog – then there will be at least one person ‘out here’ that is talking about it … and maybe my blog – infact I really hope my blog will be found by someone else one day searching adult onset tourettes …
I only began a couple of weeks and about 20 posts ago,
But I intend on many more –
So far I’ve had one guest blog post from someone who has TS from a different generation – at aged 15, I was impressed by Johnny when I met him on my first visit to my local TS support group, I had already been surprised at how people reacted when I told them I had TS or they heard me tic.
I suspected it would not be the same if I was of school age…
The age where you get picked on for wearing glasses or the style of your hair let alone if your having uncontrollable tics..
So I asked Johnny if he would possibly write something about that and he agreed if you want to read his blog post –