Blogger Recognition Award

Hey, everyone! I am so excited to say that I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! If you haven’t heard of it before, it is a small “award” that bloggers receive that shows that all of their hard work is paying off. No, we don’t actually win anything, but getting nominated for the award is very encouraging and also gives you the chance to connect with other bloggers. So I want to say a huge THANK YOU to Rachel over at https://www.immaturelymature.com/ for nominating me. She’s a very funny but honest person and I really recommend checking out her blog for some awesome content.

So, here’s how all this works:

  1. Get nominated
  2. Write a post to show your award 
  3.  Thank the blogger who nominated you with a link to their site
  4. Describe how your blog got started
  5. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  6. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know they have been nominated by sharing the link to your post 

Pretty simple.


How It’s Simply Shelby Got Started

Now, I don’t plan on going too much in depth about this because I have a full blog post planned on how and why I started blogging. Basically, I fell in love with all things beauty when I was in middle school. I loved watching YouTube videos day in and day out about different makeup looks and product reviews. I always wanted to create my own channel but was way too nervous to put myself out there like that. That passion for beauty never went away, and I began really wanting to put my story and opinions out there for others to see. So fast forward many years later, I decided to start a blog. This allowed me to share my life and my opinions without the vulnerability of being on camera. I have now been blogging on It’s Simply Shelby for three months. I love my blog, and I can’t wait to see where the future takes it.

Advice to new bloggers

I really want to do a full blog post on this as well with lots of advice and tips included (be sure to look out for that in the future). It’s honestly really hard to give only two pieces of advice because even though I’ve only been blogging on here for three months, I feel like I have learned so much already. I also know that I have SO SO much to learn still. My first piece of advice would be to never forget why you started in the first place. It can be really frustrating when other bloggers are excelling at a faster rate than you, or maybe you aren’t getting the amount of views that you want, but remember that you didn’t start a blog (or at least I hope you didn’t) for just the views, or to be better than every other blog out there. I would like to think that you started blogging because it was your passion, so just don’t lose sight of that! My second piece of advice would be to connect with your audience and other bloggers. Building relationships through blogging is so rewarding and it can make all of your hard work feel worth it. Definitely try to make friends, because it is so much more fun that way.

My Nominations

  1. Beauty Bliss with Mimi
  2. Nora Spaulding
  3. Izzy Wears
  4. Millennial Money Club
  5. Mary Brunt
  6. Ryality
  7. Made Perfectly Imperfect
  8. Ashlee Binder
  9. The Mindful Pursuit
  10. Foxface with Jennifer
  11. Style Her Lovely
  12. A Litte Heavenly
  13. Shaylyn Rae
  14. BlackEllis
  15. The Soaring Swine

The nominations are not ordered in any way. Each of these blogs had something special that I really loved. I look forward to reading future posts by each of you! Thanks for participating in the Blogger Recognition Award. Much love! ❤️

-Shelby D.