Hey there, my lovelies! ❤
I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the amazing Elli @ AceReader! Thank you so much for this nomination! If you don’t know her blog already you should definitely check it out! It’s awesome! 😀
And now to the fun part: It’s been a while I last did this so let’s see if I’ve become wiser and have better advice. *lol* 😛
- 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 you started your blog.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment/Pingback on each blog and let them know they’ve been nominated.
How did I start my blog?
A long long time ago there was a little fox that loved to write long-ass reviews. 😛 Okay, okay, I’m supposed to be wiser now so I’ll keep it short and simple! (Who am I kidding? *lol*) Anyway I’ll just write what I wrote the last time so there you go:
You know by now I told my story so often that I think it is going to be one of those “urban legends” that one day will be whispered among other bloggers. *lol* No, I’m just kidding. Seriously, there is nothing special about my story, it’s as ordinary as they come. I always loved reading and enjoyed to talk about books but it wasn’t until I joined goodreads about 2 ½ years ago that I actually started to write about my reading experiences. At first it were pretty short reviews and I had no idea what I was doing but with time they got longer and more elaborate and well, one day one of them (“Six of Crows”) was so detailed that it blew up the word limit on goodreads. This time I’m not kidding. I really couldn’t post it until I shortened it. *lol* So I figured to have my own blog would be a good idea, it took me quite a while until I dared to take that step, though. I wasn’t sure if people would really like to read what I write but the support I got from my readers (can I call them like that?!) was so immense and incredible that I’m still amazed! ❤ Without their encouragement and enthusiasm I probably would have never started my own blog! So thanks to everyone who is reading this now! =))
The last time I did this I was so new to the blogging world that my advice probably wasn’t all too helpful so I’ll hopefully be wiser now? XD
1.) Enjoy what you are doing!!!
After having my own blog for more than 1 1/2 years and actively writing reviews on goodreads for almost 3 this is one of the most important things! I know there is a lot of pressure that comes with blogging regularly but it’s very important that you still have fun! You’re writing reviews because you love to read books and enjoy to write about your reading experiences. Always remember that you’re doing it because it’s your hobby! 😉
2.) Try to keep a healthy balance and dare to say „no“!
As a working parent my reading time is sort of sacred to me, yet there are still days on which I don’t even manage to read a single word. My time to read books is limited and no matter how much I love to read, my family and friends will always come first. So if authors offer me an ARC or a review copy I can’t always say „yes“. At first it was difficult to say „no“ to them because I love books and it was so hard to pass on an opportunity to read one for free, but since I also like to read the books I pick it was necessary to find a healthy reading/blogging balance. Keep in mind that it’s okay if you go out into the world and live! 😉 Don’t have a bad conscience if you have no time to write or read. Your book and your readers will always wait for you! 🙂
- Alexia @ Right Writing Words
- Miri @ The Book Dragoness
- Melanie @ TBR and Beyond
- Geanie @ The Library Lady Travels (I have no idea if you do things like that, but I’d love to read your blog story and to get some blogging advice!)
Well, I hope this was sound advice! If not you can blame it all on me! 😛
The Sassy Library Fox