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Share Your Best Blogging Tips

Hello Everyone,

It has been 6 wonderful years here on wordpress and I would not have had such a great journey without your support and encouragement…In lieu of this appreciation I would like to reach out to my fellow bloggers and ask you to share your best tips in blogging with the new bloggers out there…Please leave your tip or thoughts in the comment section and I will then go through them and compile a list in another post linking the blog address of the writers who share their tips. Comments will be open until March 15, 2020 so I hope you share what has worked for you in your journey. Please keep your tips professional and positive any rude or hateful comments will be removed.

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I will start with one tip that has helped me…

Personally, I feel authenticity in connecting with fellow bloggers has really helped me grow. Reading the works of others and leaving a thoughtful comment goes a long way and makes the writer/photographer want to engage with your blog instead of simply stating ” Check out my blog” without any other comment. It is actually one of things that can turn someone off towards you, as it may come across as you having no interest in that person’s blog apart from marketing your own and that does not allow for an authentic connection. We all want our works to be read but we need to put an effort to connect and genuinely read someone else’s work instead of using it as a promotional tool…promotion will happen organically if the connection is made.


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Favorite Fall Blogs

 

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you to all who shared their nominations for my favorite fall blog list. I love to see the generosity this community has for one another… one of the many reasons I do these posts. This time I have decided to feature mostly new (ish) blogs that I have recently discovered for my recommendation list. As you know with the vast talent out there this is just a snapshot of the blogs I like or the nominators like, you can check out my previous lists to find more fabulous blogs and stay tuned for future lists for more!

So without much further adieu ( in no particular order) here are the list of favorites as shared by the generous bunch of nominators followed by my own recommendations:

 

Favorite Blog: ” My favorite blogger is Vee. She writes with her heart and about her personal life. I find her blog very real so I want to nominate her. Her blog is
https://millenniallifecrisis.org/” – Manoj

Nominator: Manoj Mehra ( https://believestrong.wordpress.com)

 

Favorite Blog:”My favorite blog for the surreal poetry and brilliant writing has always been Devika’a Mathur ” My valiant soul”

https://myvaliantsoulsblog.wordpress.com/” – Megha

Nominator: Megha ( https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/)

 

Favorite Blog: “One of my very favorite blogs is https://whenwomeninspire.com/about/ from Christy Birmingham. She is a very dear friend, an inspiration and strive to empower women and make a difference in the world. Her blog covers a variety of topics and issues.” – Syl

Nominator: Syl ( http://syl65.wordpress.com)

 

Favorite Blog: “My favorite blogger is Ste J. His blog address is: https://bookmust.wordpress.com/. He blogs about the many, many books that he reads and also about his life and things that capture his interest. It is a fun and informative blog.” – Cody

Nominator: Cody McCullough ( https://bookmust.wordpress.com/)

 

Favorite Blog: ” Please let me nominate this beautiful blog of Resa McConaghy at https://artgowns.com. It is beautiful and so much work goes into it. She”s an amazing and gifted designer! Resa’s Art Gowns.” – Holly

Nominator: Holly ( https://houseofheartweb.wordpress.com/)

 

Please note many of the nominators on the above list are my personal favorites so please do visit them as well!

My New Fall Favorites

New and Old Blogs that I have discovered recently which caught my interest and might catch yours too! I have not read all of their posts but have enjoyed the posts I have read and would love to share this list with you! Please note as per above they are in no particular order

I will just state the main category for each blog and I hope you all pay them a visit!

Poetry

 

Photography

 

That’s the wrap for this round, do visit, like and share!


Final Day to Nominate your favorite blog!

Hello Everybody,

Today is the last day to nominate your favorite blog if you haven’t already done so for my fall blog recommendations. You can learn more and nominate on the original post here.  I will be closing comments on that post by tomorrow morning so get in your nominations today, I will be posting by list of my fav fall blog list next week so stay tuned!

Have a wonderful day!

 

Neha

 

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5 More Days left to nominate Your Favorite Blog!

Hey Everyone,

Just want to remind everyone that there is only 5 more days to nominate your favorite Blog for my Fall Recommendation list. The last day to nominate is Sept 30,2019 I will have my own list but would love to add your recommended blogs as well. Please follow this link to the original post to share your nominations.

Comments on this ‘reminder post’ will be closed, please add your recs to the original post. Also check out previous recommendations!

Have a great Day!

Neha

 

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Best Blogs – Spring 2019 Edition!

 

Hello Everyone,

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Spring Blog Nominations, I appreciate you taking the time to mention your favorite blogs! This is what I love most about this community…  how generous people are to give a shout out to fellow bloggers and artists, and build this strong network that we have. Without much further adieu, below are your favorite blogs followed by a few of my favorites! Do Check out the nominators and their recommended blogs, I believe all of the nominators are some of my personal favorites, also do check out my previous blog recommendations and stay tuned for future ones!

 

**Please note they are in no specific order, just based in the same order as nominations in my comments. My personal recs are listed at the end. 🙂 They are all equally great in my eyes!

