Hey Everyone,

I am very happy to announce that ‘Paigezine’ was nominated for its first Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you Fascinating World for nominating me. I love learning new and unusual things about nature through your writing. I myself an a lover of all things aquatic and found your post ‘What An Artist!’ fascinating.

As a person new to the world of blogging I so appreciate the support of the blogging community. People who don’t know me yet are interested in reading about my journey.

The beginning of my blog writing:

Unlike many bloggers I was never really a writer. I would occasionally pick up a journal but often I found the act of writing to be frustrating. As a lifelong student I felt like writing was often prescriptive and the letter grades attached to my essays made me stressed out! I started this blog because I wanted to challenge myself. As a recovering perfectionist I wanted to challenge myself to step outside of my comfort zone. To experiment with words and language in a new and scary way. My blog is a place where I spill my guts and pop that comfort bubble I found myself living in. With that being said thank you for allowing me to share a piece of my heart with all of you.

The rules for accepting this award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award.
  • Comment on the nominated blogs and let them know you nominated them and give a link to the post you have created.

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers:

Though I do not consider myself an expert blogger by any means, I would like to share 2 pieces of advice that has made Paigezine my happy space during these first 6 months.

  1. Make your blog your space. When I first started blogging I wrote about my trip in the way I knew how to, like a university student. I found myself in the same place as usually, disliking the process of writing. As soon as I started discovering my own voice and playing around with the blog I began to crave this space.
  2. Don’t feel ashamed to be vulnerable. Take risks. Try something new and scary. Growth often occurs in a grey and uncomfortable space.

I would like to nominate the following:

simplisticinsights

Stephanie Jade Wong

Dr. Luis C. Almeida

Pedrol

Where’s my backpack?

Andrea in Amman

Work In Progress

Evelina

Truths My Sisters Told

Wanderlust Plus One

Traveling the World Solo

She’s A Seeker

Memoirs of Taste

Vonj Productions

5 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Paige! Thank you so much for the nomination. It means a lot to me that you’re reading and enjoying the blog. It is such a pleasure to read about your adventures. You have an awesome writing voice and I hope you keep sharing it long after your time in Guatemala is over.

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