Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award

I was tagged for the BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD by the Perfectly Tolerable Brittany. If you haven’t already, you need to check out her blog.

 


 

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger 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 15 other bloggers you’d like to give this award to
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, providing a link to the post you’ve created

 


How my blog started:

My lil’ piece of the blogosphere was born on May the 7th 2018, so almost four months old. I have followed book bloggers for years, and written reviews on Amazon and Goodreads for a long time too.

Then one day I randomly mentioned to a friend, that hey… I should totally start a book blog. This was one of those moments where I wasn’t really being serious, until I said it out loud. As I spoke the words I realised I really wanted to. So, I started doing a lot of research, followed more book bloggers, wrote more reviews etc etc. This was over 1 year ago. In March my boyfriend and a close friend asked me why I hadn’t started yet. And my answer was the same as always, I wanted to do more research so I knew how to handle it.

At the time I was studying full time so my boyfriend sat me down and was like: “you can study forever, Bibi, and you’ll still not know everything. So, go for it now that you have the time“. And I did. And let me just tell you this, he was right! It helped me so much to start when I really had the time to get into it, and no amount of research could have prepared me for this journey!

When I started I had like 80+ reviews waiting to be uploaded, so I started back dating reviews. This way it felt less cluttered to me, and it matched the day I read the book. I know it makes it look like my blog have existed longer than it actually have, so don’t be fooled by that.

 

Advice #1 – Don’t be afraid to change your mind.

When I started my blog, I had a clear picture in mind. I wanted to write book reviews and recommendations. Buuuttttt if you look through my blog, you’ll see a lot of tags, nominations and other personal things. That was me changing my mind, and for me its working out great.

At the beginning I thought I’d just undertake some kind of reviewer persona, and then let that be it. Like the Zorro of the book blogging. Masked and unidentifiable.

 

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But I quickly realised, that wasn’t what I wanted. I want to know the people I interact with. And I want them to know me! For me tags have proven such a good way of doing this, because believe it or not, I can be really shy and have a hard time opening up. But when I’m prompted with questions, it’s a lot easier.

 

 

Advice #2 – Do to others as you would have them do to you.

I’m not normally in the habit of quoting the bible. Firstly, because I’m not Christian or a believer in anything really. Secondly, religion, just like politics, is a ticking bomb to bring up.

That aside I’m giving this advice because though it should be, and to many are, self explanatory, many are not all. And from what I have experienced like 80% of the blogging community is so awesome, nice, friendly, helpful and just great to be around. So don’t be part of the last 20%, and don’t get sucked into unnecessary drama. For many of us, blogging is a hobby. And to some its even a part or full time job. Which makes it important that we all do our part, to make it a great place to be.

 


 

I TAG:

Clo ♦ Merv ♦ Asha ♦ Noly

 


 

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3 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Oooh I love the story of how you started ❤ its super awesome that your bf recognized that you needed a little push! Thats so sweet 😍😍 My starting was pretty much the exact opposite of yours 😂😂 It was a complete whim. I didn't know anything about the blogging community (or even that it existed!) There was zero research on my end 😂

    But your advice is absolutely perfect! I was only going to do reviews at first and now I do a ton of tags and I love it! Also the not getting sucked into Drama is great advice on its own. Sometimes its hard to stay out of but it rarely makes you feel better once your in it!

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    1. Haha thank you 💗 yes, my boyfriend have been a big support in this. Especially considering how much time it steals from him 😂 I think there can be pros of doing it on a whim. Like you just go for it, and learn then and there when needed.

      I love that I’m doing all sorts now. And I love reading others tags. Makes it easier for me to get to know people 🙂 and omg the drama… I mean if it’s important, I’ll get involved (Like Cockygate), but not if it’s petty little power struggles 😂😂😂

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