Encouraging Thunder Award! – Why Do I Blog?

I’ve been nominated for an Encouraging Thunder Award. Find out why I blog…


encouraging thunder PSthank you so muchMy first nomination for a blogging award! Where is my acceptance speech that I have been secretly writing for the last month? (I mustn’t forget to start an argument with Miley Cyrus!)

I’ve been nominated for an Encouraging Thunder Award, and it’s a way of letting your followers know why you blog.

Thank You…

First of all, Thank you Morgan for the nomination, I’m a big fan of your blog and it was lovely to read about your inspirations for blogging. Please make sure you read her blog @ The Secret Diaries of a Computer Science Student.

Why I Blog…

typingWhen I started this, it was a creative output for me to talk about my life and my hobbies, and what it’s like to be a young, married gay man living in suburban England. I have always felt a little bit like an outsider and was hoping to be able to share my experiences and interests with like-minded people.

But what I discovered was that blogging is not just about what you put out, but what you take in from this fantastic community! I have LOVED discovering new and exciting blogs! Which is very surprising to me because I thought it would be like Facebook, where people share too much and I just roll my eyes and continue scrolling. But it’s fascinating to see so many others sharing a part of themselves so publicly. It pushes and inspires me to be more honest in my writing and with myself, to try and understand who I am a little bit more.

I am very new to all this, and I’m still finding a balance between sharing my personal side and commenting on popular culture. It can be scary to write about such personal things, but I am treating my blog like a diary and would like to be as candid as I would be if I were the only person reading it (which I might be!). It can actually be quite therapeutic to be so open! Hopefully people are enjoying my stories and opinions, and can relate to some of my experiences!

I Nominate…

winningVinnieh @ Vinnieh
Jennifer @ Demented Darling
Kolo @ Smexy Nerd
Dear Straight People

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Thank your nominator
  2. Tell the world why you blog
  3. Nominate 5 more people

Happy writing and thanks again for my nomination!

Author: Matt Melo

Welcome to the neighborhood! Check out my blog for more info: www.pinksuburbia.com

7 thoughts on “Encouraging Thunder Award! – Why Do I Blog?”

  1. I loved reading more about you Matt, very fascinating. And thanks for nominating me. I’ve had one of these awards before, but there’s more of a story to how I started my blog that I’ll use when accepting this post.


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