Blogger Recognition Award – another first !

This came out of the blue and I am so honored to have been nominated for my first award – Blogger Recognition Award !

It is an extra special recognition as this is awarded by someone who knows exactly the effort and time blogging takes – another fellow blogger. I am elated that my blog is noticed and appreciated by my blogging colleagues and that in itself is a big motivation.

How did I get the award?

A big shout out to Alexandria Brown, the spunky young lady behind the blog The Cloud Traveler.

Do visit her lovely blog for inspiration as well.

Alexandria, thank you for the nomination – much appreciated.

How did my blog start?

I was always very fond of traveling as you can read here. My blog started as an inspiration from other bloggers and from reading about their travel experiences. I wanted an avenue to share my experiences and learning in the hope that someone has a better experience than I did. It made my day recently when I received a facebook message from one of my reader who mentioned she followed my blog for her itinerary and had a fabulous time !

Advice for new bloggers

I consider myself a pretty new and novice blogger, given I do this part-time. However, I will preach what I practice

  • Focus on the quality of your posts and be faithful to your schedule (whatever frequency works for you).  Numbers may look good but it is better to have an engaging post rather than a number of fillers.
  • Remember – blogging is hard work and requires a lot of focus and time. Be prepared to slog it out, sometimes taking personal time out
  • Stay true to yourself and do not get influenced by what seems to work for other bloggers. Your readers like you for your individuality. Do not despair if things are slow. Keep at it, enjoy what you do and you will see appreciation from different sources

I nominate YOU : It is all about acknowledging other bloggers

  1. Abhijeet Deshpande @ Backpacking Series : A helpful blogger turned writer with an impressive portfolio
  2. Saru Singhal  in and as @BaawriBasanti – Creating magic with words. Her one liners can lift your spirit high !
  3. Vishu and Saumya @ Road To Taste : A cute traveling foodie couple who supported my first challenges with blogging
  4. Eamon Wood @ A Backpack, A Chair and A Beard : A young guy in a chair , traveling around the world. #Inspiration #respect
  5. Lyndsay Riggs Cox @ The Wild Perhaps : A lovely young lady sharing her travels with her husband and travel partner
  6. Sonal and Sandro @ Drifter Planet : A traveling couple in love with life and each other, exploring a lot of offbeat destinations
  7. Shivya Nath @ The Shooting Star : A young lady and one of my first inspirations for blogging
  8. Abhi Surendran @ I am not home : 78 countries in 10 years is quite impressive
  9. Fumiko Umemoto @ Change out life through adventure : A blogger from Japan, travels solo and firmly believes that travel changed her life
  10. Kelly Ann Duhigg @ Girl With The Passport : Her humorous posts will make your day
  11. Niraj Yadav @ Budget Yatri : Next door IT guy who likes to just travel without the added pressure of a bucket list
  12. Kala Ravi Sarathy @ Relax-N-Rave : Great play of words makes for a smiley start to the day
  13. Veidehi Gite @ Krazy Butterfly : Avid blogger and extends extensive support to newbies
  14. Hema and Suma @ Tales Of Travelling Sisters : Two sisters sharing their travel experiences and passion for food with the world
  15. Globetrotting Indu @ Indu Travel Tales : An adventurous and accomplished globe traveler

Here is what you need to do now:

  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-three pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated and provide the link to the post you created.

Congratulations to you all, you deserve it and I urge you to spread the love

Danke and more love to you Alexandria <3 for this nomination.

A daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, IT professional and now – a travel blogger. I just love traveling, exploring new places and this inspired me to share travel experiences and memories with others.


A daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, IT professional and now - a travel blogger. I just love traveling, exploring new places and this inspired me to share travel experiences and memories with others.

13 Responses

  1. Marge says:

    This is similar to the Liebster award I see. Anyway, congratulations for being chosen and it is nice to get to know you a little bit more. I can’t get do the be faithful with your schedule on blogging though hahaha… I mean, I just blog and post whenever I like. Some days I have stories, some days I don’t and I just learned not to force it. I understand though that blogging is a lot of hard work especially if you want to turn it into something that generates income.

    • admin says:

      Thank you Marge. You are doing the right thing by not pushing. Generating quality post is better than numbers. Take it forward as per your bandwidth

  2. Kala Ravi says:

    Hi Swati. Thank you for nominating me. An honor indeed. I love the idea of this award which in to increase blog interactions, get to know the ‘person’ behind the blog and promote blogging as a whole. It was nice knowing more about you. Here’s wishing you many more new ‘recipes’ for your travel. Keep traveling and sharing your adventures with the world.

  3. Devesh Joshi says:

    Hey this is so cool. Glad to see you working your way up. I am sure you’ve been writing great stuff and you totally deserved it. Keep up the good work

  4. REBMINLU says:

    Congratulations on your award! That’s awesome. As a new blogger myself, I really appreciated and agree with your tips for new bloggers. Blogging is definitely a lot of work, but it’s so rewarding.

  5. Tanya says:

    Congratulations! As a new blogger, I hope to learn from people like you!

  6. Saru Singhal says:

    What you practice and preach are the most important lessons. Only those who follow survive long. Will check Alexandria’s blog.

    Many congratulations on the award and thanks a ton for nominating me.

  7. neha says:

    Congratulations. Hope there will be many more to come. It is always so exciting to be recognized by your peers. Happy for you!

  8. Congratulations. I am sure that this is just the beginning and you will go on to win more honours. All the best and keep traveling and sharing your stories.

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