I’ve been keeping a secret for a while now (since September 2020 to be exact). I received an e-mail that my blog simpleula.com has been nominated for the Lifestyle Blog of the Year 2021! I couldn’t believe it, but at the same time I didn’t want to jinx it so I didn’t tell anyone about it expect V (my husband). In December 2020, I received an e-mail saying that I won Canadian Business Awards: Simple Ula is the Lifestyle Blog of the Year 2021!
I Still CANNOT Believe It!
It’s a little surreal to think about it! I came to Canada in 2015 and started blogging in 2016, because I was basically feeling lonely. I was renting a bachelor apartment in the basement at that time. I used to have three blogs while I was living in Poland, but deleted them all after some time. It wasn’t a new thing to me, but more so going back to what I love doing, which is writing and sharing things with others.
Do What You Love
Of course, at the beginning, it was probably only my boyfriend (now husband) reading it, but that didn’t discourage me. He was also the one that told me to keep on doing it if I like it. I’ll never forget this conversation I had with him and I still remind him of it now and how much impact he has had on creating simpleula.com :).
What I’m trying to tell you here though is: don’t worry that no one is reading/ listening/ watching you. If something makes you happy, just keep on doing it. One day someone will “stop by” and notice your heart you put into your work :). Trust me on this one :).
Just Do It!
Another very important thing I’d love to share with you here is: don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take a moment and make it perfect :). Simple as that! Also, let me tell you a secret: there’s never a perfect moment that we wait on, it just happens and then we realize that it was perfect :).
If you think about starting a blog, then start. It is never too late! You might think that there are enough blogs or it’s too late, because others are already doing it for some time. Wrong. There is no one else like you and no one else can share what you’d like to share in your own way. I do believe that having your own platform, where you are your own boss is a great “investment” (of your time). Social media are there, but we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. On top of that, when there’s a glitch or algorithm is “not on your side”, you have your blog and you’re in charge there.
I’m not sure how I went from announcing about the award to motivating you to start your own thing, lol :). I think I just want to tell someone else out there: “hey, you can do it!”, because sometimes that’s all we need to hear. I was having so many doubts, fears, etc. before clicking “publish” (still sometimes do!) and here I am with the Canadian Business Awards. So if I can do it, you can too! 🙂 Believe in yourself and do not listen to naysayers! 🙂
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