blogging, bloggers and why i blog.

someone out there is the world of bloggers and cyber friends did something really nice for me. lillian of “it’s a dome life” awarded me with the authentic voice award. i know a lot of bloggers think that these kinds of awards are cheesy or silly and meaningless, but i actually feel the complete opposite.

i think these kinds of awards are really important and valuable. i feel really honoured that lillian, took the time to read my blog and include it on a list with other blogs she enjoys. blogs she describe as being written with transparency, which is exactly what i have always tried to do. and to have someone openly acknowledge and recognize this means a lot to me. enough to make me blush and now write about it.

i started blogging out of curiosity first, but then i got hooked. i find it very therapeutic, helpful and fun. i have definitely created a place here that people want to revisit, which is what i like and feel proud of. i have tried to be honest about my life, my struggles and my thoughts. i hope that comes across to you, the reader.

sometimes i feel pressure to write more, but then i end up with the inevitable blog burn-out, which is something i ultimately want to avoid. been there, done that! 

i want to send out a HUGE thanks to all of you for coming and reading about my life. feel free to email me or leave a comment on the blog with some feedback or whatever. i am always happy to hear from people and their opinions about what i do here on bear & lion.

again, a huge thanks to lillian for this award. i’ve been feeling a bit blue with all the sickness in january so this award had really motivated me and lifted my spirits!

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and, now it’s my turn to share some love and appreciation! i am passing the award along to a handful of bloggers i enjoy reading and who i think are authentic and transparent in their writing. there are lots of other fantastic bloggers out there who i love, but i feel like these few blogs are smaller and need some props for writing so openly about life, no matter how hard it may be.

feel free to pass along some love if your a blogger out there. lillian said to share the award, how generous of her!

i hope you keep coming back to this space. i’d love to hear from you!

xo, mama lola

xo, mama lola
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  1. says

    My favorite part about blog awards is I get to see blogs I have never read before as award recipients. This makes me so happy because I find new blogs to read and maybe new friends too!

    I can totally relate to feeling a little blog burn out from time to time. It’s not easy to keep up this momentum sometimes. I am glad to be a reader here and I enjoy reading about your life.

  2. says

    Thank you so much, lola! I agree, transparency can be tougher to achieve than you’d think, but your honesty in your blog is beautiful. I will definitely share the love!

  3. says

    If writing is your ‘thing’ it can indeed be therapeutic. Personally, the ebb and flow of my life reflected in that of my writing, has been enlightening for me over the years. I think you will experience the same ‘a-ha’ I have, if you haven’t already. Don’t feel pressured to write when you don’t feel inspired. Loyal fans/readers will wait. ,) XOXO

    • says

      thanks for stopping by and for the advice, mandi. i do enjoy writing and blogging and often feel like i am on a great roll. other times, it’s really hard to feel inspired, but i like that i get choose how much and how often i write.
      thanks, again!

  4. says

    Hooray! Another fellow mama blogger! And congratulations! I started out of curiosity and got hooked too. 🙂

    Happy you found me on twitter! Newest follower on both. 🙂 Hope you’ll stop by this week for my find + follow friday hop. Love to have you!


  5. says

    Congratulations Lola. You truly do have an authentic voice in your writing. I always enjoy how honest you are about the way things are. And thank you so much for nominating me for the award. I so appreciate you enjoying my stuff. 🙂

  6. says

    Thank you thank you thank you for giving my little blog this award too! It has cheered me up so much!

    And congratulations on your own award too – you totally deserve it, I love checking in to see what’s happening in your world! 🙂