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
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.
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.
Noelia @ A Day in Bookland
Inge and Karolina @ Bookshelf Reflections
Andreea @ Catsfika
Stephanie and Jess @ TheSecrets of Fairday Morrow
Diane @ Fictionzeal
Carina and Lily @ MyAddiction: Books
Benish @ FeministReflections
Anna @ Enchanted by YA
Olivia’s Question: Why did you start blogging?