I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award over a month ago now (oops!) by Lauren at Never Anyone Else – thank you so much for the nomination, it’s always a nice surprise when something like this happens. You should totally check out Lauren’s blog too by the way – it’s rather awesome!
The Blogger Recognition Award was originally created by Eve at Edge of Night so thanks for creating such a cool award.
Here are the rules:
– 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!
My blogging story:
This blog is two years old as I set it up in summer 2013 but I only really started blogging properly and regularly from January 2014. Since then I’ve been posting reviews or ramblings on books and films twice a week. The main reason I started this blog was because I wanted to have an outlet for my love of films and my thoughts on the film industry. I was starting to do some job hunting for work in the film industry soon realised that it was good to have an online presence to easily show potential employers that film was my passion. Since then this blog has evolved into a book/film blog with a bit of my life on the side and I’m enjoying the blogging experience.
My blogging advice:
Some people would say keep your blog consistent but I don’t really agree with that. Keep your posting schedule regular if possible but post whatever you want. You might just post about books but then something cool might happen in your life or you discover an awesome band or some great make up, post about it because it’s your blog and it’s what you’re interested in.
The most important thing with blogging is to have fun. It’s easy to get distracted by your stats and how many views and followers you get – I know, I’ve done it – but really a blog should be for you and then for everyone else second. That being said, if you want to get more views and meet new people the best way would be taking part in weekly memes or challenges like Top Ten Tuesday and Friday 56 and more that I probably don’t know about. If you know anymore weekly challenges feel free to share them below – I’m always looking for new stuff.
My 15 nominees:
– Let’s Go To The Movies
– The Girl that Loved to Review
– Devouring Fictions
– Danni Mae
– Drew’s Movie Reviews
– Books For Thought
– Girl in the Pages
– Hello Jenny Reviews
– Story Treasury
– Wonderland Avenue Book Blog
– Shannon’s Book Bag
– Taking on a World of Words
– Book Olympus
– The Bookish Owl
It’s good advice that blogging is for the blogger first and everyone else second! Sometimes I feel bad about not posting in a timely manner but then I realize that (unless I ever become crazy popular) I’m the only one that cares.
Thanks. Yeah, I sometimes get annoyed with myself when I don’t post when I’m “supposed to” but like you said, who’s really going to notice?
Congratulations! It’s always wonderful to have your blog recognized!
Life & Faith in Caneyhead
Thanks! Yeah, it’s a nice surprise especially as sometimes you forget other people are reading your ramblings. 🙂