Thank you Emma Kath @ llady literary for nominating me to the Blogger Recognition Award! Everyone, please visit her blog. She’s currently majoring in English and who knows, she may write a book one day! She’s into young adult books too!
1.Write a post to show your award
2.Give a brief story of how your blog started
3.Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
4.Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
5.Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
My Blog Story:
In 2010, my computer friend invited me to host a blog with him. He will do the computer side and I will manage the content. I wrote reviews on travel, restaurants, makeup, skincare, and money advice. I didn’t enjoy it much and he pushed me to write more and to post more interesting topics. Well, I’m no journalist or a writer for that matter, and I do have a full-time job. I was discovering myself in the blogging community and it was tough discovering with another person. He paid for the domain and I quit after one year.
In July, 2014, I started again, and this time on my own. I still don’t know what my specific focus will be on but I want whatever my content to be, that it will be useful or helpful to anyone visiting my blog. That’s how my blog name came to be. I read off and on. I worried about my time spent on reading. I thought that I should read the news so that I can be aware of what is going on in the world. I thought I should read more non-fiction books because there are abundant of knowledge to learn. But the news sadden me. I feel upset and heart broken to discover that there are so many pedophiles, war that don’t have an ending, and so many crimes in this world. I don’t enjoy reading facts I need to know and I just stop reading.
The first year and a half of having my blog, I only use to browse through other bloggers, one leading to the next and I discover books again, fiction books to be exact. I read the Lunar Chronicles and fall in love with books again.
My Advice to New Bloggers:
- If you are writing a book review, do include a picture of the book. Picture worth a thousand words.
- Join NetGalley and Goodreads. You’re not only get to read new books for free but also help motivate authors to write more. The reviews that you post on your blog, Goodreads, NetGalley, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and etc are priceless. To be able to spread the word about books you love, it benefit both sides. The author gets recognitions and you get to meet new friends who share the same interest as you.
- Money advice: You don’t have to buy every book that comes out. Surprisingly, the library is very updated with their collections. Read the book from the library first, if you love it, then you buy it. Don’t buy based on raves because you may not love it and the money can’t be refunded. Overdrive is an online library with many electronic books.
Lilly @ LairOfBooksBlog
Megan @ Book Slayer Reads
Lara @ The Heathen
A Little Slice of Jamie
Calliope @ Calliope the book goddess
Irena @ Book Dust Magic
Lucrezia @ Keky’s Literary World
Sam @ One Bookish Girl
Zainab @ TEENBOOKLIT101
Barbara @ bookish barbara
Courtney @ Once Upon a Reader
Lu @ Girl Who Reads
Poppy @ Poppy’s Best of Books
Cate @ Midnight Biblio Blog
I’m super happy to get nominated and to give award nominations! So please take some time to nominate your fellow bloggers!