Blogger Recognition Award
We are very excited to announce our nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award, our second blog award selection! We are a young couple who loves to travel, film and write, so this nomination is very exciting for us. Thank you to Running on Liz Time for the nomination! Check out her awesome travel blog that covers her solo journeys around the world. Her blog has definitely inspired us to consider solo travel – even though we really enjoy traveling together 🙂
How We Got Started:
Our blog started by accident. We both previously had worked in the film industry, and have a passion for video production. We actually met as co-hosts of a ski and snowboarding television show called The Mountain Report.
Recently, we vacationed in Europe, traveling through Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. We were inspired by the beauty of these countries, and couldn’t help but pull out our cameras. We started piecing together the video of our trip in an editing program, and one thing led to the next…we made our first travel video (see below).
One video turned into seven, and the blog was a natural segue. We hope to encourage others to travel through watching our videos and reading our blog, as traveling is one of the most effective ways to combat fear and ignorance in the world. Traveling also teaches us a lot about ourselves. There is no more healthy, inspiring pastime!
Advice to New bloggers:
Love what you do. Writing should be fun. If you do not enjoy a topic, don’t write about it. Enthusiasm will give lift to your words, and the lack thereof will leave your story empty. At the same time, you want to choose the do-able topic, which sometimes is not always the most desirable one. You need to find a balance. Do-able, and enjoyable. Don’t write a travel blog on a country you have not been to yet, even though you desperately want to travel there!
Be consistent and persistent. Write often, and write quality. Writing daily is best, but if you cannot, weekly is good too. This will help you develop a loyal follower base. Also, if you want to build viewership, promote through your social media websites. When you are starting out, it is hard to get noticed, so social media is a great tool to help!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your blog award.
- Give a brief story about how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to the post you created.