Wednesday, 23 August 2017

# Awards

My First Award... And My Nominations

Oh my goodness, one month in and I have been given my first award, what a massive surprise seen as though there are so many wonderful blogs out there and I have only just started, it's such a boost in my confidence. It is so nice to see my readers are enjoying what I write. I can't thank Sella at The Mom's Life Cycle enough for this award. Her blog is full of wonderful stories and advice on having your first baby, from pregnancy and how to handle different situations with your toddler such as; transitioning them from cot to bed. Also featuring some beautiful DIY projects for clothing and accessories for your children. I also personally love her travel blogs, i'd love to be able to travel to different places but reading about them all and seeing the beautiful pictures will have to do for me at the moment.  A massive thank-you to Sella for my Nomination :). 

What is the Blogger Recognition Award?

The award is given to bloggers by fellow bloggers recognising them on their hard work and time they put in to their blog. This award lets us connect to other readers, telling them more about myself and why i'm doing what I do. Along with giving a helping hand to those that are just starting out by giving them two pieces of advice when just starting up their very first blog. It also allows my readers to find other blogs that may be in the same line as my own, at the end of the day I will also read what I am passionate about, as well as write about it. 

How/Why did I start blogging?

I started blogging because I used to read a lot of blogs along with watching a lot of people on youtube. I thought that it was a wonderful idea, a way to capture precious moments of the little ones growing up, it was also a way for me to have some time for myself. I also really enjoy reading reviews on make up products, another interest of mine. So thought I'd give it a go and from my very first blog I have thoroughly enjoyed doing it. Yes it takes up a lot of my time but it is so rewarding and fulfilling that it is never a chore. 

I started by choosing my platform, I use blogger, mainly because I found it easier than Wordpress. I then chose a name, Kerri and the busy life, because at the moment with having a very energetic toddler, work and a house to look after life is very busy. I also chose this name because those mums in my position can probably relate to how busy life really gets, but my blog is aimed for those to take five minutes with a cup of tea and have a quick read. 

Then I decided what I was going to write about, some people go down one route and choose one niche to write about. I have many interests and ideas I couldn't just choose one, so I thought why not write about lots of different things, mum life, reviews, beauty and days out. So that's what I did, but decided to always keep my blogs for those quick reads and not a time consuming story.  

My advice to new bloggers

I am a new blogger myself so can't give you advice from a lot of experience, but the advice I would give firstly is to enjoy what you do, if you don't enjoy it and find it a chore this will come across in your writing and will not be enjoyable for other readers to be reading. To go hand in hand with my first piece of advice, my second would be to write about something you enjoy and actually have an interest in, again this will come across in your writing and others passionate about what you are writing will want to come back and read more, growing your audience. Don't review things for the sake of it, review products or services your readers will like, but also what you like, be honest. Everything comes across in the way that you write including your mood. 

My Nominees

The rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and leave a link to their blog. 
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of How/Why you started blogging. 
  • Give two pieces of advice you would give to brand new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to. 
  • Comment on each blog letting them know you have nominated them giving the link to the post you have created. 

Nominees, please pass on the award to 15 other deserving bloggers!!


  1. Kerri thanks so much for the nomination! I look forward to continuing to spread the love in the blogging community!

  2. Kerri thanks for this recognition! and congratulations to all the other nominees! Let's carry on the work of love.