Thank you to Alexis at My little wild life for nominating me for this!
When nominated for this award, there are rules to follow to accept the award and keep the circle going:
- Thank the blogger that nominated you.
- 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 (or however many) other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
How wine after nine started:
Let’s see… I started this blog back in October of 2015- after I got married, quit my job and was six months pregnant. I guess I felt like I had a story to tell, so I decided to blog about it. What pushed me to start blogging was my friend Ashley. She had a blog about her mom life and I just loved it. I talked with her numerous times about starting one and she was always telling me that I should just do it. One day, I did just that and now, here we are four years later and still blogging. I have always loved writing, so once I started one, I didn’t stop.
I’ve come a long way- many different layouts, color schemes, and three names later and I think I have finally settled down. LOL
Why I picked Wine After Nine: Well, I have a toddler… She’s not an ordinary, tantrum throwing toddler… She’s a demon. She screams like one. Fits like one. She’s sassy and stubborn. She’s persistent and stands her ground. She puts up a hell of a fight. well, wine after she goes to bed, helps me re-gain my sanity and go the heck to sleep. No I am not an alcoholic. It’s winoholic, get it right. Only joking. So aside of that reason, look how catchy the name is! Am I right?
Advice I Could Give
Here are a few pieces I am willing to share. Be you! Don’t write about things you pretend to know about. Don’t replicate another blog you like. Readers like rawness and honesty.
Pick a niche and go with it. Once you’ve got that down, social media and word of mouth will get people to read your blog. One of the biggest pieces of advice I can give is DON’T GIVE UP. Don’t stop writing because you think no one is reading your blog. Someone out there, somewhere relates to you, you just must be patient and keep blogging. It took me a while to get even 10 followers, but I stuck with it and now I get new followers every day. Be consistent- don’t go weeks and weeks without updating your readers. They tend to loose interest if you do that.
Who I Bestow This Award
1. Amy over at Adventures of a mom with a wife
2. Demi over at The Lupie Momma
3. Angel from Simply sweet mama
4. Alina from Baby butterflies and coffee
Please go check out these awesome bloggers above! I like them, so you should too!