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Blogger Recognition Award

GUESS WHAT YOU GUYS?!

I’ve been nominated by Victoria from Victoria Reads for the Blogger Recognition Award! It’s my very first award nomination, and I am SUPER STOKED!! So HUGE THANK YOU to Victoria, and for everyone else out there who is following and enjoying my blog! Y’all are the best!!

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– Rules –
• 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’d like to give this award to.
• Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, providing a link to the post you’ve created. (Please make sure you do this step! Otherwise they won’t know you’ve tagged them until they check the referral portion of their stats.)

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How did my blog come to be?

I started blogging two years ago as a New Year’s resolution to read more and to start writing (and maintain!) a blog. I had started about six failed blogs before I thought about doing a book blog, which would be the perfect way to motivate myself to read and write. It took me a year and half to find my groove, and the past six months have been focusing on generating traffic, becoming a more involved blogger, and getting organized. It’s been such a fun venture, and I love being a part of the book blog community and chatting with other bloggers about their reads. Sometimes I still feel like a newbie, especially when I see so many amazing blogs out there, but that’s just another motivator for me to keep on blogging and putting my own thoughts out there.

Advice for aspiring bloggers/my fellow bloggers?

  1. Write for yourself and your own enjoyment- don’t put yourself in competition with others. It is sooo easy to look at all the great blogs out there and get down about what you’re putting into the blogosphere, but there is room out there for all of us to share our thoughts. 99.9% of the time, you’ll be welcomed with open arms, and that other .1% is not worth worrying about!
  2. Don’t be afraid to talk to other bloggers. I was so nervous about commenting on blog posts, because I didn’t want to pester the blogger with my trifle “great post!’s”. I’ve come to find out that bloggers like to know what you thought of their posts, and like to chat about things that interested you or stuff you have in common. It’s fun getting to know your readers! So please don’t think your constructive questions and comments aren’t wanted or won’t be acknowledged.

I nominate the following bloggers…

  1. Arrvee from Arrvee’s Book Diary
  2. Keith from Sink into the Ink
  3. Star and Fleur from WEBOOKINGLOVEIT
  4. Malanie from Malanie Fiction
  5. Darque Dreamer from Darque Dreamer Reads
  6. Sue from Sue’s Reading Corner
  7. Taiwo from Stuffed Shelves
  8. Vishaka from My Reading List 
  9. Kourtni from Kourtni Reads
  10. Alisha from IAMAGEEKINGGINGER
  11. Dee from deereadsthings
  12. Kristi from Confessions of a YA Reader
  13. Kerrie from comfy reading
  14. Kris from Boston Book Reader
  15. Evelina from Avalinah’s Books

…and I want you all to know I really enjoy following your blogs! You are all very creative and I enjoy reading reading your reviews, and I really admire the work you put into your sites and content!

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13 replies

  1. This is great! I do not know you personally but I just saw your blogs. Also, it would be great to have your advice on my posts, if you could spend some of your valuable minutes
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  2. Congrats on your award and I love your advices! 🙂

  3. Aw this is so cute haha. Congratulations! Your blog is awesome 😀

  4. Wow, you’ve had about six blogs? Impressive! I have had a few teen blogs, back when they were just starting out, maybe in 2004-2005 🙂 but then I didn’t have a proper blog till 2016! The end of it. And here I am now 🙂

    Thank you for tagging me! I have already done this one, I.. think? 😀 (I was tagged in ALL THE TAGS at one point, I swear :D) it’s so nice to know my blog is being recognized, thank you so much, and for your warm message you wrote about tagging me <3

    I agree, the non-competition part is super important, but it's also really hard to not compare yourself to everyone else! Mostly your stats. I am always struggling not to compare myself and then feel bad xD but yes, it's definitely true that you need to talk to others, it's so easy and fun once you start doing it 🙂 the book blog world is incredibly friendly!

    • Haha yes, as embarrassing as it is to admit, I had at least a half dozen blogs that I’d start and then lose motivation or interest in after a few posts. I even had one dedicated to the random weird sleeping places of the local barn cat 😂 Books were the only thing that kept me interested! And then I learned how great the community is, and I was hooked!

      But anyways, the tagging pleasure is all mine! You deserve all the tags!! 😊

  5. Well deserved award! Thank you for nomination! <3

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