Upon entering wide world blog world with my blog Mirisna Teka I met so much new, great people and learned new things, new customs, new dishes and recipes. Much of that I can thank to food blogger games that run in my corner of the world, which is Croatia but also Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia. We speak similar languages, have similar mentality both in life as in kitchen.
But when I started this blog, it was completely new setup. New language, new concept (vegan&vegetarian), whole new world of new people that I didn’t and still don’t know. Except from my dear Facebook groups that accepted me and my recipes and helped me to move further. One of those groups is Vegan Blogging Network. The group is small and I pretty much know everyone (active) in it.
So one day my dear friend Sarah from beautiful Vanderlust Vegans blog introduced a great idea: of recognition award for bloggers you appreciate, read, follow and strongly recommend to others as well. It was a great feeling to be recognised and nominated by my fellow vegan blogger, so I accepted the challenge and I’m spreading the word by proceeding this great intention. Thank you, my dear Vanderlust Vegans, for including me! 🙂
This is the post where I’ll also say a few words about how and why I started this blog. Well, as I already have been blogging in Croatian, it only came natural to try and seek more readers, more people to connect, so I started writing in English. Also, I wanted whole another concept that my old blog did not have, and that is – vegetarian and vegan cuisine. My old blog doesn’t have meat neither, but it seemed no one thought of my blog in that way, because I was mainly baking breads and making pasta, so readers got pretty confused when I started writing about vegan pasta or Chia eggs.
And the advice I can give to new, aspiring bloggers? Well. Do as you feel you should. Whether that be stories of your cat and your herbs in your back yard, or your soulsearching while preparing morning oats. Just be true and readers will recognize it. Also, don’t feel pressured or intimidated that you have to provide recipes that are “sweeping” the food blog world. If it is not in your niche, if it’s not you, then just leave it. You surely have plenty of original stuff to share, only if you look into yourself! And above all, have fun. Just have fun and everything will fall into it’s place and bring results.
So here how it goes, if you want to be the part of this awards too:
- 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 you started your blog;
- Give two pieces of how your blog started;
- Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to;
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
Thereby I nominate and recommend the following vegan blogs:
- Yumsome – Vegan food from my travels
- The Crumby Vegan
- The Lettuce Liv – Living a vegan and compassionate life
- The Urben Life – A dairy-free & egg-free food blog
- The Plant based Plan – Vegan Meal Plans & Nutrition Education
- Plant based Recipe
- Bear Plate
- Snapshots and Stew Pots
- Healthier Steps
- The Nomadic Vegan
So that’s that!
Thank you, all my dear vegan blogger friends, thank you all for reading, thank you for spreading the word! 😀