Hi everyone! I was nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award again by the WONDERFUL Autumn @ Chapter Malliumpkin about a month ago! She is a lovely book blogger with reviews, hauls, tags, and playlists!
Life has been so crazy since last month, and I haven’t had much time to sit down, but the time has finally come for me to do this post!
- Thank the blogger/s 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 up to 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment (or pingback) on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
The Beginning of My Blog
Since it has only been a couple of months since I gave a full backstory into the birth of my blog in my first Blogger Recognition Award, I’ll go over all of the high points here!
I started my blog (like many others) because I wanted to talk about underappreciated books that I love and tell people of these hidden gems! I had started my blog a little over a year ago when I had started my twitter and bookstagram and had noticed that a good number of my favorite books were going under the radar, and it had honestly surprised me, so I decided to share my voice in the book community.
I’ll be honest, my blogging journey had a rocky start because I felt like my reviews couldn’t even be considered as reviews because I had no idea how to write them. And, I wasn’t reaching anyone despite me sharing my post on a variety of social media. At a certain point, I was ready to walk away from it all because no one was reading my posts and it felt like I was preaching to a brick wall. I eventually decided to switch blog host’s as one last way to try to grow my audience and luckily that worked for me. Since then, I’ve been able to share my thoughts with people who are interested and gain respect for blogs with large and small followings because everyone faces challenges no matter where you fall.
Over time I have started to notice that there are more ways to talk about books other than writing reviews, and my blog has been evolving to include other ways to share new and hidden books through my weekly release posts and tags and recommendations; then I have done discussion type posts about different things in the book that has been happening in the book world!
Since last year, I have developed a confidence in my writing that I didn’t have during school, and it has become easier for me to share my work with people. I’ve also had the opportunity to interact and talk with so many people how share similar interests in books, hobbies, and music, so I will forever be grateful to all of the bloggers I’ve met online.
- I feel like I say this all the time, but its because there’s truth to it. BE YOURSELF. Don’t feel like you have to be like someone just because they get a lot of views and followers. Add personality and honesty to your words because like books people like to seek out content that is fresh and isn’t like everything else. I know that it can be terrifying to be different in the world, but in the end, you’ll be happier with the content that you post and will be able to say that you aren’t limiting yourself to what a [book] blogger should be.
- Find an online community that you can talk to because blogging can be stressful. It’s always great to talk to other people who have similar problems because your able to help each other and encourage one another. I know when I first started, I felt like I had no one to ask about my blog from the flow of it to the content of my post to everything in between. It may take some time to find those people who honestly care about you, but it’ll be worth it in the end because you’ve made friends who want to see you succeed in both the blogging world and everyday life.
For more advice, click here for things like dealing with stats, growing you blog, deciding what to post, and a couple of other things!
- Emma @ A Few Chapters ‘Til Love
- Daria @ Bookaholic’s Therapy
- Alison @ Alison in Bookland
- A Bookish Chick
- The Reading Chemist
- Holly @ Holly Loves Books
- Musings of a Book Girl
- And You! If you complete this tag, make sure to link me in it so I can read about your blog’s history!
Happy reading until next time,