Hello, my dear readers!
Welcome to a surprise Tuesday post. Much love and gratitude to Tamara Yoncosky, a fantastic blogger and writer, who nominated me for this award. It is moments like these when I remember and cherish each and every one of you who reads this blog. ❤ And in the meantime, please go check out Tamara’s lovely posts at her website here.
It doesn’t seem like this blog started three years ago. I feel like I just started writing, but that’s not exactly true. In 2017 I was a young student on a plane that jetted me from the United States to Argentina. An aunt suggested I write a travel blog to commemorate my time abroad, and so I began this blog as a testament to her good idea. Not only did I fail miserably at keeping up Katie Kay! during this time, but I barely wrote anything at all.
It wasn’t until 2018 when I began to write this blog in earnest, and from there it took off. Since 2018 I have found myself indebted to you all, all over this globe, and that is why I am humbled to receive an award like this. In Tamara’s post recognizing outstanding bloggers, she wrote that my blog is “du coeur,” which translates to of the heart. This instantly uplifted my soul, and I hope and pray that my blog will uplift you as well, even if for a second.
For those of you just started your blog or are in this for the long haul, I want to give you two pieces of advice. Firstly, invest in others’ blogs. Yes, you have a quality voice, one that needs to be heard. But you’re also asking your audience to read your material. So why not return the same favor to others? Please read, comment, and listen to those who also want to share their stories. Secondly, understand that you must invest in your audience. Remember that you are writing to those all around the world, and they want your material to be quality material. They want to read your true opinions, or they wouldn’t take the time to actually read your blog. So write from the heart, but keep in mind that you want to write things that are valuable.
Now, for my my favorite part: Recommending other bloggers for this award!
Luna: Pen to Paper
Brilliant poet… Everyone should read her materials!
The Eclectic Contrarian
Fantastic Christian philosophy, incredible poetry, and an amazing human being.
The Reluctant Poet
Beautiful poetry from various writers, always has a positive spirit. ❤
What can I say about this blogger? Well, there is too much to write. And she knows what I think about her anyway. MUFON! 🙂
Quality content from a Christian perspective… And a dear friend!
Attentive writer who pens his words from the heart.
Honest, thoughtful writer with a heart of gold!
Dear writer who promotes a positive outlook on life!
To those nominated… Please write a response to each listed below. If you’d like, of course. 🙂
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their bio.
- 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 up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them, and provide a link to the post you’ve created.
Thank you all for reading this. Even if I did not “recommend” you in this post, please know I enjoy reading every single one of your blogs, and I think each and every one of you is a fantastic writer with incredible potential and opportunity. Your voice will be heard by many. Just keep writing!
Until next time…