So, I have been blessed by Rachael over @ Beach Bookworm and Destiny from the lovely blog HowlingLibraries and they have both been kind enough to tag me in the Blogger Recognition Award. I have no idea why, but I won’t look a gift horse in the mouth (Gosh, that’s a weird saying!)
1 Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created
HOW IT ALL STARTED…
My story is pretty plain, I tried to start blogging a few years ago this May and I found I was either too busy and overwhelmed or I just wasn’t in the mood or right mindset. So, I put the idea aside and picked it up again in June 2016. My mental health was going to hell and I was really stressed by my home life and school so I knew I needed a distraction. And, now it’s May 2018 and I’m still here so yay? My blogging career started as a way for me to get out of my life and to just talk about books and now I am here reading arcs, talking to publishers and I even have blogger friends. I really don’t know where I would be without you guys and my blog!
A BIT OF ADVICE
Firstly: Make a schedule. This is pretty hypocritical coming from me because I pretty much have no schedule this year. But, from that experience, I can tell you that not having a schedule is, in my opinion, horrible. You don’t have to post the same thing every day each week, but you should at least plan to post things on specific days or every x number of days. For me, next year (when I’ve kicked my ass into gear) my schedule will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday with spare posts going out on Saturdays.
Having a schedule shows consistency in your blog and helps to relieve stress if you’re into that kinda thing.
Secondly: Make friends. Talk to other bloggers, it doesn’t matter where! You can chat on Bookstagram, Book Twitter or just by commenting on blog posts! Making friends with other bloggers, or even just chatting with them is a really great way to feel supported around the Blogosphere and the community. It’s a great feeling to know someone’s got your back, and book blogger friends are some of the best friends!