I am happy to announce that this year, the strangest and most horrible one since 2001, appears to be ending on a positive note for yours truly. Thanks to Emma, the writer, creator, and living force of nature behind the consistently engaging Invincible Woman on Wheels blog, I am the happy receiver of the Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you, Emma, for your extremely kind words, for this cherished nomination, and for addressing the many challenges faced by the disabled.
About the Blogger Recognition Award
According to my research, the Blogger Recognition Award is the brainchild of the writer known only as Eve Estelle (a pseudonym), the creator of the Edge of the Night blog. Created on October 29th, 2014, the Blogger Recognition Award celebrates the many creative people who bring the world of blogging to life through their online expressions. Please accept my sincere thanks, Eve Estelle, for creating this award as a means of allowing bloggers to celebrate their peers.
How On My Mind Today Got Started
This answer goes back well over a decade. I once created a political blog that gained no traction in the blogosphere whatsoever. Still determined to make a mark, I closed the blog and then I created a very wide-ranging social issues blog with content that later morphed into YouTube videos, promoting content creators, and presenting anti-crime endeavors though which I showcased “cold cases” and fugitives on the run. Despite having some measure of success with this heterogeneous approach, I realized that I strayed far away from my original intent, so I shut all of it down. At that point, I walked away from online content creation for almost a year in order to regain the necessary focus to produce a product with more consistent written content. When I emerged from my sabbatical, I did so with a plan: Focus the vast majority of new content on social issues past and present, drop the video component, provide access to the Eccentric Entries content that fits the new direction, and continue forward with a new and better name for the blog. That, my friends, is how On My Mind Today was born.
Advice for New Bloggers
Do I have any advice for new entrants to the blogosphere? You betcha! Unleash your talents and passions upon the world, but have a focus for your blog. Find your niche and try to stick with it. By remaining focused, your readers will come to expect specific content from you, and you will grow a following of readers who appreciate such content. In short, learn from the mistakes I made early on. Start with focus, maintain that focus, and you’ll have a better chance of succeeding!
Emma Asked, I Answered
The one-and-only Invincible Woman on Wheels posed three questions to all of her nominees. Her questions (and my answers) are:
And the Nominees Are (in no particular order)
That’s it for this installment of On My Mind Today! I close by offering my deepest thanks again to Emma (the Invincible Woman on Wheels) for bestowing this honor upon me, and my sincerest thanks to Eve Estelle for creating the Blogger Recognition Award in the first place. My absolute best to you both.
Take care, all!
I love to write! I'm a Technical Writer by day and a blogger by night. On My Mind Today is my creation, and for me it is a true labor of love. Whether the subject is a current issue or a historical matter, I'll try to address it here. I look forward to writing quality content, and I'm open to topic suggestions. I value your feedback!