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One of the wonderful things about bloggers is this: they are the most encouraging and supportive group of people. I’ve connected with bloggers, male and female, young and not so young, from around the world. I love the fresh perspectives I receive, the insights they share and the love they freely give.
Recently both blogs, Journey With Healthy Me and Cindy Goes Beyond, received the Blogger Recognition Award. This award is given to bloggers by their peers to recognize their efforts to add value to the blogging community. I am honored!
You can check out the award for Beyond HERE.
Thank You Talat with Racing Tigers
Journey receives the Blogger Recognition Award from Talat, who writes Racing Tigers. Talat, who has become a dear friend, shares delicious recipes, decorating tips, parenting wisdom and money management helps. Please check out her wonderful blog.
Thank you so much, my friend, for this award. I appreciate you!
The Rules for the Blogger Recognition Award
Yep, there are rules that accompany this award. Here they are:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to her/his blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story about how your blog started.
- Offer two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select up to 15 bloggers to pass the award on to.
- Link to each of the nominated blogs.
How Journey With Healthy Me Began
Journey began as a way to share an incredible change in my life. After more than 20 years of chronic pain and inflammation, and a steady decline in mobility, I took back responsibility for my health and well being.
When it seemed the medical community had nothing else to offer to me, I found healing through Anthony William, aka the Medical Medium. A post of Anthony’s that I “happened” upon on Facebook suggested chronic pain and illnesses may be the result of viruses wreaking havoc on the body. I’d tried years of medical treatments, drugs and physical therapy. I had nothing to lose by seeing what Anthony offered.
I’m so grateful for him and for all the wisdom he offers. I changed my diet, and my life dramatically improved.
After reading Medical Medium, and implementing the protocols found within the book, my pain and inflammation healed. I parked my walking cane in the corner four years ago and have not touched it since. (Read more about my healing here…and on posts through this blog site.)
Although I’d been blogging for several years, at Cindy Goes Beyond, Journey With Healthy Me began in 2017 as a natural expression of my healing journey. On Journey I share plant based lifestyle tips and info, recipes, food and supplement suggestions and personal stories. Journey is an invitation to anyone who desires to live a healthier life, at any age.
Advice to New Bloggers
The blogging journey is an evolving one. Keller Williams, the real estate company I’m with, taught me that “your business grows to the extent that you do”. I’ve found those words true.
So my first piece of advice to new bloggers is to keep growing, learning, adapting and changing. Your blog will as well. Share from your life experiences. Even if there are already other blogs out there, in your niche, and trust me…there are… no one has your exact same life experiences. No one else can tell your precious story. Find your passion and offer from your evolving life.
And, connect with other bloggers. That’s a mistake I made, as a new blogger. I chose to go it alone. There is so much to gain from sharing experiences and lessons learned and blog posts with other bloggers. They “get you”, for one thing. And for another, they can save you time and money and frustration. Start with joining Talat’s Facebook group for bloggers. Then look for more. There are many excellent groups out there to join.
And in the same vein, take a blogging class. That’s what actually connected me to other bloggers. I highly recommend the Reese’s free 5 Day Crash Course and their paid course, Blogging Blastoff 2.0. As a past student, I continue to learn from their courses. I’m an affiliate and may make a commission if you choose to purchase the paid course, at no extra cost to you. I recommend them, and I’m an affiliate, because I love their classes!
My Nominations for the Blogger Recognition Award
Because I’m posting simultaneously on both blogs, I’m dividing my list of nominees. Check out these five bloggers and their blogs, nominated by Journey With Healthy Me:
Tiffany with Nursing Decoded, who can help you with all your health care needs.
Suzan with It’s My Sustainable Life, who offers wonderful resources for sustainable living, gardening and a natural lifestyle.
Chris with Yoga Herbal Tea and Me, sharing fitness, healthy foods and travel.
Hillari with All Things in Good Health, offering tips and wisdom about health and happiness.
Lisa with Move Mama Move, who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Mom and expert mover, living her best life.
Check out Anthony William’s Books:
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I am not a medical practitioner. I study health and wellness related topics and share experiences from my own personal healing journey.