Thank you so much to icebreaker694 for nominating me!! I’m so happy!! It’s the first award I’m nominated for, so I drew inspiration from icebreaker694’s own post hahahahahah
By the way, if anyone knows how to add this award to my widgets, please tell me!! 😀
Here we go :
- Write a post to show your award
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Give two advice to new bloggers
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to
12. A brief history of the Warlock
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a bookworm in possession of books and critical thinking, must be in want of expression. And so my adventure starts. I have always loved reading; in elementary school, I used to sit in a corner and read during recreation time. I sometimes played with my friends, of course, but people were accustomed to seeing me read a book. As I grew older, I talked more and more, and developed opinions on all kinds of subjects. I shared them with my friends, but alas, not many of them shared the same passion for reading as I.
Quite recently, as I browsed through Instagram, I stumbled upon the benefits of “book blogging”: a community, people looking to you for advice, friends, bookish items, the “smart” looks, free books, and so on. And that’s how I got the idea to join this community by contributing with, you guessed it, my opinions! I started out on Tumblr, but as my research grew, I realized that Tumblr wouldn’t be considered a real “blog” for this kind of serious matters, so I turned to WordPress, and voilà!
3. Two advice to new bloggers
Please keep in mind that my blog isn’t 2-month-old yet, so I may not be the best person to give advice, but I’ll try anyway :
First, you do not HAVE to do anything to gain more followers. I know that one of a blog’s main goals is to be read, but remember that it’s your blog –> you write what you want, whenever you want, however you want. Having original content is much more interesting than writing what everyone else is writing! If I’m on Google and looking for a specific article, and lo and behold!, you’re the only blog that talked about it, I sure as hell will follow you!
Second, take good care of your theme! Unfortunately, many people do judge a book by its cover, and in this case, a blog by its theme. It would appeal to everyone’s eyes (including your own!) if your theme is clean and organized. Even if your posts are mediocre at best, but your theme is gorgeous, people will much more likely appreciate your blog!
45. My nominees
Bailey @ ofbooksandbailey
Jen @ myriadinklings
Rebeca @ booksandmessybuns
Jess @ mudandstars
Liv @ curlyhairbibliophile
Hannah @ thebookllama
Lindsey @ apieceofparadis
Hilary @ songswrotemystory
… I know I need 6 more blogs, but I really don’t know that many! I’m so sorry for breaking this rule, I’m out of ideas!
Also, I’m sorry if you’ve been tagged before; on the bright side, I’m another blogger who love your blog!