Blogger Recognition Award

I am honored and excited to have received the Blogger Recognition Award! I was nominated by myspiritedlifestyle.com. Go check her out, she has great tips to offer!

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Why I began blogging

I have already written the story of how I began blogging on my “about” page. You can visit it to read more. However, here are some more thoughts as to why I have begun blogging.

Blogging is a unique way to share your thoughts, ideas, and tips after you have had time to think them over. Having time to process your thoughts is valuable because in most situations you are forced to think of a response or idea in a single moment. This regularly happens at work and at school. Not only is this situation embarrassing, but it also leads to shallow replies that have not been thought out. Additionally, being forced to speak is limiting because it only promotes workers or students who are extroverted. It causes extroverts to be seen as brilliant and introverts to be categorized as stupid or outcasts simply because they did not think of an idea quickly enough or stammered when they spoke.

As a high ranking introvert (92% according to the Myers Briggs), I struggle with this myself. I dread being called on in class because I do not prefer to speak when I am not ready, and feel uncomfortable to do so. Many teachers call their entitlement to make students speak “participation” and their students receive a grade for it. Worse yet, extra points are awarded to students who “speak up” in class.  Ironically, it is the students who are constantly “speaking up”  that are often not the most brilliant ones in the class  because they have missed out on listening to the lecture or the valuable discussions going on around them.

In Susan Cain’s book Quietshe emphasises that being introverted is different from being shy (Cain 12). This is one of the most true things I have heard. Like I said, I am very introverted, but I am far from shy. I do not like to be around large groups of people, or people in general for extended amounts of time. When I am alone, which is often, I am always thinking. I am not afraid to share my thoughts, yet at the same time, I sometimes have trouble getting them all out or figuring out what I mean. Writing has always helped me process what I am thinking and have time to revise and reflect.

Near the beginning of Susan Cain’s book, Quiet , she has an informal test to see whether your are more introverted or extroverted (Cain 13,14). One of the questions on the test asked if you prefer to write then speak. That clicked for me. I prefer to write. So here I am.

Advice for bloggers

I am supposed to give some advice about blogging at this time, which is funny because I have little experience. So all I can say, is that, if you are introverted that does not mean you cannot share your thoughts: be brave and take your time. Perhaps you have chosen to begin blogging because it is the right outlet for you, but if not, I would keep looking until you find it. It is very rewarding.

I would also have to recommend that you read Quiet, wether you are introverted, extroverted, blogger or not. It gives amazing insight to the way people think, communicate, processes, and behave. Wether you are just starting a blog, or have already been blogging for some time, this book is a great resource and will help you understand your readers, customers, coworkers, and even friends and family better. And lets be honest, we could all use to understand people better and stop making harsh judgments about them.

 Bloggers I have chosen to nominate:

(Please make sure to check out these blogs and comment or follow if you are interested!)

trendablaze.com

svadore.com 

sarahemills.weebly.com 

hustleandgroove.com

bloggersea.com

designedforcreativity.wordpress.com

fernwehsociety.com

www.keraikreativestyle.com

essenziale-hd.com

lifestyle.push25.ca

Instructions for nominated bloggers:

*Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide the link to their blog.

*Write a post to show your award.

*Give a brief story of how your blog started.

*Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

*Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

*Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

References 

Cain, Susan. Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that cant stop talking. New York: Broadway , 2013. Print.

68 Comments Add yours

  1. christinejamieson says:

    Thanks so much for nominating my blog!

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Glad to do it! 🙂

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  2. rachaelfolger says:

    Congratulations! That is so exciting!

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  3. I enjoy reading this kind of posts, there’s always something to learn.

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for reading!

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  4. I really want to check out that “Quiet” book, it looks like a good read! Thanks!

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      You should! It is really good! Very worth your time!

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  5. I like the parallel you draw to your personality (being an introvert) and your writing, it’s quiet an interesting idea . However I am a true extrovert but at the same time I love writing too, surprisingly enough it works for me too just the way it does for you. This really is the beautiful in its own way. Congratulations for your recognition.

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Thank you! yeah, it has really helped explain myself. Glad you found it interesting and thank you for reading!

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  6. allmydealsindia says:

    Truly well deserved award Keep marching ahead

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Stefanie says:

    Congratulations!!! It’s also great to get to know you a little better 🙂

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  8. Congratulations!!! 🙂

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  9. This is a great award for bloggers, congrats!

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  10. Helene Choo says:

    Congrats on winning this award!:) I’m impressed with how you’re challenging yourself as an introvert by blogging:)

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Thank you! It has been great so far!

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  11. hauteandcomely says:

    congratulations on your nomination. keep working harder,all the best

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  12. I think introverts tend to make the best bloggers, since good blogging (just like in class) involves a lot more reading others to learn what they’re doing right than not reading at all. And it’s all at the pace that you’re comfortable with, which the pace of blogging is much more suited to someone not so comfortable with constant attention.

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Exactly! Thank you for reading and sharing! I always enjoy feedback!

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  13. sofieyah says:

    never heard of the book quiet before, so I definitely gotta look into that book 🙂 congrats on the nomination! x

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Thank you! You really should, amazing read!

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  14. eattravelrave2016 says:

    Congratulations on your award

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  15. Congrats! I wish you much success

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  16. congrats to see your success !

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  17. sophiaaxo says:

    Well done for getting the award. I loved reading your advice for new bloggers!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  18. hal says:

    This is so great! Congratulations!!!!!

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  19. Congratulations, thats awesome! Always fun to get recognized, especially when you get recognized for doing something you love

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Exactly! Thank you for reading!

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  20. Shannon says:

    Congratulations! That is so exciting! Some good tips her to, I’ll look into the book quiet. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Thank you! You absolutely should! You can click on the title in my blog to buy on amazon for super cheap:)

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  21. Shell says:

    Congratulations on your award!!!

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  22. Great post! thank you for sharing!

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Thank you for reading!

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  23. Britney says:

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts on blogging. I am an introvert as well!

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Thank you for reading! It is nice to meet you as a fellow blogger and introvert 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  24. oxsian says:

    Congratulations on being nominated! That book sounds really interesting so I’m going to be adding it to my amazon wishlist!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Thank you! You will not regret it!

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  25. Congratulations! You deserved this award. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Awe thank you! I really appreciate that!

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  26. Vinil says:

    I’m seeing these blogger recognition awards everywhere. It’s a nice concept. Would have loved to be a part of it.

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      If you are part of a Facebook blogger group, the awards are being passed around on there. People will ask you to drop your blog link so they can consider you for nomination.

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  27. Aaaaaaaaaaaw…congratulations on your award. Keep writing great content and the sky is the limit

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  28. Cheers! This is so amazing! I was also nominated for the Liebster award same with this Blogger Recognition. It’s really inspiring that others have the heart to help and build a community like this. I wish I was nominated, too. lol

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Thank you! Yeah it’s a great way for new bloggers to connect! It’s being passed around on most new blogger Facebook groups!

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  29. D says:

    Congrats!!!!

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  30. Oh my goodness, congratulations! You must be on cloud nine right now!

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    1. adkinsdomain says:

      Thank you! Yes, it was an accomplishment!

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  31. Well Done. Carry On! 🌟✨💫

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  32. Brooklyn's Corner says:

    I’m so happy for you. Congratulations 🎆🎇🤗

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      1. Brooklyn's Corner says:

        Your always welcome.

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