I have been nominated for the Encouraging Thunder Blogger Award by Miss Cassiopeia. She writes an intriguing blog that deals with psychology and mental matters. Her specialty in the blog is analysing the core relationships in romantic movies.
The Encouraging Thunder is an award for people who have mastered their purpose.
What can you do with the Encouraging Thunder award?
- Post it on your blog or social media account
- Grant others with the award
What you should do after receiving Encouraging Thunder award:
- Enjoy the award
- Thank the person who has nominated you
- Mention your purpose in blogging/social media
My purpose in blogging and social media
I have had this blog for about a year. Mostly I post updates about my writing or publications. I also want to promote magazines that have deemed my writing worthy of publishing, especially smaller publications that rely on social media to spread the word.
On Twitter, I want to promote other writers, magazines, and writing that I enjoy, in addition to including links to my own writing. But most of all I’m there just to listen and chat and keep up with the world. I want to connect and share things with other people.
With my writing and this blog, I want to encourage people to follow their love of writing and not give up. I haven’t really made a big deal out of it, but I write in English as a second language. I’ve only been writing short fiction for about a year. I have learned SO MUCH during this year that it’s insane. Through writing, mostly, but what’s really made a huge difference is getting feedback.
So if *I* can get published, several times even, YOU can do it. You just need to try and keep trying. I stepped on this journey oblivious to whether I had any skill at all, or if I could climb over the language barrier. But any skill will grow and refine if you use it. I think for me, having to rule out perfection and mile-high expectations right off the bat has given me freedom to have fun with writing and see where this can go.
In fact, I have a pretty cool post coming about a recent development very soon!
I find these writers are always helpful and encouraging to others within the writing community as well as on their blogs. Thus I pass the honour of the Encouraging Thunder Award to them (if they accept):