We were nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by our fellow Canadian bloggers Meg and Michelle from Canadian Doll Notebook. Thank you guys!!! We love you, and your blog so much! 🙂 ❤
Okay, so here are 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.
Since we have steps one and two covered, we will move onto the next steps.
Give a brief story of how your blog started:
FakingItMostly originally began because we, my daughter and I, had so many big ideas, and we needed a way to organize them. All of our friends and family kept asking us about our projects all the time, so we decided to collect some of our best ideas, and display them all in one place. That’s how it all started, just friends and family looking in every once in a while on our crazy little world of crafting.
That was back in 2014. By the middle of that year, we had a few loyal followers, but we were still pretty small. We were only posting about once or twice a month back then, and no one was really paying a lot of attention, or at least they weren’t talking about us much. I didn’t mind. I was mostly concerned with being a mom to a five year old, which is kind of all consuming. 🙂
By 2015 however, something changed. We started taking on some serious doll projects. Everything we had done up until then was a random mix of preschool crafts, and other toys. We had some 18 inch dolls, but they weren’t really in the limelight.
But then Grace Thomas arrived on the scene, and we decided that she just had to have Grace’s Bakery. After we built that, which was kind of incredible because we are not experts by any means, we decided to build Maryellen’s Diner. By then, we were on a roll. With Lea Clarke’s debut, we quickly set about to build Lea’s Rainforest Hut, as well as Lea’s Fruit Stand. All of that led up to the building of the Mega Dollhouse Project this year.
I don’t know, it’s kind of become a bit of an obsession with us to see what we are capable of, to be honest. Reach for the stars, aim for heights that make the skeptics jeer, big ideas and dreams that can come true. All of these things are what we stand for here at FakingItMostly. You just never know unless you try, so we always try, even if it means that we have no earthly idea how it will all turn out in the end. 🙂 (even if your husband stares at you like you are insane most of the time.)
Anyway, all of a sudden, people started paying attention to us. It was then that we decided that we really needed to be a part of the doll community that we already knew so well, and loved. So we started getting involved. We began commenting on other people’s blogs, and liking the things that they were doing. That was pretty foreign to us because up to that point we had been happy little hermits creating away without much thought to who was watching. Suddenly, we were the ones being watched. People started coming to see what we were all about. We started making friends, and finding our own little place in the blog world. And now here we are, which is amazing because we just love being here. ❤
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers:
We are quite new ourselves, but if we had to give any advice, we would have to say be unique. It’s easy to just do what everyone else is doing, but it’s better to try something new. We are always trying to be innovative, and we try to come up with things that are interesting. We try not to post a lot of random posts either. Quality over quantity is the best. Put thought into each post, and try to keep your content fresh and original. What do you want to read about? Write about that.
Get to know your audience. Are you writing a gardening blog? Go on other people’s gardening blogs and talk to them. Share your blog with them. It’s easy to stay in your comfort zone and happily blog away the hours in introverted bliss, but if you don’t put yourself out there, the only one you will be blogging for is yourself.
5. Select 15 other bloggers for this award:
15?!! Are there even 15 other bloggers left who haven’t already gotten this award? Do we even know 15 other bloggers?? LOL!
Okay, I think that’s all we’ve got!! Sorry if you’ve been nominated by someone else already. We just love all of you, and your blogs so much! Thank you for including us these past three years! It’s been a blast, and we look forward to many more doll adventures!
❤ ❤ ❤