Thank you so much to Ally @ Ally Writes Things for nominating me to do this tag, be sure to check out her blog as it’s amazing!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
How my blog started
I always wanted to start a book blog, I discovered the book community back in 2012 and I loved seeing all these people sharing their passion for reading, it really brought my love for reading back to life again. So ever since then, I’ve silently been following along with the book community, watching booktube videos, following bookstagrammers and connecting with other book lovers on Goodreads. From the beginning, I always knew that I wanted to be a part of this extraordinary community, and it wasn’t until March of this year when I started this book blog. It was the perfect timing, I was reading more books than ever, I had a lot of free time on my hands and I had just begun receiving a couple e-arcs from NetGalley. I’m so grateful for my decision in choosing to launch a book blog, it’s so much more than I imagined it ever would be. The people I get to connect with are incredible, and I really enjoy posting fresh new content on my blog every week.
Advice to new bloggers
- Blog because it’s something you enjoy. Don’t blog because you want to eventually gain a mass following or to receive free goodies. Do it because it’s genuinely something you enjoy and it’ll be 100000x better. If you keep obsessing over your follower count or trying to get free arc copies, you’ll end up disappointed and your blogging experience won’t be enjoyable, do yourself a favour 🙂
- Have a schedule. By no means do I mean have a strict, step by step schedule, but create some sort of routine that will help as a guideline for your blog. Because trust me, you’ll most likely keep procrastinating and that review that you were meant to post three days ago hasn’t even been halfway written. Here is my blogging schedule as an example (I don’t follow this to a T, but even just loosely basing my posts around it helps heaps):
Monday: Mailbox Monday
Friday: Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56