Hi everyone, it’s been a little while (well just over 3 weeks) since I last blogged and honestly I haven’t really had the motivation to. I never write when the motivation isn’t there but fortunately I woke up today in the mood to blog so for my first official post of 2018, i’m doing the Blogger Recognition Award which I was nominated for by Brittany at Perfectly Tolerable. 😀 Thank you for nominating me, it means a lot, especially considering it’s a tag about sharing advice to other fellow bloggers. I definitely would have been appreciative of some advice when I first started blogging on here last year!
- 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. (Please make sure you do this step! Otherwise they won’t know you’ve tagged them.)
How I got started:
I’ve blogged before on other blogging websites but I ended up taking a long break from it after I finished university a year and a half ago. Honestly, I fell out of love with reading books, writing, reviewing and blogging (those are a lot of things lol); but then last May, I – after experiencing some frustrations whist trying to be a proper adult for the first time (a.k.a job hunting and work-life etc.) decided I wanted somewhere to vent about it and so I created this blog. After finishing that post, I found that I wanted to continue blogging and so I did. I eventually also got back into reading and thought it’d be a good idea to start writing reviews and it’s pretty much taken off from there.
Write how you want to write. When I first began blogging 8 years ago, I either wrote as if my content was going to be published in a broadsheet newspaper or as if I was writing an essay. A big indicator of when I feel like my blogging is getting too formal is if I use a thesaurus more than twice. I basically used to take my writing way too seriously and it eventually became a chore and something I did to showcase how I could write as opposed to what I wanted to write – if that makes sense.
Blog when you want to. Although I generally like to have structure in my life – I don’t like scheduling when to do certain things – and blogging is one of them. When I began this blog, my aim was to post once a week but as time went on I discovered that I blog best when I genuinely feel like blogging. If you’ve got a schedule for posting and you stick to it – that is truly awesome because I wish that I could. Blog when you feel it best suits you. It’s supposed to be fun and liberating not the opposite!
Awesome Bloggers: 🌼
Bound To Writing Bookish Byron
J.W. Martin I Have A Bad Sense of Humor
Peaks and Pages e-Quips
Girl of 1000 Wonders Lola Et La Vie
Bookworm Ink Upside-Down Books
Breakeven Books Reading In Winter
Kourtni Reads BlondeVsBooks
Simone And Her Books