The Blogger Recognition Award

The Blogger Recognition Award

A little under a month ago, my fabulous blogging buddy and linky co-host Lianne from Mrs Mummy Harris, nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award. So first of all, thank you lovely lady and thank you also for being a pleasure to work alongside with the Triumphant Tales linky.

The Rules

          • 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 your blog started.
          • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
          • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
          • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How My Blog Started

Much the same as a lot of you reading this I expect. I began writing when I was at home with a twelve-week old baby in 2013. I wasn’t getting out a huge deal and needed to do something to prevent baby brain from taking up a permanent residence in my head. Jaki Jellz wasn’t officially born until March 2016. That is when I bought the domain and started blogging ‘properly’, or some might say seriously, and I haven’t stopped since.

Advice To New Bloggers

First up, research. A lot. Read lots of other blogs – especially the ones full of hints and tips. I know with certainty that I am not alone when I say that we all go into this blogging malarkey extremely naive. I for one just assumed it was a case of just typing a few words and hitting publish and that was it. WRONG. There is so much more to it than that. Well, I say that. Sure, you can just write the posts and publish them, but if you want anyone to actually read them, then there is a huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes. In actual fact – the writing and post prep probably take the least amount of time! There is a wealth of information out there and the blogging community is a great one to be a part of – if you have a question, don’t be scared to ask. We always love to help if and when we can.

Secondly, don’t expect it to happen overnight. Some of the most well-established bloggers have been going for years before they see the kind of numbers in their stats that they have been dreaming of. Social following and page hits take time and if I’m honest, a lot of hard work and dedication. The best way to deal with this, in my opinion, is to have fun with it. Get social – talk to others on Twitter. Share your posts. Join linky’s (we have one you can join!! ?), enjoy the ride – and before you know it, you’ll be hooked, and in turn, your blog will grow, as will your knowledge.

My 15 Nominated Blogs

In no particular order, I nominate the following blogs, for the Blogger Recognition Award.

Mommy And Rory

Bespoke Buckley

Whimsical Mumblings


My Real Fairy

Pass The Wine Please

Confessions Of A Working Mum

Ali’s Upside Down World

Topsy Turvy Tribe

Musings Of A Tired Mummy

Shinners And The Brood

Run Jump Scrap


Naptime Natter

The Brunette Says


So there we are. All of these blogs are brilliant and really deserve the Blogger Recognition Award in my opinion. I won’t comment on your blogs guys, because that will take forever, but by now you should have had a tweet from me! I can’t wait to read your posts – and thank you for giving me great reading over the last year or so. ?


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  1. 7th April 2017 / 8:29 am

    Thanks for the nomination 😘!! And what a fabulous idea! I’ll be sure to tag you in mine once it’s live xx

  2. 7th April 2017 / 9:02 am

    Thanks for the nomination! Your blog is great, you have accomplished so much x

  3. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    7th April 2017 / 9:24 am

    Thank you! Lovely reading your blog Lx

  4. 7th April 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Ah that’s a lovely list of blogs – and some new to me ones, so I’m off to check them out. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  5. Jo - Pickle & Poppet
    7th April 2017 / 8:12 pm

    I’m new to blogging and felt very naive with the work involved in blogging. I still don’t think I have fully touched on it but I am enjoying it so much.
    I read so much that I became a bit overwhelmed, in the end I decided to just go to a few people and join some great groups that help. I have found the community really supportive. #ThatFridayLinky

  6. 7th April 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Thank you so much for the nomination, your blog is brilliant you’ve dine so week in such little time!

