Thank you so much to Kimberly over at My Bookish Bliss for the nomination. Go and check out her blog with wonderful reviews, original stories, discussions – and she is a Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award panellist!
- Thank the blogger/s 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 up to 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment (or pingback) on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
Thank you to the wonderful Kimberly for this award ❤
How My Blog Started
I am still early on in my blogging career. April is my second month as a book blogger and I am enjoying the experience and the community. Since July of 2020, I’ve been unemployed, and my brain does not handle unemployment too well. After a long reading slump, I picked up reading again in December 2020. As a person with an excruciatingly active brain, I needed somewhere to put my thoughts on what I’ve read. That is why I started this blog. The focus on the blog helps to keep my brain occupied, and the wonderful book blogging community is just a great big bonus.
Not only am I having fun reading books and writing blog posts, but I get to work with art and design regarding my WordPress site. The headers for example are ones I have designed myself – I’ll probably never stop working on them!
My Advice to New Bloggers
Here are a few advice for you new book bloggers ;P
- Don’t be afraid to jump into social media. Use social media to find like-minded people. I’ve been so lucky that I relatively quickly got into a wonderful group of people with experience within the book blogging community. These new friends will not only help you with practical stuff such as getting into ARC reviews, Book Tours, and even introducing you to Book Tags, but they are also a wonderful support system. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help.
- I cannot remember who gave me this advice, but I know it is one in my immediate blog group. It’s someone who has weekends where they read shorter books. If it’s you or you know who that is, please comment – and I am sorry for forgetting your name (Your name is on the tip of my tongue!). The advice I want to give is, throw in some shorter books in between the big reads. It both gives you a sense of accomplishment having read extra books, but it might also help you out of a reading slump or prevent you from getting into one!
- Bonus advice: It is okay to DNF a book. Reading is supposed to be fun, and forcing yourself to read a book you aren’t enjoying is not fun.
There are a lot of wonderful bloggers out there and they all deserve love! I’ve picked out five, since I cannot possible tag them all xD
- Fi at Fi’s Bibliofiles
- Sammie at The Bookwyrm’s Den
- Emily at A Short Book Lover
- Ellie at Read to Ramble
- Asha – A Cat, A Book, and A Cup of Tea
Thank you again to Kimberly for the recognition 🙂
The sleepiest of bois. Very cozy.