I had a fairly low-key week. In between social events (SEE, I can do this), studying for the GED, and daily life I was nominated for two awards this week by two awesome bloggers and published on SpillWords again.
Secondly, I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by my wonderful Aspie blogger friend Jamie https://aspierudegirl.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/the-blogger-recognition-award/
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how you blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers for this award.
- Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them and a link to the post you created.
How did Creative Writing Of A Marylander get started?
Well, it started back in late August of late year. Being an aspergian, I haven’t had a good time developing friendships and relationships, so I was looking for somewhere that I could be myself while also interacting with others like me. What started as something as a simple post each night blew up to what it is now: over 2,000 followers, over 120 posts, and nearly 13,000 views. I didn’t, and still don’t, do it for the numbers, though. I do it encourage other aspies to be who they are, regardless of where they are on the spectrum. I want them to know their voice is beautiful, and the more they share it, the better off the entire world is.
My advice to new bloggers:
I was just like you at one point: just another blog among the millions of blogs on WordPress. I think the most important thing to remember is to be YOU. Nobody wants to read what fifty other bloggers are doing. Come up with something unique and original, and the following will come. And even if it doesn’t, have confidence in the fact that you are doing what nobody else is. There’s power in that. Secondly, don’t leave your link in the comments of other bloggers. I see this enough to tell you it won’t get you reads, likes, or anything but a bad reputation.
My nominees: (It’s supposed to be fifteen, but I’m pressed for time a bit here)
Lastly, I was published on SpillWords again. You can read my poem, Dear Casket, With Scenes Of Romance, here. http://spillwords.com/dear-casket-with-scenes-of-romance/