Well, this is an unexpected post since I just got nominated by Dylan for The Blogger Recognition Award so first, thanks Dylan! I really hope you guys can relate to what I am about to write and to all of you bloggers out there, don’t give up yet! Blogging takes time and effort but it will turn out to be the most rewarding experience of your life.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers for this award.
  • Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and link to the post you created

How my blog started?

It’s actually a funny story that a few people know about. Of course I like writing, taking pictures and sharing it with all my friends from all over the world but how I started BrandTravels is really more than that. Since I’ve been a little girl, I’ve been exposed to many different places thanks to my family and I fantasized about every new places. As you can see below, making sand castles on the beach was something I’d do quite often.

Then, studying abroad in Israel is really the one thing that led me to start my blog. Only problem was, I had the ideas in mind but not the motivation and inspiration to post anything. I was confused and didn’t know what and where to start. On my 20th birthday, my boyfriend got us a hotel in Tel Aviv with a transparent pool made for you to see the entire city of Tel Aviv while swimming. And as weird as it sounds, that’s when the big lightbulb lightened up above my head: I was going to start my blog today! I created the Instagram page and the website came out 2 months later.

My 2 Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers?

First of all, if you want to start a blog, START IT! Stop wasting time on little things that will make you pause your project or goal. If you don’t like this colour, it’s fine! Just change it later! If you don’t like that theme? There’s always a web designer you can turn to for pieces of advice! I know how hard it is to start something and not know what you want but every second of the way, you’ll fix up little things so that in the end, your website will reflect who you are.

My second tip of advice is to always be consistent with your blog posts. It takes time, work and effort but you cannot become big if you don’t work hard enough and that’s something I was always taught. If you don’t like writing that much, find another way to post such as putting up pictures with a simple caption. There is always something out there, you just got to find it and make sure it’s for you.

The 15 blogs I nominate for this award:

Tamar – Hedonistit.com 

Carolina – theworldc.com

Laura – takemebacktoparis.com

Shelley – shelleymorecroft.co 

Lizzie and Dave – wanderlustandlife.com 

Kristin – sidashtravels.com 

Kassandra – designeveryday.ca

Jacqueline – brunchinista.com 

Lisa – dutchbloggeronthemove.com 

Lizzie – donutsanddowndog.com 

Michelle – runwayonthego.com 

Vanessa – thefashionstatement.net

Jennifer – savvygreystyles.com

Aimara – waysofstyle.com

Jen – pipesnbuttons.com 

Hope I was able to give all of you new bloggers out there some good inspirations! xx