Noriko (Diary of a Bookfiend) nominated me for yet another award and thakn you so much, Noriko! If you aren’t following Noriko’s blog already, make sure to check her out, she’s truly amazing.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- 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 have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.
MY BLOGGING STORY
I’ve been blogging on and off since I was in middle-school. I’ve had blogs in both Croatian (my first language) and English. However, I never managed to stick to blogging and always gave up after some time. My best blog was the one I wrote in English, Book Monster (hence the name of the current blog – I wanted to change it, but not much) but due to lack of time because of school I lost my motivation and deleted it. I’ve tried blogging in Croatian again lat summer but didn’t feel very motivated since noone actually read it. However, I decided that this time it will be different (I say that every time, but whatever) and I want to try to keep this blog up for as long as possible. My blog is still fairly new (it’s been only a month) but I don’t consider myself a newbie in the whole blogging process (okay, this sounds very pretencious, I’m sorry). That’s pretty much it, the whole story: I’ve always liked the idea of blogging but as soon as I start feeling like I’m not putting all my effort in it and it doesn’t turn out the way I want, I give up.
In my opinion, the most important thing about blogging is that you do it because it makes YOU happy. Write about what you like, what you are passionate about and write about it in any way you want. Don’t feel intimidated about all those blogs with pretty pictures, beautiful aesthetic and wonderfully written text- You do you and people will recognise that. Even if noone reads your blog, if writing posts makes you happy, do it anyway. Just remember. it’s YOUR blog and you can put out the content you want. Don’t feel pressured to write posts that will get you a lot of views and likes if you don’t enjoy writing them. Enjoy yourself, it’s all that mattrs.
My second advice is to get involved in the community. Read other blog posts, follow bloggers who share you interests, like and comment… Make friends! I know it can sound a bit intimidating, but the blogging (and especially book blogging) community is so friendly and welcomng. I assure you, noone will think you’re annoying. Every like and comment means the world to every blogger out there. It means our work is appreciated and motivates us to continue. Therefore, it’s a win-win situation. You make friends and become a part of the community and other bloggers are happy because their effort is acknowledged. Don’t be scared to communicate, we’re all on the same level here!
There is no way I’m going to nominate 15 bloggers, sorry. You are all amazing but I don’t want to nominate same people all the time. So here are my three nominees:
That’s it. I like this award because I don’t have to come up with any questions and there are also not many questins to answer. Yeah, if you didn’t know that about me, I’m lazy. I guess this award should be named the Lazy Blogger Award haha.