Blogger Recognition Award – Mental Health Musings

Wow! I’m only a few weeks in and already I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! A massive thank you to Roger Peterson over at Mind and Love

The Blogger Recognition Award.

If you have been lucky enough to be nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award, and you accept your nomination, then just follow these few simple rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
  • Generate a post about your nomination.
  • Write a few words about how your blog began.
  • Impart your own learnings and pass on some advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 blogs to nominate.
  • Notify each of your nominees of their nomination…I will nominate via Twitter.

Why I chose to start writing about by mental health?

I started writing about my anxiety in order to help me make sense of it all and to give me new ways to think about it and deal with it and hopefully, in doing so, that it can help others to open up and reach out, talk and maybe write about their own mental health struggles.

But, if I was going to do this, then I was going to write my story. I don’t want to preach to anyone or make any sweeping generalisations…I want to make it personal, so that when others read it then hopefully they can make a connection and see themselves in what I am writing.

My Message for New Bloggers.

Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.
—Larry L. King

Stay motivated. Others cannot motivate you, only you can do this. Motivation is very much intrinsic and comes from deep within yourself…you have to want to do it, to take action. But in doing so you will inspire others and hopefully they will make that connection to something deep within themselves.

And my 15 nominees are:

Mommin’ in the Real World

MH Crisis Angels

The Mental Health Awareness Project

Navigating Darkness

Beauty Beyond Bones

Debatably Dateable

The Patchwork Fox

The Social Pariah

Not Quite Carrie

OneMoreLightLB

TimeToTalk

For the Sake of Good Taste

The Wildflower Hippie

Horribly Human

Old Cove Road

Blogger Recognition Award

 

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