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Hi, fashionistas!

I’ve been awarded the Blogger Recognition Award! I’m so unbelievably happy! Before everything, I want to thank the talented and amazing blogger who nominated me: Alicia of Homes & Hammers! You should definitely check out her blog!

blogger recognition award BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD!

Here are the rules of the nomination:

1) Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog on your blog post.
2) Write a post to show your award
3) Give a brief story of how your blog started
4) Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers
5)Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
6)Comment on each 15 blogs and let them know you have nominated and provide the link to the post you created

How my blog got started:

When I read my first Teen Vogue magazine edition in 2009, I immediately loved all things fashion and beauty. As I read different fashion magazines, I realized I found my passion. I was only 13 at the time, and my journey was just beginning. After reading more on the internet, I knew that I needed to share my ideas with the world. Then, I read the article that changed my life forever. It was about how to start a blog. After that, I chose my hosting provider, and the journey began!

Two pieces of advice for bloggers:

Oh man, this is a hard one. Since I’ve been blogging for nearly a decade, I have a lot of tips to give from my experiences, but if I had to choose just a couple, the first would be to not put too much pressure on yourself to succeed right away.

For the first few years my blog was just a hobby, but, after an advertising agency contacted me for the first time, I knew that turning my hobby into a business was my next step. For years, I would be way too hard on myself if I made a spelling mistake or if my traffic wasn’t picking up like I wanted it to. I eventually realized that these things and much more will happen and all I could do was try my best and not put myself down. That changed not only my blogging career but my life in general.

The second piece of advice I would give to bloggers is to create the content that you want to create, not just what everyone else is posting or what will go viral. I know that there is a lot of pressure right now to make all of our posts go viral, but in some cases, it’s better to publish what you truly want to post and the views will follow. Including some of these posts with your other viral posts will create a sense of personality and dimension within your content and will give your readers a better understanding of who you are not only as a blogger but also as a person. Learning this also took a long time, but I was better for it.

Nominated bloggers:

I highly recommend that you check out each of their blogs! They’re some of my absolute favorites! Also, these blogs aren’t in any particular order.

  1. Scarlett of The Trendy Chick
  2. Vanessa of Shopping, Savings, & Sequins
  3. Ashley of Ashley Legacy
  4. Chloe of It’s A Girl Thing Blogging
  5. Eboni of Eboni + Ivory
  6. Jess of Jelly Blues Blog
  7. Lauren of Girl VS Makeup
  8. Parie of Class & Glitter
  9. Leah of Miss Pettigrew Review
  10. Kaylee of Kaylee Marie
  11. Francesca of My Life in Rose Tinted Glasses
  12. Marina of Marina Writes Life
  13. Roxsanne of Beauty Bag Secrets
  14. Tracy of Find Your Dazzle
  15. Hannah of Whoops It’s Hannah

Until my next post, fashionistas! Thanks again to Alicia for nominating me for this award! As always, I love my lovely readers!



Lauren Hochman
Lauren Hochman

Lauren Hochman is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lifestyle on a Budget and THE TEEN RUNWAY. She has over a decade of experience giving women advice through her writing. When she isn’t at her laptop, you can find her exploring Texas with her fiancΓ©, Alex, and dog, Mr. Cantaloupe.

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  1. June 15, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Thank you Lauren! Honoured that you chose me amongst some amazinggg blogs!

    Eb x

    • June 16, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Hi, Eboni! You’re welcome! I love your blog! πŸ™‚ xx, Lauren

  2. June 14, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Keep up with the good work <3

    • June 16, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Hi, Solange! Thanks, that means a lot! πŸ™‚ xx, Lauren

  3. Parie
    June 9, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Thank you so much for this, feeling very happy and honoured! xx

    • June 10, 2017 / 5:31 am

      Hi, Parie! You’re welcome! πŸ™‚ xx, Lauren

  4. June 9, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Congratulations on your recognition! That is a great achievement. πŸ™‚ Great advice about creating the content you want. You definitely have to stay true to you and follow where your heart guides you.
    Michelle/ Life of an Imperfect Mom

    • June 9, 2017 / 6:55 pm

      Hi, Michelle! Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked my advice! πŸ™‚ xx, Lauren

  5. June 8, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Such an honor doll-face!! OMG. Thank you for nominating me and for keeping up with the blog over the years! Amazing. XOXOXO

    • June 9, 2017 / 2:12 am

      Hi, Vanessa! Thanks! You know I’ve been a huge fan of your blog for years! πŸ™‚ xx, Lauren

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