What a great surprise and encouragement, with my birthday just round the corner. It feels humbling to know that my blog is able to provide happy vibes and creative inspiration to those who read it.
A warm hug and lots of blessings and success for VERKIL who nominated my blog for this award. The award exhilarates me to be more innovative as well as share more of my knowledge and creations with others. Head over to Verkil blog and see her beautiful work. Sending you a tonne of blessings Jennifer Osuji for enjoying my blog.
Origin of Jijjy’s Maison
It was a therapeutic hobby collecting unique vintage or antique items, upcycling pieces of vintage furniture as well as sewing. After a break up and ill health I purposely found an empty studio filled it up with my creations. I project I enjoyed above ferrero rochers. Those addicted to them will understand what I mean.
In 2013 I thought it would be great to find others out there with the same sentiments as well as share my finds or creations from anywhere in the world. I also enjoyed learning from them and supporting each other through sharing our work. This was cut short when I pursued a career in finance which I completed successfully, however; evidently I turned back to what I love most. I have returned full force, continuing where I left off sharing my sewing and upcycling projects, collectible finds and sharing my vintage, antique and handmade friends beautiful work along the way.
Apart from just the pretty items and nostalgia, this is my opportunity to demonstrate my support for recycling and protecting our environment in a beautiful and fun manner.
Guide to Aspiring Bloggers:
As a semi-newbie, these are my two cents on blogging and I will bestow to others with pleasure. Be real with yourself and be ready to invest time and dedication to your blog projects. This allows you the passion needed and enables you to explore your talents further helping you to evolve and join other experts in your niche.
Social media is your best friend in terms of marketing your blog. Here you get to sample snipets of your blog to potential followers and reel them in; it allows you to really engage with your audience. Be ready to put in some grit; hard work really pays and since its something you enjoy, it will be a joyous journey.
In the beginning all I had was my laptop, phone camera, a few simple DIY tools and a really vintage sewing machine. When you are ready you can start investing in some superior tools and equipment.
I feel my is starting to improve; I moved from blogger to WordPress after contributing in a WordPress finance blog; I preferred the features and the look. I feel that I am ready to transitioning from free hosting to paid. Choose a hosting company that will suit your needs. It helps improve your SEOs and increase traffic or sales. I will highly recommend after you get the hang of things. It gives you a more professional image especially if you plan to turn your work into a business.
Try to ensure your blog is readable, delightful and positively inspiring before hitting that publish button. Make your followers want to stay as well as recommend you to others.
Wishing you all the best in your blogs and projects
Bloggers Recognition Award Nominees
Participation rules for the Blogger Recognition Award:
- Write a short post about your award and in it:-
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Tell a brief story about how you started your blog.
- Provide two pieces of advice for aspiring bloggers
- Choose 10 other bloggers to nominate.
- comment on each of the 10 blogs notifying them of the nomination. Ensure you provide a link to your award post.
Winner of the Bloggers Recognition Award
Ellen Tran: Zyra Kuma