Special Blogger Award

special blogger award

I stopped doing blog award posts a while back, but decided to make an exception When Sophie of Girl vs. World nominated me for the Special Blogger Award, which is a brand new award that she has just created!


1.) Thank the blogger who nominated you

2.) Answer the questions you are asked (if you’re comfortable doing so!)

3.) Create 10 questions for the bloggers you’ve nominated

4.) Nominate at least 3 bloggers for the Special Blogger Award

5.) Comment on your nominees most recent blog post to let them know you’ve nominated them

6.) Have fun!

Questions from Sophie:

1.) What made you take the leap and start your blog?  I got the idea out of nowhere in particular and decided to just dive right in.

2.) Are you aiming to progress your blog into a full time job or keep it as a hobby? The amount of time I put into all things blog-related is probably around full-time job hours already.  I would like to make some money with it eventually, but that’s not my primary goal.

3.) What are your favourite kind of blog posts to read?  My favourite is generally anything mental health-related.

4.) What are your favourite kind of blog posts to write?  Mental health stuff, although lately it’s been kind of interesting to through some social justice content into the mix as well.

5.) Do you feel your blogging experience has impacted you positively? Why/why not?  Definitely.  It provides a sense of community that I wouldn’t be able to access any other way, and it’s something productive to devote my time to.

6.) Are the people in your life (outside of the blogging community) supportive of your blog?  They’re aware of the existence of my blog, but they know nothing beyond that, and I’m quite content to keep it that way.

7.) What advice would you give to fellow bloggers who are just starting out?  Do you.  There’s a lot of advice out there on what bloggers should do, and it’s easy to get caught up on that and lose what got you started in the first place.

8.) If you could go back to when you first began your blog, what piece of advice would you give yourself?  The same as in the previous question.  I wasted a lot of time finding out about things that had little relevance tp me.

9.) What is your top tip for growing a blog?  The main thing I’d suggest would be to find other bloggers in your niche and engage with their blogs.  Some people are able to get their blogs going full speed ahead really quickly, but I think that’s the exception rather than the norm, so try not to get too distracted by that.

10.) How many blog posts do you post a week? Do you try to stick to a schedule or just post when you feel like it?  I’ve been posting daily for the last year and a bit.  I prefer to schedule most of my posts ahead of time, because I like the blog to be consistent even though my writing pattern is not.


To anyone reading, consider yourself nominated, and you can be absolutely sure this is your first time getting nominated for this award!  Feel free to join in and answer the questions posed by Sophie (because I’m terrible at thinking up my own questions)!


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28 thoughts on “Special Blogger Award

  1. Blue Settia says:

    Great answers Ashley! I think you’re right about connecting with other bloggers in your own niche. Plus, you make a great point when you said blogging creates a positive impact! ⭐️

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