Thank you to the lovely Kelly at Paperback Adventures for nominating me for the blogger recognition Award. I have linked her blog and post so definitely go and check it out because she writes amazing book reviews and posts about mental health! She is also a lovely and supportive blogger. Her Blogger Recognition Award post is here.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you
- 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’ve nominated them, and provide a link to the post you’ve created
How my blog started:
My one dream is to work in publishing. The biggest advice I have been given to try to achieve this is to be widely read and to be passionate about literature. I am definitely passionate, however I found that I wasn’t particularly widely read. I therefore made it my mission when I finished university to read at least one book a week, and to try and read a range of genres that were published by a range of publishers.
One thing about publishing is you have to have a lot of work experience and demonstrate your love for books. Blogging seemed like a great to demonstrate my passion for publishing, I could take photos of books, it would encourage me to stick to my reading goal, I would be writing loads and it would mean I essentially had a portfolio of what I have read and what I thought about every book to use during interviews. I also started at a time when I was in a serious creativity rut, and felt like I was just useless, and this blog definitely helped give me a creative outlet. I started my blog, and just fell in love with it, not only do I love doing book reviews but also book related rambly posts and also book tags. It has also inspired me to delve into genres/books I wouldn’t otherwise have.
Advice to new bloggers:
Be authentic. You can effectively write about anything you are interested in, there are blogs about anything nowadays, and even blogs about a range of different topics. I still enjoy writing blogposts even when I have to do it in an hour space I have after work, and I think that comes with writing about something you love. So it definitely pays off to blog about your interests as it means you won’t get bored after 2 weeks, even if you feel you’re the only one blogging about that subject.
Find your favourite parts of blogging and stick to it. For me, I love taking photos and editing them, and that is something I always want to develop and improve. I also love writing my posts and so these are the two things I spend the most time doing. One thing I don’t enjoy is promoting my blog on social media (don’t ask me why, it just makes me anxious and feel weird) so I sometimes promote it on Twitter, but I would never do so on Facebook and I don’t have a bookstagram. But if social media is the part you love, then focus on that. I guess do what feels natural for you.
Thanks again to Kelly for the nomination. Make sure you definitely check her out and all the other lovely blogs I have nominated. I look forward to reading everyone else’s responses (if you have already done this award, then definitely leave me the link in the comments so I can read)