The Blogger Recognition Award

I have been trying to catch up with a few blogger tags recently.  Quite a while ago now Lucy from Lucy At Home nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award.

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I’d like to thank Lucy for nominating me.  Her blog is definitely worth a visit and she runs a fab linky with Wendy from Naptime Natter called #BlogCrush.

Part of the criteria of the award is to briefly describe how I came to blogging.  I started blogging when the twins were about a year old.  I needed a creative outlet and a bit of an intellectual challenge.  I also wanted to let people know about mindfulness – how it wasn’t all ‘hippy dippy’ and how it can really help busy professionals and parents.  My first post was loosely based on ‘time to talk’ day and about raising awareness around mental health and how mindfulness can help mental wellbeing.

The award also asks for the blogger to give a couple of bits of advice to new bloggers.  My advice would be to:

  • join linkies and return to the same ones regularly.  You will quickly start to get to know other bloggers then and will build up a  following.  It’s lovely to be part of a community too.  I run ‘the Saturday sesh’ or #thesatsesh with Lucy from What My Fridge Says – a weekend linky for bloggers who may not have time to link up to the weekday linkies.
  • join Instagram or use it more often than you used to pre-blog.  I resisted joining yet another social platform for ages and so have only been on it for about a year but now it is my fave one!  Make sure your account is public and interact on there regularly.   Use hashtags to help engagement.  I really like adding #mummyshot #funseekingkids #thismamaloves and of course #thesatsesh to my Instagram posts.  I’m @mission_mindfulness_blog over on Instagram by the way.   This certainly is another FAB way of connecting with other like-minded bloggers and promoting your blog and specific posts.

I would like to nominate any regular #thesatsesh linky participants for this award.  For example or any of our other lovely linkers who haven’t already done it.

Rhyming Mum

Rabbit Ideas

Mum Bore

Dad’s Sofa

Kamsin Kaneko

Blogger Recognition Award: Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.


handwritten Hayley

Lucy At Home




  1. October 7, 2017 / 7:11 am

    Oohhh…I got nominated! I haven’t joined in with anything like that in literally years. Thank you!!

    I’ll pop back to play along sometime next week.

    And I can totally resonate with your mission to share the importance of mindfulness. It’s helped me so much using the Headspace app. and just generally learning to breathe and be more present when life is stressing me out.

  2. October 7, 2017 / 7:34 am

    I adore Instagram, it’s my favourite form of social media alongside my blog #thesatsesh

  3. October 7, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Oooooooh. I got nominated! This is amazing. I’ve added this to my to do list. I’m just not sure I know 15 other bloggers to nominate yet. Maybe that will be my advice – Make blogger friends!

    • onamindfulmummymission
      October 7, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Ha ha – yes I think 15 is quite a tall order so don’t worry too much about that – another bit of advice – join a few of the FB blogger forums and ask if anyone ones a nomination on there – a quick way to make friends 🙂 xx

  4. October 7, 2017 / 9:41 am

    oh wow thank you for the nomination! How strange that I have just linked up a blog I wrote about why I blog!!! haha x #thesatsesh

  5. October 7, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Thank you for nominating me! I too have recently discovered instagram and am quickly becoming a big fan of it- really good fun! #thesatsesh

    • onamindfulmummymission
      October 7, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Pleasure xx

  6. October 7, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Fab advice here. I also resisted Instagram for a long time, and then started it but doing it only for the blog and not because I’ve actually liked it. I’ve now decided to embrace putting up the pics I like and not caring if anyone else agrees! #thesatsesh

    • onamindfulmummymission
      October 7, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      That’s the way to approach it sista 🙂 xx

  7. October 7, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    Congratulations on your award. I love taking part I’m these and love to read what other bloggers write. #thesatsesh

  8. October 7, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Congrats!! I love reading the nominated blogs for some good new posts. So happy for you 🙂 #thesatsesh

  9. October 8, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Congratulations to you! I’m really new to this but have loved taking part in your link up with Lucy over the past 2 weeks and you’ve both made me feel really welcome-so thank you! I love reading anything about mindfulness and have really enjoyed reading your blogs, lots of great tips! #thesatsesh

  10. October 9, 2017 / 7:57 am

    I think I need to do this too!! It is so lovely to be nominated though isn’t it. I resisted with Instagram for a while too but now I really like it x

  11. October 9, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Congrats on your nomination! Its always great to be recognized by fellow bloggers and I love hearing how other bloggers started on their journey!! xxx

  12. October 9, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Congrats Hayley on the nomination! Awesome! All great advice here too! Bravo lady. #thesatsesh xoxo

    • onamindfulmummymission
      October 9, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Thanks lovely xx

  13. October 10, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I joined Instagram as one of the last social media platforms to sign up for too. I wasn’t much interested in it and it really hasn’t changed my blog views much but I have enjoyed it:) #FamilyFunLinky

  14. Lucy At Home
    October 10, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    I resisted Instagram for ages too.. and now I love it! Haha. Thank you for your lovely words and my blog and blogcrush and I hope your linky is going well. I have certainly enjoyed reading your blog and your non-hippy-dippy approach of mindfulness 🙂 #blogcrush

    • onamindfulmummymission
      October 12, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Hee hee – thanks Lucy xx

  15. October 10, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    its interesting how many bloggers become bloggers due to a creative outlet need…especially during the early parenting years. How did you get your creative top up before? its an interesting thought? I feel a post on creative outlets coming on….

    • onamindfulmummymission
      October 10, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Ooooh yes – that sounds good. I’m such a teacher geek – I used to be sooooo creative with my lesson planning but it’s not quite the same anymore…. xx

  16. October 11, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Great advice, linkies are amazing for getting to know other bloggers x

  17. Wendy
    October 13, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Fab advice for lovely and thanks for mentioning instagram. Totally agree that linkys and ig are fab for connecting with other bloggers x #thesatsesh

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