My dear friend Maria from Eternamenta blog has nominated me for the Blogger recognition award. You can find out more about Maria and her delightful blog here: https://eternamenta.wordpress.com/.
Michael and I had just published our first Sir Chocolate book when I found out about blogging. I had heard of blogs but didn’t know much about the process at all. I was looking for a platform to share my poetry with other writers and also my fondant art and baking. My brother-in-law recommended WordPress and he helped me to open a blog account. I started by doing a search for other writers of poetry and other people who worked with fondant and enjoyed baking. It took me about six weeks to get the hang of how the blogoshere worked and I found that I loved it. I really enjoy reading other peoples flash fiction, poetry and book reviews. I have learned so much from the wonderful bloggers, authors and bakers I follow and interact with and I would recommend blogging as a wonderfully activity and mode of making on-line friends and sharing all sorts of advice and ideas.
My two tips for new bloggers are as follows:
- Use your blog as an opportunity to meet like minded people and make on-line friends. Follow people whose blogs interest you and comment on their posts. Have conversations and learn from other people.
- Take time to create interesting and informative posts with interesting content. Engage with the people who follow you and respond to their comments.
To me, my circle of blogger friends are like a family and I celebrate their triumphs, book launches and successes with them. I feel their pain and share in their concerns and problems. It is a real virtual community.
I would like to nominate the following bloggers for this award:
Bella from https://thoughtsnlifeblog.com/about/
Vicki from https://vickgoodwin.wordpress.com/
Colleen from https://colleenchesebro.com/about-the-heart-stone-chronicles-the-swamp-fairy/
Carol from https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/
Penny from https://pennywilsonwrites.com/
Susan from https://susansleggs.com/
Yvette from https://priorhouse.wordpress.com/
Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author of Silly Willy goes to Cape Town