Much to my surprise, I was nominated for a blogger recognition award. I am truly honored that anyone even reads my blog, much less be inspired by it. I was nominated by The Tee Shirt Blogger, whose wit and wisdom is always on point. The shirt designs are so cute and trendy, but that’s just the beginning. He’s a proud advocate for people on the autism spectrum as well as animals. As a mom of an autistic child with a therapy dog, I am a firm believer in the positive effects service animals can have on disabled people’s lives. The best part of his blog is that it is so relatable. Usually autism spectrum disorder is presented as a disease with a collection of symptoms, but that’s not entirely accurate. It’s merely different—or as it is often called—neurodiverse. I love that his writing focuses more on how we are all similar, rather than what sets us apart. It’s definitely worth checking out.
My blog came about because I was frustrated by a lot of the stereotypes connected to disability. Like it or not, much of our culture is shaped by the media where we are woefully underrepresented. I was also fascinated by the amount of questions that my husband gets about my wheelchair. I understand why someone would feel weird about asking me directly, but how can someone learn if they can’t ask questions? I thought this would be the perfect solution because everyone can remain anonymous and avoid asking someone they know. The subject matter changes from frequently asked questions to gimpy tv with a dash of healthy living tips and recipes on the side.
I don’t really have a lot of knowledge to pass on as far as the technical side of things. Seriously, I am not the least bit tech savvy so I often mess up while sharing another’s post and I don’t have a very pretty website. However, I think that enthusiasm can go a long way. People can tell if you are truly passionate about a subject or if you are simply writing about what you think you should write about. I also think it is very inspiring to read a lot of other blogs. It’s a great way to connect with others and learn about things that things that you may never experience on your own.
My nominees are:
Our Little Red House
The Real Reality Show
My Real Dish
Life’s journey on wheels
Kool Kosher Kitchen
Here are a few simple things to do to participate in the Blogger Recognition Award award:
1. Show your gratitude to the person who nominated you and provide a link back to the person’s blog.
2. Give a brief story on your blog.
3. Share two or more pieces of advice for beginner bloggers.
4. Choose 10 other bloggers to nominate.
5. Comment on each blog, letting them know they’ve been nominated and provide a link to your award post.