Not so long ago, I was writing about discouraged bloggers. I was one of them. A lot of my readers disappeared and I thought, "What am I doing wrong? Aren't my stories interesting any more? Perhaps I have no ability to write." And so I stopped writing.
But today I'm not feeling discouraged at all. I'm smiling. You see, my blog has been nominated for a Restless Press Southern Cross Digital Media Award. I just hopped over to their website. Yes, my blog is listed there in the 'Most Inspiring' category! Isn't that encouraging?
So here I am writing a rare blog post. I want to thank the kind person who nominated my blog. I want to encourage you all to have a look at the other nominees. I'm sure you'll discover some great blogs, websites and podcasts if you do. Have a look at what else Restless Press has to offer too:
Restless Press aims to be a magazine style site, with great content from contributors around Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific who are passionate about what they write and talk about.And if you would like to vote for my blog, please do!
Now what shall I do next? I could do a bit of rearranging around here. Maybe I will change the posts in my side bar. (I haven't done that for a long time.) I should get things organised, just in case I get a few unexpected visitors. A few unexpected visitors? Now wouldn't that be nice?
And perhaps I should do some encouraging of my own. Encouragement can make all the difference.
Thank you again to Chelsea and Restless Press,
from a very encouraged Sue