Blogger Recognition Award!


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!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here we go :

Rules :

  • 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 voilร !

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

Beth@ readingeverynight

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!

9 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award!

  1. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Thanks again for the tag. I really like this one, I’ve always found it interesting reading how other people decided to start their blogs and came up with their names (though honestly I can’t remember why I decided to start my blog or what the thought process behind the name choice was either) and the advice they give as well!
    I really did love your advice as well; blogging needs to be something people enjoy and if they try and do what’s popular rather than what they want eventually it’ll fizzle out. Aso I’m thinking I need to work on my theme a little. It’s been the same since I started and I kinda feel the need for a change ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thanks again for the tag!


  2. mudandstars says:

    Thanks for the tag! ๐Ÿ™‚ I also don’t know many people in real life who share my obsession with books. Meeting likeminded people and discussing my favourite books is the best thing about blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ Totally agree with all the advice you’ve given – especially about posting exactly what you want. I struggled with this to start with though – I was constantly worrying whether I was posting the ‘right’ kind of content. Then I realised there’s no such thing!


    • Chelsea (warlocksgraybook) says:

      Hahahah yep! I know what you mean by “real life” xD And yes, me too. I had to force myself to stop checking out blogs to see what they posted, and instead check them out just to enjoy what they said. It was a real struggle. But I’m glad we made it out ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • mudandstars says:

        I know, me too – especially with discussion posts and stuff like that. I have never written one, but I’d always look at other people’s and worry that’s what I should be doing! And also I’d see people posting things like ‘how to make your blog successful’ and I’d be like ‘Hmmm, nope, I don’t do any of those things. OOPS!’ Now I just don’t care and post whatever I feel like haha ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad we made it through the struggle too!

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