I was nominated the other day by no other than the amazing Kathy from @PagesBelowVaultedSky and before you go any further, you have to go check out that blog!
Here’s how this works::
- 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’d like to give this award to
- Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, providing a link to the post you’ve created
Again, go see the award on @PagesBelowVaultedSky, their advice is great
How all this began..
It started actually on September but then I forgot about it because I didn’t have the time. It didn’t really start until November last year.
When I first made it, it came to be because I love books and I couldn’t watch booktube in class so I got hooked to blogs. I enjoyed reading all about new books I didn’t know about and had fun reading tags and challenges. I thought: I want to do all that, and here we are.
It picket up on November because I got a new job that allowed me to spend hours on end in front of a computer waiting for stuff to happen. During that time I found the inspiration to start writing posts.
Advice? By me?? Follow at your own risk
Seriously, I’m a mess and nobody should ever listen to what I say.
I’ve been blogging for just a few months and I know people who have been on this for years, still, we all learn as we go and I can, at least, give a bit of advice on your first months of blogging. I guess:
1..You don’t need a steady posting schedule to have a good blog
I know, this goes against everything you thought. The reality is that people who subscribe to you will be excited to read your post whether it comes every other day or twice a month. There’s no pressure. No one will go like – Omg, they posted last Monday and now it’s a Wednesday and they haven’t posted anything – Trust me, it doesn’t happen. You post when you feel like it and your followers will love it.
2..Take pride on the things you do
There are bloggers out there who can whip out a fully detailed discussion post that can make you rethink a book and there are bloggers who post only tags and memes (ME), neither of them is better or worse. Sometimes I feel like engaging in debates and discussions but most of the time I like reading blogs to have fun and learn about books I may want to read. The kind of posts you write have to be the kinds of posts you like to do. There’s no point in having your own blog if you are forcing yourself to write something you don’t love.
That’s basically all you need to start a blog: do it at your own pace and for your own amusement. After all, it’s your blog so the main person to please is you.
I can’t do 15 but trust me that you want to check out these five::
Kay Wisteria @Hammock of Books
Brittany @Perfectly Tolerable
Kathy @Books & Munches
Sahi @My World of Books
Angelica @The Book Cover Girl
[[Don’t feel obligated to do this if you don’t feel like it
we covered this on the “Advice” section]]