About two weeks ago, my blog has been recognized as one of the top travel blogs in the blogoshpere. I can’t stress enough how happy I am to have been acclaimed in a worldwide platform. Compared to over 2000 travel blogs, my blog received a Silver award which is tremendous achievement (for a newbie like me)!
Euphoria continued to rise up when I received a message from my friend Justin over at Grow it, Catch it, Make it.
“Hi, I was recently been nominated for a pass-it-forward style Blogging Recognition Award, and I have nominated your blog in response. There is no pressure to follow up on it – I just thought I’d share my enjoyment of your blog with others. You can find the link to my nominations here or the original award here.
Just so you know, Justin has been one of the few who first followed my blog. He throws in very kind words on most of my posts which personally, I find very helpful to keep me going. I can’t thank him enough for that. When I first read his blog, I was drooling! This guy talks about real food, the kind of food that you or someone you know has caught, grown or made. In other words, you have to shed some sweat and invest some time to put all the ingredients together. You can check out his recipes at Grow it, Catch it, Make it.
The award criteria, original designed by Edge of Night suggests telling the story of how your blog began and giving some blogging tips. I’ve already stated how my blog started here. As for my blogging tips:
1. Read as an audience. After writing, read your blog from a reader’s perspective. Do you enjoy it? Is it interesting? If your answer is NO then, make revisions. Repeat as necessary.
2. Write about your bad experiences (also). As a travel blogger, there are experiences that are perhaps awful or rather embarrassing. If you think it helps your readers on their future travels, write about it.
3. Take good photos. It is important for a travel blogger to document my travels as descriptive as I can be. This way, the audience will feel like they are travelling with me. What better way to show the destination than by photos? For this, you don’t need an expensive camera. It only takes a good perspective.
And now, for my nominations:
Please check out these bloggers, they are all great and awesome! 🙂