Hey Everyone,

I am very happy to announce that ‘Paigezine’ was nominated for its first Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you Fascinating World for nominating me. I love learning new and unusual things about nature through your writing. I myself an a lover of all things aquatic and found your post ‘What An Artist!’ fascinating.

As a person new to the world of blogging I so appreciate the support of the blogging community. People who don’t know me yet are interested in reading about my journey.

The beginning of my blog writing:

Unlike many bloggers I was never really a writer. I would occasionally pick up a journal but often I found the act of writing to be frustrating. As a lifelong student I felt like writing was often prescriptive and the letter grades attached to my essays made me stressed out! I started this blog because I wanted to challenge myself. As a recovering perfectionist I wanted to challenge myself to step outside of my comfort zone. To experiment with words and language in a new and scary way. My blog is a place where I spill my guts and pop that comfort bubble I found myself living in. With that being said thank you for allowing me to share a piece of my heart with all of you.

The rules for accepting this award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award.
  • Comment on the nominated blogs and let them know you nominated them and give a link to the post you have created.

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers:

Though I do not consider myself an expert blogger by any means, I would like to share 2 pieces of advice that has made Paigezine my happy space during these first 6 months.

  1. Make your blog your space. When I first started blogging I wrote about my trip in the way I knew how to, like a university student. I found myself in the same place as usually, disliking the process of writing. As soon as I started discovering my own voice and playing around with the blog I began to crave this space.
  2. Don’t feel ashamed to be vulnerable. Take risks. Try something new and scary. Growth often occurs in a grey and uncomfortable space.

I would like to nominate the following:


Stephanie Jade Wong

Dr. Luis C. Almeida


Where’s my backpack?

Andrea in Amman

Work In Progress


Truths My Sisters Told

Wanderlust Plus One

Traveling the World Solo

She’s A Seeker

Memoirs of Taste

Vonj Productions

5 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Paige! Thank you so much for the nomination. It means a lot to me that you’re reading and enjoying the blog. It is such a pleasure to read about your adventures. You have an awesome writing voice and I hope you keep sharing it long after your time in Guatemala is over.

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