Oh look who is that buried under a pile of tags and awards?
Yup, that’s me…
I would like to say that I’m so popular and cute and hilarious that people shower me with tags and awards that I simply can’t keep track of them but the truth is I’m really bad at getting back to these tags XP
I was tagged for the Book Blogger Recognition Award by my lovely friend Clo @Book Dragons who is such a sweetheart and such a great dragon friend I can’t even tell you. I’m so sorry Clo, this is WAY overdue! And thanks a ton for tagging me, love ya!
THE REST OF YOU CHECK OUT HER BADASS BLOG NOW!!
Okay now let’s get right at it!
- 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 want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
How Not Just Fiction Started
I was an oblivious little reader about a year ago and I had only recently opened my personal instagram and decided oh let’s give twitter a try too! It was mostly because I was obsessed with Shadowhunters and Malec so BOOM!
I was on Twitter.
Now this isn’t the fun, book loving twitter you know! This one was a mess and a horror where I merely retweeted stuff and gushed over the show and similar stuff, I had no idea a wonderful bookish world lay out there for me.
That was until I stumbled upon a hilarious and totally relatable tweet on books and bookworms. What did I do? Retweet and bye bye. Only similar tweets by the same person kept appearing on my timeline and I was totally mesmerized by this two legged person wearing boots in a background of grass.
This was Cait @Paper Fury and one day I finally checked out her profile, gushed over her tweets and discovered something that blew my mind.
She had a blog about books.
PEOPLE BLOGGED ABOUT BOOKS.
THIS WAS A REAL THING WHAAAAAAAT?!
I just went crazy because I was so happy that I could finally talk about the one thing I obsessed over and people would actually read it.
So I started my blog on BlogSpot sometime in early January. You read it right, Blogspot. I was happy with my posts but the site was increasingly causing me trouble. It was really hectic to write posts and include pictures and it drove me insane. Not to mention the interaction was next to zero and people were having trouble subscribing to my blog.
So within a month I decided to switch to WordPress – one of the best decisions I have ever made! Setting it up again took some time but it was totally worth it. And here we are!
TWO PIECES OF ADVICE FOR NEW BLOGGERS
Hmm I wonder if I’m the correct person to ask advice from.
I’m still new, my blog is less than a year old and I’m not exactly an accomplished blogger but still let’s give this a go.
TALK TO PEOPLE!!!
One of my biggest regrets is that when I first started my blog I was pretty shy about it and shy while talking about it. I wasn’t a people person so I merely blogged.
Very soon I realised it wasn’t going to get me anywhere.
YOU CANNOT BE AN INTROVERT ON THE INTERNET.
Especially if you’re trying to promote your material! It’s not going to help you at all and you’re just going to end up depressed and sad. Don’t be afraid of them, just talk! Plus people in the bookish community are wayyy better than real life people. They’re just so soft and friendly and comforting it’s like face planting into a cuddly giant teddy bear.
2. TRY EVERYTHING!
Don’t you ever be afraid to try new and different things.
Go for discussion posts, try making fun lists, invent your own kind of posts! Participate in readathons and buddy read with bloggers, experiment with your reviewing style- do anything and everything!
The important thing is to have fun and everything else will fall right in place 🙂
This was great fun and now I’m tagging some friends!
(I know it’s supposed to be 15 but wow that’s too much, let’s just go with 6 😉 )