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The Blogger Recognition Award

Hello, lovely readers! πŸ™‚

I hope you all have been enjoying the barrage of doll reviews lately…there have been a lot of sales. πŸ˜‰

I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the lovely Claire of Once Upon a Yarn, and the lovely Staff ofΒ My Doll Corner!Β Thank you both so so much! πŸ™‚ ❀ I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long…but I’m here now, so let’s do this! πŸ˜€

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Alrighty, here are Da Rules! πŸ™‚ (Now I’m going to have the Fairly Odd Parents song suck in my head all day πŸ˜‰ )

The rules:

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

First up…

How Doll Dimensions Started:

I’ve collected dolls, ponies, and figurines since I was little, but honestly, I never thought I would end up blogging! πŸ™‚ When I was little, my brothers and I played all sorts of imaginative games with all kinds of toys, and when I got older I made lots of little dollhouse accessories, especially for my 3 1/2 inch Disney Fairies dolls. πŸ™‚ Even when I entered the teenage years, I never really stopped liking dolls, I just had a lull where I didn’t actively do stuff with them. I think my first current doll project came about when I wanted to make a doll of Honey Lemon from Big Hero Six, and I ended up marathon-watching DIY doll craft videos on YouTube all day. πŸ™‚ Even though Honey Lemon never really got finished, I did find myself wishing I had more articulated dolls (most of my childhood ones weren’t), so I lurked on Ebay, Amazon, and Craigslist until I had a mixed collection of articulated dolls to use as models! πŸ™‚ After that, my blog posts really became about making the items I couldn’t buy for my dolls in stores, like nerdy t-shirts and ball gowns. I came up with the name “Doll Dimensions” because I wanted to show readers how they could expand the dimensions in which they collect dolls…you’re never limited to what you can buy in a store! πŸ™‚

My Two Pieces of Advice to Other Bloggers:

  1. You don’t have to be perfect! Especially when you’re first starting out, don’t worry about having perfect camera quality or the perfect post…you’ll get better, I promise! πŸ™‚ Also, I think this goes hand-in-hand with being yourself and having fun, but don’t be afraid to get silly every once in a while. That’s why you have a blog, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰ For example, I almost didn’t post my Gingerbread Wars post last year because I thought it wasn’t professional enough…but the truth was that I had a ton of fun making it (it was late at night and I was super punchy and slaphappy πŸ˜‰ ), and I ended up being glad I shared it!
  2. Post about whatΒ you love! It’s great to ask your blog readers what they most want to see you post about…polls are awesome for that! For example, I never placed much priority on reviewing the dolls I buy (I didn’t think anyone wanted to read them), but when I did a poll on what posts people like the best, reviews won by a landslide! Now I have that information, and it can be useful when I’m planning out posts. However, when it comes down to it, you need to post about what you love. For example, back when I ran a poll about what Costume Palooza post people wanted to see next, the one I most wanted to doΒ got somewhere around zero votes. However, I really wanted to do it, so I did anyway, and it ended up being one of my most viewed posts ever…Probably partially because it was obvious that I had so much fun doing it! Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that if you’re debating about what sort of posts to work on, do what you love! It’s awesome to ask your readers for advice, but it’s just that:Β advice.Β What you end up writing about is up to you!

As for the nominations, I’m afraid I’m terrible at this part. πŸ˜‰ If you’d like to do the award, please consider yourself nominated, and feel free to do the award! πŸ™‚ ❀

I hope you all enjoyed, and a HUGE thank you to Claire and Staff! πŸ™‚ ❀

XOXOXOXO

Grace πŸ™‚

 

10 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award

  1. I’ve been loving the barrage of doll reviews – sales are the best. πŸ˜€ Your blogging advice is fantastic…it’s always so much more fun to post when you’re enthused about it, and it really does show in the finished post, I think! Also, I love your blog origin story – I never outgrew dolls as a teenager, either, and it’s wonderful to know you’re not the only one. πŸ™‚ I feel you on the binge-watching YouTube tutorials, hehe…it’s a time warp! πŸ˜€

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    1. Hehehe, thank you so much! πŸ˜€ I know I always enjoy a good fangirling session in my posts. πŸ˜‰ And absolutely about binge-watching! I’d need to be a time lord to watch all of the ones I like! πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much again for nominating me! πŸ™‚ ❀

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