 

Best Spring Blog Recommendations:

 

Nominator: Carol Hopkins (https://chopkins2x3.wordpress.com/

In Carol’s words about her nominees:

” I would like to nominate Blindzanygirl ( https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/54761276)because her poetry is amazing and wonderful. I would also like to nominate Celenia Delsol’s blog, A New Normal (https://celeniadelsol.com) . Celenia writes from the heart about grief, sorrow, and moving forward. She is gutsy, honest, and forthright while being compassionate and empathetic. Both these women write blog posts I do my best not to miss for they hit the mark every time and leave me with insights I may not have thought of prior to reading their stuff. Check them out!”

 

Nominator: Dorinda Duclos (https://dorindaduclos.com/)

In Dorinda’s words about her nominees:

“I’d love to nominate Cindy Knoke’s blog. Her photography literally takes your breath away and her commentary with the photos is always so wonderful to read! Cindy’s blog is https://cindyknoke.com and mine is https://dorindaduclos.com

I’d also like to nominate Walt Page, affectionately known as The Tennessee Poet. His poetry speaks from the heart and draws on Walt’s own life experiences. He is a joy to read. Walt’s link is https://waltswritingsonlife.wordpress.com/ “

 

 

Nominator: Michelle Marie (https://tellmeaboutit.co/)

In Michelle’s words about her nominee: 

“…I would like to nominate Paul Militau’s blog at https://photopaulm.com His photography is amazing and he’s a long time friend of mine. I love how he shows us his world though his camera lens.”

 

 

Nominator: Cynical Wordsmith ( https://cynicalwordsmith.wordpress.com/)

In his words about his nominee:

“I’d like to nominate lucid-being.com. I find the abstract photography very interesting and the use of colors very thoughtful
I’d also like to nominate unbolt.me. The poetry I find moving and I rather enjoy their open source poetry projects. “

 

 

Nominator: Syl ( https://syl65.wordpress.com/)

In his words about his nominees:

” I would like to nominate Annette https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/ . Her angel messages, haikus and poetry are filled with inspiration, perspective and a dose of humor. I get a spiritual boost through her blog!
Also I would like to nominate Erika https://erikakind.me/ (Share Your Light). Her blog is truly inspiring, with her Daily Kind Quotes, Just A Thought post, music posts and very insightful Monday posts. Self development , coming into the awareness of who you are, is the message she delivers through her blog.”

 

 

Nominator: Marie ( https://mahshiandmarshmallow.wordpress.com/

In her words about her nominees:

” I’d like to share Trizia blog (https://justme553068953.wordpress.com/) – she is a beautiful warrior and following her journey is like holding a key to brighter days.
I’d like to share Kim’s blog too (http://myinnerchick.com/) – she is my best of best. No filter with her. She is RAW and this is what makes the difference in this world.” 

 

 

Below are some of my personal recommendations, some new some old but all great. I absolutely love how these blogs use their talent and creativity to keep you coming back for more. I have listed them in order of their main category with links to their blogs, many of them are versatile and post other things as well! Please note due to my personal time constraints I have not been able to write about each of them but know that they all are wonderful blogs I highly recommend and feel you should check out!

 

Photography:

https://tinylessonsblog.com/

https://dahlstroms.com/

https://carvaricci.wordpress.com/

https://dirttherapy.wordpress.com/

https://shbphoto.wordpress.com/

https://atdoru.wordpress.com/

 

Poetry and Literature:

https://mahshiandmarshmallow.wordpress.com/

https://cynicalwordsmith.wordpress.com/

https://theblightersrock.wordpress.com/

https://ontheland.blog/

https://aquileana.wordpress.com/

https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/

https://mysticdreams.home.blog/

https://syl65.wordpress.com/

https://dorindaduclos.com/

 

Lifestyle:

https://cookwithkathy.wordpress.com/

https://chopkins2x3.wordpress.com/

https://tellmeaboutit.co/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Don’t forget to nominate your fav blog for Spring Blog Recs – Only 7 days left to nominate

Details on this post! https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/spring-blog-nominations-for-best-blogs-now-open/

 

Comments on this post are closed, please comment with your nomination on original post above. Remember Nominations will close after May 29!! Hope to share some great blogs!

 

Love

 

Neha


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Announcement: Nominations Please- Blog Recommendations are coming back!

Hello Everyone, I will be posting my recommendations for November this weekend ( it will include some old and some new recs) Your nominations between now and then are appreciated as well 🙂 xo!

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Hi Everyone,

I am very happy to announce that my blog recommendations will begin again, starting from the end of this month; however, instead of weekly nominations, it will be monthly nominations. I will start my search again for new ( or old)  and interesting blogs in various categories, i.e. poetry, art, travel, cooking, photography, life etc and have them highlighted in these recommendations…This time though, I am asking the help of my friends in the blogging community to nominate blogs that you have discovered that you think should be featured, so I can feature more wonderful blogs along with the ones I find on my search. You can put them in the comment section and let me know which category you would like to feature them in. They might not all be featured for this month but will be displayed on future recommendation posts. I thank you all for…

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