The Encouraging Blogger Award: Designed to Inspire!

The Encouraging Blogger Award: Designed to Inspire!

The Encouraging Blogger Award was created by Lisa Mitchell of Fluxing Well with the ‘purpose to recognize bloggers who bring encouragement’ with their blogs. I so love that she created this bloggers’ award and appreciate that now we get to acknowledge other bloggers with a nomination because of their writing.

I want to first say a big, “THANK YOU,” to Daphne FreeAt50 blog for nominating me for the Encouraging Blogger Award. I am completely honored. There are so many great bloggers in the writing community and I remember when we connected and actually guest posted on each other’s blog. You can read more of her guest post: Escaping the 9-5: Quitting Corporate Life is not Only Okay to Do but Do-able

Daphne FreeAt50 blog has a passion to inspire others with an ability to succeed outside of the 9-5 workplace. She provides tools and incentives to move you forward toward this goal. Also, I am inspired by how Daphne was propelled to begin this journey after being laid off last year during the pandemic. I recommend you take a moment and follow her.

Now let me tell you a little more about

When and why did you start blogging?

I began my blog in August 2016. Let’s take a moment began out of a heart to write about taking time to pause and consider real life moments constantly taking place every day. We need to become more aware of these moments and I want to examine them with my readers. I wanted to bring encouragement in my writing and inspire them to take moments to experience life happening all around us every day.

What is your blog about?

As I mentioned in the previous question, it is my passion to inspire people to take moments to pause and experience real life happening all around them. I wanted my blog to bring more awareness to our everyday real life moments we experience. How can we reflect on these moments and make sure they just do not pass us by. It is important to become more attentive to these times and capture their importance. Reflection to me to brings inspiration to my readers. I want to bring out a variety of these moments because every day we can truly learn from each of these experiences we walk in.

What is one piece of advice you would give to encourage new bloggers?

One important piece of advice I would give to new bloggers would be to make sure they understand why they are blogging and how much work will be necessary to be successful. Decide if this is just a hobby or something more. It will take a lot of dedication and time to grow, so make sure they do not compare themselves to someone else’s growth. Learn from others and connect with the writing community on social media.

It will take a lot of dedication and time to grow, so make sure you do not compare yourself to someone else’s growth.

Which is your favorite time-saving blogging tip or scheduling tool?

As a writer, I have appreciated WordPress. They have several plugins that help with SEO and so much more. I really like that I can schedule a post as well. I continue to learn more about other tools and am very open to implementing them too in the future.

What are your future goals for your blog?

My future goals include continued growth in readers, subscribers and followers on my blogs I love connecting with social media followers in the writing community as well. I would also really love to see my Examine This Moment YouTube channel and TikTok grow. One day in the future, I hope to finish and publish a book(s) I have been working on.

Please take a moment as I now nominate 10 well-deserved bloggers also for “The Encouraging Blogger Award.” Please find out more details about this award here by Lisa Mitchell of Fluxing Well There are so many I can include and this is in no particular order. Each have blogs worth following and I encourage you to do so.


1 – The Grumpy Olive this is a very enjoyable lifestyle blog where you will find more than one blogger sharing about a variety of topics on things they love including Food, Style, Travel, Coffee, and Books.

2 – HeadphonesThoughts this blog is very inspirationally in that it includes quotes that are very thought-provoking. As a lifestyle blogger, she brings encouragement in each of her blogs whether it’s about make-up, movies, real-life stories and more.

3 – Unwanted Life He writes from a personal place while bringing awareness to what he calls ‘an invisible disability (mental and physical health).’

4 – Many Facets of Life Denise created this blog to share a variety of facets of life that impact each of us in our lifetime.

5 Ofaglasgowgirl Jordanne is a UK based lifestyle blog and I believe the topics she includes you will be encouraged by: self-care, mental health, beauty, blogging and much more.

6 – Watery Home you will definitely enjoy these blogson a variety of topics. I have greatly enjoyed her tea blogs.

7 – Tangela Williams-Spann this blog you will enjoy reading as she writes about mental health and wellness. She also will be publishing her first book:  “Sad, Black, and Fat: Musings from the Intersections” to be released in August 2021. (I encourage you to support her work and publish her book).

8 – Enviroline Blog Caroline blogs about sharing awareness about the environment and mental health. She includes her battles in recovering from an eating disorder.

9 – Kathleen Wonders here you will enjoy a variety of things, including poems, fitness tips, and other lifestyle subjects. 

10 – The Running Baker 24 you will definitely enjoy running tips, plant-based gluten-free and dairy free desserts, travel and more. 


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About me: Over time, I have come to realize that we must take pauses or we are just experiencing life passing us by quickly! Every day there are several moments we can perhaps all talk about and be an encouragement to someone else with.
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