I admit that I’m embarrassingly (and I mean embarrassingly!) late in responding to this (oops!! My apologies! Yes, I’ve been playing catch-up for a couple months now; life got a little crazy and there was also a cognitive spoon shortage in through there). Seriously, I was nominated for this lovely award back in February by the equally-lovely Sasha, the author of Little Miss Aspie, a wonderful and positive blog with the utterly fantastic tagline: “Different, Not Defective”. (Yeah!! Cheering.)
- 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 you blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers for this award.
- Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them and a link to the post you created.
Thank you so much, Sasha aka Little Miss Aspie for the thoughtful nomination!! Mwah! ❤
My Brief Blog Story…
This blog actually began on a different blog, a blog that is much older and much more random, with a single post that spelled out exactly how, almost a month before, I had come to realize that I may indeed be on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum. (Keep in mind that at that time, I had known absolutely nothing other than that which the population at large “knows” (or thinks they know).)
As I began and continued to research more and more about Asperger/autism, I realized that as I was processing all of this new information and watching my life fall into place for the first time ever, I decided to keep my random blog random and start a separate blog, dedicated exclusively to Asperger’s/autism, my life as experienced through that filter, and spectrum-related topics. Eight days after writing the post on my “other” blog, I dribbled out the first post of this one, and poof!–The Silent Wave Blog was born. The first few months (April, May, and June) were spent life-reframing and self-educating; those of you who are–or have loved ones who are–going through a similar process may find the posts from those months to be pretty relatable(?) 🙂
Two Pieces of Advice For New Bloggers…
- Just do it. 🙂 Get your voice out there. Express yourself. Do it your way.
- I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: you never know just who your words may have helped on any given day. You never know who might have come across your blog while running a Google search, clicked on your blog’s link, read your words, and cheered/wept in relief. (I would know; I was one of those people. I still am.) 😉
This’ll be really, really tough, because I know and admire so many (there’s a lot of amazing talent out there!!). But I’ll give it my best shot; here goes….
- Alexis Rose at A Tribe Untangled
- Robin at Invisible Autistic
- King Ben’s Grandma at King Ben’s Grandma 😉
- Cocoons at Cocoons Are Sometimes Comfy
- John W. Leys at Darkness Of His Dreams
- Gifted and Misunderstood at Gifted and Misunderstood
- Lynn Blair at Inked Autist
- Angie Moon The Mod at Crazy On Classic Rock
- Jonathan Caswell at By The Mighty Mumford
- Moshe Ben Yehuda at Liberty of Thinking
- This Woman Is Different at This Woman Is Different
- Twiggyjen44 at Twiggyjen44
- Just Me at Silent Fall ❤
- Little Sparrow at Counting The Ways
- Anyone not mentioned here, please DO consider yourself nominated and invited! All are welcome 🙂 ❤
And…now I’ve got some commenting to do. 😉 It’s after 3am local time, and “tonight” is a “School Night” (not actually school, per se, but work), and tomorrow will be extremely busy at work, so I’ll try to make the rounds on Tuesday or Wednesday. ❤
Thank you again to Little Miss Aspie! Everybody should go check out her blog. It rocks 🙂