Alright, officially impacting the Blogosphere!
Well, actually, we are all making an impact in one way or another, even if only reading – not writing. Blogs are all around us, all over the world, and much of what we read, gain information, perspective, ideas and opinions from come from blogs. A growing global network, that anyone can be part of.
I was honored to be nominated by HorseAddict.net, written by a dressage rider in Canada riding for a Canadian Olympic Candidate. Think most upper level riders competing often and live to write about it are in their early twenties and cover their posts in Horse Memes? Think again, and take a peek at HorseAddict!
My own blog started the day after I finally brought home my own horse. I had spent years riding “other peoples horses”, competing some, and often seeing them go off as sold horses to new homes. I also worked for upper level trainers, as a groom, (and still do!) gaining invaluable skills with so many horses of all sorts until I one day took the absolutely crazy decision to cash in on a small part of my 401 K and own a Hay-Money-Pit of my own. (Don’t do this people!)
Never regretted it of course.
My advice to new bloggers – Be ready for people to form opinions about you and your training and feel as if they “know you” even though your writing represents a one-dimensional picture of everything you are. Write anyway, don’t try to make the posts “please” any specific audience and your blog will take on a life of its own.
Keep it short-ish. Use only your own images as much as you can. (This makes a difference for SO many reasons, which I can’t go into here. Because short-ish.) And seriously, use the spell check. And don’t start sentences with And. It’s OK to make up our own words if you’re an immigrant. Having an attitude is OK too.
5 blogs I read –
Visit any of these blog sites – they are now nominated, and if they decide to accept here are the rules connected to this Blogger Recognition Award.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select other blogs you want to give the award to