My good friend Felix has nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award.
All I can is I’m pretty chuffed, given that I’ve only just started writing here, and that too not very frequently.
Here are the rules of the award:
- Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
- Write a post and give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
- Let the nominees know you have nominated them and provide a link to the nomination details.
So, here goes:
Thank you Felix. I really like how well you write and also how honest your blog, Much Ado About Nothing is.
Well, as to how I started writing this blog: I had an older blog which for a host of reasons I had lost the motivation to write at.
But the bug to write, to express myself, kept biting within me from time to time. After some time, I told myself I would resume writing, but maybe not about life in general but about two things which I enjoy in particular: reading books and running.
When reviewing books, I realised I would somehow have a deeper connect with whatever I’d read as I was putting into words precisely what I liked about them and why I had enjoyed reading a particular book so much. Apart from this, there was also the satisfaction of knowing that I could spread the word about a well written book and that I would now have a link to share with friends who asked me for my opinion on books.
As for running, I thought it would be interesting to note down what I felt and what thoughts were running in my head when I go for my runs. I’m pretty certain that some day, I’m going to look back and laugh at how much I struggled at some of the shorter distances that I’ve run. Also, if this blog could in any way inspire anyone to take up the sport, I couldn’t be happier.
Piece of advice to bloggers: Be honest. Share what you feel, whether you’re writing about a place, a book, or the people you meet. Let your blog be the place which others come to for an honest opinion.
15 bloggers? Whoa. I don’t even know so many. But I will recommend my good friend Ishita’s blog, Italophilia. Ishita has recently shifted her blog to WordPress and I think she’s doing a stunning job documenting her love and passion for the country of Italy.