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Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you Jordyn Roesler for nominating me for this! Your blog is great and you were so sweet for thinking of me!

Rule:

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  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 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog letting them know you’ve nominated them and provide a link to the post you’ve created.

How My Blog Started

In February, I had perhaps the worst reading slump I’ve had in years. I was depressed and down and I only read two books. One of those books was a comfort read. Then, at the beginning of March, I hurt my foot and was told to take at least the weekend to rest it. So, I decided to have a reading weekend. I was seven books behind on my Goodreads challenge and I thought I’d be able to get it down to two. I managed to get all seven books read. I had so many ideas in my head and was riding the high of reading, one morning I sort of, on a whim, decided to start a blog to start talking about them. I also had in mind the idea that if I could get regular at reviewing books, I might be able to start requesting ARCs from publishers, or at least from NetGalley. So, I opened a WordPress account and started writing.

Advice for New Bloggers

Honestly, I feel like I’m too new to be giving advice, so take this with a grain of salt.

  1. Be consistent. You don’t have to post every day, but you do should be consistent so your readers know what to expect from you.
  2. Don’t over schedule yourself. I have definitely done this, especially the last two weeks, and now I’m frantically trying to keep up with my reading so I don’t run out of books to review. I should have saved some of my reviews for another week instead of doubling up posts. I probably could have almost scheduled my month if I’d just been patient. Ah well; live and learn.

My Nominations:

Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm | Ashes Books & Bobs | Guinevere @ Books & Wonders |The Tsundoku Chronicles| Moonprincess37 | Amy Leigh Reads