  7. 8th April 2017 / 9:13 pm

    I love this post! I cant wait to write mine, so thank you for the tag. xx

  8. Nige
    9th April 2017 / 8:24 am

    This is a fab idea and I love learning how blogs start very fascinating Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  9. 9th April 2017 / 5:50 pm

    We are new to blogging so it is interesting to read your post, it makes you realise when you start just how much work goes into it. Fab that you have listed some blogs to check out too so will def have a read xx #Blogstravaganza

  10. 9th April 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Well done, love this idea! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  11. 10th April 2017 / 8:49 am

    I’m loving this award, it’s great to learn how all of the blogs out there started! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza, hope to see you again next week xx

  12. 11th April 2017 / 1:16 am

    Bravo, Mazel Tov and Congrats on a wonderful award! And you have made quite a great list as well. We all start somewhere in this blogging journey and meeting everyone is so very fun and rewarding. Eat some ice cream or have a mojito! You are loved! <3 <3 #marvmondays

  13. A Norfolk Mummy
    11th April 2017 / 10:44 am

    Thank you for the tips 🙂

  14. 11th April 2017 / 11:43 am

    I love reading how other blogs started. I was much the same as you and I was definitely naive as to how much work running a blog would be! I love it but need more time. Next on my list is learn more about the statistics side of things – I’m clueless on that area! #TriumphantTales

  15. 11th April 2017 / 12:42 pm

    This is just lovely. I’m new to the blogging community but every week I’m just amazed at the support among everyone. I love it!

  16. 11th April 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Such a great award – Congrats. Thanks for sharing such a great list of bloggers. I love finding ‘new’ people to follow.

  17. 11th April 2017 / 4:43 pm

    Lovely award and really good blogs nominated by you:)

  18. 11th April 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Gosh how naive were we when we first started? oh just a few posts and someone will find it, like it and word of mouth will happen…. hahaha yeah right?!?!
    You’re doing fab lovely and i’m loving the plug you snuck right in there!! #PoCoLo

  19. Chloe
    11th April 2017 / 7:31 pm

    What a lovely idea! #Dreamteam

  20. Helen @Talking_Mums
    11th April 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Some really good advice Jaki, thank you. I love this tag as it’s it’s great to hear advice from other bloggers. Also good to hear about the fact that it takes time and things don’t happen overnight! X

  21. 11th April 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Oh you’ve just reminded me that I was nominated in this recently! I need to write my post!! Some great advice here for newbies! Thanks so much for linking this up to #DreamTeam.

  22. Ally
    12th April 2017 / 4:40 am

    Your advice to new bloggers is spot on! I have not come across some of the blogs you nominated, but will be checking them out asap! #TriumphantTales

  23. 12th April 2017 / 6:39 am

    What a great idea. I always love reading your blogs esp as you visit so many of my old haunts in Warwickshire! Thanks for hosting #triumphanttales x

  24. 12th April 2017 / 11:55 am

    Congratulations on being nominated… it’s a wonderful feeling to be recognised and appreciated by fellow bloggers, isn’t it? I’m linking up my Blogger Recognition Award post in this linky too:)
    Great advice – it takes time to grow a blog and build a following but the important aspect is to HAVE FUN WITH IT, as you said. Or else, what’s the point?

  25. 12th April 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Ok THANK YOU, you have motivated to get back to some serious self promoting – I have been so lazy recently, and you’re right, you’ve got to get out there! Starting with my first week on the #triumphanttales linky 🙂

  26. 12th April 2017 / 10:31 pm

    Haha, I remember when I started and one view per day got me excited but I didn’t understand how to get my posts seen. It’s taken many months and I’m starting to understand, but I think it will take a lot longer for me to get ‘out there’! #triumphanttales

  27. 14th April 2017 / 2:26 am

    Stopping by with some <3 from #TriumphantTales too! Congrats all over again! <3

  28. 14th April 2017 / 5:49 pm

    I know what you mean about starting out. Whoever said “build it and they will come” has a lot to answer for!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

  29. 14th April 2017 / 9:38 pm

    There are some great tips here, and I completely agree with you that blogging is not just about the writing, and more time is spent on the promotion. I didn’t realise you had been blogging for so long, well done you. Claire x #TriumphantTales

  30. 16th April 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Thanks so much for the nomination 🙂 I’m so behind right now so I’m so sorry I’m only just catching up! I love your blog and I’m sure you’re gonna make it big time! xx

  31. 17th April 2017 / 3:58 pm

    I love this tag, and the advice you have shared is spot on. Don’t be afraid to ask is a good one, for the first 12 months of blogging I tried to figure it all out by myself and now I wish I hadn’t wasted quite so much time and just asked someone! #triumphanttales (sorry my comments are late!) xx

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