Yesterday I found that Tasha on Bookie Monsters had nominated me for THE BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD. I was obviously blindsided because my blog here is kinda new and most of all, I’ve not really been all THAT serious with it. I’ve been half-arsed sometimes and I’ve even gone months without posting anything whatsoever. But I was delighted anyway because I recently decided that this would be my serious blog and my super-duper-professional blog and the fact that I got nominated for this award is so encouraging. SO HUGE SHOUTOUT TO BOOKIE MONSTERS for this. It’s an amazing blog and go follow it if you don’t already 🙂
So this award works kinda like a Tag where you have to do some things and pass the thing on.
Write a post to show off your award: Even if this wasn’t a rule, I would do it. That’s how proud I am of this. Basically, give a story how your blog began and some advice to new bloggers.
Select 15 other blogs to give the award to: Yes 15! GO OUT THERE YOU PERSON!
Comment on each blog: Let them know they’ve been nominated. Provide a link to the award post you did.
Provide a link to the Original Post: So people can find the original guidelines.
HOW IT BEGAN:
I graduated from high school (whew!) and after I successfully participated in a Drama Competition, I realized that between the time I applied for college and the time I actually left for college, there is going to be a HUGE gap of time where I would basically be aimless and bored.
So I decided to start a blog.
But I didn’t want to start a creative writing blog because I already had one. I briefly flirted with the idea for photo blog but I’m not THAT good with cameras. After a few dozen ideas, I lit up on a daily life blog with a unique twist: Having graduated recently, I could chronicle lessons I learn that school didn’t teach me. Like small, everyday lessons that would be useful or not at all.
That’s how this began but then from last week, I realised that I was doing my reviews of books, movies, anime and TV shows than actual daily life/lesson posts so I changed my blog to reflect that. Now there’s no such theme. I write about a lot of things, chiefly books and anime. And frequent ramblings and the occasional rant. I don’t know what kind of blog my blog is but like myself, it’s growing and learning everyday.
ADVICE TO NEW BLOGGERS:
I am no expert in blogging at all. But here are a few pointers:
1. Don’t expect a lot of views, comments, likes, or followers for like a good six months after you start your blog. It takes time to build a reader-base and even then, it takes effort, patience and genuine interest in others’ blogs to build a loyal community of readers and followers.
2. Tag Tag Tag. Don’t forget to tag your posts. But you don’t want to create a whole lot of unnecessary tags that are not even remotely related to your post. Try tags that explain what the post is about rather than what is directly IN the blog.
3. It’s okay to take a break sometimes if you run out of ideas. As long as you don’t forget about your blog or just get hooked on ignoring it (this happened to me actually).
10. Boy With A Hat
That’s it folks. (I know I’m supposed to nominate 15 bloggers but I’m already tired. Which leads me to my next tip: don’t get tired halfway through your blog post and finish quickly)
Check out the blogs I’ve nominated (which are admittedly quite popular and very much professional and has loads and loads of followers already) cause they are fantastique.
And thanks again to Tasha for nominating me!