Today I am doing the Blogger Recognition Award! Thank you to Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff for nominating me and I’m sorry it took me so long to get to it.
1. Select 15 other blogs to give the award to. You might have to do some searching, but you can find those blogs. You can’t nominate yourself or the person who nominated you.
2. Make a post to show off your award! Talk about how your blog got started and give some advice to the other bloggers out there. And share the fancy picture!
3. Comment on each blog to let the blogger know that you have nominated them.
4. Link to the original post at Edge of Night that way anyway can find the original guidelines and such.
How This Blog was Started…
My first blog was started about a year ago when I was introduced to the concept of “book blogging” through my best friend. After a few months, she quit blogging but I kept going until I fell into a blogging slump and quit for a few months. Addicted to YA was created out of the desire to get back to blogging but this time with a focus on quality. Over the last month or two, Addicted to YA has evolved into a reading and writing blog as I started spending more time working toward accomplishing my writing goals.
This advice may seem a bit cliché but bear with me.
- PIECE OF ADVICE #1: Make a social media accounts (ie. Twitter). You can get by without promoting your blog on social media. You really can. I got 120 followers on my first blog before I made any social media accounts really started establishing myself in the blogosphere. But even for someone who is rather introverted/anti-social like me, I have had so much fun meeting other writers/bloggers/bookworms on twitter. I don’t know that many people (in real life) who are that passionate about reading and writing so twitter has been great for connecting with like-minded individuals. The reason I am advocating for Twitter is because I (currently) don’t have any other social media accounts for my blog – mostly because I don’t have time to juggle a bunch of them.
- PIECE OF ADVICE #2: Do what you want to do! I always thought this advice is kind of hypocritical because the more “popular” posts (ie. memes) always get more views so what’s the point of spending more time on reviews and “original content” right? Well here’s the thing, once you actually start following a bunch of blogs…you’ll notice that there are certain kinds of posts that always pop up in your feed. This could be promotion-style posts like blog tours/giveaways or meme posts like TTT. And I personally don’t read more than the first few posts I see for a blog tour or meme because after a while they all start to seem the same. But if you are that person dedicated to blogging about something new & different every week, then I will probably fall in love with your blog and stalk it every (other) day. So don’t be afraid to try something new – inexperience in the blogosphere won’t (or at-least it shouldn’t) mean that people will ignore you or scoff at you.
- PIECE OF ADVICE #3: Enjoy yourself! Once again, I felt like this was a very cliché piece of advice because obviously it doesn’t matter if you have fun as long as you’re super “successful”… right? WRONG! Everyone measures success differently and views/follows shouldn’t be your sole reason for blogging. Because ultimately, you are going to get fed up of talking about topics that you don’t actually care about and even lots of blog traffic won’t be enough to keep you from quitting. Even if you are passionate about your niche, only do posts you want to spend time working on. And (for book bloggers especially) you should never feel obligated to review a book just because you know the author. Do what you want to do & and do it well!
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