Thank you to Amanda @ Peaks and Pages for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. This is my second nomination for this award and I’m very grateful! Please go check out her blog!
- 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 until they check the referral portion of their stats.)
How my blog started:
During a visit back to my secondary school in 2013, it was my English teacher who gave me the advice to start a book blog. At the time, I remember saying, “What if no one reads it?” So much self-doubt! I had been thinking about book blogging for a while, but I was a little wary. I decided to follow the advice and I’m so glad that I did. If you have a passion for something whether it’s books, baking or fashion, and you want to start a blog then go for it!
Advice for new bloggers:
- Creating your own graphics for your blog is a superb way to add a personalized look and feel. Canva is a great (mostly free) graphic design tool. You can use this site to make a custom blog header and more.
- Don’t worry about stats. I know this is easier said than done! When I first began blogging, I only posted book reviews around once a month. My blog didn’t have many views. After a while, I decided to take part in weekly memes and posted more often. This resulted in more views. Remember that getting traffic takes time and patience.
- Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall
- Taiwo @ Stuffed Shelves
- Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads
- Whitney @ Whit Reads Lit
- LaRonda @ Flying Paperbacks
- Chaz @ Life of Chaz
- AJ @ Read All The Things!
- Berit and Vicci @ Audio Killed the Bookmark
- Alyssa Marie @ A Reader’s Journey
- Cindy @ Readctbooks
- Sheri @ TV Addicted Bookworm
- Theresa @ The Calico Books
- Jane @ What Jane Read Next
- Ashley Rae @ Thrifty Bibliophile
- Gem, Becca and Bex @ Sunshine Books
As always, this is totally optional!