Blogger Awards

Blogger Recognition Award! Whoop Whoop!

A Thursday post is a first for me but I am super excited & honoured to announce that I have received my first blogging award – The Blogger Recognition Award! A huge thank you to Yeshira of the Brown Girl Journal for nominating The Mum Blog SA for the Blogger Recognition Award! Yeshira’s blog is a travel & food blog, which features great posts about places like New York (I’ve never been!) & also about great, healthy food! 

What is the Blogger Recognition Award?

This prize is passed to bloggers by other bloggers, who appreciate and recognize their strong work and the amount of effort they invest in each and every post.

Blogger Recognition Award


How I started my blog

My blog started out with my husband saying to me, “You should write a book baby”, yep, those were his exact words. I have always enjoyed writing, I have written letters, random thoughts and poems on random occasions and often my husband has been the critic of my work, well not really critic but he is brutally honest! He sparked the idea in my mind that I should attempt to do something with my words.

I hold a diploma in IT, I am a mother of two children and a wife, I definitely felt like I had a whole lot to say. After a few months of consideration, I began The Mum Blog SA, just a few weeks ago! My aim is to connect and share the journey of motherhood with other mums out there, that face life’s ups and downs while trying to be superwoman for their kids. Even though we are mums, we are allowed to do something for ourselves, motherhood does not have to mean giving up your identity, instead embrace it and add it to your existing identity. You are YOU, not just the wife of Mr. SO and SO or the mum of baby Cuteness (although there’s nothing wrong with those introductions – I love being known as the mum of Yash & Ralee or as Mrs. Gobin!) but it is also important that you do not lose yourself on the way.

Advice to new bloggers

1. Plan, Plan, Plan – As a new blogger myself, I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to plan. Plan your blog, your posts, jot down ideas, do whatever you can to catch every idea and then explore it to it’s full potential. Readers come back because they feel that they are sure to find content that is worth it and well put together!

2. Be patient! – For someone like me, patience is not a strong point, however, if you want to get things done right, you have to have patience. Like everything in life, you have to work at it in order to see results. Just work hard on creating good content, readers/followers/subscribers will come & when they do they will definitely want more!

My nominations for the Blogger Recognition Award are:

  1. Bake by Gabriella
  2. Loraine Steyn – Eat. Nourish. Repeat
  3. Our Greenish Life
  4. Life is a party
  5. Happy the Hunter
  6. The Authentic Girl
  7. Tonic & Tiaras
  8. Forts & Fairies
  9. Siphosetu Mqikela
  10. Matte & Lea Abroad
  11. Average South African
  12. Beauty Candy Loves
  13. Peanut Gallery
  14. Kavisha
  15. Heather Hook

The rules are:

  • 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 your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Select 15 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.


The Mum Blog Signature

Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.

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