Saturday, June 17, 2017

Blogger Recognition Award

When I went to bed last night, I never in my wildest dreams, would think I would be nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award. I'm probably like most adults upon waking up in the morning. You wake up and check your phone. I usually do because I'm one of those anal people that has to clear my screen of all the notifications that I received through out the night. Imagine my surprise when I seen a message from Malalai Sana from Secrets of Greatest Minds. Thanks you Malalai for nominating my blog with this award. It truly is a great feeling to be recognized for your hard work.

There are though a few rules when accepting this award:

  1. Thank the nominator and provide a link to their blog
  2. Write a post to show the award
  3. Write a brief story on how my blog got started
  4. Give 2 small pieces of advice to other bloggers
  5. Select 15 bloggers to pass the award onto
  6. Tell those nominees they were selected via a comment

The birth story of Life of an Imperfect Mom
Since I was a little kid, I have loved reading and writing. You would never see me without pen, paper and a good book in hand. As I got older my love for reading and writing grew. Unfortunately life happens and I had to put my hobby to the side. I was either always working or taking care of my children. I decided in 2014 to go back to college but, again, life got in the way and I had to take a year off. With the support of my family, I quit my job and went back to school full time. It was at that moment I thought, I wonder if other moms go through the same struggles as me. Trying to find balance to it. Maintaining a job, raising children, going back to school, organizing a house, etc.. On top of all that, trying to the perfect parent, because sorry to say, there are a tremendous amount of judgmental people out there. I knew I was not in the least perfect. I've made my share of mistakes and I own up to that. I then decided I wanted to get my story out there. My goal is for other parents to be able to relate to the situations I deal with and maybe get a chuckle or two from it. 

My advice to new bloggers
  1. Be true to you. Don't try to conform to what other bloggers do. It will feel unnatural to you and your audience will pick up on that. Say you are a travel blogger and you focus on just places to visit or getting the best deals on vacation and you think to yourself, " Other bloggers in my niche talk about food, so maybe I should add that to get more viewers." That's fine and dandy, but if all of sudden you start incorporating food and recipes, your viewers will get confused. Define your niche and never conform. You are a unique individual and that's what will bring your viewers coming back for more. 
  2. It takes time and work to truly get your name out there. Don't assume you will start a blog and over night you will be a blogging sensation. You have to take time to write engaging content, promote said content through social media, such as blogging forums/ groups, twitter, Instagram, and yes Facebook. If you don't promote then no one will know you are out there. That takes time especially since you are just trying to get a handle on creating content for your blog. Hard work, time and dedication does pay off.     

Now on to the nominees! There are tons of truly amazing bloggers out there and it was hard to narrow the field down to 15. 
My nominees in no particular order.

There are so many amazing blogs out there and they cover such a wide range of topics. be sure to click on each link to check out the terrific content that each of these bloggers have written. Words can not express the gratitude felt to Malalai Sana from Secrets of Greatest Minds for nominating me for this award.


  1. Congratulation !!! All the best

    1. Thank you very much! Congratulations to you as well for all your hard work!

  2. Thanks alot for choosing me


  3. Congrats and great pieces of advice!
    Elizabeth |