So I wanted to do a post today but didn’t really feel inspired, so I thought I’d solve the dilemma by doing a book tag post. 🙂 Thanks to the sweet Lois @ loisreadsbooks for tagging me in the Blogger Recognition Award!
- Write a post to show your award
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Give two pieces of 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
How it all began…
I know it’s completely unnecessary to say this, but I love books. And I love discussing books. Unfortunately most of my friends in real life aren’t very into books. So I usually just spam my boyfriend with my bookish opinions 😀 I realized that doing that really helps me to figure out why exactly I enjoy a book or not, what’s great about it and which parts bother me. So I decided to start writing reviews for the books I read. And the best way to share them with others, I thought, was to start a book blog. And last month, I finally did that. Since then I’ve met lots of awesome people who have all been incredibly kind and welcoming – thank you all for that! ❤ So if you think about starting your own blog, but you’re worried about getting accepted into the book blogging community – go start the blog, you have nothing to worry about! Beware of the side effects though: my tbr pile has exploded in the little time since I started this! 😛
Unsolicited advice from someone who’s probably not qualified to give it
Get in touch with other book bloggers! Visit their blogs, read their posts, leave comments. This will help you build up an audience for your blog. Additionally, participating in book blog memes is a great way to find other bloggers and get them to find you. I’m currently taking part in the WWW Wednesday and Diversity Spotlight Thursday memes. I will also be joining Top Ten Tuesday the coming week, so be sure to keep an eye out for that! 🙂
Make your posts attractive to potential readers! Using pictures in your posts is a good way to make them visually pleasing. Setting a featured image for your post also helps to attract readers. And this should be a given, but take the time to spell check your posts! Sometimes I still stumble upon posts that are so full of mistakes that I will give up on reading them to the end because it gives me a headache. Now, there’s no need to stress – a typo or two happens to everyone. Just make sure you don’t write your post in a hurry and end up having excessive amounts of mistakes in there.