BR_AwardI was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by my friend Barb over at You Fancy Me Mad! There’s lots of blog awards, but I find each one helps the community gather together bit by bit. Also, if anyone is struggling for ideas, here they are!

Rules:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs.
  • You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing.

Brief history:

I started Travis the Grimm back in March of 2013. It was originally just going to be a site where I could post all the projects I was working on, like a hub of sorts. But I soon found myself sharing news and updates about my nerd life. After only a few posts, it basically turned into a Star Wars news site and I almost turned TTG into Full on Force, which would later become the name of my Star Wars podcast! (New episodes coming soon!) After blogging everyday for a straight year, I learned that I was most comfortable writing whatever came to mind. Whether that be DIY’s, everyday cosplays, news, etc, I found my niche pretty early on, so this whole blogging experience has been nothing short of amazing!

Advice:

Blog about whatever the hell you want to blog about! Choose a topic or multiple topics and write away! This is your site, so do whatever makes you happy. Running a blog isn’t easy, so your writing should never feel like a chore.

Work on your layout. You can be the most amazing writer, but if your layout or theme is all kinds of messed up, it won’t matter. While my layout isn’t perfect, it is readable and I love it! (Also make sure you love your layout! That’s kind of important, I guess.)

Now I’m supposed to tag 15 bloggers, but I don’t think I know that many… I think. Anyways, as usual, I’m going to tag my PeggysPeeps: Joie, Usagi, and Gwen!

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