Thank you to The World of Joy for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. I always find Joy’s posts interesting, and can often relate to her stories.
1. Write a post to show your award
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
5. Select other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog, let them know you have nominated them, and provide the link to the post you created.
A brief Story of How my Blog Started:
Growing up in Mexico, my friends and teachers frequently asked me about my Japanese background, so I got used to ask my parents if some particular food, word or tradition was Japanese, Mexican, or a blend. When I came to Canada as a young grown-up, I found myself talking again about food, words and traditions, but the questions had mostly turned to Mexico, my country of origin. I knew some answers, but sometimes it was hard to put them into context or, shamefully, there were many I simply did not know. That motivated me to find meaningful answers to those questions, and what started as brushing up on colloquial Spanish, Mexican history and its food, became a new experience, and stuff I learned in school or took for granted, acquired a new dimension. Throughout the years, I have shared these findings with friends, teachers, colleagues, and even curious strangers, so as a 2018 New Year’s resolution, I decided to start documenting them in a blog, and broadly share My Slice of Mexico.
Two pieces of advice for new bloggers:
1.- Unless it is an opinion piece, do a fact check before posting. The opportunity to share posts with others comes with the responsibility of providing something valuable, which cannot be achieved with faulty information.
2.- Take advantage of the WordPress features and tutorials. Their recommended reads, suggestions and opportunities for pingbacks are great, and the tutorials are very helpful and user-friendly.
Other bloggers I want to give this award to:
I thought of nominating relatively new bloggers, since it is a recognition award. I really enjoy reading each of their posts.
2018: A Year of Sustainable Living – This is homesteading to the max, and the stories are down to earth and very entertaining. I also love the fact that they have their own avocado trees!
Talbakes – I respect a hardworking person in general, but a mother of three running a donut business by herself is simply amazing!
The Beautiful Wondering – I like the emphasis on family, and the settings are beautiful. I hope the posts continue even after the author goes back to work. Best wishes!