Last month, I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Annlyel from Annlyel Online! Because I was out of town during the week I was nominated, I postponed my award post for another day. Since I now have the time to complete this post, I decided to do that today. Thank you Annlyel for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! This is my first time receiving this honor, so I’m so excited to share this achievement with all my readers and followers! If you want to check out Annlyel’s thoughts on movies, superheroes, and cinematic news, visit her blog at this link:
Before I begin the official award post, I need to list the rules for receiving the award. There rules are:
- Thank the person who nominated you and feature a link to their blog in your award post.
- Post the award banner somewhere on your blog.
- Share the reason why you started your blog.
- Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers.
- Nominate a maximum of fifteen other bloggers.
- Tell your nominees about your award post so they can participate!
Since I’ve already completed the first two steps, I’ll now move on to the third step.
- As I said in my very first blog post last February, I wanted to give the movie related things that I like the “standing ovation” that I think they deserve. With this digital platform, I’ve realized that I can make a positive difference through my blog posts and interactions with others. If you want to learn more about why I started 18 Cinema Lane, you can read the first blog post I ever published.
- The first thing I would tell new bloggers is to type and save your posts in Microsoft Word first. Sometimes, the save option on the “add new post” page, which is located in the upper left-hand corner of the page, doesn’t record the changes you might make to your article. So, writing and saving your posts in Microsoft Word allows bloggers to have a sense of security that their work will get completed with few technical interruptions.
The second piece of advice I would give is to reach out to other bloggers, especially those that have the same interests as you. Fellow movie bloggers have become followers of mine because I reached out and recognized their hard work and dedication. Reaching out to other bloggers can also give you inspiration for future blog entries. One example for me is Cameron’s article, from The Blog Complainer, about making good movie sequels. This creative idea inspired me to think more critically about Queen of the Damned as a cinematic sequel, as I was able to apply some of Cameron’s points to my review of the film. If you want to learn more about how good movie sequels can be made, as well as how Cameron’s article influenced my movie-viewing experience, you can read these two articles:
- The next fifteen nominees for the Blogger Recognition Award are:
- Bernie from Reely, Bernie?
- Tiffany and Rebekah from Pure Entertainment Preservation Society
- Rachel from Rachel’s Reviews
- Emie from RECIPES HOMEMADE
- Roxy from RTW Roxy
- Marissa from Marissa the Cinephile
- Ruth from My Devotional Thoughts
- Edirin from Retro Movie Buff
- Quiggy from The Midnite Drive-In
- Le from Critica Retro
- JustSoYouDon’tHaveTo from JustSoYouDon’tHaveTo
- Kaycee from Nest + Hustle
- Jenni from Portraitsbyjenni
- Joanna from Christmas TV History
- The Stop Button from The Stop Button
Congratulations to all of the newly nominated bloggers!
Have fun at the movies!