Blogger Recognition Award IV

I was recently, very kindly nominated by Flavia who, like me, started her blog to keep in touch with family and friends. Flavia is an Italian polyglot (she’s currently learning her sixth language – Greek). This obviously gives her a greater insight into the places she visits and which she kindly shares with us. Do drop by her blog and give her a follow – you won’t regret it!

Here’s those pesky rules (which I rarely observe)

1. Write a post displaying your award.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to her/his blog.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
5. Nominate 10-15 bloggers who you believe deserve recognition.
6. Tell the nominees they’ve been nominated.

As this is my fourth Blogger Recognition Award I have already explained how my blog started. Maybe, this time I should cover how it restarted. It wasn’t that I ran out of steam, or even ideas, but a crowd I’d met on social media suggested we set up a blog which we called VeloVoices – many voices, one passion – pro cycling for fans, by fans. From 2012 onwards I was frantically writing plenty about cyclists and cycling which left me very little time for my own blog. Consequently output dwindled. It wasn’t really until 2015 that I began to apply myself again to posting on a View from the Back and activily started engaging with other bloggers. I’ve now returned to daily postings, a mixture of trips, travel, awards, photos, recipes plus whatever else takes my fancy.

I’ve also dished out plenty of advice on my previous award posts and I’m scrabblng to find something pithy and worthwhile to say now.

However I firmly believe you should enjoy blogging, it shouldn’t become a chore. Write about what you know, what you’re interested in, what you love.

I love this quote from Louboutin, probably because I adore his fantastic red-soled shoes – veritable shoe porn!

Make sure there’s an “About” page on your blog which tells other bloggers a bit about you and your blog, giving it an identity.

Now as you know, I am loathe to nominate other blogs. Instead I prefer to invite you to join in and share the award, particularly those of you who’ve perhaps not been blogging for very long.

Have a great week-end!