Thank you so much to Abigail’s Books for nominating me for this award! Go check out her awesome 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 want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.
How it started:
I first started this blog in July this summer. Before I took the leap to start blogging, I had been watching booktube for a really long time (probably about 2 years). Seeing so many people excited about reading and books made me get even more into reading than I already was. I have always been a bookworm, but I definitely think that booktube started making me increase the amount that I read.
During those 2 years, I started a failed bookstagram account as a way to try to join the community without getting on camera and I also debated starting a book blog, but never did. Finally, this summer I decided to just go for it and make a book blog and bookstagram. I had a lot of time on my hands and figured that if I have been watching booktube for so long, then it was probably time I joined in on the fun.
Overall, I’m just so glad that I took a chance and created my platforms to talk about books because I have found a lot of great booklovers and I love writing posts. I feel like I have improved a lot with finding my voice in writing even though I know that I still have a long ways to go. It is honestly so cool to me that I can write my ideas down and there are people out there who care enough to read what I have to say. If that is you, then thank you so much, I really appreciate you!
- My first piece of advice relates to how I felt when I was first debating on even making a blog. It can be very daunting to put yourself out there and express your ideas to the world through your writing. I had never thought about this before I had to actually put it into practice. The best thing that you can do if you are feeling nervous about putting yourself out there is to just be yourself and write whatever it is that you want to write. It may take awhile for you to find your voice (I am still working to improve on this), but if you continue to try to be honest in what you write, then it will gradually get easier to write exactly what you want to say/express.
- My second piece of advice is to be creative with what you post because that will make things more fun! If you have a crazy idea for a post that you are really excited about, then write/ post it. Don’t worry about whether or not other blogs write posts similar to it, just write it anyways. It’s important to make you blog unique to you and not a carbon copy of someone else’s. The only way that you are going to want to continue writing on your blog is if you are writing about things that you care a lot about.
If you are nominated, I would love to hear your answers, but please don’t feel obligated to do it if you don’t feel like it!