Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition-2Thank you so much to The Ray Journey for nominating me. Check out her blog The Ray Journey.  On her blog Ray explains the positives and negatives for each experience she has on her journey to financial freedom. Her blog is a trusted source with a lot of  insightful information! Thanks again Ray!

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The Palm Trees and Loyalties blog began because I needed to be doing something other than applying for jobs day in and day out. I wanted a job as a writer and without experience, no one was calling! I thought to myself, the best way to gain experience is by actually writing.

Laughing is essential for me to be me so, why not start a blog all about life experiences?


The Palm Trees and Loyalties blog is my way of making people laugh through my experiences.

At the time, being laid off was one of my worst life moments. Even though I wasn’t laid off from my dream job, the rejection sucked! Don’t cry for me though. I saw it coming which made it all the more embarrassing! But alas, with every embarrassing moment comes clarity. The situation made me realize that doing what I love is important. One life to live so on and so forth! By putting myself out there I’m a few steps closer to my goals of becoming a full-time writer or artist than when I first started this blog! It’s funny that I thought I would stop blogging after finding a job. I love blogging, sketching, writing, watching as my family reads what I write. Writing again then threatening my family into reading again. Relax! They aren’t real threats. It’s more like, “why do we have the internet if you’re not reading my blog?” Things of that nature. It’s all in fun!


My first piece of advice to new bloggers is to read, find inspiration and write.

But don’t take too much time “Finding inspiration” because that can easily lead to procrastination. I gather inspiration from real life and that may not be the same for everyone. So it’s imperative to just write and figure out what works best for you! When I first started my blog it was easy to second guess myself and think that what I had written wasn’t good enough but. Putting myself out there has been a fantastic confidence booster. Write, edit and post it will do wonders for your blog and your writing confidence!

My second gem of advice is to remember that your blog is your space.

If you don’t like something change it and don’t be afraid to try different things to find your way. Don’t ever forget that your blog is YOUR Space!

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Award Rules

  • Write a post displaying your award.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  • Nominate 10-15 bloggers who you believe deserve to be recognized.
  • Let the nominees know they have been nominated.

Thanks for reading!

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Time’s a Wastin

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Does anyone else sit around staring at their phone rather than doing the things they really enjoy? Or watching Netflix and focusing on what the characters say, do or live through? Often times thoughts and ideas pass through my mind without ever getting out. I don’t write, speak or draw anything for days on end. Its people watching to the extreme extent, very zombielike!

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On a longish side note, for those of you in a rush feel free to skip to the next paragraph: I’m very proud to say that I conquered a fear within the last 2 weeks. I watched The Haunting of Hill House. I even watched it at night. Yeah, I really did it! I had quite a few nightmares but I figured I’m up at night anyway, what harm could it do? I watched most of it just like this young lady to the right. Through one eye but with so much more fear in my heart and all over my face. Don’t judge me! It was such a great show glad I got through it. Now that its over I am going through withdrawal. It is sad when the good shows end.


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The truth is, sometimes it’s the distractions but often times it’s fear that prevents me from doing the creative things I enjoy. Or even self-doubt that creeps in. I start thinking that I don’t have anything worth looking at or writing! Nothing to keep readers interested or coming back. I often conquer this by just starting something, anything, once I start all is good. Most times starting is all it takes. If I hadn’t started the Palm Trees and Loyalties Gallery I would still be wondering if I can still draw.

Remember this when you feel unmotivated to be creative. Remember that everyone feels that way sometimes. Blogging takes guts! Find that motivation no matter how far you have to dig, keep on blogging. If you need more motivation check out Why Did I Start Blogging?

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