Talkative Tag

I was nominated for this by the tag creator and blogger The Eclectic Contrarian. Please check his site for great poems and quotes – they’re heartwarming and incredibly sweet. Likewise TEC, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed our deep conversations on anything from the amazing world of Peppa Pig to me being utterly odd for not liking chocolate.

Also, I had zero clue on how to see who my top commentator’s on my blog were, if you already know how to do this – kudos to you dear reader! However, for those like myself that were clueless, here’s a quick step by step, simply go to the ‘Stats’ option on your WordPress, switch view from ‘Traffic’ to ‘Insights,’ scroll down to see the ‘Comments’ section and voilá – you’ll see your blogs top commentators. I’d suggest doing this on your phone, just so that you can do a screen shot of it, save and paste it on your ‘Talkative Tag’ post. If you have a simpler way of doing this – do share!

Message from the tag creator The Eclectic Contrarian: I’m starting a new tag. I’m calling it the Talkative Tag because that’s just what it is. It is a little “thanks” to those who have been very talkative and involved with my (your) blog and I really appreciate that! Should any of you want to nominate anyone, please feel free to use the tag. 

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I want to nominate my top 5 commentators:

Shantanu

Warren

Vivian

Kranti

Christy

Thank you to all my top commentators, please know that I’ve enjoyed our chats. Your continued support has meant everything! Hope to see who your top commentators on your blog are!

-Ana

 

Blogger Recognition Award 2018

I received this incredible recognition by James, he’s over at Myplace3187. I’m a relatively new blogger and James is one of the first bloggers that I began to follow, since then he’s been an amazing support for my page, as he has for me. Thank you James for it all and for this ‘Blogger Recognition Award.’

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The Rules:

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your Award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to New Bloggers
  5. Select 15 or more bloggers for this award.
  6. Let each Nominee know you’ve Nominated them and leave a link to your post.

How I Started Blogging ….

There are a few reasons behind having started this blog, however the main one was bringing awareness to my illness – Chiari 1 Malformation + Syringomyelia. It’s a congenital condition in which the brain tissue extends into the spinal canal. There are 1 in 1,000 people living with this rare condition. The great news – since I started this blog, I’ve connected with so many wonderful fellow ‘Chiarians.’ Although it isn’t a walk in the park, to feel their strength and support is what I’ve been wanting – to connect with those that are walking in my shoes. They are the reasons for this blog.

I’m also often called mom by six tiny humans and wife by a Marine veteran. So, here you will find a glimpse of my life, all that’s in between and my life with chronic pain.

Two Pieces of Advice For New Bloggers ….

  1. Definitely try not look at your stats – says the one that just looked at her stats! I know it’s hard, I know it’s there, I know numbers ‘don’t lie’ however those numbers will break you on a bad day. Keep focused, have patience and the rest will follow.
  2. Have a good thing ‘going’?! Don’t be afraid to monetize from your blog. Yes, I love to blog, I enjoy writing and if you have been a follower of mine, you’ve noticed that I have three days out of the week where I will absolutely try my best to blog because it helps me keep myself on track. My life is a bit busy so I appreciate a good schedule. However, with that said, blogging is a lot of work, hours, at times researching and overall time consuming! Shocker, I know! So, if you love what you’re doing, you’re spending countless – perhaps hours a week, preparing a post, I say, bring on the money! Look into getting paid for doing what you love. As a stay at home mom, this blog has been the first thing – besides my my online store, to get my focus away from the home. So, if we can incorporate our ‘work’ and passion or love, and find an opportunity to monetize off it, I say, try it – do it! I’m still trying to get there, it’s definitely a slow process but it’s a process none the less. As they say, ‘you never know until you try.’ Is profiting off your blog something you’re doing or thought of doing – I’d like to know your thoughts on that. Thanks in advance!

My Nominees Are:

The Eclectic Contrarian

Simply Chronically Ill

God’s Whispers Of Truth

OJs Pride

Loudest Minds

Invisibly Me

Fight MS Daily

Journie 2 Woman

Wonky Brain Blog

Something To Stu Over

To my nominees, know that I enjoy your blog and that I appreciate you!

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