Blogger Recognition Award

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I’m really thrilled to have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Clare. He blog is a wonderful mix of food, fitness and honesty and I’d recommend that you read it.

Why did I start a blog?

Well, firstly I haven’t been blogging for very long. 11 months to be exact. But like most of the things I do, before I actually did it I had a really good think about it (serial planner right here!) I live in Scotland but I’m from Ireland. I’ve been here since 2013 and in that time I’ve met wonderful people, they’ve moved away and I’ve met more wonderful people. Saying goodbye is never easy. I love to be around people who are a positive influences and I knew that I’d have a very small circle come January (I’m not very good at making new friends) and that I’d be losing some of the fun and joy and encouragement of those around me. Now one thing I could do nothing about. You can’t conjure up new friends or make people stay where they are when they are clearly moving on to bigger and better things. But I could do something to keep me positive and creative. And although it wasn’t the same as having actual people around me, I thought a blog all about my goals and being healthy and positive would be the perfect way to bridge that. So I decided that I would start writing. And I would start writing in the New Year, as a New Years resolution, and that I would write about things that make me feel good, like running and being healthy and trying new things.

So that’s what I did.

11 months on I’ve been kept the resolution.

And kept in touch with the people who moved away.

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Bringing Beth on her first trip to Ireland
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Meeting Audrey in New York this year

And I made some wonderful new friends too.

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The crafting coven shopping for our Halloween costumes

If I were to give a piece of advice to new bloggers it would simply be to blog because you enjoy it. It’s okay to take a break when you’re not enjoying it and remember that this is your space so write about what’s important to you.

So, now I’ve told you a bit about me, what about you?

I’d like to nominate the following blogs:

Born to Plod

Tina Kivela

The Long Run to Boston 2016

Tangerine Wallpaper

Sneakerdrive

Just Like A Woman

Green Wolf Pack

Jotterizing

Twenty Something on Coffee

Happy to Be Me

The Happy Healthy Kiwi

A Whole New Resolution

Kirsten Walsh

Gessica Albu

Living By Vogue

If you blog appears in the above list, here are the rules of the Blogger Recognition Award:

  1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you
  2. Give a brief story of how your blog got started
  3. Give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers
  4. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog
  5. List those you’ve nominated in the post and comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them.

Thanks for reading.

Jen

Creative Blogger Award!

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Thank you so much Chloe for nominating me for the Creative Blogger award!

Positive feedback and encouragement is one of the most wonderful things about the blogging community and I would now like to take this opportunity to drive anyone who reads this towards her fresh, insightful, fun and beautiful blog It Started In Oxford. 

Here are the rules for the award:

1. Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you.

2. Share five facts about yourself to your readers.

3. Nominate 10 other blogs and post their links.

4. Notify all nominees via their social media/blogs.

5. Pass these rules on to them.


Five Fun Facts About Yours Truly

  1. Gibbons are my spirit animal
  2. I can’t really sing, but I do it a lot anyways!
  3. A lot of people I meet say that I have a firm handshake. When I was very young my grandad couldn’t speak because he had had a stroke. We used to shake hands to say hello. He had a very strong grip so I used to squeeze his hand extra hard, it was like a private language. I give people I meet a firm handshake because a good handshake speaks louder than words.
  4. My laughing fits can span over days
  5. I really enjoy making lists and plans

My Nominees are the following original and intelligent blogs:

Thank you for reading, bloggers thank you for writing and I look forward to learning 5 facts about you too 🙂

Jen