Blogger Recognition Award

It put such a smile on my face when the lovely Milenka from millieonhearts nominated me for this Blogger Recognition Award. I love reading her posts and she has become part of a bunch of very supportive bloggers. Thank you Millie! I’ve been trying to build up my audience on my blog recently as I love blogging and feel this is what drives me as well as violin teaching. So, I was so excited to see that people are enjoying my blog posts. I think it is a lovely idea to nominate bloggers you love to read and I hope you can discover some new reads from my suggestions. I think blogging is becoming so recognisable now and I hope to reach more people and turn my blog into a professional blog in the near future!

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them, providing a link to the post you created.

How My Blog Started

 It was mid 2015 that my blog started… I completed an internship doing E-Commerce Marketing at Biscuiteers – an adorable hand-iced biscuit company. I got to work on the blog a little and I loved it. I had never really known much about the blogging world before. I guess I was slow to the party! But as soon as I discovered it I knew I had to be part of it! At first, I created my blog just for fun and to practise learning new skills for future marketing interviews. It was a collection of recipes and food reviews to start with as I have always loved to cook. I soon realised after another internship and the gruelling interview process of a job seeker that blogging was what made me happy and I wanted to try and continue with that. I branched out into other interests such as fashion, lifestyle and beauty, alongside the food blog posts. Now, I am happy teaching violin alongside building my website up. I finally feel content and have confidence in my career decisions. Keep your eyes peeled for a big change in my blog layout soon as I am planning to jazz it up to look more professional!


Advice to New Bloggers

My first piece of advice would be to write about what you enjoy and not to write what isn’t you. I only ever write about things I have an interest in and things I can relate to. I know I am never going to be writing about beauty 100% or food 100%. I’m just not like that. I’ve learnt that for me a mix of blog content is what I love to write about and it keeps that pick ‘n’ mix element which people that know me will say is very me.

Scheduling tools like Buffer and Tweetdeck can be so great to advertise your content. I schedule posts daily and so I know that content can be reached by people regularly. When I am out and about it is hard to tweet regularly and so this really helps.

Make a blogging schedule so people know when to expect blogs from you. I blog on Wednesdays and Sundays. I would love to do more but this is all I can manage at the moment alongside my teaching. I would like to push myself to do more posts but I have to realise that at the end of the day although I enjoy the writing side more, the promotion side needs to be factored into the day too. Do how much you can manage but try to push yourself.

Try to take part in twitter chats. This is where I am bad as I never seem to have free time in the evening after cooking, cleaning, chores and spending time with friends and family. I really do love meeting other bloggers on Twitter though and if you are able to take part in any chats then they really are great!




Sally O’Kelly














What’s your advice for new bloggers?




  1. 8th February 2017 / 2:27 pm

    Making a blog schedule and being a part of Twitter chats are really great tips for newbies as those were the first two main things I did that helped me get to where I am today! Congrats on being nominated? Keep up the good work!

    • 8th February 2017 / 2:42 pm

      Thank you! Congrats too! Having a schedule really helps me also plan my blogs properly and keeps me motivated!

  2. 9th February 2017 / 6:13 pm

    Oh wow I had no idea you interned at Biscuiteers! That sounds so fun! And it seems like you are really happy doing two things you love – violin and blogging ? That’s the main thing in life, I think, to just pursue what you enjoy! I completely agree with your blogging advice. It’s really nice to do a mix of posts on topics you like – I feel like you’re less likely to run out of things to blog about that way! I could never just stick to one topic! And I’m the same as you and don’t join in twitter chats enough! Lovely post as always! ? xxx

    • 10th February 2017 / 1:44 pm

      Aww thanks! Working at Biscuiteers was so fun! They are such a lovely team there too. I definitely agree with pursuing what you love to do as life should be enjoyable no matter what you are doing! xxx

  3. 9th February 2017 / 9:36 pm

    Hey, this was really good.. You are very talented and your style of writing is really enticing. Don’t give up!! Maybe you could head over to my blog and see what you think?

    • 10th February 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comment! Aww thank you for the motivation! Glad people enjoy reading my blog posts. I just had a look at your blog. Sounds like you have got through some tough times and are stronger for it! x

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    • 27th February 2017 / 1:37 pm

      Thank you! It’s so nice to be nominated ☺️

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