There’s a few blogging awards (chain letters, essentially) going around the blogosphere right now. I’ve been off my game a bit, so I’m delayed in responding to these, but I figured since it’s the end of getting to know you week that I’d put the time in to finish the ones I’ve been tagged in.
The first one I was tagged in was the Blogger Recognition Award. The lovely Krikket over at Nerd Girl Thoughts tagged me in this one back at the beginning of the month.
- Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link back to their blog.
- Explain your blog’s origin story or its history.
- Hand out two or more pieces of advice for new bloggers.
- Nominate other bloggers and hook us up with links to their blogs.
Well, I’ve already tagged Krikket, so check! Thank you for tagging me, lovely! Since I’m late to the party on answering, and since there’s another award going around, I’ve decided not to nominate any other bloggers, but offer it as open to any Blapril folks that have yet to participate and would like to use it as a prompt.
Back in February 2010, just before I met my ex-husband, I decided that I wanted to try and blog. In one of the few therapy sessions I’d had free in college, my therapist suggested journaling. And not just personal journaling, but journaling other endeavors. I’ve been a writer since a young age (I still have many of the stories I’ve half-written from that time, and maybe one day I’ll start writing them again and make a Patreon out of it), and it made sense to try the blogging thing. I’d also started trying to do a food blog in 2009 that never went very far, because it never felt like it was something I was passionate about. Though I’m sure my disordered eating had a lot to do with that at the time.
Regardless, writing about my gaming life felt like something that could both help my mental health, and provide an outlet for me to continue writing and being creative. I think it’s mostly succeeded on both fronts!
I’m also supposed to provide one or two snippets of advice for new bloggers. To be honest, I’m mostly adviced out (I’m deeming that a word; adviced). So I’m going to cheat a bit and link back to advice I’ve provided for Blapril. I wish I’d done this one during advice week. Then I wouldn’t be copping out like this.
Real Talk for Blapril – All of the advice that I’ve given in past Blaugust events in one place, along with a new tidbit for Blapril.
Dealing with Depression, Part 1 – Only the top portion of this post, “Some More Blapril Advice” is relevant to advice.