Thank you so much to Mandy from Devouring Books and Jamsu from Jamsu Dreams for nominating me ❤ Honestly, all this love from you all overwhelms me and I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for every comment, like and view! The feeling of getting nominated for an award post is the same as it was when I started this blog; that of elation. So, thank you once again!
- Thank the blogger that nominated you
- 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’ve nominated them, and provide the link to the post you’ve created.
The Beginning Of A New Era!
As fancy as this sub-heading may sound, there was nothing remotely fascinating about the start of my blog. It just happened. I have said it before that had I known that such a community existed, I would have joined long back. My introduction to this community happened when I started following a local bookstagrammar and through her discovered the whole bookstagramming community and later the world of book blogs! I was fascinated and awed by the way people wrote about books and honestly launching my own book blog wasn’t something that instantly came to me. I was apprehensive about my writing abilities until I partook in an online book club discussion. The host commented that my answers were very insightful and that triggered me to launch my blog. But, it didn’t happen suddenly. I am a research-oriented person and even for a task so ordinary and simple, I wanted to be prepared and aware. I googled book blogs, read through several pages of their posts and chalked out a plan for my own blog. And that’s how my blog came into being.
This is something that I am guilty of not doing myself! I am trying though, and Blogtober was supposed to be a measure to improve my scheduling abilities and I think it has worked since you will be reading this post probably two weeks from now, so yay me 😀
I cannot stress the importance of scheduling enough. Scheduling posts, tweets etc can help you a lot in saving time, improving stats, being consistent and in taking off the additional burden of having to write a post on the day you want it to be published thus functioning as a stress-buster. What I did for Blogtober was that I listed down the post ideas for each day and tried to write multiple posts in a day. Now, there are posts that you cannot schedule in advance like reviews, but for most others it is fairly possible. Even for reviews, once you have read enough books, you can start scheduling them.
- Use Social Media and Engage!
We all know how important engagement is for our blogs and don’t you just love when someone likes or comments on your post? I know you do, cos I do too! The people who engage with you via your blog would love nothing better than for you to do the same for theirs. Engage with as many book bloggers as possible, support others to fuel your own growth.
Another important thing is social media. You can use various social media platforms to do the thing we just talked about: engage! You will also find many friends while doing so! The book community is very active on both Twitter and Instagram, you can go with both or pick just one. A while back, I did make an Instagram account but in my opinion it requires much maintenance and perfection. Now, I am all for perfection but for the life of me, I can’t make those photos look pleasing in any manner! I will try to return to it again, but for the time being it’s a project I consider failed.
For this award, I want to nominate bloggers who have been around for some time or have accomplished a lot in a short time and can give valuable advice for beginners, so here they are
Avalinah @Avalinah’s Books | Clo @Book Dragons | Deanna @Deanna Reads Books | Beth @Beth And Books | Jess @ Jess Combs | Jennifer @Bound to Writing| Fay @Sucker for Coffe | Abigail @Abigail’s Books | Kaleena @Reader Voracious | Noura @The Perks of Being Noura| Elgee @Elgee Writes | Lili @Utopia State of Mind | Sofi @A Book A Thought| Princess of Pages | Tanaz @The Keysmash Blog
As always, no obligations!