MAY 22nd, 2017
By LANA CARBON & JOHN LILIES
It's an Honour to Be Nominated...
We were so surprised and honoured when Carbon Lilies was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by our dear friend Davina Lytle, who writes about her experiences living with PTSD in the wonderful blog ;I’m Still Here! The nomination came seemingly out of nowhere but couldn’t have arrived at a more opportune time, as Carbon Lilies is preparing for some big changes and this recognition validates the direction in which we are moving. After all, a little appreciation goes a long way.
We had not heard of the Blogger Recognition Award before and so, in doing a little research, we discovered that this is a wonderful way for bloggers to show their appreciation to their peers in putting out an entertaining / informative / creative / educational (insert purpose of your blog here) product and to acknowledge the hard work that goes into putting out an enjoyable, quality blog. There is no voting process. There are no almighty judges to critique every little nuance. There is only acceptance and the love of sharing what we, as bloggers ourselves, enjoy reading. So with that being said, thank you again Davina.
How Did Carbon Lilies Start?
John and I found out quite quickly after we met that we enjoyed going on long drives and creating little adventures for ourselves. We had some unique interests (at least we thought so anyways) and some odd things happen in our lives. We decided it might be cool to write about our adventures just for us and then thought other people might be intrigued enough to read along as well. We wanted to write anonymously, so we created the pseudonyms Lana Carbon (the guy) and John Lilies (the gal). In October of 2014, Carbon Lilies was born with our first post entitled... Our Inaugural Journey – Part 1.
First and foremost, write about something that interests you. If you can write passionately about a topic, your readers will feel that passion and respond to it. If your readers are engaged and entertained, your blog is sure to grow.
Secondly, follow other bloggers, podcasters, or simply people interested in the same topic as your blog. It is a great way to share posts, come up with new ideas and, best of all, meet some cool people who may just turn into lifelong friends.
For those who wish to accept our nomination, here are the rules.
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Write a post to show your award
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
- Select 15 bloggers you want to give this award to and comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them providing a link to the post you created