The Blogger Recognition Award

I was nominated by itsKooReviews! I’ve followed their blog for a little while now and you should definitely check it out too, especially if you are a fan of romance or fantasy novels. A very big thank you to them for the nomination, it really made my day!

The Rules:

  • 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 your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select up to 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment (or pingback) on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How My Blog Started

I started this blog back in November of 2020, almost half a year ago now! I realized I had hit a slump, and wanted to give myself some motivation to start reading again. I had never realized how big the book blogging community was, and it was exciting to join in and rediscover my passion once again!

Two Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers

Oh jeez, am I even qualified to give advice yet? I still feel like a new blogger! I guess two things that would be handy for new bloggers to consider when starting a book blog are:

Go into it for the right reasons. These reasons might be different for everyone, but you want to make sure that you are starting something you won’t get bored with weeks or months down the road. Blogging shouldn’t feel like work, it should (for the most part) be a fun and enjoyable experience you look forward to doing.

Find your niche. If you only enjoy reading fiction books, don’t try to review a whole stack of non-fiction. For one thing, it’ll probably feel like work, and who wants more of that? For another thing, if non-fiction isn’t your niche, then are you really the best person to be reviewing it? I’m not saying to avoid anything you aren’t sure to love, but if your blog is full of 2-star reviews or DNFs of books you wouldn’t have read willingly otherwise, are you actually having fun? At the end of the day, you should be enjoying this. So if that means you only review historical fiction, so what? And tastes change over time, maybe you’ll end up trying something new and discovering a new favourite author or genre, which is great!

Nominations!

  1. The Sassy Library Fox
  2. Fi’s Bibliofiles
  3. One Book More
  4. Bookish Brews
  5. Books are 42
  6. Curiouser and Curiouser
  7. Elspells
  8. Becca Kate Blogs
  9. The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary

3 thoughts on “The Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Aaaaah, you’re so sweet to nominate me. 😭 Thank you so much! I love the advice of finding your niche. Especially the encouragement to read what you want. People want to read reviews of books you enjoyed! It’s so true!

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  2. Can you believe how time has flown?! I also started mine last year and it’s already inching closer to the time when each of us started! 😀 I like your advice about blogging being something you should enjoy and allowing that to be a factor in what you decide to review or not review.

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