Saturday, 21 March 2015

Blogger Recognition Tag!

Hi guys!

I am here to bring you the lovely Blogger Recognition tag, where you thank other bloggers for being part of the bloggersphere! I know there are quite a lot of blogs I am so grateful for being there, and so let’s begin! I was tagged by Rose @ Paranormal Blogger and Lidy @ Iheartallstories, so thank you both! J

The Rules:
 
Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you've nominated in the post. 


Comment on each blog and let them know you've nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.

How did my blog get started?
So, how did my blog get started? I started it back in 2013 around August when I kept on reading that every writer should make a blog and start building up an email list. For the first nine months I kind of messed around, not doing anything serious. But then in the summer I discovered book blogs, Edelweiss and Netgalley and then BAM I became a book blogger. Of course, I still post some random other things sometimes, but I am mostly all about the books I read (I wrote reviews for books solely for Shelfari before I started anyway.)


I am happy to be building up my writer email subscriber list, but even if I stopped writing I don’t think I would give up blogging. They are two different categories now!

Some blogging advice?

Use that social media! I know it can be hard being active everywhere, so narrow it down to a few. I use Pinterest and Google Plus mostly, and it brings in quite a bit of traffic! Make sure you don’t only post your stuff, but comment on others and also share theirs.

Oh, and comment on others blogs! Firstly you can gather more ideas for your own, but you can build lasting friends and that is totally worth it ;)

If no one is reading your blog at first, keep going. Remember, you are firstly blogging for yourself, and then for the readers. In time they will come, and before you know it your blog will have thrived to more than you could’ve ever expected.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I tag:
Inge and Karolina @ Bookshelf Reflections
Andreea @ Catsfika
Stephanie and Jess @ TheSecrets of Fairday Morrow
Diane @ Fictionzeal
Carina and Lily @ MyAddiction: Books

Olivia’s Question: Why did you start blogging?

Olivia-Savannah x

22 comments:

  1. What a lovely tag! Blogging is a lot of fun and you meet such amazing people and discover new books!

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    1. It definitely is! I love the people and community an awful lot <3

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  2. Hi Olivia - Thank you for tagging me. But, I'm going to have to beg out. I'm terribly behind in getting my A to Z Challenge posts somewhat completed and my family will be coming in next week. Answer to your Q: Why did you start blogging? I love reading and reviewing books (especially new books); it's a lot of fun!

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    1. Oh no, that is okay! I just wanted to recognize that I do love reading your blog and appreciate it being there <3

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  3. Thanks for taggine me Olivia! I'll try to do this ASAP! and I started blogging because I needed to talk about books with people who would understand my passion for reading ^^

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    1. I look forward to seeing your post! And yes, blogging is a great way of sharing a passion we all love.

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  4. Thank you for the nomination! :) I love being able to consider you a blogging friend <3

    Most recent post on Enchanted by YA: http://enchantedbyya.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/review-strega-strega-1-by-karen-monahan.html

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  5. Yes! Ah, I love the commenting tip! It's also a way to show the blogger that look, I am here, reading and I enjoy it!!

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    1. Yes! I think commenting is super important and I love when a lot of bloggers do it, and readers too.

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  6. Aww! Thanks for tagging us! :) We are so happy we have gotten to know you and your awesome blog. It was such fun to learn how your blog got started. When we started out our blog had barely any readers and we were trying to figure out our regular posts and our direction (so it was probably good that there weren't very many readers). Your advice for bloggers is perfect. It is so important to comment on other blogs and connect with other bloggers. Blogging and writing are definitely separate for us too and we can't imagine not blogging. Sometimes we wonder what we did before we started blogging. :)

    Great post!
    ~Stephanie and Jess

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    1. It was my pleasure! It's been good to read yours as well. I think you guys have done a great job of collecting readers and finding those who enjoy your posts.

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  7. Yippee, it sounds like joining the book blogging world has been a great journey for you! Those are all fantastic tips, social media definitely is a lot of fun but a lot of work in bringing in the traffic. Blogging, reposting and sharing, you definitely have to pat others' backs for them to pat yours!

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    1. It definitely has been! Social media seems to have a vital role in blogging, and with blogging I know I would like an online social media related career now! Definitely. Bloggers helping bloggers is important!

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  8. I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! :) You can see my post here: http://enchantedbyya.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thanks so much for the nomination! I will be doing it whenever I can :)

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  9. These sounds like a fun tag, I have yet to do my other tags LOL <3 Thank you for tagging me on this :) I'm happy to hear you will never leaving blogging, I love reading your reviews x <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. Haha it's okay, get to work on those other ones! To be honest, I was tagged in this one a while back but didn't find time until now >.> Aww, thanks Benish <33

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  10. Blogger Recognition Tag sounds like fun!

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  11. I haven't forgotten about the tag! I've got it bookmarked for later, I'll tweet you when it goes up! I'd like to do a combined post with Karolina, since she started the blog, so it might be a while :)

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    1. That's okay! I know it takes me a super long time to getting around to doing tags as well xD

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