I won an award!

Thank you so much to Blinking Cat​ for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Such a lovely surprise. I really like Blinking Cat’s blog, she posts mainly about her crochet projects and I find they really make me want to get out my hook and yarn.

The rules for the award:

  • 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.

I started my blog in April 2016. I don’t have any crafty friends, and I started blogging to try to meet other crafters, get ideas and inspiration from them (which I do so much from the blogs I follow) and to get a but of feedback on my own projects and hopefully give an occasional bit of inspiration myself. I’m really not techy and I wanted to prove to myself that I could do this on my own, so didn’t even tell His Lordship about my blog until I’d had it 6 months. I get so much pleasure from seeing other people’s creations and thoughts, and from reading the comments people leave.

I hadn’t really got much experience of blogging when I started and iit was a steep learning curve – I did initially start with another blog but I soon lost my way and it lasted very little time. My advice is from what I’ve learnt:

  • Read other peoples blogs. It’s a great way of finding out more about and expanding your own interests. Also, you’re much more likely to get visitors if you’re an active member of the community.
  • Write about what you love. It’s really obvious when people are passionate about their content and people are much more likely to come back if your blog is of interest to them and shows your personality.

I nominate the following 15 blogs. These people have been supportive of me in my blogging journey, have inspiring blogs, and deserve recognition 

  1. Paperpuff
  2. Stitching Granny
  3. Mrs Craft
  4. Kelley’s DIY
  5. Charlie Louisa Designs
  6. Kathy D
  7. Patricamanhire
  8. Happy Ink Designs
  9. Idle Emma
  10. Inked Treasures
  11. Brenna Crocheter
  12. From Scratch Cards
  13. Chris and Shana’s Craft Shack
  14. Emma’s Crafty Cards
  15. Ruthie’s Crafting Corner

26 thoughts on “I won an award!

  1. quietwatercraft

    Congratulations 🙂 And what a good idea this is for getting more crafty people connected! I’ve been trying to find more crafty blogs, but obviously my search game needs a lot of work because I was struggling, and here’s 16 new blogs all in one place! I’m going to check them out right now 😀

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  2. IdleEmma

    Congratulations and thanks for the nomination! I realised that I follow many of the other bloggers you nominated – the crafty world here on WordPress is a small place it seems! But a lovely space – so many nice and supportive people around here 🙂

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  3. PaperPuff

    Congratulations! And thanks for thinking of me – it is very kind of you! I love your blog,. And you have definitely inspired me many times. I still plan on covering some shoes in the way you did with comic papers!

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    1. Isn't She Crafty Post author

      Thank you so much. I hope you’ve seen other people commenting about you being supportive of them too – you really helped make me feel welcome.
      I’m sorry I didn’t tell you properly I’d nominated you. I scheduled the post without thinking😢

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      1. PaperPuff

        No worries – I saw it anyway! Funny though – I thought the ‘making welcome’ was the other way around and that you had helped me a lot!

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  4. MrsCraft

    Congratulations and thank you for the nomination, I went over to Blinking Cat send discovered they had also nominated me which was a lovely surprise! I shall have to come up with a super post! 😊

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