Blogger Recognition Award

I really want to thank Matxalen from Matxi Reads Books for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Please go delve into her blog!

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog;
  2. Write a post to show your award;
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started;
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers;
  5. Select other bloggers you want to give this award to;
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to the post you have created.

 

Blog beginnings

I’ve loved reading since a really young age, although I don’t remember reading as much when I was a teenager. As my friends are not massive readers, I didn’t have someone I could really talk about books on a regular basis. More or less two years ago I discovered people were uploading videos on YouTube talking about books, and sometime after I started following blogs focusing on books too. I was really interested in the idea of sharing my views with other book lovers. As I am a bit camera-shy but really like writing and wanted to practise my English (which isn’t my first language), I decided to start this blog in June last year to share my passion for books and other stories in general.

 

Advice from a newbie

I haven’t been blogging for a long time, so I am still learning how to do it properly. However, the best advice I can think of is:

  • Think about new ideas for posts ahead of time, since I think this is helpful if you want to publish content on a regular basis. When I first started, I published one post in a week and then missed the next as I didn’t ponder what I was going to write about beforehand. Some months after, I managed to start publishing one post every week and now I have been being able to write twice a week. I find it really helps to keep an editorial calendar and taking notes about the books you are reading;
  • Interact with other book bloggers by sharing your opinions on books they have reviewed or make recommendations about books you think they may also like and don’t know of. At first this may seem a bit daunting, but becomes easier after a while.

 

Nominees

Izzy @ Thinking and Inking

Nat @ The Owl on the Bookshelf

Ashleigh @ Ashleighs Bookshelf

Anzel @ The Backlist

Rosie @ Rosie Reads the World

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