Bloggers Recognition Award!

Hey buddies! I'm writing this blog post because I was nominated earlier this week for the Bloggers Recognition Award. I was so surprised, and I'm very honored to be chosen! As part of receiving this award, it is my pleasure to nominate other bloggers that I think are deserving of this award. So read on to see who I nominated, because you will definitely want to check out these amazing bloggers!

Blogger Recognition Award

 

Starting a blog can be exciting and intimidating! It requires a lot of hard work! Countless hours writing and re-writing, and then worrying if anyone will even see all your efforts. So, for me being new to the blogging world, I was so beyond excited to hear that I had been nominated for this award! It is truly an amazing honor, and I can't wait to "pay it forward" in return to some other awe-inspiring bloggers. I want to send a huge "THANK YOU" to Gabby with her blog Military Mama's Farmhouse for nominating my blog for the "Bloggers Recognition Award!" 

 

What is the Blogger Recognition Award?

The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by bloggers to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication put into their blog. This is an amazing award to be presented with, because from my experience starting a new blog is, “No walk in the park.”

It requires tons of energy, time, patience and a wide variety of skills–some of which you might have to learn. So, receiving this award is a great honor and each blogger who receives it should be proud of what they have accomplished, but should also remember this isn’t the finish line, just a milestone. There is always more growth and knowledge to obtain. Take this award wear it with pride and keep building your blog.

 

What is Military Mama's Farmhouse and who is Gabby?

Military Mama's Farmhouse is an amazing blog hosted by Gabby. She takes you on her journey of juggling motherhood and military life. Her and her husband just recently bought their first home and she is sharing their renovation one project at a time through tutorials and DIY projects. Gabby is such a sweetheart and shares with her readers a reflection of her everyday life. She also shares some amazing free printables along with affordable farmhouse decor. She also has great advice on Motherhood and resources for kids.

Gabby's blog truly has something for everyone! She has lots of information to share, and you will fall in love with her blog, just as I did! So, go show Gabby some love and check her out at Military Mama's Farmhouse.

 

 

The Story of Pollie's Place 

I have always had a passion for design and home decor! I love having a vision and seeing it come to fruition. Not only in my home, but also for my clients. I'll be honest, I never envisioned starting a blog. First of all, I am not a writer! But, after starting my Instagram home decor page, I had so many wonderful friends asking me how they could re-create the designs on my feed. So, I thought it would be easier to share it all at one time, in one place. Thus, Pollie's Place Decor & Lifestyle Blog was born! I use the word "born" because it was truly a labor of love! I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but it has been so rewarding and therapeutic for me!

I am still very new at this whole blogging thing, and I'm learning everyday! I'm very thankful to those who took me under their wing and guided me as I began this journey a few months ago. I love collaborating with other bloggers and brands to inspire others to let their creative juices flow, and to realize that you don't have to break the bank to design the home you love!

To the bloggers I've nominated below, congratulations! Thank you for inspiring me and encouraging me everyday with your beautiful words and love for decor.

 

My nominations are:

 

1. Julie and Jodie from The Design Twins

2. Meeghan from Cali Girl in a Southern World

3. Sarah from Our Vintage Farmhouse

4. Erin from Cotton Stem

5. Carrie from A Carrie'd Affair Blog

6. Marci from Lemons to Lovelys

7. Sarah from Dreaming of Homemaking

8. Rachel from Crate and Cottage

9. April from Sweet Kentucky Holler

10. Julie from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

11. Michelle from Modern Day Moguls

12. Kayla from Plum Pretty Decor & Design

13. Nicole from My Autumn Farmhouse

14. Jessica from Patina Gray

15. Lindsay from Aratari at Home

My Advice to New Bloggers

1. You are already ahead! Diving into this blogging thing is no small feat. Be proud of yourself for becoming more technologically savvy. I mean, how many other people do you know in real life who are starting blogs? See? You’re ahead.

2. Don't get discouraged! There is a huge learning curve. We’ve all experienced it. It’s not just you, I promise. Take it slow. This is a marathon, not a sprint. I know it’s exciting at first, but when you start to feel a bit stumped, take a break and come back later. Otherwise, you’ll drive yourself crazy.

3. Set realistic goals for yourself. Post those goals in written form somewhere. When you sit down to work, ask yourself if what you’re doing is helping you get closer to those goals.  

4. Connect with other bloggers that appear to have the same goals as you do. Be curious, observant, flexible, and just keep going. Try not to compare yourself to other bloggers. This is so easy to do, and I have to remind myself that we all started this journey the same way. So, just settle in for the long haul and know that creating a successful blog doesn't happen overnight.

Rules for Accepting this Award:

Take the time to thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
• Write a post to show your award
• Give a brief story how your blog started
• Give pieces of advice to new bloggers
• Select 10 – 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
• Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them, provide the link to the post you created

With love,

Pollie