Hi bookish friends, how are you? Today, I’m very honored to have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award, thanks to Josephine @Josiethebookworm and Analee @Booksnacks. If you don’t know them yet, then what are you waiting for? Those girls are amazing, and so are their blogs. Thanks so much! Let’s get started!
Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
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. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!
Click here to see the original award post @ Edge of Night!
I started blogging in late December 2014, but I had been thinking about it for a while. I always loved reading and talking about books, from as far as I remember, and it’s been a few years since I read young adult books, and tons of them, in English (French is my mother language, if you didn’t know that). I wasn’t sure I could hold up the challenge of hosting a blog, exclusively in English, about those books I love so much.
But then, one day, I told myself, why not? Sharing, and talking about books I love, is what I enjoy the most, so why not turn this into a blog, and meet with the lovely bookish bloggers community? Using my love for John Green’s books, and my first reviews of books, I created Drizzle and Hurricane Books. And the rest is now history.
Everyday, I try to improve my reviews and my content, and I’m always so happy to see people stopping by, reading, liking, commenting what I write with my heart, and a smile on my face 🙂
I feel like I’m still a pretty young blogger to give out advice, but I will do my best. First of all, do what you feel is right, for you to do. This is your blog: if you like books, and travel, why not mix those two? Do not ever force yourself to write some blog posts. Always challenge yourself to find things you like to write about, because this place is something you should love with all your heart.
Begginings aren’t always easy, but never, ever give up. Don’t beat yourself because you don’t have as many followers as others, or comments. It always takes a little time to get started. If you write with your heart, people will come around. But if you’re here, it’s because you want to meet and share with new people about your passion, too, right? So don’t forget : you need to interact with others!
Follow blogs that post the same content as you, people who read the same books as you. Don’t be afraid to follow, comment, like posts, and engage a discussion. That’s how you will share, interact, and gain amazing friends!
Most of all, write, for you. Some days, it will be a struggle: no inspiration, no time…but there are solutions. You can schedule some posts when you leave for holidays, or write a bunch when you’re feeling inspired and publish them later. You can find inspiration in other blogs: features, tags, reviews, designs, fun games, there are so many ideas to explore. And never forget: blogging doesn’t have to be a chore. Just take a break, relax, and think about what you love about blogging. You need to write because you enjoy it.
Victoria @The Petite Book Blogger
Wesaun @Oreo and Books
Becca @Becca and books
Shelumiel @Bookish and awesome
Jeanette @Myriad Inklings
Aentee @Read at Midnight
Alicia @Caffeine and Books
Hadjar @Many Reads
Odelia @The Random Book Blogger
I absolutely love all of your blogs, and I hope you’ll accept this award and share the love! 🙂