Mel(Crush Caramel – Learner At Love) nominated me for my first “The Solidarity Blogger Award.” This is was one award that I had never heard of before and I’m quite shocked and honoured at the same time to have had Mel(Crushed Caramel – Learner At Love) nominate me for this.
So, A BIG THANKS!
What Is The Solidarity Blogger Award?
SIWO (Success Inspirers World) is an International Friends Blogging Forum. The idea is to encourage teamwork and to blog together as a community. As an international friend’s blogging forum, Success Inspirer’s World provides an opportunity that every blogger is looking for – the opportunity to get more exposure and find more followers and readers.
1. Write a post on your blog thanking the person who nominated you – THANK YOU Crushed Caramel.
2. Paste the award in the post.
3. Provide a link to the blog of the person who nominated you.
4. Tell Success Inspirers’ World, SIWO what you think about solidarity blogging. Is it worthwhile?
5. Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and inform them.
I’ve come across many difficult and challenging questions to answer in the past, but this has to be one of the more imposing ones yet – “what do you think about solidarity blogging and is it worthwhile?”
Let’s first start by defining the word “solidarity.” The dictionary defines solidarity as “unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.”
And doesn’t that simple definition in a general sense describe the blogging world and the people in it? If it doesn’t I’m not sure what does?
Blogging in and of itself is a solitary endeavour at best. You sit at the computer, facing the screen and tap away at the keys, composing the next great literary piece that will soon enter into the land of the blogosphere. Sure, there might be others around, but it is you at the keys; your ideas; your soul going into the piece.
But, thankfully you collect followers along the way. But, what happens is that there are just a few(you can define a few any way you prefer) that connect with what you write and interact with you on a seemingly constant basis. They always have great comments to leave you with and they’re endlessly encouraging you and others, as well.
This to me is where “solidarity blogging” thrives. In that tiny or not so tiny group of bloggers that seem to connect on whatever basis it is. Friendships develop; encouragement happens and solidarity binds the people together.
Is it worthwhile?
Of course, it is. Remember, blogging can be a solitary pursuit. My guess is that most who start down the blogging path, blog because they feel the need to blog. They have something to say that they feel others need to hear. Having even just a small group and a small group might be only one or two other bloggers who are always there commenting and encouraging you creates a world that defines in my mind “solidarity blogging.”
So, with that in mind here is my nominee for “The Solidarity Blogging” Award.
If you also happen to be reading this, take the nomination and find one or two others and spread and share “solidarity blogging” with some other so well deserving bloggers out there.
Thanks for stopping by.
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